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Year Published
1981
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Dark Tower
Alternate Names
Atlantis
La Tour Mystérieuse
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An epic fantasy quest to recover an ancient magic scepter from a tyrant king in his Dark Tower, brought to life in electronic form.

To vanquish the usurper, players search the four realms of the circular game board for three keys to unlock the tower's gate. On this journey, there are battles to be fought against roving bands of brigands, dragons, plague and hunger. There are bazaars to visit to purchase supplies and assistants for the quest. There are uncharted territories to get lost in and tombs and ruins to plunder. And there is a mighty army to be raised before the player can lay seige to the tower and fight either to glorious victory or crushing defeat.

Dated and primitive by today's standards, Dark Tower was nevertheless an astonishing achievement when it was released in 1981. Every aspect of the game was monitored by a small computer inside the black plastic shell of the tower itself, an unheard of innovation at the time. Players input their moves on a small membrane keypad each turn and the computer took over from there, doing everything from conducting the progress of battles to keeping track of how much (or little) food was left to feed the players' always hungry warriors. It could even play recognizable pieces of music at significant points during the game.

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Dark Tower
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Milton Bradley English / French edition
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Artist: Bob Pepper
Year: 1982
Product Code: C4149
Size: 19.75 x 12.50 x 6.00 inches
5.40 pounds
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Milton Bradley English First Edition
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Artist: Bob Pepper
Year: 1981
Product Code: 4149-L1
Size: 19.75 x 12.50 x 6.00 inches
5.18 pounds
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Milton Bradley French Edition 1981
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Artist: Bob Pepper
Year: 1981
Size: 19.75 x 12.50 x 6.00 inches
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Milton Bradley German Edition
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Artist: Bob Pepper
Year: 1981
Size: 19.75 x 12.50 x 6.00 inches
5.18 pounds
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Milton Bradley Canadian Edition
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Artist: Bob Pepper
Year: 1981
Size: 19.75 x 12.50 x 6.00 inches
English, French
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3 How to Modify Dark Tower to Hold iPhone
This guide shows you how to modify your dead dark tower to hold an iPhone when using the Dark Tower iOS app.
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2014-06-23
0 USD270650
A US patent for Dark Tower
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1801
Thematic Rank: 341
Num Ratings: 930
Average Rating: 6.55
Standard Deviation: 1.79
Num Views: 168162
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.8
Fans: 127
Personal Comments: 484
Users Owning: 1097
Users Wanting: 131
Users Trading: 50 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 12
Want Parts In Trade: 25
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Total Plays: 1426
Plays This Month: 0
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