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Charlie Chuckle
United States
California
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10
Jan 2012
Gives the same feeling as BSG but in a 30-45min time. I'm amazed it actually works.
2012-05-28
Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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10
Jan 2012
Really delivers all the BSG fun in a more manageable playing time.
2012-01-14
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Joel Eddy
United States
Coeur d'Alene
ID
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10
Apr 2012
This game has something in common with the second revision of the television show. It's better than the original!
2012-04-03
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Mark Campo
United Kingdom
Manchester
lancashire
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10
Jul 2015
Dark moon
this is what i want in a traitor game
game honeymoon period.. loving it
2015-07-21
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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10
Oct 2015
A fantastic streamlined, but nevertheless complete, version of its big brother game, BSG. If the theme would have been the same, I would have given it a "10", so it is a "9". Paranoia, accusations, tension, emotions ... it's all there! Highly recommended!

A couple of plays later, I found out that 5 players is the perfect number, and I re-rated it up to 10. It's definitely my personal game of the year. Great, great, great!
2016-03-14
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Sasha Vukovic
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Jan 2016
Heavy 3-4 Player:
Heavy 5-6 Player:

Such a cool game. I am currently building my own customizable pieces and box. Certain elements can be streamlined from original rules. However hidden traitor elements are so original and so much fun. I love the Dice Voting in the game. All around Super fun game. I don't see this leaving my collection for a long time! I hear there is an expansion in the works?! Bring it on!

By: Evan Derrick
2016-01-18
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Kenneth Jenkins
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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10
Mar 2016
This is the perfect weight, play length, and blend of deception, unfriendly conditions, and compelling immersion. I have played several hidden traitor/social deduction games, and this one stands above the rest. The art and graphic design combine flawlessly to evoke a blend of Alien, Total Recall, Sphere, and Solaris.
2016-03-08
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A Bach
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10
Aug 2015
It's Battlestar Galactica without all the minutae and boring shit that slows down the game. Must play for fans of semi-co-op games with traitor element.
2015-08-17
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C B
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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10
Jan 2016
Dark Moon is hands down the best traitor game on the market. The plausibly deniability with the hidden dice rolling makes it (relatively) easy to remain hidden as the Infected while still tanking the tasks. (Unlike other traitor games where it's durn near impossible to stay hidden.)
2016-01-09
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Ian Gill
United Kingdom
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
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9.93
Jul 2015
Traitor
2016-01-25
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Mercedes (Mandy)
Japan
Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
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9.5
Dec 2012
I built the game from files by the designer - Evan Derrick, and Heiko, Tibor, Andrew Tullsen. You can read about how I built it here
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/13773/print-and-play-b...
2013-05-25
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N Jones
United States
Richardson
Texas
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9.5
Apr 2016
This is my favorite social deduction game. Totally beats out Avalon: The Resistance. The tension is better and the game flows nicely. The mechanics are much more fun and easier to bluff the rolls as well.
2016-04-02
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Stephen Rider
United States
Mount Prospect
Illinois
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9.5
Nov 2015
Dark Moon is a fun game marred by poor box design. The packaging was very poorly thought out. The too-large box has little in the way of organization – several decks of cards will be slopping around loose, as will the board, the rule book, and a double-fistful of chits. Good luck preventing the manual from getting mangled and mashed.

The box, and the manual, should have been the same size as the folded board.

Which is a shame, because the components are otherwise pretty well done.

Side Note: It's idiotic that Dark Moon is the same listing as BSG Express. It's a re-implementation, but they're quite different.
2015-10-11
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Ryan Vance
United States
East Peoria
IL
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9.5
Jan 2016
I would describe this game as "Resistance where the players actually have to do the missions" "Infected" in the group. But sometimes the good guys accidentally fail and some times the bad guys accidentally succeed. Very enjoyable in our group. Although the infected have had a lot of difficulty winning.
2016-01-20
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shane dunlop
Australia
Perth W.A
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9.2
Dec 2015
Fantastic hidden traitor game that uses dice instead of cards to sabotage missions and dice don't always get the result you want. Really enjoy this game and it's really hard to be 100 percent sure who is infected based on bad die rolls.

The tension in this game is immense and you are constantly throwing allegations back and forth at everyone.

If you enjoy resistance and want a bit more of a game then this is it. Very enjoyable light- medium game.

2015-12-12
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Jansel
Spain
Oviedo
Asturias
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9
Dec 2012
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2012-11-17
Preordered
Brad Metz
United States
Garner
North Carolina
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9
Jan 2015
Very nice distillation of the original game. Probably the best of the express series that I've played, including the published ones.
2013-11-25
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Kevin Peters Unrau
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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9
Mar 2016
[One Play: tentative rating: 8] Played the BSG Express version of the game. Wasn't sure of all the rules, reading as we played, but we still enjoyed it. I hope to give this another run soon so that the interpersonal dynamics can be the focus as opposed to learning the rules.

Played the Dark Moon version a few times now. Definitely a great game. The rules are easier to follow than the BSG Express PnP version. While I miss the BSG theme, the new theme works and the 3-7 player range is a welcome addition.
2016-03-26
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J Shortz
United States
Fall City
Washington
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9
Nov 2012
Distills most of the essence of BSG into a 30-minute game. Wow.
2012-11-19
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James Griffith
United States
Monkton
Maryland
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9
Aug 2013
I'm pretty impressed. It does 80-90% of what BSG does in a third of the time. The "fun" part of BSG is distilled into BSG Express. Some of the extra actions, theme, and subtle aspects of BSG are stripped out so I think BSG still has a purpose but it usually only comes out once or twice a year but has the advantage of extra characters and variations to keep it fresh. I think BSG Express might get stale after a few plays but it's worth building
2013-08-29
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Paulo Renato
Portugal
Vila Nova Gaia
Porto
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9
Oct 2013
this game is even better than BSG Express was... this game has it all:
It has the suspicion, drama, the lying and the accusations, the hidden roll and selection of dice to use, the player powers, the Infected reveal powers, etc, etc, etc, all beautifully done and mastered. and it plays in 1 hour or less!!

We played with 5 players and I hear it works very well with all different number of players, can't attest to that myself because I only played with 5 but I can see it being true due to the way they scaled the game to the different number of players/infected/difficulty of the tasks.

I'm making a long term call but I'll be very surprised if this game won't be in my Top 10 games of 2015 (yes, it says it's a 2011 game because of the BSG Express game, but this is a 2015 game)... there are still a lot of games to be played but if this will not be in the top 10 it will be pretty close!
2015-07-12
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Jon Reed
United States
Bluffdale
Utah
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9
Jun 2015
Had a blast playtesting Dark Moon. Can't wait to get the published release on my table!
2015-06-09
Carol Medina
Spain
Asturias
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9
Jul 2015
As backstabby and second-guess as BSG, in half the time! I like how the dice rolls can be more misleading than the cards with the cylons.
2015-10-11
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Adam Marostica
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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9
Apr 2015
Played a pre-production copy twice. It takes everything I love about paranoia games and distills it into one tension filled hour. I will be buying this the moment it hits the stores, and then selling my copy of BSG, as it is no longer needed.
2015-04-14
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Jonathan Dodd
United States
Coraopolis
Pennsylvania
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9
Nov 2015
This is a fantastic hidden traitor game. The dice rolls add tension and difficulty to every decision and action and the uninfected have to work hard for a victory. Very fun and thematic.
2015-10-17
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George Breden
United States
Independence
Kentucky
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9
Jun 2015
Dark Moon is better than BSG in every regard that is important to me. Time to play, more space for sowing doubt and less chance of giving it away to card counters or people who want to boss what you do in the game. This one is the winner in this category, for me.
2015-06-06
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A.J. Porfirio
United States
Thompsons Station
Tennessee
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9
Jun 2015
Great hidden traitor game.
2015-12-27
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Michael Weaver
United States
Maryland
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9
Aug 2015
This game is excellent! It does more than just combine BSG elements into a more manageable and streamlined system, it's also simply more fun and interesting to me. It's more fast paced, the dice system isn't a cheap replacement but an IMPROVEMENT in a number of different ways over BSG. The components are well designed as far as user interface but lackluster aesthetically. The game itself though has a wonderful elegance and the fun factor is super high. So far, it seems to scale well. In terms of replay ability and appeal to gamers, this is one of the best hidden traitor games there is. Shadows over Camelot is much prettier and has more accessibility to non gamer's and more full coop variation and so forth, but as far as tension based on a hidden traitor and replayability based on clever design, I like this one the most and certainly MORE than Dead of Winter or BSG proper. Excellent Game!
2015-08-25
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a2 peterson
United States
Washington
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9
Apr 2016
Really Fun Game!!!
2015-12-06
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J K
Australia
Sydney
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9
Jan 2016
Not as in-depth or thematic as BSG but at a worthwhile cost of simplicity and conciseness.
2015-12-02
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Daniel Thurot
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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9
Aug 2015
I really dig it.

Read my review here: http://spacebiff.com/2015/08/08/dark-moon/
2015-08-08
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Michael D. Kelley
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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9
Aug 2015
Loving this so far.
Our first game was a huge mess, because we missed some key rules.
But our later plays have been great. It keeps the hidden role deduction of Resistance and BSG, but with an added twist that the dice will sometimes force you to look like you're infected, which is tons of fun.
And it strikes the middle ground... not stupid long, like BSG, but not over too quickly with no real gameplay choices apart from deduction, like Resistance.
2015-08-19
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Steve Pow
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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9
Sep 2015
A quicker version of BSG. Same feel, same accusations flung across the table. For fun, I actually played a game revealing myself to be infected immediately, and my partner (I did not know who this person was, mind) stayed hidden for a while. Both games, the Infected won, but the last one was VERY close. A very tense, tight game.
2015-09-08
Mike Fazakerley
United Kingdom
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9
Sep 2015
This is terrific, and has become a massive favourite with my gaming group. Some have complained about the theme but I think it fits the game superbly. No one knows who to trust!
2015-09-09
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Craig Boyd
United States
Abilene
Texas
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9
Dec 2015
'BSG Express'... Been in a mood for a ligher Dead of Winter. Plays really quick, but still builds a lot of tension for a game that can be played in an hour. High recommendation.
2015-12-27
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Michael Sims
United States
Thompsons Station
TN
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9
Dec 2015
Rating is based on the quality of design for people who are looking for this sort of hidden traitor game. It seems to distill the essence of the experience into the shortest possible play time, which I greatly appreciate. Personally, traitor games stress me out so I usually will not choose to play them, but if I liked them more, this is the rating I would give this one.
2015-12-03
Josh Hagood
United States
Sacramento
California
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9
Feb 2016
It REALLY feels like Battlestar, with only a small amount of compromise. Dice driven instead of card for resolving tasks... very interesting! I might miss BSG if I played this a ton, but the time investment for Dark Moon is much less so it's more likely to actually get played often.
2016-02-26
Mark Gall
United States
Jim Thorpe
Pennsylvania
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9
Feb 2016
Currently a 9, rating will be adjusted following additional plays. My wife is currently undecided.
2016-03-18
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Santtu sevon
Finland
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9
Mar 2016
First game session with 6 players was phenomenal. Accusations were thrown the way resistance worked in the first dozens of games. First game was pure 10, have to see if the careful rating of 9 will have to be updated after more sessions.
2016-03-16
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Ivan Yeo
Singapore
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8.9
Jan 2012
Contains the best parts of BSG the boardgame without the tedium.
2012-03-17
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Simon Neale
United Kingdom
Suffolk
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8.6
Oct 2015
It is a pity that stronghold could not get the rights to theme this game in the Battlestar Galactica setting.
That said, this game really does streamline the entire traitor style game down into a one hour play. The use of dice is very well thought out and a bad roll can target anyone as the traitor!
It just works!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
2015-10-12
Andrew Tullsen
United States
VANCOUVER
WA
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8.5
Mar 2012
BSG, except without the time commitment.
2012-10-15
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craig dias
United States
ewa beach
Hawaii
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8.5
Apr 2012
The game seems quite difficult even if there are no cylons.
This is problematic because the cylons basically have no need to sabotage anything. The cylons do not have to play their role. The biggest draw of this game for me is the fact that there could be a cylon among the group. But to necessitate a search for a cylon, the cylon should have incentive to play in a manner that makes him questionable as a cylon.

Nonetheless, I will need to reread the rules and get in a few more plays before I can confirm my feelings.
2014-03-29
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Tyler DeLisle
United States
Dallas
Texas
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8.5
Feb 2016
I've been a bit wary about this game because cold, hard, face to face lying is hard for me. Though I haven't had to play as the Infected yet. I have really enjoyed it, and I think it succeeds at capturing all of the tense feel of Battlestar Galactica in around 35% of the time. I certainly do miss the BSG theme, and some of the built up drama. For a bluffing/lying game though, I think leaning towards the shorter side is a smart move.

For me, I've played a ton of hidden role type games and they either feel too simple and too focused on bluffing (Resistance), or too drawn out and convoluted (BSG). Co-Ops in general are something I don't normally enjoy. I think this game hits a perfect mix. A game that requires such overt bluffing shouldn't take more than 90 minutes I feel. This game is just short enough that every minute is enjoyable and tense.
2016-01-22
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Dan Perrault

Greendale
Wisconsin
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8.5
Aug 2015
DO yourself a favor and play it fast, it is less fun if you drag it out.
2016-04-12
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Emanuele Lillo
Italy
Battipaglia
Campania
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8.5
Feb 2016
This game gave us a similar feeling as Dead of Winter. The paranoia in DoW comes from the personal objectives and the possibility that there might be a traitor. In Dark Moon you know the traitor(s) might be the guy/gal sitting next to you so you observe carefully every action the other players take until the very end. Fantastic, tense, game.
2016-01-08
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Steve Berger
United Kingdom
Sevenoaks
Kent
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8.5
Jul 2015
Neat, quick and intense. Not as good as a full session of BSG, not as nail biting as DoW, but less mathy than Homeland, this is the better of the quick-fire traitor games.
2015-07-30
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Jesse Dvorak
United States
North Dakota
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8.5
Nov 2015
Currently one of my favorite games to play. Definitely my favorite traitor mechanic game that I've played. Love how the dice mechanic works and really can make anyone seem like the traitor and how the game can drastically swing from favoring one side to the other. Always keeps a high tension level. If I have any issues with it, it would be that teaching the game is a bit difficult as there are many facets to the game so it can take a bit to get new players on board. Fortunately, it is a quick enough after a little experience (box says and hour & a 1/2, I say closer to 2 hours) That it can usually make it's way back to the table.
2015-11-20
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Matthew Bond
United Kingdom
Norwich
Norfolk
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8.5
Jul 2015
BSG lite. And probably better.
2015-07-22
Ed Kelly
United States
Safety Harbor
Florida
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8.5
Oct 2015
Wow! So much fun. I know this is true because I am not infected.
2015-08-06
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