Updates (03/02/24)

About Us

The Cambridge Assassins' Guild is a student-run society which organises termly live-action games in which players track down and eliminate each other with a variety of harmless (and often comically inventive) weapons. These weapons range from the quintessential pen labelled 'knife' to stuffed attack animals, water pistols and foam dart blasters. 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. We also hold friendly socials and varsity matches against other guilds across the country.

Lent 2024 Game

The Lent 2024 game is ongoing! If it's your first time playing or you want a refresher, please read the pocket rules here.

The theme of this term's game is Monsters and Magical Creatures. It's a world where dragons, dwarves, demons and assorted other magical creatures and monsters with names beginning with D (and a few with names not beginning with D as well) mingle together, and assassination is everywhere! But if you're lazy or commit crimes, Phoenix (aka Bertie Politi, Chief of Police) and their army of monsters will hunt you down and make you pay!

This term's game is umpired by the Immortals Water Ghost, aka Shin Min Seo (of Hughes Hall), and The Dragon Queen, aka Emma Booth (of Murray Edwards). We can be reached on assassins-umpire@srcf.net, where you can email us about rules/dragon biology/our favourite fantasy stories/how to survive a horde of monsters/anything

Join Us

Police signups for the Lent 2024 game are open!

Sign up to the mailing list to be notified of upcoming Assassins-related events.

To get started, we suggest you read the FAQ for a general overview of the game, then read the pocket rules. Reading the main rules and weaponry rules at some point is also a good idea. If you want to see how a game usually runs, you can check out the reports from past games in the archives.

If you have any questions, please email the umpires at assassins-umpire@srcf.net and we'll be happy to help you out.

Varsity 2023

On January 29th 2023, we played against Oxford. The result was 4-1 to Oxford. We won Team Deathmatch, and lost Bulldog, Protect the Healer, Duels (although it was very close!), and One in the Chamber.