Updates (25/06/23)

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.

May Week 2023 Game

The May Week 2023 game will start at 00:00am on the morning of Saturday 17th June. As it is a short, one-week game, the rules are different to usual, and can be read here. Players will be distributed unique Assassins' Guild dog tags, which will serve as physical points that can be stolen. There will be opportunities to win additional bonus tags throughout the week in minigames and bounties, so stay posted.

The theme of this term's game is UFO Conspiracy. We at the Lifeform Infiltration General Management Agency (LIGMA) are now at liberty to disclose to the general public that the United States of Cambridge has been infiltrated at every level by alien imposters posing as humans. Our last resort to save humanity from a fate of inappropriate probing is to recruit average human civilians such as yourselves to hunt down the imposters among us and collect their DNA samples (cunningly disguised as dog tags stamped with the Guild logo). For proof of your own human identity, you will also be issued with your own DNA tag. Make sure not to lose them!

This term's game is umpired by the Primary Adjuncts of LIGMAmatrix One Elon Zuckerberg, aka Jamie Davies (of Kings), and Skeld, aka Henry London (of Christ's). We can be reached on assassins-umpire@srcf.net, where you can email us about rules/flesh suits/used probe purchasing/anti-eyestalk-dessication sunglasses/anything!

Join Us

You can sign up for the May Week 2023 game here. You can also 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.