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Khian Foo
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I find this game fun and interesting. Good for 5-6 players. But why this game doesnt get good rating ?
 
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Richard Sampson
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khian wrote:
I find this game fun and interesting. Good for 5-6 players. But why this game doesnt get good rating ?
Are you asking about player count rating or overall rating?

Player count rating still overwhelmingly recommends it for 5-6.

Overall 6.9 aggregated score is a pretty high rating for BGG. Once you get out of the top 100, most games that have a decent number of ratings (more than 5k) are 7.5 or below.
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Fede Miguez
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A lot of games of the same genre have come after this one, and better games at that (matter of taste, of course). This definitely does good with a crowd that likes Bang (previously the most popular of it's kind), but that's not the majority in BGG.
 
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From a purely mechanical perspective, Shadowhunters isn't a very good game. You spend the first half just mucking about with no info, and victory can feel as random as the dice. And yet it is fun, and a group-favorite in my circles. A part of it is the theme, I think, as well as the design of character objectives (which is the highlight of the game's design) resulting in some pretty hilarious circumstances.
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Khian Foo
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I totally agree. I've never played Bang! before. After playing a few co-op games like Codenames and One night. I find this game has more playability. It's not as short as one night and has a more interesting game flow. I do agree the art work is bad but I can definitely see this game reprint. The "No-clue" section is the one that I enjoy the most because as the game goes we get to know more clues.
 
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Mike Beiter
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My group loves it. It's fast, fun and easy to play.

The only issues we have are with the character cards. They are hard to read and newer players often forget who are good guys and who are bad. The dark purple color and being called "hunters" has left a lot of my players thinking that means they are bad.

Several times, a person has been attacked by a teammate over this confusion.
 
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Rich Charters
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Shadow Hunters is currently ranked 592. Personally, I give it an 8.6 out of 10.

We've had a great time with shadow hunters. Of course we also love Avalon (and one night....although a little less so). Social deduction is hard to beat with the right group.

It will never get rated as high as a top-tier strategic game....nor should it IMO. It's not the game play that is interesting it is the forming of teams/alliances and the gradual realization of who is what that keeps you coming back for more.

A top tier board game should have a variety of strategic and tactical possibilities that a game like Shadow Hunters lacks. But for pure fun....if you have the right group.....Shadow Hunters is hard to beat!
 
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Greg Wilson
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It's fun, it's very random, it's got some fiddly rules. A couple of the characters are dull or unreasonably hard to win with, but it's easy to leave them out. Some of the cards cause massive swings, as can a couple of un/lucky dice rolls.
 
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Yes. Good game.
 
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