Hear ye, hear ye: Announcing For the Queen!

Darrington Press has entered its queen era—on the heels of Queen by Midnight, we are thrilled to declare that our next game is a new edition of the beloved storytelling game For the Queen by Diana Jones Award-winning Alex Roberts, coming to tables on May 14, 2024!

For the Queen is a card-driven collaborative storytelling game that invites you to tell a dramatic narrative about a Queen’s journey with you, her companions! What will you learn about her (and yourself) along the way? In the end, will you stand for or against her?

Many of us at Darrington Press have enjoyed the first edition of For the Queen—it’s perfect for playing at conventions and for quick drop-in games, as it’s no-prep and teaches the game as you play! We had the chance to work with Alex Roberts on Till the Last Gasp and are deeply honored to work with her again and give For the Queen a complete visual redesign, all-new art from talented artists, an easy-to-use new box, and refined card prompts!


For the Queen takes 2-6 players (or more!) on a collaborative storytelling journey through the use of Question card prompts. Easily learn to play by taking turns reading the Rules cards and take inspiration from any of the 25 Queen illustration cards to represent your Queen. Next, follow the Question cards and build your tale: survive the magical mist of the forest, the nasty rumors around the water cooler, the poisons that try to slip through your watch, status-climbing companions, and cyberpunk infiltrations. Each game takes 30-120 minutes depending on player count and where you choose to place the final card, making it as quick or leisurely and roleplay-heavy as you like!

The tales you can tell with For the Queen are limitless. Crossing genres, settings, and including 91 cards for endless replayability, there is a story for everyone!

A Scintillating Second Edition

We worked with original designer Alex Roberts to refine the game and give it a completely new visual design, added cards and Queen illustrations, more elegant packaging, and all-new illustrations from a diverse team of talented artists. The 91 cards come in a travel-ready box with a ribbon perfectly placed for easy card removal, making this game ideal for on-the-go gameplay at a convention, around a campfire, or waiting in line at the DMV! With 25 unique illustrated Queens to inspire you, and taking place in any genre or setting you choose, you’ll never tell the same tale twice.

Attend the Coronation: May 14th

On May 14th, find For the Queen at Darrington Press Guild stores, Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, AU, and EU), and other friendly local gaming stores.

Plus, Darrington Press Guild stores will have some exclusive promo cards of our very own princesses from Queen by Midnight, reimagined as ruling Queens! Find your local Darrington Press Guild stores here, and if you’re a retailer, apply today.

We can’t wait for you to tell stories with For the Queen—keep up to date with this game and all of our releases by signing up for the Darrington Press newsletter.

Promo cards featuring Queen by Midnight princesses imagined as ruling Queens, illustrated by Mike Pape and Ameera Sheikh.



Game Designer: Alex Roberts

Editor: Meredith Katz

Cultural Consultant: Cai Kagawa

Game Production Manager: Alex Uboldi

X Card: John Stavropoulos

Graphic Design: Matt Paquette & Co

Artists: Arlei Dormiendo, Arthur Riel Cabezas, Brady Evans, Caitlyn Kurilich, Céline Vu, Cheseely Li, Chelsea Ortega, Constance Bouckaert, Denis Freitas, Eleonor Piteira, Esther Tejano, G.C. Houle, Hamahmeyo, Jeong Kim, Kelsey Eng, Lemonjuiceday, LABillustration, Lara Georgia Carson, Lauren Covarrubias, Malia Ewart, Maxine Vee, Nicole Gustafsson, Karina Pavlova (WeirdUndead), Silly Chaotic, Tasia M S

Promo Card Artists: Ameera Sheikh, Mike Pape