Visitor in Blackwood Grove

board game
published by Resonym

The Story | Game Play | Where to Buy

The Story

A mysterious Visitor has crashed in Blackwood Grove. Race to figure out the secret rule as the Agent or the Kid in this induction game!

A spacecraft crashes in Blackwood Grove, and the kid is the only one watching. Federal agents hunt down the signal, but no one can get near the craft due to its crushing forcefield. Why can some objects pass through it, but others are repelled? Hiding in the craft, the Visitor hopes the Kid can figure out the rule before the Agents and help it escape. The agents want to dissect the Visitor and keep the ship.

Experiment with what can pass through the forcefield, figure out the rule, and reach your goal.

Game Play

Visitor is an asymmetric, 2-versus-many, inductive reasoning game in which one player, the Visitor makes up a secret rule like “things that contain metal” to determine which objects can pass through the forcefield. The other players, the Agents and the Kid, try to figure out the rule by seeing which objects pass through the forcefield and which don’t. The Agents secretly test cards from their hands to learn what passes the rule and what doesn’t. The Kid tries to predict which cards will pass the rule, and she builds trust with the Visitor if she’s right.

The Kid and the Visitor are on a team—if The Visitor makes a rule that’s too easy, the agents will solve it first and she will lose. If The Visitor makes the rule too hard, nobody will be able to solve it and the Agents will win. If the Visitor makes the rule just right, the Kid will figure it out before the agents and both the Kid and the Visitor win!


  • 2019 Mensa Mind Games Finalist
  • 2019 Casual Game Recommended
  • 2018 GeekDad Approved Tabletop Game
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, Best Socializer Games of 2018, Cardboard Republic
  • 2018 Finalist, GeekDad Game of the Year
  • 2018 Official Selection, Indie Megabooth, PAX East Showcase
  • 2017 Audience Choice Award, Boston Festival of Indie Games, Tabletop
  • 2017 Official Selection IndeCade International Festival of Independent Games

Where to Buy

You can find my games at your local game store, Amazon, or from my game company, Resonym.