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Black Sonata: The Fair Youth

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Number of Players 1
Playtime 30 Min
Suggested Ages 12+
Designer(s) John Kean
Publisher GateOnGames
Base Game Black Sonata

This set of mini-expansions introduces new tools and challenges to the base game. Each expansion can be added separately or in combination with any other.

The Fair Youth expansion introduces an additional deduction task to the game: you must discover where in London the Fair Youth is hiding. Bystanders will give you a clue for which way the Youth went from your current location, however if you are already at his actual location you will be told a lie. Deduce his location to surprise him there, or for extra points catch him and the Dark Lady together, unmasking both of them at the same time.

The Rendezvous challenges you to find out which of seven landscape features acted as a meeting place for Shakespeare and his Dark Lady. Querying a location will give you a number from 1 to 3, being the number of steps away from the current location that the Rendezvous symbol can be found. Deduce which map symbol represents the Rendezvous, then confront and unmask the Dark Lady in a location with that symbol on it.

The Rival Poet introduces a second pawn that stalks the streets and interacts with the player via simple movement rules. Pick from two different poets to make the game easier or harder. The Elusive Poet attempts to stay one step ahead of you, but if you catch him he will reveal a clue about the Dark Lady. In contrast, The Aggressive Poet will hound and chase you, potentially spoiling your plans to intercept the Dark Lady.

Waypoints and Traces provides you with 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 every Dark Lady a new set of characteristics and presenting a slightly harder deduction challenge.

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