Doing my regular morning routine of checking out loads of webcomics I read about Fury of Dracula in the Penny Arcade journal entry about board games. So I checked it out and man, it sounds pretty kickass.
“In this game of Gothic adventure, one player takes the role of Dracula while up to four others attempt to stop him by controlling Vampire hunters from the famous Bram Stoker novel.
Dracula has returned, and is determined to control all of Europe by creating an undead empire of Vampires. Dracula uses a deck of location cards to secretly travel through Europe, leaving a trail of encounters and events for the hunters that chase him.
Meanwhile, the hunters attempt to track and destroy Dracula using the limited information available to them – a task easier said than done when their prey has the power to change forms into a wolf or bat, and can even melt away into the mist when confronted.
To save Europe and rid the world of Dracula’s foul plague, the hunters must destroy Dracula before he earns enough victory points to win the game… will they have enough wit and bravery to defeat the dark count?”
The Fury of Dracula is a board game designed by Stephen Hand and published by Games Workshop in 1987. In 2006 Fantasy Flight Games released an updated version. The game is best played with five players, but can be played with just two. The game is a long one, it’ll take between 2-4 hours to complete. So if you plan on playing, make sure to set aside a lot of time.
The game includes:
* 1 Rule Book
* 1 Game Board
* 5 Plastic Miniatures
* 1 Dracula Sheet
* 1 Dracula Reference Map
* 4 Hunter Sheets
* 4 Dice
* 220 Cards
* 81 Tokens
Unfortunately, The Fury of Dracula is expensive as fuck, costing about $60. But you can always try and find yourself a used one for considerably cheaper.
If you have played it, let us know what you thought of it. Is it worth the cost?