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A print-n-play strategic turn-based card game for 2-4+ players.

For centuries, you have slumbered beneath the earth, entombed in crystals of light. Now, at last, the planets have aligned and your power surges. Rise, O’ Dark Ones and plunge the world once more into the Era of Night.

Gather cultists as sacrifices to restore your minion army. The first Dark Lord to accrue an army with the target Strength Score will claim dominion over the world.


Setup Time10 mins
Game Duration30-60 mins
Target AudienceTeen+
  • Easy to set up and learn!
  • Play cooperatively or mess with your frenemies...
  • Crisp pixel art card designs
  • Printer-friendly light mode cards
  • No additional components required
  • Even more players can join the fun by purchasing an expansion pack! 

Coming Soon:

  • Dark mode cards
  • Additional minion & spell cards
  • Expansion packs for more players
  • Ready-made physical version (To be sold on The Game Crafter)
  • Video tutorial


Please let me know if you have any requests or feedback!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Shadow Cultivation Instructions 472 kB
Shadow Cultivation - Print me (Cards).pdf 24 MB
Shadow Cultivation - Print me (Tokens).pdf 49 kB

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