Never Bring a Knife, Our Newest Game, Is Available Now

Published by: Amelia Rengo

Never Bring a Knife is a social deduction game that plays like an action movie. Find your fellow undercover cops or hardened criminals and cooperate to take out your enemies — whichever team sustains a fatality first loses. It’s available now on our website and at your friendly local game store.

It was the critical moment in the heist of a lifetime when you found out the gang was compromised. Now it’s undercover cops and hardened criminals in a desperate shootout…and no one knows who’s who.

As bullets fly, your job is simple but dangerous as hell: Find out who’s on your team by figuring out who’s shooting who, keep your head down to avoid catching a bullet, and don’t tip your hand no matter what side you’re on.

How to Play Never Bring a Knife

In Never Bring a Knife, everyone gets a secret role: Hardened Criminal or Undercover Cop. Everyone also knows one other player’s role.

Each round, players take turns until everyone has played four cards, and everyone has had four cards played on them. Guns deal wounds (but only when they come in pairs), Armor cancels Guns, Intel can check hidden roles, and more. And every round, Money talks — you can spend yours to gather info and heal wounds.

The first player to take three wounds falls, and their whole team loses. In Never Bring a Knife, you can’t win without protecting your friends, and your opponents are only as strong as their weakest link.

Never Bring a Knife was designed by Maggie and Jordan Clyne and produced and developed by Jeff Tidball. James Mosingo created the art. Never Bring a Knife plays 4-8 people in 20-30 minutes, and is recommended for players 17+. Learn more and order your copy here, or ask for it at your friendly local game store.