Hunt: The Unknown Quarry

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A bounty has been placed on the head of a monster terrorizing a small country town. Bounty hunters descend on the abandoned mansion where it is rumored to make its lair, each hoping to claim the prize; however, one of these hunters is actually the monster in disguise...

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A bounty has been placed on the head of a monster terrorizing a small country town. Bounty hunters descend on the abandoned mansion where it is rumored to make its lair, each hoping to claim the prize. However, one of these hunters is actually the monster in disguise. One is forced to ask, then: who hunts whom?

Hunt: The Unknown Quarry, from Darkest Night designer Jeremy Lennert, is a deductive combat game for 3 to 6 players. One player is secretly the monster, and their goal is to cripple all of the other players in order to escape the mansion. The other players, the human bounty hunters, must discover and kill the monster before they are hunted down by the creature. Each player moves around the mansion's many rooms to search for clues, gather items, and target other players to deduce which of them is the monster (or, if you are the monster, to wound the other bounty hunters). Tread lightly, for the hunt has begun...

Each round, players take turns moving about the mansion's many rooms, looking at cards for clues, and picking up items (cards) to add to their hand. Players can also interact when in the same room as another player and try to attack them using the cards in their hand in order to deduce who is the monster and what kind of monster they are. If you are the monster, then you want to do your best to avoid being killed and wound the other players in hopes to escape the mansion with your life. Play continues until either the monster is slain or all the other players declare that they have been crippled.

Polybag Game Components:


•   One 12-page, full-color rulebook
•   Three 11" x 17" two-sided cardstock game boards
•   50 cards
•   Six Player Screens
•   Nine Scratch Sheets
•   Six standees (with plastic stands)

What's In The Box?:


•   One 12-page, full-color rulebook
•   Three 11" x 17" two-sided cardstock game boards
•   50 cards
•   Six Player Screens
•   Nine Scratch Sheets
•   Six standees (with plastic stands)
•   One six-sided die
•   One bright red, 9" x 11 7/8" Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet

Credits:


Game Design: Jeremy Lennert
Development: Victory Point Games
Art: Clark Miller
Graphic Design: Noelle Le Bienvenu, Barry Pike III
Playtesting: Tylar Allinder, Joshua Carreon, Deon Carrico, Jason Fader, Vinh Ha, Shane Knerl, Edward Laurenzi, Adam Melendez, Daniel Oresic, Darren Rebensdorf, Grant Taylor, Brittany Traufler, Michelle Williams
Proofreading: Leigh Toms, Karen Wolterman

Game Resources

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Game Data

Number of Players 3-6
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 60-120 minutes
Difficulty 3
Solitaire Suitability 1 (not suitable)
Designer Jeremy Lennert
Developer Victory Point Games

Reviews

Hunt: The Unknown Quarry by Cog Gaming
Hunt: The Unknown Quarry is the direct-conflict evolution of classic whodunnit games, combining deduction with combat and an active, hidden bad guy. The fantasy-noir theme is well presented and perfectly suits this style of game, and the graphic design fits well with the atmosphere while remaining functional and easy to grasp; that’s extremely important because Hunt relies heavily on secret information and actions that require players to not only thoroughly understand the rules so they don’t inadvertently mislead others, but so the monster player doesn’t give him/herself away with delayed responses. ... Hunt: The Unknown Quarry is ... a thematic, deductive experience I’d recommend to someone as a step up from more traditional deduction or mystery games, and given Jeremy Lennert’s history of great expansions for Darkest Night I think we can expect some cool innovations in the future if Victory Point Games expands on the horror.
Hunt: The Unknown Quarry by Father Geek
Hunt: The Unknown Quarry is one of those games that will leave you with memories and stories to share. It will fill the player with temptation to bend the truth, test their ability to trust others, and will quickly have them questioning everything and everyone. It’s brilliant. If you enjoy games where there is a traitor among you, what you know is just as important as what you don’t know, and the only thing for certain is how to win, then do play Hunt: The Unknown Quarry.
Hunt: The Unknown Quarry by Thomas Riccardi (GTM)
This has to be one of the most unique games I have played in a while, as there is tons of secrecy, backstabbing, and just plain fun as you become the hunter — and the hunted.
A Monster on the Loose by RJ Cullen (Toys Bulletin)
“Hunt” is a very entertaining journey ... and we really have only skimmed the surface of this most exciting game.
Hunt: The Unknown Quarry by Jonathan Nelson (Gaming Bits)
I love the thematic approach to the game and love how the story of the creature unfolds through playing the game. It's a truly unique experience. Fans of any type of deductive or murder mystery style games should truly enjoy this one. I highly recommend it. This is definitely one that needs to be played to truly enjoy. (9/10)