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University Games The Night Hunter Board Game

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About this item

Highlights

  • Over 100 pieces of evidence
  • 4 unknown victims
  • Interactive website 125+ unique pieces of content
  • 14 and up

Description

After confessing to a series of disturbing, animalistic murders, Bill Mendax - or "The Night Hunter" as he was dubbed in the press - was sentenced to life in prison. The public breathed a sigh of relief, thinking The Night Hunter's reign of terror was over...that is, until a murder with similarities previously not released to the public occurs over 25 years later. Is it a copycat? Or is the wrong person behind bars? Play as an agent hired by The Bureau as you explore over 100 unique pieces of evidence to learn about The Night Hunter’s past and stop another murder from happening in the present.
Suggested Age: 14 Years and Up
Type of Game: Strategy and War Games
Playing Time: 1-2 Hours
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Number of Players: 1 or More Players
Educational Focus: Memory Skills, Language Skills, Social Skills
Includes: Game Pieces, Instructions
Package type: Full Game
Material: Paper, Cardboard
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 87884854
UPC: 023332333561
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-5207
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3 inches length x 11.7 inches width x 11.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 3.1 pounds

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4.8 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
88% would recommend
17 recommendations
length of play: 4.56 out of 5
value: 4.88 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.63 out of 5
quality: 4.88 out of 5

Fun experience!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bugzinc - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
We were missing a couple clues/documents but overall this was a great experience. We actually felt like we were solving things. The biggest headache was the poorly designed clue about a cypher. It didn’t make sense the way it was called out nor was it legible.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Disappointing

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
clavie - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Finished entire game in under 2 hours, clues were very straight forward and I found myself correctly predicting the rest of the chapters halfway into the game as there were very obvious patterns. There were a few interesting evidence components, but the storyline was weak. Also, there's supplementary info online that we missed at first. Not sure why it wasnt just printed and included like a lot of the other content. Would not recommend for experienced escape room-ers.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Meh

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ms Me - 6 months ago
Spoiler Alert: The first 3 chapters were super easy and took very little detective work to figure out. The final chapter was more challenging, but the clues given were less detective work and more puzzle-solving, which was fun, but didn't seem to really match the style of the other chapters. I'm addition, there were numerous small errors that didn't affect the outcome of the game, but bugged me since you're supposed to look at the clues so closely. For instance, one of the victims was supposedly found "face down in the sand", but the crime scene photo has her laying on her side. In another instance, an article states that a series of murders took place in "a two-year time frame" when they actually all occurred with a 12-month period. Another article says a thief was "caught" in the headline, then proceeds to inform you that an APB was put out for an unknown subject with a distinguishing characteristic. There's some pseudo-science about handwriting determining personality traits and a whole objective in which the evidence is supposed to prove someone innocent of murder, but actually only proves he didn't write the letters sent to police/newspapers. Most glaringly, a solution to one of the objectives tells you to take into account a clue that you don't even receive until you solve this objective and are allowed to open the next envelope. (It's not really needed to solve the objective, though.) These are small things, but taken together and considering you're supposed to be a DETECTIVE (agent), it's annoying to DETECT these things. On the whole, I was left thinking, "Meh." If you're looking for a fun group activity for an adult-themed (I mean, we are talking about a serial killer) game night, sure. But if you're looking for a fun challenge to scratch your true crime itch, this isn't it.
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Wow! What a surprise!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kyle S - 9 months ago
Wow What an incredible rollercoaster ride of a game. We played it over 3 nights and there were so many cliffhangers and exciting twists that we had to make ourselves put it down each night. I played with my wife and I can’t recommend it enough! Incredible story, lots of interesting mysteries to solve and more than a little bit spooky.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Amazing Gift for True Crime lovers

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
True Crime Lover - 9 months ago
I got The Night Hunter as a gift. Thrilled! As a true crime aficionado, this game is an absolute gem. The immersive experience had my friends and me hooked. The excitement of unraveling the mystery and hunting down the murderer kept us all engaged for hours. It's a perfect gift for fellow true crime enthusiasts. Can't recommend it enough!!!!!
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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You will love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BeckyS - 9 months ago
Love it! Amazing murder mystery adventure. It comes in four chapters, so you can either settle in and play a longer game in one night or play over a few nights! The outcome will shock you! The evidence included in the game was very authentic and fun. Felt like a great value!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Fun Game For Crime Junkies!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KCFam - 9 months ago
Really fun and a good challenge! Feels like you are a real investigator!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Amazing, in-depth Murder Mystery

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TJ - 9 months ago
The Night Hunter is the BEST murder mystery game I have played. My partner and I loved stepping into the shoes of FBI agents to solve the case!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Another great Murder Mystery

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
GLE - 9 months ago
The Night Hunter is a fantastic game, full of surprises. We played as a team, and there are loads of evidence to work with! It was a great night and we can’t want to play it again!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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So much game play!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Brody - 9 months ago
I played this over the weekend with some friends for hours! There was so much game play with such realistic evidence.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Hunter this game down!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Andrew M - 9 months ago
5 stars, 4 Chapters, 3 other friends, 2 bottles of wine, 1 amazing game! highly recommend!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fantastic Game!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mystery Fiend - 9 months ago
This is by far the best mystery game I have played. It has far more detail than any other game with 4 chapters and it kept my family fascinated for hours. No spoilers on the solution but it's a great plot! Thoroughly reccommend.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Track Down The Killer Together!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
The Game Daddy - 9 months ago
The Night Hunter by University Games stands out as a testament to the evolving world of board games. Immersed in a dark, atmospheric setting, players are immediately drawn into its thrilling narrative and challenging mechanics. From the moment the box is opened, the intricately designed pieces and detailed board set the stage for an epic hunt. What's most impressive is the balance University Games has achieved. Newcomers will find it approachable, while seasoned gamers will appreciate its strategic depth. Every decision matters, and with each playthrough, one discovers new layers to the story and strategies. The game also encourages collaborative play, pushing players to strategize together, which can lead to unexpected alliances and betrayals. The tension builds up, mimicking the suspense of the best horror-thriller genres. The Night Hunter is a must-have for those seeking a thrilling board game experience. It captures the imagination, challenges the mind, and promises hours of engaging fun!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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A hit for our game night crew!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
EliATX - 9 months ago
I brought this to our last game night and it was such a hit. The format was great for keeping everyone engaged and everyone appreciated having something different than our usual party games.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Night Hunter

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Greg - 9 months ago
I consider myself an afficiendo of Murder Mystery Games and this Night Hunter game blows away any other game I have played to date in this category. This game was full of twist and turns like reading a good novel. It had almost twice as much evidence to sift through than the other 6 games I have completed in the genre of games. The evidence was so realistic and complete that I found myself wanting to get my detective license. If you buy this you won't be disappointed.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great cold case file game

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mystery Hunter - 9 months ago
This cold case file hit me out of nowhere! Compared to other games, this one contained stuff I've never seen before. Hidden black light evidence, interesting mind puzzles and more. I found the online support great (used a hint when I got stuck). It has a great story following a notorious serial killer and tons of detailed information that leads to solutions. The game took us about 4 hours over 2 nights with 2 couples. We had a blast!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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This was amazing . . . and a little creepy in a good way!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jeff - 9 months ago
I've played a lot of mystery games (and solved a lot of cases!), and Night Hunter was by far the best. There was so much evidence and it was fun to lay everything out and figure out how it all fit together--from bite marks to medical reports to handwritten letters. I played with some friends from Germany and I loved how everyone contributed different things to solving the case--it was a real team effort. Putting the clues together was challenging, but definitely doable. We were tempted to look at the online clues, but decided to keep going and solved the mystery without them. My favorite part was that we were actually preventing a crime from happening.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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