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A cooperative board game where 2-5 “survivors" explore the secured house of Doctor Mortimer, working to stop the zombie apocalypse.
A cooperative board game where 2-5 “survivors" explore the secured house of Doctor Mortimer, working to stop the zombie apocalypse.
1,462 backers pledged $198,232 to help bring this project to life.

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            But first here is what you get in the box   

              (including unlocked stretch rewards)

$30k - Backer's choice - Metro or Light in the Dark Expansion - UNLOCKED

$30k - Bunny Van Camp Survivor - UNLOCKED

$40k - 2 new room tiles - UNLOCKED

$70k - 2 new room tiles - UNLOCKED

$85k - Chuck Lee Survivor - UNLOCKED

$100k - 10 new zombies (Guts) - UNLOCKED

$120k - 8 additional Stench zombies - UNLOCKED

$130k - Toxic (giant snake creature), Masher (gorilla creature), Helen Kronin, wife of Doc Mortimer (Nemesis) - UNLOCKED

$135k  - Helicopter expansion and 4 equipment cards - UNLOCKED

$140k - 10 new zombies (Disco Doll) - UNLOCKED

$145k  - Glow-in-the-dark creature dice and 2 new room tiles -UNLOCKED 

$150k  - Rachel Kronin, daughter of Helen (Nemesis) - UNLOCKED

$155k  - 10 Glow-in-the-dark zombies (Stench) - UNLOCKED

$160k  - Victims mini-expansion - UNLOCKED

$165k  - RadioactiveRed Survivor/Nemesis expansion - UNLOCKED

$170k  - 10 new zombies (Chunk) - UNLOCKED

$180k  - set of 20 Survivor dice (4 in each player color) - UNLOCKED

$190k - All tiles are now double sided (back of tile shows burnt room) -UNLOCKED

$200k - 6 equipment cards

$210k - 2 extra rooms

JUST ADDED - 3 new creatures - normal and RadioactiveRed - (6 creatures total) (Delivery date TBD) - $35

JUST ADDED - 1 Survivor/ 1 Nemesis - normal and RadioactiveRed - (Delivery date TBD) - $25

JUST ADDED - Limited Edition Survivor David the Painter  - (Delivery date TBD) - $15

JUST ADDED - #1 Backer's Special 3 new creatures, 1 Survivor, 1 Nemesis and 1 David Survivor. For a total of 6 minis and cards (Delivery date TBD) - $40 including shipping.

JUST ADDED - #2 Backer's Special 3 new creatures 1 Survivor, 1 Nemesis - normal and Radioactive - and 1 David Survivor - normal. For a total of 11 minis and cards (David's unusual genetic inheritance will help him stay ahead of the undead legions.) (Delivery date TBD) - $45 including shipping.

Radioactive Expansion "RadioactiveRed Nemesis and Survivor Expansion" ($15 USD) 

Radioactive Expansion "Radioactive Zombie Expansion 1 - $35 (expected MSRP $50)

Grey Stench Zombies (qty 10) - $10

Grey Tuff Guy Zombies (qty 10) - $10  

Grey Guts Zombies (qty 10) - $10

Grey Disco Doll Zombies (qty 10) - $10

Grey Chunk Zombies (qty 10) - $10

10 of each Grey zombie (Stench, Tuff Guy, Guts, Disco Doll, and Chunk) - $35

RadioactiveRed Stench Zombies (qty 10) - $10 - inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion

RadioactiveRed Tuff Guy Zombies (qty 10) - $10 - does not add to gameplay - for "looks" only :-) (Tuff Zombies are immune to radiation)

RadioactiveRed Guts Zombies (qty 10) - $10 -inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion

RadioactiveRed Disco Doll Zombies (qty 10) - $10 -inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion

RadioactiveRed Chunk Zombies (qty 10) - $10

10 of each RadioactiveRed zombie (Stench, Tuff Guy, Guts, Disco Doll, and Chunk) - $35

RadioactiveRed Component pack - $10 - inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion and also the RadioactiveRed Nemesis and Survivor Expansion

RadioactiveRed Bad Boy Set (5 creatures - minis only) - $15 - inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion

RadioactiveRed Bad Boy Boards (5 creature boards - no minis) - $10 - inc. in RadioactiveRed zombie expansion

RadioactiveRed Survivor Set (7 survivors) - $10 - inc. in the RadioactiveRed Nemesis and Survivor Expansion

RadioactiveRed Nemesis Set (4 nemeses) - $8 - inc. in the RadioactiveRed Nemesis and Survivor Expansion

Light In the Dark Expansion - $20

Helicopter mini expansion - $5

Glow-in-the-dark creature dice and 2 room tiles - $10

The complete package (to get one of everything unique here on KS - this is for premium backers assuming we reach the $180k stretch reward and assuming you take the Light-in the-Dark expansion option, you need the RadioactiveRed zombie expansion1, RadioactiveRed Chunk zombies, and Backer's Special #2) - add $90

The complete package (to get one of everything (gameplay and cosmetic) unique here on KS - this is for premium backers assuming we reach the $180k stretch reward and assuming you take the Light-in the-Dark expansion option, you need the RadioactiveRed zombie expansion 1, RadioactiveRed Chunk zombies, RadioactiveRed Tuff zombies and Backer's Special #2) - add $100


Dark Darker Darkest is a cooperative survival horror board game for 2-5 “survivors” exploring the heavily secured house of Doctor Mortimer and facing the horrors that hide inside.

The main goal of the game is to unlock the security system of the doctor’s laboratory, which holds the antidote to stop the apocalypse. The game system will fight the “survivors” every step of the way to protect the laboratory's secrets.

Do you dare enter the darkness, risking your life to save all of humanity? Before you decide, here is a partial glimpse of what waits for you (characters shown include stretch rewards for premium backers) inside the house of Dr. Mortimer.

The zombie "stench", Dr. Mortimer, Helen Kronen, and Lisa Mortimer
The zombie "stench", Dr. Mortimer, Helen Kronen, and Lisa Mortimer

Did we forget to mention the creatures you might meet?

"Wolfram", "Toxic", "Masher", "Gnaw" and "Rotting Rover"
"Wolfram", "Toxic", "Masher", "Gnaw" and "Rotting Rover"

And here is your unlikely band of heroes/survivors (entre nous I am a little worried).

A weapons dealer, college geek, nurse, bodyguard, firefighter, martial arts tennis pro and psycho cheerleader
A weapons dealer, college geek, nurse, bodyguard, firefighter, martial arts tennis pro and psycho cheerleader

This is the first of several videos (each less than 5 minutes) that explain a scenario, as well as several key components, a player turn and the zombie/house reaction. Others are linked in the appropriate sections that follow. 

Players choose a starting character. Each character has different abilities and has one starting item of equipment unique to him or her. As you explore the home and laboratory of Dr. Mortimer you may find additional equipment that will be key in your quest to save humanity. 

The most recent character board version with improved graphics
The most recent character board version with improved graphics
The starting weapon for Nina
The starting weapon for Nina

The game board is made by laying out twenty 4"x4" room tiles to make a 4x5 "floor plan" of Dr. Mortimer's home and laboratory. The game comes with additional inner and outer rooms so that the house layout will be different every time you play, adding to the game's replayability.

The game has a multi-tracker board that provides the players with an intuitive reminder to keep track of the flow of the game. The board also is helpful when players break into separate groups, as the game "adapts" to that situation. Within a team, players act in a non-scripted order, creating a dynamic that breaks the classic player-order limitations and reduces downtime. Once a team has spend their pool of actions all creatures on the board react before the next team takes its turn, making the decision as to which team goes first crucial.

For the end game the Multi-Tracker is turned to its red side and the nature of the Team-Tracker changes. Throughout the game, making good use of your action points is critical. But in the end game, time is working against you, so you need to work with an increased sense of urgency!!! 

The security panel is set with the code needed to break into Dr. Mortimer's lab. This code is randomly generated every game.

In Dr. Mortimer's home, zombies roam the halls and fires that can randomly break out and spread are a real and dangerous threat.

At the end of the game you must face one of the nemesis characters, also known as "big bosses". They are even harder to kill than the special creatures and have unique abilities that can thwart your efforts.

Check out our backer levels!

Character colors are not representative of final product. Miniatures will be provided unpainted.
Character colors are not representative of final product. Miniatures will be provided unpainted.

CRYSIS ANALOGUE EDITION teaser video.For more information please click the link below the video.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133547/crysis-analogue-edition-the-board-game 

Backing a new game here on Kickstarter means you believe in the game, and you should be rewarded for your faith in the game!

If you order the game here on Kickstarter, you'll get a copy of the game in advance of the release date!   You and your fellow Kickstarter backers will be the very first people to own the game! 

 Metro is a reprint (after 4 years) and was nominated for German game of the year in 2000. It will be available in retail (at a MSRP of US 39.99 ) from September 2013.

Light In The Dark Expansion This expansion adds 32 Tuff Guy Glow-in-the-dark zombies, tokens and rules.

*While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later. 

*See details in the shipping section at the bottom of the page.

Character colors are not representative of final product. Miniatures will be provided unpainted.
Character colors are not representative of final product. Miniatures will be provided unpainted.

ADD-ONs

NOTE TO BACKERS

All components of this game are language independent with the exception of:

Names of characters, and creatures 

Names of equipment

Rules will be printed in English, and German.

Character colors are not representative of final product. Miniatures will be provided unpainted.

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SHIPPING

United States

Shipping is Free

Germany, France, UK, Austria, NL and BE

Shipping is Free

Canada

$15.00 for shipping and handling charges.

European Union

 $20 for shipping and handling charges.

For "Triple" please add $40.

For x6, and x10 is Free Shipping

Australia/New Zealand

$30 for shipping and handling charges.

For x3 please add $75.

For x6 add $100

 For x10 Free Shipping

All other countries

Please add $50.00 for shipping and handling for Early Bird and Premium Pledge Levels.

Action Pack $75.00 for shipping

x3 $100.00 for shipping and handling.

X6 $100.00 for shipping and handling

x10 Shipping is Free

Essen Pickup!

The International Spieltage is October 24th-27th and held in Essen Germany. On the survey for this project we will have the question. Essen pick up? O yes O no

Those of you that intend a Essen pick up do not add shipping.*

*Should something occur between now and then, and you are no longer able to attend Essen we will ask for shipping fees to send you your package.

Disclaimer

While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later.

All additional costs that may occur because of customs duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.

We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.

Risks and challenges

This is an exciting project for us. Our first miniatures game!

Our toughest challenge with this project were the miniatures. We have excellent sculpts and will produce high-quality miniatures. The production will still be with our partners in Europe.

We will try to ship all stretch goals with the main game and not in separate shipments. For those who order Crysis, that game will most likely ship separately.

We expect the following shipping dates:

Dark, Darker, Darkest in October.

Colonialism in July.

Amerigo is on track for an September delivery.

While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later.

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    EARLY BIRD PREMIUM #2 DARK DARKER DARKEST. This is a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PREMIUM level. In addition to the standard game you will receive 8 exclusive Tuff Guy zombie miniatures, 2 additional exclusive rooms and an additional character (Bunny) miniature and card (non exclusive). You will also receive any Stretch Goals we reach. We do reserve the right to offer the room tiles and zombie miniatures (Tuff Guy) at special gaming events. Includes shipping to the United States and Germany. All other countries check the "International Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee.

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    PREMIUM DARK DARKER DARKEST. This is a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PREMIUM level. In addition to the standard game you will receive 8 exclusive Tuff Guy zombie miniatures, 2 additional exclusive rooms and an additional character (Bunny) miniature and card (non exclusive). You will also receive any Stretch Goals we reach. We do reserve the right to offer the room tiles and zombie miniatures (Tuff Guy) at special gaming events. Includes shipping to the United States and Germany. All other countries check the "International Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee.

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    ACTION PACK, PREMIUM DARK DARKER DARKEST + CRYSIS ANALOGUE EDITION. You will receive 1 copy of Dark Darker Darkest with everything the Premium level has and 1 copy of Crysis (MSRP US$ 90,-) and all Stretch Goals reached. Includes shipping to the United States and Germany. All other countries check the "International Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. Crysis will be shipped separately.

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