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Lukasz Biernat
Poland
Dabrowa Gornicza
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9
Nov 2009*
DitD on steroids, a complete delight when you're interested in the topic. The ruleset & component quality are unforgivable though - it has the worst rules I've ever seen. So bad, that you end up not knowing how to play the game.
2010-02-01
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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9
Aug 2009*
I enjoyed this quite a bit, it felt more interesting and more involving than the base game. The rules are a little sketchy, and it's a little more complex, but it is at least fairly intuitive once you get going. I really like that both sides have attack and defense options going, and it seems like the 5th (powerful) German nightfighter is a help for the balance problems that the basic game suffered from.
2009-08-06
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James Fahey
New Zealand
Wellington
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9
Mar 2009*
Adds a reasonable bit of complexity to the base game. I haven't played it yet as my nine year old son isn't quite ready for it yet. I love the graphics and the whole concept. Hopefully he'll be up for it soon . . .
2009-03-18
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the scrub
Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
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9
Jun 2010
Adds in some very neat stuff to the base game. The cool thing about DitD is that the additions are buffet-like -- you can pick and choose what you think is fun and add only that stuff. Very modular design. As usual, this Z-Man release is awesome component-wise.
2010-06-21
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Josh
Canada
Cambridge
Ontario
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8.5
Mar 2010
Now THIS expansion takes Duel in the Dark to a whole new level!! The German player finally has some interested strategic decisions to make, instead of spending the entire game trying to guess where the British bomber is going to go next. So both sides now have offensive and defensive weapons, which makes the game much more interesting! I love everything this expansion has to add, including the Britain map, the new aircraft, the V1s, etc. And I wish I could have awarded it a 5/5 for game design, but there were a few niggling little issues. Firstly, my game arrived with a few missing components. Not cool. Secondly, the rulebook is even more of a hopelessly disorganized mess than the original rulebook was. Seriously, send a few hundred bucks my way and I'll rewrite the whole damn thing for you. And thirdly, our initial impression is that the game is hopelessly imbalanced in favour of the Germans now that they have their own bomber and 3 V1s. Fortunately, this is easily remedied with a few simple house-rules, such as decreasing the number of German ground defense resources and, instead of awarding 7 base points for the spoof raid, using the city target markers from Early Nights to give the spoof raid bomber a certain number of points based on the target city. Overall, I'd say this expansion is a must-have for anyone who owns and enjoys the base game. Game design: 4.5/5 Personal enjoyment: 4/5 Total: 8.5/10
2010-03-05
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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8.2
Mar 2009*
Finally, the Germans get into the game with some bombing of their own. The best addition to the base game so far.
2009-03-19
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Jérôme
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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8
May 2009*
Sept'11. The Germans seem to win very easy. Somehow the spoof-attack always turns against the British.

Really adds more activity to the game, first impressions very good!
2011-09-20
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Shaun Austin
Australia
Townsville
Queensland
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8
Aug 2015
A needed expansion to give a bit more variety to the base game.
Improves the base game a lot!
2015-08-09
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Jade Hinman
United States
Olympia
Washington
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8
Oct 2010
This game adds some welcome complexity and variety to the parent game. Plus it effectively doubles each sides playable pieces. If you like Duel in the Dark. You will really enjoy Baby Blitz.
2010-10-07
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Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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7
Aug 2010
Adding the side map of England, plus giving the Germans the ability to run their own bombing campaign courtesy of a new bomber and 3 V1 rockets (which travel in a straight line) means the game changes quite a bit, making it more or less a balanced affair for both players and saving you from having to play back to back so that both get a change to do and defend a bombing run. Having said that, there's double the amount of setup time as both teams now need to do both a bombing program *and* setup ground defense. It feels literally like the first half of the time spent on the game is setup, and the second half running through the programs testing how good your setups were. And with new ground resources and new fighter rules, if you're not bringing the game out regularly it's easy to get lost and lose the thrill of the theme in all the VP accounting questions that are raised each turn. In summary ... more choice and more player balance, however offset by more rules and more setup. And the rules are quite atrocious so be warned - poor layout, too many questions unanswered, don't combine well with the original set, the FAQ is long and growing. A mixed bag expansion.
2010-08-07
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Noshrok Grimskull
Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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7
Feb 2010
Very nice "big box" expansion that beefs up the tactical side for the German player and adds several interesting new bits and pieces to insert into your game.
The rules are not very clearly written though, but the game gets a huge boost from this expansion nonetheless.
2010-12-17
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Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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7
Nov 2010
Baby Blitz is the big box expansion for DITD. Additional mapboard showing England allows the Germans to have a bombing target as well. The Germans also get V1 rockets to hit targets for VPs. This expansion is fun, but is marred by a god awful rulebook. Some searching on BGG helped me clear up some rules. Also this is EXTREMELY difficult for the British to win, so if you're the experienced player, play the British.
2010-12-19
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jean dubon
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6
Nov 2012
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2008-09-01*
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Doug Adams
Australia
Oakleigh
Victoria
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5
Jan 2013
Large box expansion for Duel In The Dark, adding a mess of stuff. Where to begin... a western Britain game board, Germans can now bomb Britain (raids going in two directions now), two mosquitos, two RAF bombers (main raid and spoof raid), a fifth German fighter (the Uhu) that can hurt mosquitos, V1 buzz-bombs, 10 more ground defence markers for Germany and 12 for Britain, and so on. Thankfully we have a consolidated (but awfully dense and poorly laid out) rulebook, and new reference cards. Basically doubles the length of the base game and makes it look rather... basic! Hard core fans only.
2009-05-17
oskari
Finland
Helsinki
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Adds an extra board and various other components. The British now have a total of two Mosquitoes and two bombers, and the Germans get to bomb cities, too.

The new planes and hexes include:
- 2 planes for both sides
- 3 V1s
- 8 acoustic mirror / quad flak hexes
- 2 railroad flak hexes
- 6 British searchlight / flak hexes
- 3 British radar / flak hexes
- 3 British radar / searchlight hexes

Strangely the new fighter is marked "5", just like the Ju88.

Has room for all the small expansions.
2010-04-03
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Massimiliano della Rovere
Italy
Pisa
Tuscany
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English version
2008-03-25*
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Dave Simpson
England
Brighton
West Sussex
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Yes, it's very dark isn't it? Almost... black. Yes, I shall need to get the black out. Black.... BLACK!!! Like The darkness of space that leads into the chasm of clams.... My eyes!! My eyes are pies..and yours are lies...
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I grabbed this direct from Pilot Games. This is the first "proper" expansion to Duel in the Dark and sees a number of additional features to add on to the basic game. First off, there's a new bit of board, so there is more of England in the game. Then there's a German nightfighter for defence and a German bomber and three V1's to attack England with. The British player gets another bomber and another mossie and can now launch a dummy raid as well as the real one, plus he can use a mossie for defence if he wishes.

There's some more ground defence tokens in this game and also the Wild Sau expansion, which may save you a few euro's on the very-mini-expansions.

I was also lucky enough to have the VI Bunker bonus tile brought back from Essen for me. Cheers Luke!
2009-04-21
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Richard Pomeroy
United States
Chester Springs
Pennsylvania
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EXPANSION
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2013-03-04
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David Knepper
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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Michael Ward
United States
Fort Worth
Texas
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It all sounded like a great idea before I bought it. Then I read the rules and set up a game. Its... just too much. I think the only way this could possibly work would be in a four player game (2 Brits vs. 2 Germans). As, like I said, there's just too much for one person per side to worry about. And don't get me started on how it doesn't seem to mesh well with the base game rules. It sounds like some fan came up with a half-baked idea, sent it to the publisher, and they didn't bother to polish or play-test it. They just went ahead and published as is; a pure money grab. I won't rate it until I play it with others, but my gut feeling is its about a "4".
2014-01-09
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Walter
Netherlands
Soest
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I think this expansion is a big improvement to the base-game, as now both players can bomb and intercept. Love the V-1's.
2010-11-15
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Fraser
Australia
Melbourne
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Ooh a little higher, now a bit to the left, a little more, a little more, just a bit more. Oooh yes, that's the spot!
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2008-11-11*
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Steve Pratt
United Kingdom
Bedfordshire
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I have a feeling this was bought more to 'complete the set' ...... maybe not the best reason - plus it was 'offered' cheap cos of the mould problems with the original game.
2010-01-03
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Stephen Tavener
United Kingdom
London
England
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Baby Blitz
2008-11-17*
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Kevin Duffy
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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Mr Worf.....Fire!
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Expansion.
2009-07-23
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Barry Kendall
United States
Lebanon
Pennsylvania
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Buzz bombs!!! Map extension (into England).
2009-03-15
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Gamers Leuven
Belgium
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Ken
2009-10-26
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Sebastien Thuillier
France
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I didn't yet got the opportunity to try this fabulous add-on.
2010-03-31
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Darryl Boone
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Instead of mousetraps, what about baby traps? Not to harm the babies, but just to hold them down until they can be removed.
2009-12-05
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"Just get that sucka to the designated place at the designated time and I will gladly designate his ass...for dismemberment!" - Sho Nuff.
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I like the base game. The idea of being able to flip sides is interesting.
2011-05-10
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2-4
2013-06-21
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Steve Rogers
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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They're Young, They're in Love... They eat LARD
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Senseless adding of expansions
2014-01-26
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Ryan G
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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Will trade with base game
2015-06-17
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Brian Cherry
Canada
North Bay
Ontario
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Shhhhhhhh!
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never played
2014-10-28
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United Kingdom
Gloucestershire
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I couldn't resist as it was a fiver on Amazon
2015-07-29
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Captain PB
Canada
Georgetown
Ontario
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yet to play
2015-07-12
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