The Tabletop Spotlight is on Dark Deeds!
When Drake from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over this game I was intrigued. The box was a little heavier than I was expecting. When I got a chance to look at it and saw Andy Chamber’s name on the cover I was now full on curious.
In Dark Deeds you play the roll of a malicious henchmen. Your job one of skullduggery and villainous intent. You must try to win your patrons approval by completing…well…Dark Deeds! This includes robbing the people, taking out (or avoiding) guards and do-gooders and messing with your fellow henchmen. It’s a bit on the silly side but more dark humor than slapstick. Game play is pretty straight forward and it actually has a few different modes of play:
One of the things I would like to cover is that price point. It is $59.99 and as Drake said in the video he was a little skeptical at first, too. I can’t blame him. But once we got it opened and took a look at the components you can see why it’s that premium price.
The Tokens are really fancy wooden tokens. I’m not sure if they are laser cut but they were some of the nicest ones I’ve seen, ever! And I’ve done more than a couple reviews in my time. The play mat (aka the street) is also made from that “mouse pad” material. Kind of like the FAT Mats. I know that the same type of material is used in other card games for play areas – but those can range from 10$ up to $30 depending on the game and quality.
The cards are well done with nice materials and the art is fun, too. No complaints in that department. The box also has a custom D12 which is cool and a fun little “burlap” sack which I thought was a nice touch. Overall, the high quality of the materials in the box certainly can explain that premium price point. But aside from that the gameplay is fun enough that you’ll be able to get your money’s worth for sure.
Most games will probably run around about an hour, give or take, so be ready to sit and play this one. It’s 2-5 players so it should be able to accommodate most gaming groups pretty easily. So if you’re looking for a premium card game to play with your mates then check out Dark Deeds – in stores now!
Dark Deeds $59.99
Dark Deeds is a darkly humorous card game of skullduggery and suspicion for 2 to 5 players. In Dark Deeds players take the role of minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous, patron. The Patron wants deeds of infamy, violence and coercion committed and you are the ones who must avoid the authorities, the do-gooders and, most of all, each other to perform them. Rich rewards beckon, along with horrific punishments for failure. So are you the kind of malevolent minion the patron needs?
Team players need not apply.
Dark Deeds and they’re NOT done dirt cheap.