Richard Garfield’s “The Hunger” Available for Pre-order

The phrase “Richard Garfield’s new game” will always make me sit up and pay attention. His newest design, The Hunger, is a deck-building vampire game for two to six players, published by Renegade Studio Games. It is available for pre-order now for a September release.

In The Hunger, you play as vampires who have until sunrise to run to the Labyrinth and pick the most beautiful eternal rose, but also ensuring you gain prestige and notoriety by hunting humans and fulfilling secret missions along the way. The more you hunt, the slower both you and your deck become, which makes it harder to get back before daybreak.

On first glance, it seems like it will be another of Garfield’s family weight games in the tradition of King of Tokyo. It’s an optimization and push your luck challenge that plays in about an hour and combines deck-building with board movement, much like Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure. Clank is also published by Renegade Studio Games, and it will be interesting to see how Mr Garfield adapts and reinterprets the mechanisms and gameplay here.

You can download the rulebook here, or preorder your copy at

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    1. I play Magic pretty compulsively, but of his more recent games I play quite a bit of Keyforge. I had a great time introducing some friends to King of Tokyo recently, and I was reminded of Garfield’s skill in modernizing older games like Yahtzee. I’m hoping that this one fills a similar gateway niche.


      1. Oh man, I totally forgot how many games Richard Garfield has done. And how many I’ve played. Beyond KoT and Keyforge, he’s also done Android Netrunner, and Bunny Kingdom as well.

        Also I was hoping you were going to say SpyNet which is a small box game I’ve had my eye on for a while. :p


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