Your only light is a single candle. Once it’s gone, so are you.

You awake to discover that you and several strangers are prisoners inside a mysterious underground labyrinth. Equipped with nothing but dim candles, you must work together to explore the maze and escape. Unfortunately, the weak candlelight only illuminates your immediate surroundings. Worse still, you’re beginning to suspect something else is moving in the suffocating darkness.

What makes The Night Cage special?

The Night Cage is a game that delivers an immersive, high-stakes experience without the extensive time requirements common in modern tabletop fantasy games. Using simple mechanics and rich design, the game creates the type of tension, atmosphere, and strategic challenge usually associate with games of far greater complexity. 

  • Immersive - Unique gameplay tied tightly to narrative immerses the player in the tension and atmosphere at the heart of the game.

  • Fast - 2 minutes to set up. 15 minutes to play.

  • Accessible - Easy to learn for newcomers and experienced gamers.

  • Social - The game’s cooperative nature encourages players to communicate and strategize as they play.



What is The Night Cage?

The Night Cage is a co-operative, tile placement game that pits players against a maze-like prison where the only bars are eternal darkness. Due to the limited light of their candles, players can only see the tiles immediately adjacent to them. As players move, the tiles they leave behind disappear into the darkness. In this way, the maze is continually made and unmade by the players. To win, players must rely on teamwork and collective strategy to collect 4 keys, find an exit gate, and escape the labyrinth together.