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Darkest Night - Euro Game #9 - Co-op Fantasy Boxed Board Game


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  • Solitaire Gameplay
  • 2.5 hour playing time
  • Cooperative fantasy game
  • Up to 6 players with variants
  • Deluxe box packaging
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B009VPY18M
  • Item model number: VPGDNBOX
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,597 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Darkest Night, by designer Jeremy Lennert, is a fully-cooperative board game for up to four players, 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!


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Plays very well solo or cooperatively.
dabearz27
Gameplay is fairly basic, the comparisons to arkham horror are justified.
Mark Downing Heese
That's a good thing- who would want to play an easy cooperative game?
Cody Carlson

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Downing Heese on February 13, 2013
Darkest Night is a nice new game from VP games. It's for 1-6 players (1-4 base, 5-6 with variants)

The game is played with 4 heroes (not players per se) per game. If you have less players than 4, someone or multiple people will have to play multiple heroes. If you're solo, you play all 4. You'll traverse a small land terrorized by an evil necromancer and his minions utilizing holy relics and light feet to gather and prepare yourself for battle with the necromancer before the darkest night becomes... too dark.

The board and components are of adequate quality. Heroes and baddies are standard cutout cardboard rectangles (bah!) but with very nice and appropriate artwork. The game board is created from mutliple pieces of nice thick cardboard, very solid and clicks well together. The basic minions are similar to arkham horror pieces, square minions with artwork. The difference being that on one side there is artwork while on the under side are the creature stats.

Gameplay is fairly basic, the comparisons to arkham horror are justified. It is a lighter version that is pretty much "less everything." less locations to move, less characters to play as, less complicated rules, etc. It utilizes similar sneak/dodge techniques, similar combat rolls, similar card drawing / enemy introduction. One thing I do wish it had was some more descriptor thematic text that can be found in other games, but if you know the game well and can read the cards quickly, you can create your own thematic short blurb when a card is pulled.

If you are looking for a solo or multi player co-op i think you'll find this as a nice option, especially if you're trying to get a group to pick up a meatier game such as Arkham Horror.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dabearz27 on February 8, 2013
I saw a review for this on Youtube and knew I had to buy it after it was compared to Arkham Horror in so many ways. You could argue that it feels sort of like Arkham Horror Lite, but more in a good way than a bad way.

Victory Point Games, according to their reputation, doesn't have the best components for their games, but I was pretty impressed with what I received here. My only disappointment was that this didn't come with a box, but I'll probably make one specifically for this since I enjoyed the game so much.

As I've mentioned already, the gameplay is very similar to Arkham Horror. You choose a character, move around the board, and try to thwart the ever-present evil. What makes this game perhaps a little more tense than AH is the fact that, no matter what character class you are, you really don't stand up too well against the enemy. Rather than be able to roll into a portal with shotgun in hand, a lot of times you're just trying to sneak into an area, dispatch something evil, and get out before you get caught by the evil Necromancer who roams around the board, serving as the main villain for the game.

There are a number of characters who fit traditional medieval classes such as a knight, a wizard, a rogue, and a druid. There are also a few more less common ones such as a seer, an acolyte, and a prince. Everyone has their strengths, but no character feels particularly adept at combat. The only exceptions are probably the prince and acolyte. While they are both very weak in terms of the game's version of hit points, the acolyte grows stronger as the level of evil increases, and the prince has some skills designed to make him better at fighting the Necromancer directly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Zyrallus on January 8, 2013
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When I heard about Victory Point games, the first thing that was mentioned to me was their sub-par component quality. Let's be honest here; I value gameplay over game pieces. Luckily, VP seems to have made a move to much better materials and craftsmanship with this release. Oh! And it's a heck of a game, too. A love child of Arkham Horror, Pandemic, and A Touch of Evil, Darkest Night manages to offer the best of other products while maintaining a unique flair and original health mechanic. Give it a shot. I doubt very much you'll be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben on March 20, 2014
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I bought the game after seeing a few videos on it, and I'd have to say it is a pretty bland game. A lot of board game fans gush over this, but to be perfectly honest it is just a rip off of Arkham Horror. If you're looking to play Arkham Horror... just buy Arkham Horror. Some of the rules are pretty convoluted, and the game doesn't give much in terms of replayability. Though people claim that the pieces for the game are high quality, they are just thick cardstock. I'd be impressed if they included plastic miniatures, which isn't the case. For the price - 80 USD you are much better off getting Arkham Horror, which is nearly half the price, and has much better value. I would not recommend this to anyone interested in the game unless you really feel like spending the money to add this to your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aaron E Nowack on December 31, 2013
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I've always found that the best sign of a great game is one that you want to play again immediately, and after playing this for the first time I could hardly wait to give it another go. I've only played three games so far, but so far each has been more fun than the last.
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