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Dark Moon

Dark Moon
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Price: £54.99
Availability: Out of Stock
Model: SHG2011
Manufacturer: Stronghold Games

Designer(s): Year Published:
Evan Derrick 2011


WELCOME TO DARK MOON. The Noguchi Masaki interplanetary mining corporation welcomes you to its outpost on Titan, the dark moon of Saturn! You will be joining an experienced crew of miners, technicians, and adventurous souls who live to experience all the wonders that our solar system has to offer. Purpose, loyalty, camaraderie, friendship, and sacrifice all await you as a new and valued member of the Noguchi Masaki family!

Dark Moon (formerly known as BSG Express), is a game of deception and betrayal at the cold edge of space.

You are a crew member on a deep space mining expedition to Titan, the dark moon of Saturn. During a routine excavation, an “incident” occurs whereby some of the crew become infected with an unknown virus, and become paranoid, deceitful, and violent, trying to destroy the others.

At the start of the game, players are divided into two teams: Uninfected and Infected. The Uninfected team simply needs to survive until the end of the game, while the Infected team secretly attempts to destroy them. Each player knows which team they are on, but does not know which team the other players are on! Who is your team mate and who is your enemy? Can you trust your best friend? And why doesn’t anyone trust you when you tell them you’re one of the good guys?!

Roll dice, overcome traumatic events, throw your friends in quarantine when you don’t believe them, and (if you’re Infected) betray everyone at just the right moment to secure victory!

Dark Moon, in its former incarnation as BSG Express, was the most downloaded print-and-play game ever on Board Game Geek. Dark Moon has now been rethemed, reimagined, streamlined, and professionally published in this new edition. If you like the hidden traitor mechanics of Battlestar Galactica but are not fond of the 3+ hour game play times often associated with it, you will love the fast-paced nature of Dark Moon, which clocks in at 60-75 minutes in length!

Number of Players: 3-7.
Ages: 12+ (not suitable for children aged 0-3).
Game Length: 60-75 mins.

Dark Moon includes:

  • 1 Board (480x480mm)
  • 1 Rulebook (20 pages, 216x280mm)
  • 10 Player Shields (265x151mm)
  • 80 Cards (Poker Size 2.5”x3.5”, 63.5x89mm)
  • 29 Dice (16mm): in these colors with these stampings on them:
    • 14 Black: -1, -2, -2, -2, +2, +4
    • 14 Red: -1, -2, -2, -2, +1, +3
    • 1 Blue: -1, -2, -2, -2, +3, +5
  • 3 10mm wooden cubes (1 red, 1 black, 1 blue)
  • 15 8mm wooden cubes (15 blue)
  • 1 Punchboard (289x289mm) containing these tokens:
    • 6 Shield Tokens (Irregular Wedge shape, 24x23mm)
    • 6 Damage Tokens (Rectangular, 65x17mm)
    • 1 Sabotage Token (Rectangular, 65x17mm)
    • 6 Fatigue Tokens (Circular, 26mm diameter)
    • 7 Pass/Play Tokens (Circular, 40mm diameter)
    • 7 Quarantine Tokens (Rectangular, rounded edges, 48x24mm)
    • 14 +/- Die Tokens (Square, rounded edges, 24x24mm)
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