Above and Below isn’t just a fantasy game with a few odd kinks: it’s a personally defining and beautifully rare gaming experience that holds up a mirror and shows you who you really are. What kind of leader would you be? Does your moral compass tend to swing south at the first sign of profit? How would you cope when faced with the opportunity to help someone in trouble? Would you leap to the heroic defence of a victim when they’re at their lowest point or leap in and steal their shoes while their guard is down?
Dark Castle is an odd one, really. It’s a very strange mix of a Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook (think House of Hell meets Keep of the Lich Lord) but presented as a game of illustrated cards that represent each individual encounter.