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Dark Overlord Reigns
Dark Overlord Reigns
by Eric Vannoy Games (2021)
Player Count
1

Playing Time
1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes
Categories
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Fantasy
  • Wargame
  • Designers
  • Eric Vannoy
  • Mechanisms
  • Modular Board
  • Worker Placement
  • STR-04 Solo Game
  • Force Commitment
  • Finale Ending
  • Family
  • Category: Print on Demand
  • Rating: 0/10 from 0 users

    Description

    Dark Overlord Reigns is a semi-abstract game of warfare that takes place in a forsaken fantasy world. White cubes represent forces that allow you to protect, fight, and perform tasks. You also manage three heroic leaders that journey around the tile map to aid your forces against the Dark Overlord; the rising threat to the free nations.

    Designed as a solitaire game, forces of the Dark Overlord are controlled by the game system. These forces consist of black cubes (dark army), blue cubes (hellbreed), and purple cubes (ghoul hordes). The dark army represents the overlord’s regular army, the hellbreed represents his supernatural army, and the ghoul hordes represent his enslaved army.

    Throughout the game you are attempting to build up your white cubes while keeping the rival cubes to a minimum. A major feature in the game is “worker placement”. To overcome the Dark Overlord you must have your task force cubes (workers) fulfill various missions in order to recruit more forces and outwit the Dark Overlord. Ultimately, you must prevail in a final battle on the center tile in order to win the game.

    A game turn consists of 3 phases. The first phase involves the emergence of rival cubes. The second phase involves the fulfilment of task spot effects (based on the accomplishments of your task force cubes). The third phase of the turn allows you decision-making opportunities using your heroes. At this point you can move your heroes, perform combat, deploy forces, pick up forces, and drop off runestones.

    —description from the designer

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