Mantis Falls is a sometimes-cooperative game of hidden roles, trust building, strategy, deduction and betrayal for 2-3 players. On the shadowed film-noir roads of a mob-ruled mountain town named Mantis Falls, you have witnessed something not meant to be seen and now must escape town. You are told another witness will join you, and you expect your greatest chance at survival will come if you can contend with the dangers of this night together. But with each harmful event and every fresh wound, your doubts grow. Looking into your companion’s eyes you wonder, perhaps too late, if this person is here to kill you. By use of hidden role cards, Mantis Falls is a “sometimes cooperative” game. A game may have only witnesses, in which case players can win only if they all escape together. Or there could secretly be an assassin, carefully protecting the illusion of collaboration until the right moment to strike. During every turn, players discuss tactics, defend choices and bluff their way through carefully guarded secrets. Witnesses and assassins alike must walk the line between a willingness to help their companion and a readiness to kill, reading each other as much as the dangers of the road. Mantis Falls was designed first and foremost to be a highly interactive experience. The result is a tense, cinematic journey in which the personalities and relationships among players have the power to meaningfully transform every game.