Cloak & Dagger The Assassins' Guild

The Cambridge University 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. Games are usuaully run for the duration of the Michaelmas and Lent terms, and a special May Week game in Easter. 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 Assassins' Game is a variety of the game known as Killer, which was at one point published in a book by Steve Jackson Games.

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 reports of past games available in the archives, and read the current game rules found in the following sections. Alternatively the list of frequently-asked questions and answers may be enlightening

If you wish to be notified with details of future 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.

Current Game: Lent 2014

The Lent 2014 Game has ended! If you have any queries, please email the Umpire at: The Umpire for this game is Niklas Ek of Jesus College.

The winner of this game was Tadeusz (Tadek) Krassowski of Christ's College. Congratulations! Thank you to all who took part in this terms game.


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  • The rules for this term's game are as follows:

    These rules are subject to update by the umpire. The umpire will email notification of any rules changes.

    Assassins Social

    The following page has various administrivia about how the Guild is run. For people looking to get involved, please read this page and then email the umpire of the current game for more information.

    The assassins guild also organises some social events, allowing members to meet each other and swap stories or lament over deaths in a friendly and relaxed manner. There are also some special events, allowing players eliminated from the current game to continue to participate in the society.

    Finally the assassins runs an IRC chat, IRC; the part of the internet where the Guild collectively commiserates about getting shot (short version: join the channel #assassins here to chat to some fellow assassins). to encourage players to come together for a chat and to organise events or meet ups.


    If you're interested in the history of the assassins guild including the reports of those who have gone to the great beyond (in game terms) and to see the accolades bestowed on the legends of the assasins guild please take a look at the The archive of past games (1993-2013) including Michaelmas 2013, and the list of honours awarded: The list of Master Assassins.

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