Escape the Dark Sector
- Players: 1-4 Players
- Playing Time: 45 Minutes
- Age: 14+
- Mechanisms: Cooperative Game, Dice Rolling, Paper-and-Pencil, Push Your Luck, Role Playing, Storytelling, Solitaire Game
- Designers: Thomas Pike, Alex Crispin, James Shelton
- Contents: 16x Act 1 Chapter Cards, 16x Act 2 Chapter Cards, 16x Act 3 Chapter Cards, 6x Crew Cards, 3x Start Cards, 2x Tactical Action Cards, 24x Item Cards, 4x Starting Weapon Cards, 6x Starting Cybernetics Cards, 7x Ballistic Ammo Dice, 7x Energy Ammo Dice, 2x Explosive Ammo Dice, 6x Crew Dice, 4 Hit Dice, 9x Chapter Dice, 1x Medical Record Pad, 4x Pencils, 2x Epilogue Cards, 2x Rules Reference Cards, 1x Rule Book
The second game in the Escape the Dark series, Escape the Dark Sector is a simple, sci-fi adventure game with a focus on atmosphere, storytelling and player cooperation – perfect for newcomers to tabletop gaming. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up, lasts around 45 minutes, and each mission is randomly generated so no two games are ever the same.
Playing as the beleaguered crew of an impounded starship, players find themselves confined to the detention block of a vast space station. Using a variety of advanced gear and weaponry, they will embark on a desperate mission to find their ship and blast their way home.
Along the way, the crew will have to overcome a variety of dangers, traps, and terrors. From cyborg guards and faulty replicators to killer alien organisms, with each challenge is represented by a large, beautifully illustrated chapter card.
As these immersive chapter cards are revealed one by one, the game takes on the form of a shared storybook experience, with the players making decisions about what to do each chapter before using a combination of tactical dice combat and timely use of item cards to complete them.
The goal of the game is to complete every chapter in the mission deck, and then defeat the final boss and recover your starship. To win, you must keep each member of the crew alive - if any player is killed the game ends immediately.