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Queen by Midnight

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Which Princess will be crowned Queen by Midnight in this battle-royale deck-building board game of guile, deception, and brawn?

  • Player Count: 3–6
  • Minimum Age: 12+
  • Game Length: 60–90 mins

Overview: The Midnight Queen is dead... As her kingdom weeps, the Queen’s dying command was to invoke the Rule By Midnight: a trial of combat and guile, where the Princesses of Twelvefold meet in secret to battle and scheme against one another. Each Princess wields unique tactics to battle for the Midnight Court, but as the clock strikes 12, only one shall wear the crown. 


  • Use your cards to scheme, brawl, and cast your way to victory!
  • Six unique styles of play.
  • Pledge your loyalty to others to hedge your bets!

Inside: The centerpiece of this game is a stunning Clocktower that tracks turns, offers cards to buy, and rolls your dice! It spins to face each player on their turn. Nearly 200 cards are themed to your specific Princess, with additional Bazaar cards (75) available to customize your deck. Tokens, trackers, boards, and other cards make gameplay easy to track even when things are getting heated.


  • 3-6 players
  • 60-90 minutes
  • Ages 12+
  • Contents
    • 14 page rulebook
    • 6 Player Boards
    • 2 Six Sided Dice
    • 6 Clout & Health Tracker Boards
    • 12 Wooden Health/Clout tokens 
    • 108 Princess Vault Cards
    • 75 Bazaar Cards
    • 60 Starter Cards
    • 6 Ultimate/Inner Circle Cards
    • 30 Declaration Cards
    • 24 Loyalty Tokens
    • 24 Lash Tokens
    • 15 Prophecy Tokens
    • 1 Trance Token
    • 30 Level Tokens
    • Clocktower 
  • Creative Team
    • Created and Designed by: Kyle Shire
    • Additional Design by: Alex Uboldi
    • Graphic Design
      • Layout: Matt Paquette
      • Cardboard: David Killing
    • Art by: Ameera Sheikh, Michal Ivan, and Mike Pape
    • Editing: Travis D. Hill, Donald Behne, Darcy Ross, and Kaitlyn Money
    • Playtest Coordinator: Hank Finnin
    • Cultural Consulting: Christine Sandquist and James Mendez Hodes

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    Cymoril Conry
    Best Game Ever

    Played with my mom and little brother, we all loved it. Can't wait to play again!

    Robert Lockhart

    This company continues to never disappoint

    Promising First Outing

    This is such an impressive first "big box" style board game from CR. Played this half a dozen times in the first two days after receiving and loved learning all the princesses and gameplay styles. For a first big production it stands head and shoulders above many other games of a similar style. With that being said, some errata clarifications or maybe a second edition printing down the line to tighten up gameplay would be nice. While there are tons of variations each game/deck can have, things can begin to feel "same-y" or like there is a clear "optimal path" in games for certain princesses. At a certain point it begins to feel like there are only 2-4 cards in each bazar deck worth picking and then its just investing in the same 2-6 cards from your vault. This is from a mostly 2 person playing experience, but I don't imagine it changing all that much with multiple people. Would really love to see new princesses developed or more game-changing mechanics in the future. All-in all though: solid game, beautiful components, excellent vibe/feel, and fun quick and simple set-up and gameplay. Highly recommend!


    Great game. Needs instruction errata

    Richard Barbee

    Played this game last weekend and it’s quite fun. Each character feels unique and the game feels like it encourages role play. It seems quite complicated at first, but after a few rounds even the more casual players had a grasp of how to play. All in all I look forward to playing it again soon

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