Duel in the Dark (2007)

Average Rating: 6.69/10
Board Game Rank: 1096
War Game Rank: 357
Strategy Game Rank: 571
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2007
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1 − 2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
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12 and up
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Duel in the Dark
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Duell im Dunkeln
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From the publisher's website:

World War 2 air combat game depicting the nighttime air raids of British bombers hitting German cities.

As the head of the British Bomber Command, you plan the attacks on Germany in order to undermine the morale of the civilian population. Or as a General of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), you defend using your ace squadrons and organizing an effective civil defense.

The gameboard enables you to set up countless variations of these historic events. You play as many nights as you wish - each night takes 30-45 minutes to resolve.

Immerse yourself in the strategic and tactical thinking needed to survive in those dark times.

Gameplay allows for easy entry into the action with some advanced rules for the hearty wargamer. The game rules include weather conditions, full moon/new moon bonuses and penalties, clouds and thunderclouds, fog, flak, searchlights, balloon barriers, target markers, and much more.

The British player secretly plots the course of the bomber while the Mosquito acts as escort or decoy. The German player tries to figure out where the bomber is going, making sure to efficiently use the fuel to get as many hits on the bomber as possible.

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Awards

  • 2007 Dice Tower Awards, Best Game of the Year Nominee / Most Innovative Game Nominee / Best Small Publisher Game Nominee / Best New Game Designer (for Friedemann DePedro).

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Duel in the Dark
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First edition
Publisher: Pilot Games, Z-Man Games
Artist: Friedemann de Pedro
Year: 2007
Product Code: PG 001 / ZMG 7016
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.67 pounds
English, German
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6 Preplot b/w 1.0
Preplot map in black/white (printerfriendly). Clear and easy to use.
English
2010-12-30
18 Duel in the Dark solo summary.pdf
1 page player aid/summary for solo missions created by merging relevant information from rulebook and FAQ
English
2010-05-02
15 Duel in the Dark Plotting Map by Sylvicolus 2009-04-26.pdf
This is a simplified plotting map for Duel in the Dark. Includes colored shields and points for each city. English version 1.0 2009-04-26
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2010-04-26
3 EXPANSION EARLY NIGTHS EN ESPAÑOL
Reglas en español para la expansión Early Nigths de Duel in the Dark.
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2010-02-03
3 EXPANSIONES EN ESPAÑOL
Todas las mini-expansiones MÁS las expansiones Ju88, Pelotón Experto, Las Paredes Tienen Oidos y la Variante para 3-5 Jugadores. Todo en español.
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2010-02-01
12 Duel in the Dark Solo Mission Generator
Updated City Target Hexes and rearranged the sequence order making it more difficult for the Germans to know the target city. Corrected some other minor issues. Sorry Epp
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2009-11-17
14 Duel in the Dark Quick Reference Player Aid - 1
This quick player aid is to help with some of the basic rules for Duel in the Dark until new players get a grasp what is happening during the game. It also has the Sequence of Play that is helpful to newer players. Epp
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2009-11-17
5 Duel in the Dark Game Record Sheet
Record each of your missions on this simple game log sheet for Duel in the Dark!
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2009-11-17
3 Expertenregeln für die Solomission - German
Um die Solomissionen schwerer und komplexer zu machen, habe ich diese Expertenregeln ausgearbeitet. Sie wurden von mehreren Leuten getestet und für gut spieltauglich befunden! Erfahrene Spieler haben mit den Expertenregeln eine Siegchance von ungefähr 60%-75%. Viel Spaß Eucalyx
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2009-06-20
13 Solomission expert rules - English
To have more challenging solomissions I developed some expert rules. They are tested by different people and do work. As an experienced player your chances to win will be about 60%-75%, I guess. Just try it by yourself! Have fun Eucalyx
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2009-06-20
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Board Game Rank: 1096
War Game Rank: 357
Strategy Game Rank: 571
Num Ratings: 1267
Average Rating: 6.69
Standard Deviation: 1.36
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1P 062 - Duel in the Dark
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