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Darkest Night, by designer Jeremy Lennert, is a fully-cooperative board game for one to four players (up to six with variants), set in a kingdom broken under a necromancer’s shadow. Each player takes on the role of one of the kingdom’s last heroes (nine playable characters), each with a unique set of special abilities, just as they hatch a plan to save the realm.

Searching the kingdom provides new powers and equipment to strengthen you and your party, as well as the keys that can unlock the holy relics and defeat the necromancer. You can acquire many powerful abilities—unique to each hero—that can help to fight the undead, elude the necromancer’s forces, accelerate your searches for items and artifacts, and more. The knight is a brave and powerful warrior; the prince can rally and inspire the people; the scholar excels at locating and restoring the treasures of the past.

But ravenous undead roam the realm, and as the necromancer continues to build his power base, he blights the land and his army steadily grows. As the game wears on, the necromancer becomes more and more powerful, creating blights more quickly and effectively. If an area becomes too blighted, it gets overrun—and the monastery receives the spillover. And if the monastery is ever overrun, the necromancer wins and the kingdom is swallowed in darkness!

Before the monastery falls, it's up to you and your party to defeat the necromancer in one of two ways: If you can gather three holy relics and bring them all back to the monastery, you can perform a powerful ritual to break the necromancer’s power and scour the land of the undead. Alternatively, you can try to defeat the necromancer in direct combat—but be warned, he will readily sacrifice his minions to save himself.

Can you save the kingdom from darkness? Do you have the courage, the cunning and the will to withstand the necromancer and his forces? Strategize, plan and bring out the best of your abilities to end our Darkest Night!

Game Data:

Complexity: 4.5 on a 9 scale
Solitaire Suitability: 9 on a 9 scale
Scale: Each unit represents a Hero, the Necromancer or blights in a guerilla war over a small kingdom. Each round represents approximately several days to a week.

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Polybag Game Components:

• One full color rules booklet (player aid included)
• One 11" x 17" game board
• 9 Hero sheets
• 150 cards
• 5 six-sided 5mm dice
• 111 thick, laser-cut, multi-shaped counter pieces (minor assembly required)

What's In The Box?:

• One full color rules booklet (player aid included)
• One 11" x 17" paper game board
• 9 Hero sheets
• 150 cards
• 111 thick, laser-cut, multi-shaped counter pieces (minor assembly required)
• Five six-sided 12mm dice
• One 11" x 17" mounted, jigsaw-cut game board
• One bright red, 9" x 11 7/8" Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
• One beautiful box cover sleeve
• One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
• One charcoal dessicant packet

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1 Tuckbox for sleeved cards
This is sized to fit sleeved cards. I sleeve with Mayday Games' Premium sleeves. It should fit a total of 35 cards. With the boxed edition, I printed 5 of these and was able to fit everything into the box and have it close completely. The tuck box was made using http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com
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9 The Darkest Night "Bare Bones" turn sequence
Minor update.
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2015-02-09
30 Darkest Night Item Aid
Printable player aid showing all items and search results. Updated version to include items from all expansions up to "In Tales of Old"
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2014-09-26
1 Darkest Night 5 Character Tuck Box
Darkest Night 5 Character Tuck Box UNSLEEVED.
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2014-08-29
3 Darkest Night 4 Character Tuck Box
This is the Darkest Night 4 Character Tuck Box for UNSLEEVED cards.
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2014-08-29
3 Darkest Night Map-Event-Artifact Cards Tuck Box
This is for the Map, Event and Artifact cards UNSLEEVED for Darkest Night.
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2014-08-29
3 Darkest Night Inner Light Expansion Tuck Boxes
These boxes are for UNSLEEVED Inner Light expansion cards for Darkest Night. Print two boxes, use one for Quest and Event cards and the other for Character cards.
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2014-08-29
29 DN Rules Summary
A short version of the summary, to help me teach new gamers. It does cut out a lot of the rules, but it is my hope that with this summary, there will be no need (for me or my teammates) to flip the rulebook at any time. Of course, some terminology may have been affected by the way my brother and i usually play the game, and may have slipped into the summary unnoticed. Please leave feedback and criticism!
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2014-03-07
12 Darkest Night Card Tuckboxes (up to Expansion #1) ver 1.0
Printable tuckbox image files (sized to an 8.5x11 sheet), made to look like little ancient tomes! Will hold all the cards for the Base set + 1st expansion + Nymph Promo.
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2013-12-30
16 Tome of Encounters
Story text I wrote to add a little flavor and atmosphere to Darkest Night and its first expansion. When someone draws an Event card, have another player read the description of that Event from the Tome page. The quest starter cards (Grim Tidings, Panic, Startling News, and Urgent Plea) aren't included as the Quest deck already has story text. Contributions are welcome, especially for the recent expansions. Original thread- [thread=1085269][/thread].
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