KEY FEATURES: Black Hat is a hacker themed board game for 2-6 players, including cool features such as:
- a random/evolving game board
- progress through winning rounds that helps but doesn't ensure that the first player to finish wins
- elements from climbing games
- language independent game
In the game play trick-taking is the main mechanic, but you can win the game by winning just a few tricks, if you win just the ones that makes the most for your game.
FOR WIDE AUDIENCE: Black Hat has been tested with a very wide variety of players, ranging from 7 years old to 70+ years old. It works equally well with hardline gamers, families, social occasions and so on. We want to stress the point that despite age suggestion of 8+, this is not luck based childrens game, but a game which also children can learn and enjoy using the same rules as adults. Black Hat allows wide variety of game play strategies to be applied, none of them clearly superior over another, as you have to adapt to situation, unlike in usual trick taking games.
SHORT GAMEPLAY: Games take about 45 minutes, allowing several games per night.
In the world of network security, a Black Hat is a hacker who defeats computer systems for personal gain. These rogue data jockeys pit themselves against the most secure systems in the world for the thrill of it (and maybe to make a little money on the side). However, the most skilled hackers know it’s not about getting there first, it’s about ghosting in and out of the system without leaving a trace.
"Black Hat is something I haven't seen before - a trick-taking board game. Your strategy changes based on your board position. It's a very novel, fun concept." -- Kevin Wilson
Black comes in a box of 10" x 10" x 1.5" and includes high quality components listed below:
- 97 Cards
- 1 Game board
- 12 Hacker pawns (top hat shaped, wooden)
- 6 Scoring pawns (wooden discs)
- 6 Two-sided block tiles (each with 4 locations)
- 2 Reference cards
- 1 Rulebook (English)