DUNE: HOUSE SECRETS is a cooperative story-driven game where you join the resistance against House Harkonnen and experience a series of Chapters in the world of Dune. You play each Chapter through a series of Encounters trying to reach specific Goals. Your ability to pursue Encounters is limited by Time, making it impossible to experience every Encounter. This limitation means that many of the mysteries within the story must be deduced.
At the end of every Chapter you must complete a Status Report consisting of information you’ve acquired and proposals of how to proceed—these Status Reports influence the overall direction of the story.
There are no winners or losers. Instead, your experiences and decisions create a story all your own!
Join the resistance against House Harkonnen!
In Dune: House Secrets, players take on the roles of rebels who must solve a series of challenging missions with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to progress the story.
In Dune: House Secrets, you will find yourself in the middle of the conflict between two Houses. Your every decision will influence how the story unfolds. Wherever you go, whoever you befriend, or who will you pick as your enemy is entirely up to you. Where will this adventure take you?
Your purpose as Rebel agents on Arrakis is very simple—uncover the secrets, and discover the story. The game is played out by resolving Encounters. As you read and resolve each Encounter you’ll begin to uncover a unique story filled with action and intrigue.
Spending the Experience points you’ve gained allows you to level up your Characters. This is done by placing Skill stickers on the dedicated spaces of Character and Advocate boards. Skills require you to spend your Experience points.
Unique, immersive experience set in the world of Dune
Easy introduction to the game thanks to the Prologue teaching you all the rules
3 Chapters filled with unique encounters and unexpected story twists
Exciting secret rebel tasks
Develop your Character using experience points gathered during gameplay
Game mechanic based on the award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
1 Asset deck
(1 Cover card and 23 Asset cards
Prologue Introduction (marked with P)
Chapter Introductions (marked with I, II, III)
1 Consequence marker:
1 Time marker
1 Game board
5 Consequence tokens
27 Resource tokens
1 Skill stickers sheet
4 Character / Advocate boards
1 Map of Dune,
1 Map of Tel Gezer
1 to 4 Players
90 to 180 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 02 November 2021