A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Traitor Nightly is a unique take on video game storytelling. You will play the board-game "Traitor" against the Grandmaster. As a news reporter, you will interview him. However, if you start winning, his answers will change...

If you are paying attention, you will learn that if the Grandmaster loses the game, he will be executed. It is up to you to decide whether to throw the game, and lose on purpose.

This is a board game, but it is not about the board game.

This is interactive fiction, but it's not about branching storylines or stats.

This is simply about talking to another person, listening to them, taking what you know, and doing something different.


  • It's a short game! Like, only half an hour or so.
  • It's set in the richly-imagined Pharostine Empire. Think Byzantine Empire crossed with the Ottoman Empire and 1920s America.
  • The board game itself is fun too! But, again, it's not really about the game.


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TraitorNightly_Linux.zip 44 MB
TraitorNightly_OSX.zip 42 MB
TraitorNightly_Windows.zip 25 MB

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I know the write-up says this is a board game not about the board game, but, listen, the board game element is so so good! Like I want to create my own custom wooden Traitor game box! I enjoyed the story and the conscious choice the player has to make to win or not... it takes some effort (and luck) to get into a winning position, and it would take a stronger person than I to give up the assured victory. I'm curious if the board game Traitor was entirely devised for this game or based off of some obscure classic? I would enjoy playing the board game without the dialogue, and wish that were an option after completing the game twice, once with a loss and once with a win. Thanks for the intriguing experience and the surprisingly challenging strategy board game!