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Recommended with 1–5 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Dark Darker Darkest
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Dark Darker Darkest is an intense cooperative survival horror game in which a team of urban survivors try to fight the darkness in an unsettling location: the house of Doctor Mortimer, which holds the antidote to a virus turning the world into an army of undead.

Players must gather the optimal tools to open doors, control destructive fires that slowly destroy the locations of the game, and battle the endless hordes of terrifying creatures that will do anything to slaughter this fragile group, while outsneaking lurking creatures and the eye of the ever-present security cameras guarding the secrets of the house.

The game uses innovative mechanisms for group-forming and mixes item management (using a color-code system), exploration, stealth, and icon-driven combat to form an intense tactical experience in a strongly thematic setting riddled with surprises and variation. All the creatures and other challenges are controlled by the A.I. of the game system. The board is modular, creating a unique narrative experience for each session.

Can you fight the darkness?

NOTE: The Designer has uploaded a Revised Set of Rules in the Files Section that greatly streamlines play. As of now, boxed copies only have the older ruleset.

Un jeu coopératif de survie et d'horreur.

"Une équipe de 2 à 5 survivants doit explorer la demeure étroitement gardée du docteur Mortimer afin de découvrir son laboratoire, de le déverrouiller et de mettre la main sur l'antidote. C'est la seule façon de mettre un terme à cette apocalyptique invasion de zombies. Pour déjouer le système de sécurité, l'équipe doit dénicher de l'équipement dans la
maison afin de déverrouiller les portes. Les codes des portes permettront finalement aux joueurs d'ouvrir le labo... où ils découvriront qu'aux hordes de zombies, aux créatures enragées et aux incendies qu'ils ont dû
affronter jusqu'ici s'ajoute une créature abominable, la Némésis, dont ils devront venir à bout au cours d'un final spectaculaire."
Les joueurs coopèrent et luttent ensemble contre le système de jeu a fin de déjouer les pièges du laboratoire !

• Un jeu de zombies coopératif.
• Une grande re-jouabilité.
• Une mise en place modulable

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Included in the basic game (Retail Edition):

  • 4 Survivor Dice White
  • 6 Creature Dice Red
  • 1 Terror Die Black
  • 1 D6 Black
  • 1 D4 Black
  • 48 Equipment Cards
  • 7 Starting Equipment Cards
  • 5 Survivor Miniatures Grey with Colored Base
  • 2 Nemesis Miniatures Grey
  • 3 Creature Miniatures Grey
  • 32 Zombie Miniatures Grey
  • 7 Wooden Cubes Green
  • 7 Wooden Cubes Blue
  • 7 Wooden Cubes Yellow
  • 7 Wooden Cubes Purple
  • 7 Wooden Cubes Orange
  • 40 Wooden Cubes Black
  • 50 Wooden Cubes Grey
  • 5 Survivor Boards
  • 3 Creature Boards
  • 2 Nemesis Boards
  • 20 Skull Tokens
  • 5 Entrap Tokens
  • 1 Antidote Token
  • 11 Virus Tokens
  • 8 Camera Tokens
  • 27 Room Tiles (1x Entrance Hall, 4x Corner Rooms, 9x Outer Rooms, 13X Inner Rooms)
  • 20 Burn Markers
  • 1 Fire Token
  • 1 Security Board
  • 41 Code Chips
  • 21 Code Tokens
  • 1 Multi Tracker Board
  • 1 Security Panel
  • 23 Spawn Tokens

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Dark Darker Darkest
Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: David Ausloos
Year: 2013
Product Code: QNG500316F
Size: 17.00 x 12.50 x 4.00 inches
5.90 pounds
English, French, German
Release Date: Oct 15, 2013
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4 Hoja de Ayuda en español Dark Darker Darkest
Revisión de las hojas de ayuda que subí anteriormente donde he corregido algunos pequeños fallos, así como añadidos los cambios en las reglas de los últimos faq oficiales y del nuevo manual publicado por el autor del juego.
4 Todos los FAQ oficiales en un PDF en Español
Todos los FAQ oficiales en un PDF traducidos al Español gracias al blog EGDGames, yo los he reunido en un único archivo y he corregido algunos fallitos y puesto un fondo apropiado, un saludo.
5 Verbesserte Spielerhilfe Mit Rückseite
Habe die Spielerhilfe verbessert und habe die alten regeln sowie die neuen in klammer reingeschrieben. Ich habe sie für jeden Charakter angepasst mit seinen persönlichen Fähigkeiten. Auf der Rückseite sind alle Symbole noch mal beschrieben sowie der Endkampf. Leider ist das oberen bild nur auf englisch, werde es noch übersetzten aber habe grad nicht viel zeit wenn es jemannd machen will würde er mir damit helfen ansonsten dauert es noch was. Habe es mir so gedacht, habe beide Seiten ausgedruckt und dann beide Blätter zusammen laminiert damit es ein Blatt mit Vorder- und Rückseite gibt. Hoffe es gefällt euch und das ihr es hilfreich findet. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Ra8ge
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13 DDD Reference v1.0
Final version. Now includes Terror dice and all item descriptions. Added creature resistances. Even more re-formatting, typo correcting and bits and bats throughout. Fits to margins better also.
6 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
31 Corrections sticker sheet
This pdf can be printed on a sticker sheet to correct the printing errors. This pdf covers both the base and kickstarter expansions.
183 *** Official Revised rules ***
Printerfriendly version of the revised rules, for those who plan to print out on their home printer. Same content as the file below, but with background graphics and the color in the information boxes removed. Should save a considerable amount of ink on inktjet-based printers.
0 Résumé des régles et références
Résumé des régles du jeu et références objets et accessoires, y compris ceux de la version Kickstarter.
84 Official FAQ v2.0
This is the official FAQ v2.0 for the Queen Game Dark Darker Darkest. It contains both all the frequently asked questions on the DDD forum and a listing of the misprints in the base game and expansions. Update includes new questions that appeared on the forum, new visual examples and two setup examples for Mortimer's house.
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