A cooperative game where players take on the role of the knights of Camelot to combat the various threats that arise around the locale. But one player might be a hidden traitor and try to sabotage their efforts...

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Purpose of needing 12 swords in Camelot to trigger end of game with no Traitor

In the beginner rules, one is encouraged to play without a Traitor. Under these conditions, does it make sense to wait until the knights have 12 swords in Camelot before determining the winner? It ...
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How do you resolve black cards in quests you haven't started in Shadows Over Camelot?

If you pull a black card that goes against a quest that you haven't started, do you still place the black card on that quest, or do you discard it? So, if you get an Excalibur card before starting the ...
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What's a good strategy for Shadows over Camelot?

What are viable strategies for trying to win Shadows over Camelot? Our group always seems to lose when we play. :(
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What kinds of table talk are allowed in Shadows Over Camelot?

Games like Battle Star Galactica define pretty clearly what kind of table talk is allowed during the game to help give the Cylon Traitor a chance to remain hidden. What, if any table talk is allowed ...
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Is it better to try to reveal a Traitor early, or wait until later in the game?

Since a Traitor might help you, to avoid making it obvious they are a Traitor, is it better to wait to reveal them? The advantage of accusing early, is that if no White Swords are on the board, you ...
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How do you start playing?

We totally don't understand how to start playing Shadows over Camelot. I only have three total players. We each have a die, 5 white cards, 1 loyalty card, and a coat of arms & have placed our ...
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Strategies for playing the Traitor in Shadows Over Camelot?

I've played SOC several times but I've never actually been the traitor myself, so when I was, it came as a bit of a shock. I tried to think about strategy in the first several rounds while pretending ...
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How does the Merlin's company expansion change Shadows over Camelot?

What does it contain? How does each component affect the base game? What improvements/advantages will it offer me?
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Would using 2 progressions of evil and 2 heroic actions per turn destroy the balance of Shadows Over Camelot?

After reading so much about how Battlestar Galactica was a better game than Shadows Over Camelot, I became determined to help it and see if I could help it at all in the contest. One of the issues was ...
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Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot

I've seen these games compared very often, with steadfast advocates on each side. link1 link2 link3 I'm mainly concerned with: depth of strategy suitability for new players (length of time to ...
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How can I make Shadows Over Camelot play better with 3 or 4 players?

I recently bought Shadows Over Camelot and its a great game, but it seems a shame that it only really works well with 5+ players. Is there anything I could do to combat this and make 3-4 player games ...