Merchants of the Dark Road (SVG Edition)
1 – 4 Players, 60 – 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 12 and up. In Merchants of the Dark Road, you are one of the brave few merchants that travel the dangerous paths between cities! Manufacturer: Elf Creek Games. Categories: Exploration, and Fantasy. Game Mechanics: Contracts, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Follow, Hidden Victory Points, Highest-Lowest Scoring, Market, Pick-up and Deliver, Rondel, Set Collection, Solo / Solitaire Game, and Worker Placement with Dice Workers.
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How to Play:
Merchants of the Dark Road. After half a year of daylight, we must now prepare for the dark season. The roads will be treacherous, but they will still need to be braved by a select few in order to keep our cities thriving. In Merchants of the Dark Road, you are one of these brave few merchants that travel the dangerous paths between cities. While the job is perilous, fame and fortune await.
Discover the capital city where most of your actions will take place using a rondel action system. Collect and produce items to add to your caravan or sell these items to local heroes and hire them to travel with you. Manipulate the market price of items, visit the back-alley sellers, or delve a nearby dungeon for magical items to gain the potential for even more coin and notoriety.
Gather lanterns to ease your passage along the dark roads as you guide your caravan to distant villages. Deliver goods and heroes to the best destinations and gain fame for your bravery! Balance the money you earn with the height of your fame because your final score after a number of game rounds will reflect the lowest of these two values.
After all, what good is a purse full of the coin if the people don’t sing songs about you, and what good is a song with an empty mug of ale?
SVG Edition includes:
Merchant of the Dark Road Deluxe Edition (GTIN: 787790035985, SKU: ECG017, MSRP $99) Components in the Deluxe Edition that are not in the regular version:
- 4 dual-layered wagon boards
- 5 wooden, screen-printed wagon pawns
- 5 deluxe prestige markers
- 12 metal horseshoes
- 16 resin lanterns
- 24 resin quartz
- 2 resin district markers
- 1 solo goods marker
- 6 Watchers’ words secret messages
- 3 Frost Squirrel companion cards
- 6 priest cards
- 1 Rimefrost trusty steed
- Plastic storage insert with removable resource tray
- Limited edition, collectible box, individually numbered, with UV gloss
Merchant of the Dark Road Patron’s Provisions (GTIN: 787790035381, SKU: ECG023, MSRP $15)
These are the Kickstarter promos for the game and include deluxe steed tiles and the Watchers’ Words mini-expansion module.
Merchant of the Dark Road Card Sleeve Set (GTIN: 787790035480, SKU: ECG019, MSRP $10)
Includes enough sleeves for the varying card sizes in the deluxe version of the game.
Merchant of the Dark Road Lumi Coins (GTIN: 787790035688, SKU: ECG020, MSRP $45)
These upgraded metal coins are absolutely top notch and replace the cardboard coins in the standard game. They have stunning detail and use a dual masking technique to give each coin multiple metallic colors. You won’t believe your eyes!
- 30 x “1” coins, “candles”
- 18 x “5” coins, “stars”
- 12 x “10” coins, “lamps”
Merchant of the Dark Road Coin Pouch (GTIN: 787790035589, SKU: ECG021, MSRP $20)
These deluxe coin pouch upgrades will significantly step up your game, replacing the blinds in the standard game. Made from soft velvet, each has one of the four colored player wagons embroidered on it. They also feature a flat bottom making them capable of standing on their own. This makes it easy to access your coins while keeping your riches hidden from your friends.
- 4 coin pouches
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 7 in|