Nuns on the Run*

Nuns on the Run is a unique and engaging board game that combines elements of stealth, strategy, and hidden movement. Set within the thematic confines of a grand abbey, players take on the roles of novices attempting to fulfill their secret wishes under the cover of night, all while avoiding the vigilant Abbess and Prioress who patrol the corridors. The game is a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that requires cunning, stealth, and careful planning from the novices, as they navigate the abbey's corridors in search of keys and treasures, while the Abbess and Prioress use strategy and deduction to catch the wandering novices before they achieve their goals.

Gameplay Overview

  • Hidden Movement: Novices document their movements secretly, adding a layer of suspense and strategy as they attempt to avoid detection.
  • Patrol Mechanism: The Abbess and Prioress patrol the abbey along regulated paths, but can divert to investigate noises or chase after spotted novices.
  • Secret Wishes: Each novice has a unique objective they must complete before safely returning to their room, ranging from finding forbidden items to acquiring specific treasures.

Special Features

  • Dual Roles: Players can experience the game from two distinct perspectives, either as a novice trying to fulfill a secret wish or as the Abbess/Prioress aiming to maintain order.
  • Strategic Depth: The game challenges players to balance risk and reward, utilizing stealth and strategy to navigate the abbey and achieve objectives.
  • Immersive Theme: The game's setting and characters provide a rich thematic experience, immersing players in the clandestine adventures within the abbey walls.


Nuns on the Run offers a unique blend of suspenseful stealth and strategic gameplay, making it a standout choice for players looking for a game that combines hidden movement mechanics with an engaging theme. Whether you're sneaking through the abbey's corridors as a novice or patrolling as the Abbess or Prioress, the game delivers an exciting and thematic experience that will have players eagerly returning to the abbey for more clandestine adventures.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 2 - 8 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Nuns on the Run so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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