Shadow Network is a worker placement style game where players are deploying their agents around the globe collecting fragments of intel. These fragments are then promoted to an actionable state that can be used against a high profile target and earning player's influence - the currency in the game. As the players gather intel from a city, intel is also leaked to other cities thereby potentially helping other agencies. Additional agents can be deployed but at a cost. Furthermore, handlers can assist with exchanging intel thereby giving the agency the leg up. At end of four rounds of play, agencies will bribe their high profile targets for more influence. In the end the player with the most influence is the winner.
Hook: Worker placement with a leaking mechanic. Unique to Shadow Network the leaking mechanic will passively populate the game board with resources by "Leaking" out from cities where players place their agents. This in tandem with resource conversion makes the game unlike other worker placement games and creates a fresh look at the worker placement genre.