Cloak & Dagger The Assassins' Guild

About The Assassins' Guild

The Cambridge Assassins' Guild is a student run society which aims to engage players in a game of mock assassination across Cambridge in the spirit of fun and frivolity. It is in no way a society of actual assassins. (Apparently we have to clarify this...)

Games are usually run for the duration of the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with a special May Week game following exams. There are also socials and other events throughout the year to encourage players to meet up for some fun and games without threat of impending death.

The object of the game is to track down and eliminate the other players, while also staying alive yourself.
“Assassination” is carried out with a variety of harmless toys or fake weapons which range from pens labelled as ‘knife’ to water pistols and the popular Nerf weaponry.
Often people come up with more inventive and amusing ways to dispatch their targets.

To find out more, I suggest you read the FAQ, which acts as a general introduction to the game. After this, read the pocket rules for a fuller description of how to play and sign up. Reading the main rules is also a good idea. Reports of past games available in the archives may also give you some ideas of how to play and read the current game rules.

If you wish to be notified with details of games and events, please join the mailing list or email the Umpire to be added.
If you have any questions, please email and someone will be able to answer your query.

May Week 2019

The Umpire of May Week 2019 is Emily Zhang from Churchill College. They can be contacted using if anyone has any queries about rules/weapons/dolphins/anything.

The May Week 2019 game has started. Sign up for ordinary players is closed, but you may still sign up as a casual/social player at the umpire's discretion. If you wish to sign up, just read the rules and email the umpire at with your sign up details. Good luck, have fun!

May Week 2019 Game:

The winner of May Week 2019 game is Andrew Darby, PRoF.

The game ran 9 days from 14th Jun 2019 00:00:01 to 22nd Jun 2019 23:59:59. The theme for this game is urban secret agent! From MIB to Kingsman, from shady fixer to rogue samurai and bounty hunters, from Black Widow to Torchwood, or indeed, any talented (or indeed, clumsy) individual who leads a double life rubbing shoulders with the metropolitan underworld scene is welcomed to take part in this bloody treasure hunt. Of course, any related urban genre is also welcome.

The rules for May Week are a little different from Michaelmas and Lent games, and this year the umpire is trying out an exciting new mini-game which has puzzle-solving and geo-caching elements. They have also made some substantial changes to the main rules. They may be found here. Weaponry rules are here.


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