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Legions of Darkness

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Chris Taylor
Play Time:
30 minutes or less
Legions of Darkness, by designer Chris Taylor, is a solitaire, fantasy States of SiegeTM game where you must survive the relentless attacks from ghastly creatures and monsters for three days and two nights - when reinforcements arrive.

You are besieged on all sides by dark legions, with limited supplies and even fewer defenders to man the walls of Highmoor Castle. Make decisions wisely where and when to attack, how to marshal your heroes, what spells to cast, and which deadly traps to build at your castle. Pray your decisions will be enough against the hordes of undead skeletal riders, the giant armored orcs, and even the fearsome dragons that you must defeat until help arrives.

Game Components:

• One 6-page, full-color Rules booklet with examples of play
• One 8½" x 11" paper game map
• One 8½" x 5½" double-sided player aid card
• 12 single-sided 3/4" army counters
• 28 double-sided 5/8" round markers
• 36 Event cards
• Polybag packaging and component storage


Game Design and Documentation: Chris Taylor
Illustrator: Kevin Crossley
Coloring: Scott Everts
Playtesting: Mariano Rico Castillo, Tom Decker, Scott Everts, Nathan Hansen, Mike Matecha, David Spangler, Nathaniel Taylor, John Welch
Proofreading: Bill Barrett, Mariano Rico Castillo, Ken Gutermuth, Mike Matecha, Ian Wakeham


Pray it will be Enough by Elliott Miller (The Gaming Gang)
The game was fun, and it can get a bit desperate at the end which I like a lot. It only takes about a half hour to play and I appreciated the portability of the game. Legions of Darkness definitely gets a recommendation from me for introducing yourself to the States of Siege line, or if you enjoy a good fantasy theme.
Legions of Darkness by Dan Spezzano (Maximum Pixelation)
Legions of Darkness is an exciting game for those looking for a good solo experience. ... The best praise I can give Legions of Darkness is I have played the ever-living crap out of it for two weeks. I’ve chosen to play this over many other games both board and video variety. I’ve won more then I lost but not a single game wasn’t exciting until the end.
Legions of Darkness by Joel Eddy (Drive Thru Review)
This is probably the best introduction to the States of Siege series for your "average gamer." If you are not into any of the historical scenarios depicted in the other States of Siege games, this is the game for you.

I don't think I'm going out on too much of a limb when I say, "This is the easiest States of Siege game on the market today." However, this is not necessarily a horrible thing! You will still get a solid amount of plays out of it.
Legions of Darkness by Father Geek
My little geek and I loved the game! We first played it as a team and then he went and played it by himself. On both accounts, he had a blast and so did I. Together, we were able to survive and beat the game, with both of us discussing what should happen next, the risks, and the potential payoff. .... If you are a fan of solitaire games and are looking for a rather meaty and engaging game experience, do take a look at Legions of Darkness and prepare for battle!
Tales from the Fireside Under Siege by The Little Metal Dog Show
Legions of Darkness is an incredibly tense game. While the randomised elements often make success seem unlikely, every action you take matters and it’s how you marshal your defenders that decides the outcome of battle. There’s no room for timidity – you can’t hope that next turn you’ll be lucky. Play defensively and plan for the worst and maybe – just maybe – you’ll make it through the siege.
Legions of Darkness by Jason C. (Play Board Games)
Legions of Darkness is tense, quick to play, and fun. The theme is good and there are many meaningful decisions to make. ... There is a lot of replay value with the included random scenario setup and different types of enemies and heroes.

Legions of Darkness is great if you are looking for an fairly inexpensive solo game with some depth and variety. It will definitely return your cash investment into hours of fun. (5/6)