The legend grows...

On 1st June 2018, Themeborne will be back on Kickstarter.

The new campaign will add three expansions to the Escape the Dark Castle range, along with various add-ons driven by the feedback we've received over the past year from our amazing community of players. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal all...

Today we are very excited to unveil the first of the new Kickstarter expansions:

Adventure Pack 2: Scourge of the Undead Queen

Gorging on the castle’s unending supply of tortured souls, the Undead Queen calls to her service the corpses, skeletons, and spirits of the depths. If a prisoner should fall at the hands of her inexhaustible armies, all that awaits is an eternity of agonising undeath…

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1 New Boss
The Undead Queen, a foul necromancer bent on enslaving your soul

15 New Chapters
The Undead Queen’s terrifying forces, and new locations within the Dark Castle

3 Companion Characters
Vital allies to accompany the prisoners and assist in their escape

3 Companion Trigger Cards
Event cards which signify the arrival of a Companion

3 Companion Dice
Used to carry out Companion actions and special abilities

2 New Items
Each a powerful relic for the prisoners to discover

1 New Item Dice
Used to apply the powers of a relic


New Mechanic - Companions

This Adventure Pack introduces a new mechanic to the system - Companions. These characters can appear during a quest and join-up with the prisoners to assist in their escape. Fans of roleplaying games will know them by the term NPCs (non-player characters). Players will now encounter event cards in the item deck which trigger the arrival of one of the Companions. Each Companion has a unique mixture of traits and a special ability. They are powerful allies but their presence may be fleeting, so prisoners must choose carefully how and when to call on them. 

A copy of Escape the Dark Castle is required to use this set. However, as with all our Adventure Packs, this new content can be played as a standalone, themed adventure or mixed into the base set to increase variety and replay value. Please note that the exact contents is subject to change during the course of the Kickstarter campaign. 

Let us know what you think of this new pack, and please help us share this exciting news.

More will be revealed soon!