** ALERT ALERT – this final copy of Nightmare Cathedral has a crunched corner – please see gallery photos!! I’ve reduced the price to $70 as a result… hopefully it will find a good home :)**

Briefest Write-Ups continue… dark days of limited rambling ahead! ⛈️🌪️

Hello all! It has been a hectic and fun summer… and well… now it’s already fall?!?! Where is my life going? Anyway, existential crises aside, I just HAVE to get a ton of new stuff onto the site… and so… September 2023’s write-ups will be yet another entry into the “my shortest ever” tour books. I’m starting to sound like KISS with their “FINAL WORLD TOUR… number 46!!” schtick. I miss that band being on the scene. Ah, memories…

Anywho… Sorry for the lack of poetic ramblings and video links and such! 😅

I’m doing the best I can…

“…and I guess my best wasn’t goooood enough” [thank you James Ingram and Quincy Jones… now I’m teary eyed…😉]

Did I already use that in another listing? Yes… I did.

Hey… what’s that over there?

SQUIRREL! 😆 <attempts to distract people from his clear laziness in copying that last bit from another listing… again>

“Bundle” details?

This Upstart “bundle” includes the Nightmare Cathedral main Game box as well as the Nightmare Cat Mini!

This is an amazing production with detailed, hauntingly scary minis, beautiful artwork.. and well… solid gameplay. Light that candle… put on appropriately creepy background music… dim the lights… and enter the Cathedral. The Nightmare Cathedral.

(aptly named).  🥰🎉🏆👏

Those emoji accolades were for the game.. not my cleverness. Ahem.

It has been a good long while since this Kickstarter campaign back in 2022… and well, now that the wait is over… it’s time.

You’re likely thinking, “WHY DID YOU CARRY THIS, DREW?!?!!”  Hehehe. I know… I know… believe me.. I get it.

Also, I already opened my copy and I am swooning.. just sayin’. 😉

All humorous rambling aside… as always, please reach out with any questions!!

I’m almost always available unless I’m driving or asleep! 😂😅🚗💤

Gamefound Campaign Link – to check and see all wonderful game bits and bobs and juicy exclusive content!!

I do want to at least post a link to the original campaign… in case you haven’t heard of this one somehow. 😉 The link can be found HERE.

Again… sooo sorry, everyone! I’ll get back in the swing at some point… argh! 🏴‍☠️😭

Swooning pirate goofball signing off! ❤️

Ages: 14+
Players: 1 – 4
Play Time: 60 minutes (no more and no less.. per the bgg listing)
Publisher: Board&Dice
SKU: Board and Dice 004
At the time of this listing (SEP 2023) this gem was selling for
$150 on Target’s website. Come on Target… you can do better!
<ohhh… are those refrigerator magnets shaped like cats.. I’ll
get those too!!>  Hehehehe….
Upstart Price:
$107.75  (that’s roughly $1.17 above the original KS campaign price 😉)
Reduced to $70 due to crunched box corner on my last copy.
Link to BGG:


1 in stock


Nightmare-Cathedral-Front-of-Box-WEB-FINAL** ALERT ALERT – this final copy of Nightmare Cathedral has a crunched corner – please see gallery photos!! I’ve reduced the price to $70 as a result… hopefully it will find a good home :)**

At long last!  Nightmare Cathedral is HERE!!! Fire up the choir, ring the bells, light the bonfires!

Another AMAZING game by the wonderful humans at Board&Dice (which includes the wonderful humans from the former NSKN Games fused with the awesome humans at the original B & D! Can you tell I have nothing but love for these people?!?! 🥰

Nightmare Cathedral prominently features the haunting artwork by the late polish surrealist painter and sculptor Zdzisław Beksiński.

Nightmare Cathedral is a strategy game for 1–4 players, where victory is gained by controlling the map, managing resources, following objectives and selecting when to engage in fast and furious conflicts to gain strategic advantage. Over the course of the game, you will perform actions — and follow the actions of other players — to produce units, build fortifications, maneuver around the map, and spend your followers to climb the ritual track. Throughout the game, a haunting Cathedral will grow in the center of the board, and once it is completed, you will face — and gain the ability to control! — the physical manifestations of nightmares that are released upon the world. Nightmare Cathedral is a game of both strategy and tactics, where finding clever ways to follow your objectives and combining different strategies is the ultimate route to victory.

Each player has a set of Action cards. These Action cards display various effects that may be activated either on that player’s own turn, or as a reaction when other players perform that action. When you are the Active Player, you will move your Dreamer to a Day space that is not adjacent to its current Night space and perform the Action associated with that Day space, as outlined on your own Action card.
Inactive Players may react to your chosen Day Action.

The game is divided into two stages. During the first stage, the titular Nightmare Cathedral is built, piece by piece, as the game progresses. Once the final Cathedral piece is placed on the main board, the Nightmare Cathedral is finished, at which point the game transitions to the second stage. From this moment on, Nightmares, powerful beings channeling the presence of the completed Cathedral, enter the game board, Devouring Units in their path. However, as a player, you may also take actions to control a Nightmare, Commanding it to do your bidding.

The game end is triggered in one of the following ways:

  • The Time marker reaches a certain space on the Time track.
  • A single player reaches the final step of the Ritual track.
  • A certain number of Units have been devoured.

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 14.2 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 8 in

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