Till the Last Gasp
A 2-player dramatic storytelling game of duels and drama
Spanning genres and settings, this game throws you straight into two player PvP action—and as blows are exchanged, emotions are betrayed, secrets revealed, and stakes raised. Till the Last Gasp uniquely enables you to capture the climactic energy of your favorite cinematic showdowns, in new tales imagined by you!
Designed by Will Hindmarch (Gameplaywright, Hookseed Vol. 1) with additional design by Alex Roberts (Star Crossed: The Two-Player Game of Forbidden Love, For the Queen), gameplay lasts about an hour and is perfect for small groups, game nights, or dates!
Everything you need to play comes in the box, enabling you to create original settings and characters from your wildest imagination or jump right in with our three pre-made scenarios, 12 pre-made characters, and 9 maps as backdrops to your legendary duel. Stakes not high enough? The Drama Deck will heighten your play with prompts like: “Insist to your foe that they are making a mistake. Tell them what it is.” and “Admit a secret it has pained you to keep hidden.”
Describe & Dramatize: Till the Last Gasp draws steel and goes for the heart! A duel flourishes to life with the drama you bring to each move—this is a storytelling game as much about your character’s innermost feelings as it is about armor or weapons. Reflect the heat of your conflict in your surroundings: smash vases, swing from chandeliers, and scar machinery with laser swords.
Duel in Any Setting: Play fist-fighting monks, gunslingers on a windswept plain, high-tech laser sharpshooters, and wielders of the arcane arts! Till the Last Gasp can accommodate nearly any setting and a wide variety of genres and characters. You can even import characters from other storytelling games or media you love! Use the conflict between two characters to delve into the heart of their story, the setting itself, and the emotions tangled within them.
Dive Right In: All you need are two players (and an optional facilitator), the box, and your imagination to play. Create new characters and worlds on the spot, or use the included scenarios for quick no-prep play.
- 2-3 players
- 60-90 minutes
- Ages 14+
- A 40-page rulebook with step-by-step instructions and examples of play, as well as three pre-made scenarios
- 2 twenty-sided Duel Dice
- 20 six-sided Edge Dice
- 2 Player Boards
- 9 Jumbo Map Cards for thrilling genre-spanning backdrops to your duels
- 12 pre-made characters for quick play
- 2 blank character sheets
- Drama Deck
- Objectives and Stance Cards
- Tokens and trackers
- Creative Team:
- Created By: Will Hindmarch
- Additional Design: Alex Roberts
- Producer: Alex Uboldi
- Writing By: Alex Roberts, Meredith Katz, and Austin Taylor
- Editor: Meredith Katz
- Scenarios By: Austin Taylor
- Graphic Design: Stephanie Gottesman
- Illustration: Arka Tu, Daryna Kyrychenko, and Idamaria Pajala
- Cover Art: Arka Tu
- Cultural Consultant: James Mendez Hodes
I played this with my wife and we loved it! It's been hard trying to get an actual d&d game going with our lives being so busy but this was a great way to scratch our rpg itch as well as a fun date night activity. It would be awesome to see expansion packs with characters and maps from pop culture like star wars, lord of the rings, and Harry Potter.
Ive only played once so im still getting use to it but I did want to give a review for the quality. I was very impressed. It seems very well made and thought out. I read over the instructions to play and they were clear and understandable. I will say, pick your partner wisely, if they're not down to get theatrical it does affect the game play. But I love it. It's very fun and I'm excited to play again.
Two warriors met on a bridge outside an abandoned castle. They proceeded to yell at each other like a bunch of lunatics and then my charecter got arrested. A lot of fun, solid game.
Quite possibly the best board game I've played. I got to throw my wife from the crows nest of a ship. I got away with it, both in and out of the game! Hell yeah.
Great guides on improv and role playing!