Masters of the Night, a new solitaire or cooperative game by Igrology and Ares Games, is launching today on Kickstarter, with an initial funding goal of $25,000. The campaign will run until February 5th, and the game is due to release in December 2020 in four languages – English, Italian, Polish and Spanish, with various publishing partners. Watch the trailer video.

In Masters of the Night, one to five players on the same side, as members of a vampire clan slowly regaining their former power. Just arrived after a long journey in a new, unfamiliar city, they are challenged to survive and establish their rule.

Masters of the Night: solo and cooperative vampire board game.

With the help of minions, loyal servants of the Vampire family, each player will fight against the agents of the Inquisition, cast fear into the hearts of the people with their hunts, and shape dread sigils in different city districts, all in preparation of the grand Blood Moon ritual, that will confirm their rule on the city and seal its fate. But the players must not waste time to prepare for the ritual, as their enemies will be searching for them constantly and even vampire magic may not stop them if the “veil” hiding them should drop.

Masters of the Night is played over a modular board composed of nine district tiles, representing the city where the family of vampires is trying to establish its rule. There are six playable vampires, each of them with specific abilities. Regardless of the number of players, two to five vampires can be used in a game. A single player can control more than one vampire – playing solo or with other players.

The game presents strong thematic elements and interesting decisions, as players must find a compromise between using powerful blood-magic and keeping the Veil of Secrecy which protects them. They must get control of key city locations with unique powers by recruiting minions and stop the actions of Inquisitors. There are multiple paths to defeat, and only one to victory - time plays against the vampires.

Several preview copies of Masters of the Night were sent to reviewers, and some previews were already published on YouTube channels – Rolling Solo (in English), Genus Solo (in German), and Corydan (in Italian). The game can also be tried in a digital version available on Tabletopia, and the beta rulebook is available for download.

Pledge levels and rewards

The Master of the Night Kickstarter project offers Standard edition - including stretch goals which will not be included in the retail version; or a limited-edition Premium version, including all content of the Standard edition, and enhanced by special items, designed and manufactured to the highest standard of the game industry.

The project presents three pledge levels: "Minion" ($39), for one copy of the Standard Edition of Masters of the Night, and all unlocked standard stretch goals; " Vampire” ($49), for one copy of the Premium Edition, including all "standard" and "premium" stretch goals, and “Clan” ($135), for three copies of the Premium Edition, each including all "standard" and "premium" stretch goals. Retailers interested on getting the game are invited to contact Ares Games for pledges.

Masters of the Night contents include a set of six vampire figures, six Vampire sheets, two Veil Trackers, nine District tiles, 68 cards (14 Relic cards, 54 Event cards), 10 six-sided dice and 71 tokens. The suggested retail price of the regular edition (not including the exclusive contents and stretch goals of the deluxe edition) will be $50.

In addition to the English edition by Ares Games, Masters of the Night will also be crowdfunded in other three languages: Italian, in partnership with Pendragon Game Studio, Polish, with Galakta, and Spanish, with Last Level. They will release the Kickstarter-funded edition of the game, in their languages, simultaneously with the English version.

The game is expected to ship to backers in December 2020 from Ares Games’ main warehouse in the USA and from secondary warehouses in Australia, Canada, Germany, and China. No customs charges will apply to backers in Australia, Canada, EU, China and other Asia-Pacific countries, or the US.

Masters of the Night is the 12th project of Ares Games on Kickstarter, and 10 of them were already delivered successfully (Sails of Glory, Galaxy Defenders-Season 1 and Season 2, Age of Conan - Adventures in Hyboria, Wings of Glory - Giants of the Sky, Dungeon Time, Sword & Sorcery Immortal Souls, Divinity Derby, Master of the Galaxy, Tripods & Triplanes) with very positive feedback from the backers. The latest project, Sword & Sorcery Ancient Chronicles, is in production now.

For more information about Masters of the Night and to pledge, visit the project on Kickstarter -, check the game’s page on our website and follow the game on Facebook.

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