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Merchants of the Dark Road Deluxe Edition

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Brave the peril of the dark road travelling between cities to earn fame and fortune. 

1-4 Players  |  60-120 Mins  |  Ages 12+

Features: Contracts, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Follow, Hidden Victory Points

Theme: Exploration, Fantasy, Medieval, Transportation


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?

The Merchants of the Dark Road Board Game Deluxe edition comes with the following components:

  • 1 Kingdom Board
  • 1 Market Wheel
  • 5 building tiles
  • 2 district markers
  • 16 lantern tokens
  • 24 quartz tokens
  • 12 horseshoe tokens
  • 60 coin tokens
  • 4 wagon boards
  • 4 players screens
  • 4 prestige markers
  • 4 wagon pawns
  • 48 hero cards
  • 22 companion cards
  • 26 event cards
  • 7 steed cards
  • 19 deed cards
  • 30 commission tiles
  • 6 wagon upgrade tiles
  • 81 goods tiles
  • 28 night dice
  • 8 illuminated dice
  • 5 market dice
  • 5 travel dice
  • 1 oracle die
  • 1 ruins die
  • 1 private concern wagon
  • 1 private concern prestige marker
  • 1 private concern goods marker
  • 10 private concern action cards
  • 6 guild notice cards
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 solo rulebook/adventure book
  • 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
  • Plastic storage insert with removable resource tray
  • Limited edition, collectible box, individually numbered, with UV gloss


  • 2022 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee

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