Blood on the Clocktower: Demons lurk among you

In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff, ‌a demon walks amongst you...

During a hellish thunderstorm, on the stroke of midnight, there echoes a bone-chilling scream.

The townsfolk rush to investigate and find the town storyteller murdered, their body impaled on the hands of the clocktower, blood dripping onto the cobblestones below.

A Demon is on the loose, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Some have scraps of information. Others have abilities that fight the evil or protect the innocent. But the Demon and its evil minions are spreading lies to confuse and breed suspicion.

Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon and save themselves? Or will evil overrun this once peaceful village?

Blood on the Clocktower: The Imp

How to ‌Play‌ Survive

Blood on the Clocktower is a bluffing game enjoyed by 5 to 20 players on opposing teams of Good and Evil, overseen by a Storyteller player who conducts the action and makes crucial decisions.

During a 'day' phase players socialize openly and whisper privately to trade knowledge or spread lies, culminating in a player's execution if a majority suspects them of being Evil.

Of a 'night' time, players close their eyes and are woken one at a time by the Storyteller to gather information, spread mischief, or kill. Use all your powers of deduction and deception to survive this game of murder and mystery.

The Storyteller uses the game's intricate playing pieces to guide each game, leaving others free to play without a table or board. Players stay in the thick of the action to the very end even if their characters are killed, haunting Ravenswood Bluff as ghosts trying to win from beyond the grave.

The tension and excitement builds for everyone as the bodies of victims pile ever higher...

Blood on the Clocktower: The Flowergirl

Powerful Townsfolk

Blood on the Clocktower: The Bone Collector

Mysterious Travellers

Blood on the Clocktower: The Pit Hag

Devious Minions

Blood on the Clocktower: The Ravenkeeper

A Bluffing Game ‌Like No Other...

  • All players are in it for the entire game, staying on as influential ghosts even if their characters die! In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end.
  • If you arrive late to a game, you can enter after it's started as a powerful Traveller character with unusual talents and questionable allegiances.
  • Over 200 individual characters across seven planned editions, each with their own special ability. No two players in a game are ever the same character and no two games are ever alike!
  • Drunkenness, madness, and the odd poisoning are common in Ravenswood Bluff. With these unique features you can never trust anyone completely, not even yourself.
  • The most dynamic moderator role of any bluffing game – the Storyteller decides how to help, hinder, or mislead each team to craft a nail-biting experience each time. The Storyteller can even assume the role of a special fabled character, each one with its own effect to dramatically change the flavour of a game.
Blood on the Clocktower: The Drunk

Troublesome Outsiders

Blood on the Clocktower: The Duchess

Peculiar Fabled

Blood on the Clocktower: The Shabaloth

Diabolical Demons

What the Reviewers Say

Storyboard Games reviews Blood on the Clocktower

9.5/10. Incredibly engaging... this is quite literally my favourite game of all time. ‌Angelus Morningstar, Storyboard Games

Angelus Morningstar of Story Board visited Sydney's biannual Salisbury Festival of Board Games early in 2016 to experience Blood on the Clocktower and write an early preview. He's been playing it with us ever since and it now occupies the #1 overall ranking on the Story Board all-time best games list.

“Clocktower has killed every other social deduction game for me. Having played it, I find most other social deduction games to be too shallow... It rose through the ranks of my favourite games in rather dramatic fashion, captivating me in a way few other games have.”

Not Your Average Social Deduction Game: An Interview With Blood On The Clocktower Designer Steven Medway

It is such an interesting way to play this style of game without having it be completely “your word against mine” the whole time, because there are so many ways to gain information. There are so many possibilities that no two games could ever really be the same. ‌Jillian Schmett, To Die for Games

Jillian Schmett of To Die for Games joined us for 3 rounds of Blood on the Clocktower, and loved it so much she just had to hear more!

“I highly recommend that if you get the chance to try it, even if you don’t typically like social deduction, you give this one a shot.”

Blood on the Clocktower: The Gossip

What the ‌Players Say

But really, what is Blood on the Clocktower all about?

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Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating new bluffing and deduction game, scheduled for release in 2019.

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