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Project overview

For more than four centuries scholars have argued over the identity of the mysterious Dark Lady of William Shakespeare’s sonnets. In Black Sonata, you will find yourself in Shakespeare’s London, circa 1600, in pursuit of the shadowy Lady. Can you finally solve English literature’s greatest mystery? Or will the Dark Lady elude you too?

Black Sonata: The Fair Youth expansion adds new tools and challenges to the base game. Each expansion can be played separately or in combination with any other.
  • The Fair Youth expansion adds an additional deduction task to the game: you must discover where in London the Fair Youth is hiding.
  • The Rendezvous challenges you to discover which of the seven landscape features acted as a meeting place for Shakespeare and his Dark Lady.
  • The Rival Poet adds a second pawn that stalks the streets and interacts with the player via simple movement rules
  • Waypoints and Traces gives you two tools to mark and track the Dark Lady's location at a particular point in the stealth deck.
  • And The Darker Ladies replace the clue cards in the base game, giving each Dark Lady a new set of characteristics and presenting a slightly harder deduction challenge.

Late Pledges

  • Black Sonata

    Black Sonata

    $25.00
    A copy of Black Sonata
  • Black Sonata: The Fair Youth
    A copy of The Fair Youth expansion

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    Orchard

    $15.00
    A small box solo game of harvesting fruit
  • Maquis

    Maquis

    $25.00
    A solo game of strategic worker placement

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