Renowned Mediums race to figure out a secret object that their teammate—a Spirit—is trying to communicate. Mediums take turns asking their Spirits questions about the secret object.
But there’s a catch—Spirits work in mysterious ways, and only write the first few letters of each answer on the Spirit Pad. Figure out the answers to the questions, and guess the secret object before the other team to win!
Phantom Ink was originally Kickstarted under the name Ghost Writer. The name was changed in July 2021 before the first printing.
Learn how to play with the official How-To-Play video
Each team has 1 Spirit and up to 3 Mediums. Spirits write out clues to help their Mediums guess the Secret Object.
As a Medium, you either
Ask a Question
(to get a Clue about the Secret Object)
– OR –
Guess the Object
(and win the game)
On your turn, ask your Spirit a question about the Secret Object. They’ll respond with the first few letters of an answer. Your Spirit writes the answer to the Question, but here’s the catch: you call “Silencio” when you think you know what your Spirit is writing, and they stop writing.
You’ll be able to see the answers the opposing Spirit gives—but you won’t know what question they were asked!
Call Silencio early, so that your opponents can’t learn too much from your clue!
Questions about gameplay? Check out this FAQ page!
Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Writing: The whole Resonym team
Art and Graphic Design: Spring Yu
Community Management: Rachel Billings
Production & Logistics: Max Seidman, Danielle Taylor, and Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Digital Prototyping: Oliver Akins
In-House Playtesting: Joshua Po and Momoka Schmidt
Videography: Spring Yu, Rachel Billings, and Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Special Thanks: Melissa Billings, Game Makers Guild, Remote Playtesting Discord, Sebastian R, Brandon F, Stefanie S, Jason S, Kit H, Kapra O, Erin B, Vicky S, Mike L, Sunshiney, Dirtberry, Resonym Discord members
Warning: In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) we are notifying you that some of the products we sell may contain small parts or parts that may break off potentially causing a choking hazard to small children. Please supervise small children to ensure their safety.