Dark Moon (2011)

Average Rating: 7.17/10
Board Game Rank: 1235
Thematic Rank: 186
Strategy Game Rank: 580
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Year Published
2011
# of Players
3 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 7 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 75 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Dark Moon
Alternate Names
BSG Express
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WELCOME TO DARK MOON. The Noguchi Masaki interplanetary mining corporation welcomes you to its outpost on Titan, the dark moon of Saturn! You will be joining an experienced crew of miners, technicians, and adventurous souls who live to experience all the wonders that our solar system has to offer. Purpose, loyalty, camaraderie, friendship, and sacrifice all await you as a new and valued member of the Noguchi Masaki family!

DARK MOON (formerly known as BSG Express), is a game of deception and betrayal at the cold edge of space.

You are a crew member on a deep space mining expedition to Titan, the dark moon of Saturn. During a routine excavation, an “incident” occurs whereby some of the crew become infected with an unknown virus, and become paranoid, deceitful, and violent, trying to destroy the others.

At the start of the game, players are divided into two teams: Uninfected and Infected. The Uninfected team simply needs to survive until the end of the game, while the Infected team secretly attempts to destroy them. Each player knows which team they are on, but does not know which team the other players are on! Who is your teammate and who is your enemy? Can you trust your best friend? And why doesn’t anyone trust you when you tell them you’re one of the good guys?!

Roll dice, overcome traumatic events, throw your friends in quarantine when you don’t believe them, and (if you’re Infected) betray everyone at just the right moment to secure victory!

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Components

(1) Box (TOP: 319x299x52.5mm / BOTTOM: 314x294x55mm)
(1) Board (480x480mm)
(1) Rulebook (20 pages, 216x280mm)
(10) Player Shields (265x151mm)
(80) Cards (Poker Size 2.5”x3.5”, 63.5x89mm)
(29) Dice (16mm): in these colors with these stampings on them:
- 14 Black: -1, -2, -2, -2, +2, +4
- 14 Red: -1, -2, -2, -2, +1, +3
- 1 Blue: -1, -2, -2, -2, +3, +5
(3) 10mm wooden cubes (1 red, 1 black, 1 blue)
(15) 8mm wooden cubes (15 blue)
(1) Punchboard (289x289mm) with these tokens:
- (6) Shield Tokens (Irregular Wedge shape, 24x23mm)
- (6) Damage Tokens (Rectangular, 65x17mm)
- (1) Sabotage Token (Rectangular, 65x17mm)
- (6) Fatigue Tokens (Circular, 26mm diameter)
- (7) Pass/Play Tokens (Circular, 40mm diameter)
- (7) Quarantine Tokens (Rectangular, rounded edges, 48x24mm)
- (14) +/- Die Tokens (Square, rounded edges, 24x24mm)

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BSG Express

Currently Dark Moon controversially shares the same BGG entry as BSG Express. BSG Express was a non-official/fan-made print-and-play game created in 2011 by the same game designer. BSG Express was created as a stream-lined, dice-based interpretation of the well-known FFG boardgame Battle Star Galactica. Although both Dark Moon and BSG Express share a similar hidden traitor and hidden dice-rolling mechanic, there are numerous and substantial mechanical differences between the two games, i.e., Dark Moon isn't just a simple thematic reimplementaion of BSG Express. In 2013 the designer removed the original BSG Express rules and game files from BGG (around the same time that Dark Moon was announced as being under development). At that time, BSG Express was the most downloaded print-and-play game on BGG.

Prior to the release of Dark Moon, the shared BGG entry contained around 230 ratings for BSG Express with an average score of 6.92. The BGG entry now contains a mixture of ratings for both games.

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English first edition
Publisher: Stronghold Games
Artist: William Bricker, Evan Derrick
Year: 2015
Product Code: SG-2011
Size: 12.60 x 11.80 x 2.20 inches
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2015
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Publisher: kártyagyár
Artist: Viktor Csete, Evan Derrick
Year: 2012
Size: 10.47 x 6.38 x 2.24 inches
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Publisher: (Web published)
Artist: Evan Derrick
Year: 2011
Size: 11.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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BSG Express tarjeta ayuda jugadores, rápida tamaño carta de magic (88*63) para que cada jugador tenga una delante suyo en la partida. Te recuerda las acciones del jugador y las cosas que se suelen olvidar o pasar por alto. Muy útil cuando se enseña a jugar por primera vez a otros jugadores. El archivo está previsto para que la tarjetas se doblen sobre si mismas y se peguen ambos lados.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1235
Thematic Rank: 186
Strategy Game Rank: 580
Num Ratings: 516
Average Rating: 7.17
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 219260
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Personal Comments: 207
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