WELCOME TO PURE TERROR!
Don’t Look Back is played over a number of turns that constitute a plot, or single game. Each turn consists of three phases. In the first phase the players roll for fright tokens that represent the sounds and things that go bump in the night. The fright tokens creep closer and closer, slowly driving the characters mad with terror and eventually conjuring The Killer from the shadows!
Once conjured, The Killer uses a simple A.I. system to hunt and attack the characters in the second phase, known as The Killer phase. Players will be able to randomly create a killer or choose an optional killer included in each plot scenario. The rules for The Killer give the players a chance to create some thrilling moments reminiscent of classic horror films. Using a randomly generated killer allows for great replay-ability of your favorite plots, creating new and interesting interactions with the characters as the struggle to overcome a new foe.
In the third and final phase, the players take control of the characters. Each turn the players can choose the order in which the characters activate to best utilize their individual skills, items, and weapons. This is where the players have the opportunity to work together or betray each other as they try and survive the worst night of their lives.
At the heart of Don’t Look Back is The Rule of Cinema. We urge you to get into the moments playing out on the tabletop to tell a story that is uniquely yours. Whether you play through a whole plot or only a few turns, we want you to have favorite moments that you and your friends talk about and are eager to relive again.