Cloak & Dagger The Assassins' Guild

About 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.

Mayweek 2014

The Mayweek 2014 game has now finished! Your Umpires were Cheryl Weedon (Corpus Christi) and Danielle C. Saunders (Clare), and the winner was Curtis Reubens (St Catharine's) as Foxface.
Thanks go to a number of CSSW people, taking time out from doing CSSW, for organising and supplying a Hunger Games event and a woodland battle and to Matthew Fitch for running zombie and pirate themed minigames.
Awards, final scores and the archived game can be found below.

The rules for this term's game are now up:


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