The dark lord Rigor Mort-is has sent his minions out into the world to do his bidding. The only problem, they forgot to do it, and now the minions are in for an ass kicking. Who will get the blame? Who can think fast and pass the buck? Who will get their masters withering stares? Who will end up in the Dungeon for torture practice?
This game had been sitting at the back of my gaming cupboard for quite a while and I was able to get it to the table last week. What I found was that this little tiny box of cards contain a massive amount of laughter and fun for everybody in my gaming group. So much fun in fact that I shouted myself to a sore throat in just 1 hour.
The Aye Dark Overlord box contains two set of cards, one for actions and a second for hints. Each player is given the chance to come up with an excuse using the hint cards in his hand and then pass the buck with an action card. Action cards can also be used to interrupt another player to adjust the lie being told with a added hint card just to make things interesting for the active player.
In the great tradition of the radio show “just a minuet” if you stumble in your story or take too long to answer you get a withering stare from the Dark Overlord player, get three of these and you are toast. Of coarse you could throw yourself at the Dark Lords mercy and you might get a reprieve.
This is a fantastic little game that is going to get a lot more plays in the future. I think I might pack it for the group camping trip we have planned in the summer. Alcohol and thinking fast…..I feel a lot of withered looks coming on!