Original Dark Imp Games & Puzzles

For multi-generational play

Which games are right for you?

Not every game suits every family.

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Find out which games will be the jewels of your collection.

Cracker Games

Six family games in a giant twist-end cracker. Gorgeous, high quality components and completely plastic-free. Reusable, zero-waste and highly innovative. A perfect addition to your Christmas table.

The games are quick and light. They are designed to be played at Christmas and are easy to fit around the turkey and trimmings. With the rules to each game on a single sheet, you’ll be playing in just a few minutes.

The cracker box contains a set of cards, six cardboard screens, six paper rule sheets, six wooden imps and a load of wooden components in a fabric bag.

Board game & puzzle boxes

  • The main game: A Dark Imp board game
  • The mini game: A Dark Imp ‘game in a tin’
  • A series of puzzles
  • Three game cards: Games to play with cards, dice and dominoes
  • A game on a coaster.

Coaster Games

These cardboard coasters each contain a game. The game is on one side, the rules on the other.  To play, all you need is the coaster, pen and paper.

Totally portable, brilliantly fun. Play the game… use them as a coaster… repeat.

Available as a pack of six or in bulk.

Six different designs available. 

Beach Life and Castaway

These A3 placemats contain two games – one on each side. The games both have a desert island theme. Both games can be played with any number of players. These games are also ideal for playing online via videoconferencing.

Beach Life: While building a giant sandcastle, you notice that you are sharing the beach with a variety of sea-dwellers. You discard your bucket and space to give the creatures a helping hand. Get points for helping each animal, most points wins.

Castaway: You are stranded on a desert island. Use the resources at your disposal to make life more comfortable and/or increase your chances of rescue. Get points for developing your island. Most points wins.

Gnome Grown

The new development is ready and you and your neighbours can finally move into your lovely new homes. The kitchens are sparkling, but the gardens are bare. Over the fence, you brag about your greenfingers and instantly a ‘friendly’ competition is afoot. Compete with your neighbours to create the best garden and be crowned head gardener before the gnome gets to the end of the garden path.

Gnome Grown is a family board game for 2-4 players. Bid for turn order, then select actions that enable you to develop and fill your garden by landscaping, adding features and attracting animals. Collect and place sets of tiles to complete hidden personal objectives within fenced sections of the garden to score points. Most points wins.

Doughnut Dash

You are the boss of a small-time gang of doughnut thieves. The best pickings are found at the world-famous Holesome Indoughstries factory, winner of the prestigious Jammy Fingers Award. But with a recent sprinkling of thievery, Holesome Indoughstries have made some changes to the factory floor in an attempt to frostrate would-be thieves. Now, you’ve hacked into the surveillance system and put your two finest pilferers on the ground. Help them snatch the cream of the crop while avoiding the sticky fingers of rival gangs.

Doughnut Dash is a family board game for 2-4 players. Manoeuvre your gang of two thieves to steal doughnuts from the factory floor and from other thieves. The player who has the most valuable stack of doughnuts at the end of the game wins.

Don’t Count Your Chickens

Emboldened by competitive gardening, your neighbourhood develops a new obsession:domestic fowl. You want to gather the most valuable flock, but your research has been, well, paltry. The market is unpredictable. Will it be chickens, turkeys or roosters that gives the greatest return? Discover how much each bird is worth, while building your collection. Who will win the feathered crown and who will end up with egg on her face?

Don’t Count Your Chickens is a family board game for 2-4 players. Each player acquires animals, with the aim of gathering a prize flock. However, the value of each animal type is hidden and can only be discovered by looking at information on the rule cards and animal cards. 

Top Cake

You are an aspiring hotelier getting ready to exhibit at the industry’s leading luxury trade show. Whispered rumours have reached you that Des Erttrolley, the notorious cake critic, will be attending and judging the confectionary on offer at each stand. You realise that your bowl of mints isn’t going to cut it. You want a slice of the real action. At the last minute, you dash to the cake auction to bag a few bargains. To save time, stack layers as you win them and stop your multi-tiered, gravity-defying showstoppers from collapsing prior to judging.

Top Cake is a family board game for 2-4 players. Fox and out-bid your competitors to win layers of cake in each round of bidding. Stack your cakes as you win them. At the end of the game, the more impressive each cake stack, the more points you’ll get during judging. Win extra points for stacking matching layers and for crowning your creations with a fabulous topper.