Dungeons & Dragons Board game : Tyrants Of The Underdark - Expanded Ed. (En)
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Tyrants of the Underdark is a territory control game with a deck-building element.
Each player runs a house of Drow in a section of the Underdark below the Coast of Swords. The Drow house is represented by a deck of cards, with each card being a minion in the player's deck. Each minion belongs to one of the five aspects of Drow society, and these aspects correspond to different strategies in the game. For example, malicious minions excel at assassinating opposing troops, while ambitious minions are best at. recruit other minions and promote minions to your "inner circle," which is a special area that increases their value at the end of the game.
When you start the game, you create an 80-card deck by shuffling two 40-card half-decks, the half-decks being Drow, Dragons, Demons, and Elementals.
A central market offers new minions that can be recruited through influence, one of the game's two resources; The purchased cards are placed in your discard pile, then shuffled with other cards in your deck when you need them. The other resource is power, which allows you to place troops on the game board, expand your forces on the Underdark map, manipulate events in the city, and assassinate enemy troops.
Players earn points by controlling sites, recruiting valuable minions, promoting minions in your inner circle, and assassinating troops. Whoever ends the game with the most points wins.
NOTE: This 2021 print includes the Aberrations & Undead expansion.