The Hallowed Walk
A downloadable game
The Hallowed Walk is a game for a group of friends, which encourages you to use your imagination and draw inspiration from the landscape to tell a story about a mythic journey. It is inspired by the atmosphere of stories like The Dark Is Rising, Mythago Wood, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the Green Man's Heir, as well as the British walking tradition of 'Beating the Bounds.'
The structure of the Hallowed Walk encourages interaction with the world around as you pass through it, tying your characters' stories into the sights, objects and places you encounter, and revealing them through an inventive new lens.
Each player takes on a character who has been chosen to take part in a traditional walk. Their goal is to perform a rite or ceremony of importance to your home. As you progress on your journey, you will ask each other questions from the game cards which serve as storytelling prompts, and together you will shape the story until the crisis point of the Rite is reached. Will your characters' efforts end in success, or will new dangers arise to threaten your home?
The game works best with a group of 3-5 players, but the rules include variants for two-player and solo play and for playing with a socially distancing. Play takes around 45 minutes and the game is suitable for adults and children who are able to maintain focus for the duration of the walk. You will need to be able to print out the game cards.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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