Dark Domains is a worker placement game where 2-5 players attempt to create a Domain that provides them the most evil. Each player takes on the role of a city leader attempting to expand the frontiers of the city Harrows into the hinterland. Unbeknownst to the powers in Harrows, you are secretly evil to the core and in the thrall of the Necromancer. Once away from the bustling city and the oversight of the courts, you will create domains that outwardly appear to be beacons of light and hope. Eventually however, your true colors will come through, and those upstanding pillars of the community will retreat to their lairs as the masquerade ends and their lands begin to decay into wastelands overrun by foul monsters, evil magic, and nefarious henchmen.
Do not be hasty when converting your lands to darkness though, as it is not without risk. Harrows is home to the famous Torin Company and its never-ending supply of heroes and adventurers. Once the word reaches Harrows that darkness is afoot in the surrounding Domains, it is only a matter of time before these nosy adventurers begin to seek out the dens of horror to stop the evil. You must be prepared to defend yourself when your intentions are made clear.
The Necromancer will reward the player who best covers their land in darkness. Claim what is rightfully yours!