In this game, 3 to 5 Hunters enter a Chalice Dungeon together, working as a team to battle the Monsters within and to collect their Blood Echoes!
But you cannot trust your allies, for in the end only one Hunter will be able to escape the nightmare of the Chalice Dungeon and win the game! You must watch your opponents for signs of treachery, and be prepared to turn on them when the moment is right.
Each round, you will delve deeper into the dungeon and reveal a new Monster that you must battle.
All players simultaneously and secretly choose an Action card to play-using powerful Melee and Ranged Weapons, items, or special actions-in an attempt to defeat their foe. If you damage the enemy, you will collect a portion of their blood, which is your key to victory.
Along the way, you can gain powerful Upgrade cards. These cards can improve your abilities in a fight or thwart your opponent's plans as the danger escalates deeper in the dungeon.
But you must be careful! If your Hunter is slain by the Monster's attack, you will lose all of the Blood Echoes you have collected!
You must tactically choose which fights to avoid by escaping into the Hunter's Dream, where you can "bank" your Blood Echoes and protect them for the rest of the game. But if you do, you will miss out on the spoils of the fights you miss.
Eventually, you will face the Final Boss in battle. This powerful and dangerous foe must be defeated. Only then will the game end... and the winning Hunter be found!