International Standard Edition
Age range: 10 and up / Number of players: 2 to 6 / Play time: 45
Manufacturer: Dragon Dawn Productions
85 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), 4 Reference cards, 1 Tracer card, A tracer token and marker for tracer player, 2 Rulebooks (English & German), The game itself is language independent, depending only on icons and color on the board and cards (no text).
Information wants to be free, but you charge by the hour... 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 a hacker-themed, climbing trick-taking board game for 2-6 players. While trick-taking is the main mechanism used in the game, you can win the game even if you win only a few tricks as long as you win the ones that makes the most for your game. Black Hat features a random and evolving game board that players progress through during the game, and while that progress helps you toward victory, the first player to finish doesn't necessarily win. 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.