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Descent: The Altar of Despair
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Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  Descent
Theme:  Fantasy, Adventure, Fighting
Format:  Expansions, Books

Descent: The Altar of Despair

List Price: $49.95
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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 120-240 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Kevin Wilson

Manufacturer(s): Fantasy Flight Games

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To play this game, you must have:
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
base set Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Second Edition
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Product Description

The dark god of despair sleeps in the secret corners of the world... and while lesser men quail in terror, you must take up arms to defend humanity against those who would enslave it forever.

Return to the underground labyrinths of Descent: Journeys in the Dark with The Altar of Despair expansion! The Altar of Despair includes over 20 plastic miniatures depicting 6 new heroes and 5 new monster types: ferocious blood apes, shadowy assassins, malevolent dark priests, powerful trolls, and the terrifying chaos beast.

The heroes gain access to a new type of potion and can now perform a new type of action, while the overlord can now trap the heroes with crushing walls and plague them with dark glyphs and cursed items. The Altar of Despair also features new familiars, new types of terrain, new special abilities, and 6 new quests highlighting it all.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Kevin Wilson

  • Manufacturer(s): Fantasy Flight Games

  • Artist(s): Frank Wall, Rafal Hrynkiewicz

  • Year: 2007

  • Players: 2 - 5

  • Time: 120 - 240 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 1,522 grams

  • Language Requirements: This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. Game components are printed in English.


  • 6 hero sheets
  • 6 plastic heroes
  • 21 plastic monsters
  • 110 cards
  • 8 map pieces
  • 48 prop markers
  • 4 crushing wall plastic stands
  • 28 effect tokens
  • 18 treasure markers
  • 15 progress tokens
  • 4 prolonged action hero order tokens
  • 7 miscellaneous markers
  • 1 rulebook / quest guide

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