Nightlancer board game

nightlancer board game cyberpunk scifi dystopia

Nightlancer board game

(6 customer reviews)


Nightlancer the competitive cyberpunk board game. Survive the crumbling dystopia. 1-4 players, 60-120 minutes.

Warranty: 30 Days

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Game Details
NameNightlancer (0)
ComplexityMedium [3.00]
BGG Rank [User Rating]0 [7.24]
Key statistics:
  • 1-4 players (optional solitaire and cooperative rules)
  • 60-120 minutes
  • Strong, immersive theme
  • 10 unique Nightlancer characters to play
  • Character building and competitive gameplay
  • Extensively replayable
Box contents:
  • 1x rulebook (250x200mm, 32 pages)
  • 4x game mats (250mmx200mm, full colour double-sided)
  • 6x dice (custom print design)
  • 96x tokens (20mm, full colour double-sided)
  • 32x playing pieces (8 each in 4 colours)
  • 7x playing pieces (white, for solitaire and cooperative mode)
  • 175x playing cards (american standard size 56mmx87mm)
  • 24x mission cards (100mmx200mm mats)
  • 10x Nightlancer cards (100mmx200mm mats)
Britain 2099. Society crumbles as the authorities fight to keep everything under their control. Cities are divided into cloistered inner cities cut off from the outside world, and the dangerous slums riddled with chaos and violence. In the city slums organised crime and roving street gangs battle for control. Death cults try to turn the desperate population to their fanatical causes. People lose all sense of themselves and succumb to Techshock in their struggle to keep up with everything in the ever-changing state of technology and society. The worst of the Techshocked form into savage Shockpacks, driven only by thoughtless and violent pack mentality. A small handful struggle to escape the world that is out to destroy them. People that don’t want to live under anyone’s control or become one of the controllers. They’ll do whatever they can in the seedy underworld to escape the crumbling society before it collapses and takes them out in the process.

People call them the Nightlancers.

Nightlancer is the competitive cyberpunk tabletop game with character building competitive gameplay. Struggle to survive the crumbling dystopia against your rivals!

Choose your unique Nightlancer, trade on the black market, use your contact network and take on challenging missions to improve your prospects and survive the dystopian world. Play aggressively against your opponents fighting them for missions and turning your contacts on them, or stay aloof and focus on your own survival.

At the very heart of the experience is living out the career of an underworld operative in a world turned to hell, struggling to escape the corrupt society and find freedom.

Illustration by Manolis Frangidis

Graphic design by Christos Zabaras

6 reviews for Nightlancer board game

  1. Adam (DieRollin’)

    Great game with a lot of depth, fun and easy to learn and highly thematic. The best cyberpunk game I’ve played so far.

  2. boardchao999

    Cyberpunk/Shadowrun in a box…well in a box in 90min. Good, maybe a little one-tracked design, and some parts don’t quite feel right, but this is exactly what I wanted, being a runner in a box, looking to see if they ever expand this.

  3. Wikkid Devil

    So many ways to play and so many strategies to employ to screw over the other players. I hope you have lots of friends to play with as you may not have many left afterwards…

  4. Brian A

    Great cyberpunk adventure. I’ve only played solo so far, but having a great time figuring out the best way to meet the objectives and overcoming the AI opponent. Tons of variation included as well. It would take a long time see much repetition in this. Each mission has multiple ways to be overcome that there’s very little that’s done the same way from game to game.

  5. TheDVoid

    An amazing game, easy to pick up and fun. I enjoy the intrigue that builds up, slowly weaving your plans together to undermine your opponents and catapult yourself forward.

  6. Meeple

    This is a fun game that plays both cooperative and competitive, depending on your preference. The rules are straight-forward and easy to follow even for first-time players. The game is a great mix between strategic and roleplaying and combines elements of both. You need to really plan and weigh the risks of each mission before you go on it, and even then nothing is guaranteed as the other players might throw a wrench in your best-laid plans. But despite this the game doesn’t rely too much on the luck of the roll and allows you to take calculated risks instead.

    The characters, missions, contacts and items all have little in-game descriptions on them which really enable the roleplayer in me. You can very much see the years of work that went into the world of Nightlancer from these little touches alone.

    I recommend this game if you’re a fan of games like Lords of Waterdeep, that require planning and risk, or roleplaying board games like Descent as it can also be played cooperatively against an “AI”. The design is lightweight and the box easy to carry around for games nights with friends.

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