Darkest Night: The Small Hours

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Complete your Darkest Night experience with The Small Hours, bringing all the new cards and gameplay features from the second edition of Darkest Night to your first edition game set.

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It's always darkest before the dawn....

These are the final days of the war. I never thought to see horrors so foul as have been visited on us in these past weeks, but the range of responses has been nothing short of heroic. People from all across the kingdom have contributed in every way imaginable, from food and equipment to prayers and information. Champions have risen up from all walks of life to battle the undead. Soon, this will be over, one way or another....


Complete your Darkest Night experience with The Small Hours, bringing all the new cards and gameplay features from the second edition of Darkest Night to your first edition game set. This expansion more than doubles your number of Quest, Mystery, and Darkness cards, bolsters your heroes with new "sparks" that can enhance any die roll, provides three new powers to each hero (yes, all 29!), introduces a new customizable map deck, and more.

To make full use of this expansion, you must own Darkest Night (first edition) and all of the previous expansions:

•   With an Inner Light
•   On Shifting Winds
•   From the Abyss
•   In Tales of Old
•   From Distant Lands (or the four individual promos: Nymph, Enchanter, Mercenary, and Tinker)

With these expansions combined, you have all the same gameplay features as the second edition of Darkest Night (Kickstarter version).

What's In The Box?:


•   One 16-page, full-color Rulebook
•   Two 11" x 17" cardstock maps
•   One player aid
•   88 Power cards
•   12 Event cards
•   22 Artifact cards
•   25 Quest cards
•   25 Mystery cards
•   24 Darkness cards
•   50 Map cards
•   12 Spark counters
•   One bright red, 9" x 11 7/8" Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet

Credits:


Game Design: Jeremy Lennert
Development: Victory Point Games
Art: Clark Miller
Graphic Design Lead: Barry Pike III
Graphic Design: Noelle Le Bienvenu
Producer: Deon Carrico
Playtesting (second edition): David Boeren, Aaron Cohen, Corey Close, Scott Godine, Bryan Graham, Jeffrey Hagen, Michael Massimilla, Robert Miller, Robert Norse, Jake Peck, Karl Petterson, Cameron Riopelle, Brent Ur, Greg and Jillian Wriston
Playtesting (first edition): Orion Anderson, Brad Bernstein, Deon Carrico, Devon Chenoweth, Nick Cuneo, Paul Fell, Chris Ferguson, Bill Fisher, Justin Fuhrmann, Catharz Godfoot, Nathan Hansen, Jason Allen Jackson, Stephanie Newland, Barry Pike III, Otmar Schlunk, David Spangler, Sean Young
Proofreading: Noelle Le Bienvenu, Avalon Emrich, Petra Schlunk, Ian Wakeham, Karen Wolterman

Game Resources

(Rules require a PDF viewer installed in your browser, or right-click to download and open with a PDF reader)
View FileRulebook    Size: (11.8 MB)
View FilePlayer aid    Size: (5.21 MB)

Game Data

Number of Players 1-4
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 2.5 hours
Difficulty 5
Solitaire Suitability 9
Designer Jeremy Lennert
Developer Victory Point Games