The Durham University Assassins Society


Intrested in joining?

You can find us at Durham University Refreshers' Fair in the Durham Students Union (DSU) on Wednesday 17th of January, 2018!

Our first widegame will be held on the 17th of January at 2pm.

Keep following the website or join the facebook group here to keep updated on the games planned for the Epiphany term!

We are hosting the annual Assassins Varsity this term, so keep an eye out for updates!

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About Us

The Durham University Assassins Society is one of the oldest and most active Assassins Societies in the world. We run at least one full time game in each term and have regular socials and shorter games all through the year.

Our games are extremely varied. Longgames involve members of the society hunting and killing each other across Durham using a variety of safe 'weaponry'. In widegames we meet up in a park and play shorter games such as 'Escort the VIP' and 'Zombies' . We also take part in annual 'Varsity' games with similar societies across the country. For more information on our games, please read the Rules.

We also meet up regularly for social activities, bar crawls, video nights, and larger parties in conjunction with other societies. We also run a variety of fun activities to try and sort the wolves from the sheep.

Membership requires skill, cunning and alertness. Some members turn into cool, calm, collected and ruthlessly efficient killing machines, whereas others become jibbering wrecks, torn apart by paranoia, lying awake at night huddled close to their excessive arsenal of destructive weaponry.

So if you think you can cope with pressure, if you think you have the skill and speed of thought necessary to spot a hunter as he weaves through a crowd of innocents, and if you think you can cope with your mates casting scornful glances at you as you polish your dart guns, then sign up and show us what you're made of!


The Assassins' Society is also part of the wider "GeekSoc" which encompasses: the Assassins' Society, Anime & Manga, Gamesoc, General LARP, and Treasure Trap. We also jointly host events for the enjoyment of all the members, for example the Winter Social, and it is an opportunity to meet like-mined people from similar societies. We encourage our members to seek out these related societies and see what they have to offer.

Information for other Assassins groups

If you wish to use our game engine, Bureau (found here), it is free and you are welcome to use it. The Guild can put you in contact with the creator.

'Varsity' is an annual UK assassins get together where we play several huge games and generally get to know each other. We are very exciting to be hosting Varsity for 2017/18!