A The Stifling Dark egy kiváló társasjáték, 3 - 5 játékos részére, az átlagos játékidő hosszabb, akár 1 - 2 óra is lehet. A társast, 14 éves kortól ajánljuk kipróbálni. A játékmenet erősen épít a fogd és vidd, a kereskedés, a váltakozó képességek, a szövetségek és a memória mechanizmusokra.
The Stifling Dark is a one-vs-many hidden-movement horror board game with an innovative flashlight mechanic for 3-5 players. One player plays the adversary, whose goal is to prevent the other players (the investigators) from escaping through a variety of unique actions. As an investigator, your sole purpose is to survive.
Investigators move around the board in a point-to-point fashion using their base movement speed. They may sprint to move more quickly, but they need to keep an eye on their stamina so they don't become exhausted. Additionally, investigators can take other actions such as picking up and using items, locking and unlocking doors, and using their flashlights to try and find the adversary. Meanwhile, the adversary is secretly moving around the board trying to stop the investigators from escaping. There are a variety of investigators and adversaries to choose from, each with their own special abilities.
Will you fix up the car and drive out, or will you override the gate and try to sneak out? The investigators will need to decide if they want to stick together to watch each other's backs or split up to race towards the exit. Either way, they must move quickly - the longer the game takes the more chances the adversary has to stop them!
The game ends when either all of the investigators escape (meaning the investigators won) or the adversary achieves their win condition (which is different for each adversary).