Dark Shadows (1968)

Players: 2-4

Playing time: 30 minutes

Rating on BoardGameGeek: 0.0

Description: Dark Shadows was the first of two board games based on the TV series to come out onto the market in the late 1960s. Each player is dealt 4 cards of varying types. Players use these cards to drive their movement across the board by matching a card to a particular space. Each turn, a player either plays the appropriate card to move ahead or discards one and stays put, then draws a new card. The first player to reach the end space is the winner.

Some strategy is added by the nature of the board spaces. Certain paths will call for any card that matches a number value (1 or 2) or color (red or black). Others require a specific symbol (bat, spider, poison cup, or knife), or one of the special vampire cards (Barnabas or the generic Vampire). There are alternate paths a player may choose which are shorter, but require more specific items.

Re-implemented by:

Creature Castle
Black Hole: Space Alert Game

Mechanics: Hand Management, Point to Point Movement

Categories: Movies/TV/Radio theme

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