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Use spells, undead minions, & traps to defend your dark tower against pesky heroes bent on evicting you! Plays 1-6 in 15-20 min.
A New Kickstarter is Underway! Updated Dark Dealings, a Big Expansion + Lots of Expansion Packs, etc.Go pledge Now!
A New Kickstarter is Underway! Updated Dark Dealings, a Big Expansion + Lots of Expansion Packs, etc.Go pledge Now!
2,937 backers pledged $91,549 to help bring this project to life.

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Dark Dealings: Dark Lords Defending Against Pesky Heroes

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If you enjoy drafting, bidding, and surviving end-game tension - all in 20 minutes - Dark Dealings is right up your alley. Whether you play alone or with up to five friends, Dark Dealings is a fast-paced game of strategy that will leave you ready to play again immediately!

Reasons Why You Should Become a Backer:

  • An Awesome Game! - Reviewers and players agree!
  • Easy to Learn! - Start playing in 5 minutes!
  • Get it First! - You will receive your game(s) before non-backers!
  • Get it for Less! - 25% off! (MSRP $20)
  • Stretch Goals! - We're making sure your pledges make the game better!
  • We Need You! - Your pledge will make this game possible!

We have some great news for our EU backers! This campaign is now EU-Friendly. What this means is exactly this ... rewards bound for backers in the EU will be shipped from within the EU. This means no extra customs charges. If you have questions, check the FAQ at the bottom of the page first, thanks!

Everything you see here for only $15! (+shipping)

 For $5 more, you'll receive the content below, PLUS you'll be able to receive the Deluxe stretch goals met!

We're going to be sending out the version of Mars Needs Mechanics that has the limited edition SpaceJack sleeve. You cannot buy this in stores and there are only a limited number remaining. Get yours now, only 250 remain!

 In Dark Dealings, players take on the roles of Dark Lords. You've managed to annoy the locals just enough for them to muster heroes bent on evicting you from your dark tower. Now you must impress your Dark Masters, beings not meant to be known by ordinary man, by taking on the fiercest of heroes. Doing so will get you mighty defenses you'll use to hopefully evade eviction. Last longer than your fellow Dark Lords (other players) and you will win Dark Dealings.

Click the image above to download the prototype rules.
Click the image above to download the prototype rules.
                                                                         

 Undead Viking's Dark Dealings Review

 Ricky Royal's Solo Demo/Review Video

Blackrabbit3333's review on YouTube:

                                                                                 

We have more reviews incoming, including video! We'll be adding reviewer and player quotes as they arrive!

 When we hit our goal, it's not over yet! We'll add more stuff to each copy backed as we reach the milestones listed below. Those stretch goals in yellow are base stretch goals, meaning everyone will get them. Those goals in green are Deluxe pledge level goals only, meaning anyone backing at a Deluxe Dark Dealings level (1, 3 or 10 copies) will get those rewards.

We unlocked a Facebook Stretch Goal that LOWERED ALL STRETCH GOALS BY $10,000!

 We launched a surprise stretch goal (aka, not in the list of planned stretch goals at the bottom of this page) - a free digital artbook for all backers when we reached $45k!

 A new stretch goal appears!

We are Nevermore Games, a games publisher based in Richmond, Virginia. We are no strangers to Kickstarter, having successfully funded Chicken Caesar and Mars Needs Mechanics through the help of awesome backers. We love strategy and replay value in the games we play, so we strive to publish games that embody those things as well. We met the designer of Dark Dealings, Michael D. Kelley, a couple years ago and knew we wanted to work with him. He's a smart guy who works hard and dedicates a lot of brainpower to creating awesome games. We hope to meet each and every backer at a convention or demo one day!

Risks and challenges

Publishing board games is a complicated process, but we are doing everything we can on our end to eliminate mistakes and disappointments. We've run two successful Kickstarter campaigns and delivered both games (Chicken Caesar and Mars Needs Mechanics). We're super excited about this game and we hope you will help us get it to tables everywhere!

We've been fortunate to work with Rob Lundy, a gifted artist who is a veteran of many board game design projects and knows how to navigate deadlines and keep timelines. We are confident we'll be getting the final art files to the printer in a timely fashion so we can meet our projected delivery schedule.

We promise to be transparent in our process and communication. We will update you often and with as much information as we can. We'd love to share in this process with all of you and will strive to do that to the best of our abilities!

Thank you for your support!

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    DARK DEALINGS x1

    ONE Copy of Dark Dealings and all met base stretch goals!

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    DELUXE DARK DEALINGS x1

    ONE Copy of Dark Dealings + Dastardly Dragons Expansion pack + all met base stretch goals + all met Deluxe stretch goals!

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    THREE Copies of Dark Dealings and all met base stretch goals!

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    DELUXE DARK DEALINGS x3

    THREE Copies of Dark Dealings + THREE Dastardly Dragons Expansion packs + and all met base stretch goals + all met Deluxe stretch goals for each copy!

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    DELUXE DARK DEALINGS x10

    TEN Copies of Dark Dealings + TEN Dastardly Dragons Expansion packs + and all met base stretch goals + all met Deluxe stretch goals for each copy!

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