"Without teamwork, you will never survive. Without betrayal, you'll never win."
An artifact of untold power lies in your hands. To claim it, you must escape the caverns alive. No less than nine horrific beasts stand in your way — that, and the greed of the other players. In the kill-stealing game Cutthroat Caverns, you decide whether to swing for a whopping 50 points of damage or hold back, awaiting a more opportune time to strike. Only the final blow matters if you are to score the kill. Hold back or sabotage other's plans too much, and the entire party will die without a winner. The adventurers jockey for position during combat with their lives and their own selfish desire for power in the balance, so things get very funny and very deadly very quickly.
Cutthroat Caverns: Anniversary Edition is a complete reboot of the well-known semi-co-operative game Cutthroat Caverns, with the game experience being updated in significant ways. Enhanced encounters, epic finish rules, scaling play times, enhanced components, updated cards, rules and keywords to streamline play and a ground up re-envisioning of the illustrations and graphics are all among the updates you can look forward to in this anniversary edition of the game.
—description from the publisher