|Players:||1 - 5 players|
The year is 1936.
As Hitler's grasp on Germany tightens and his maniacal fervor is unmasked, men from the highest levels of the Reich begin to plot his assassination. As the clock ticks and Hitler's ambitions grow, these daring few must build their strength and prepare for the perfect moment to strike. The Gestapo hound their trail, calling these conspirators "Schwarze Kapelle", the Black Orchestra. Will this band of daring patriots save their country from utter ruin before it is too late?
Black Orchestra is a tense and thrilling board game experience where you must evade the suspicious eyes of the Gestapo and secretly plot to assassinate the Führer as World War II rages on.
Black Orchestra is a co-operative game where players plot to take out the Fuhrer all in the context of the wider historical events of the years before and during World War 2. The theme is necessarily dark and the events are as true as they can be to the real deal. The characters that players choose are all historical figures. The game play is logical and easily learnt. The set up is also very quick, once you know where things go. The plots themselves rely on a bit of luck (die rolls), which was a complaint from some, but you can stack that luck in your favour. This is a great game and it plays well in solo and in groups. In groups, be prepared for the game to take longer. In solo, do use the two characters the rules suggest. A single plotter does not last so long. Finally, shuffle all of the cards really well.