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In our inaugural State of the Press video, we announced Queen by Midnight, a stunning new game created by Kyle Shire. This deck-building card game puts you in the role of Princesses vying for the Midnight Court, bringing unique tactics to this battle-royale fight! The game features spectacular art and component design, including a rotating centerpiece Dice Clock Tower—check out the video for footage of the game!

Queen by Midnight will be playable and purchasable at Gen Con (come see us!) and will be available for general sale in August 2023 at Critical Role shops (USUKCAAU, and EU), Darrington Press Guild stores, and other friendly local game stores.


The Midnight Queen is dead… As her kingdom weeps, the Queen’s dying command was to invoke the Rule By Midnight: a trial of combat and guile, where the Princesses of the Twelve Lands meet in secret to battle and scheme against one another. At the stroke of midnight, the most powerful Princess left standing will be crowned the new Midnight Queen!

Queen By Midnight is a battle-royale deck-building card game of guile, deception, and brawn! Six Princesses each feature unique tactics to battle for the right of the Midnight Court, but only one (and maybe their inner circle) will be the winner.

This game features a table presence you won’t see anywhere else, with its intricate Dice Clock Tower that spins to face each player on their turn, keeps track of the round, presents new cards to buy, and even acts as a dice roller! 


The centerpiece of this game is a stunning Clock Dice Tower that tracks turns, offers cards to buy, and rolls your dice! It spins to face each player on their turn. Nearly 200 cards are themed to your specific Princess, with an additional 75 Bazaar cards available to customize your deck. Tokens, trackers, boards, and other cards make gameplay easy to track even when things are getting heated.


  • Creation and Design: Kyle Shire
  • Additional Design: Alex Uboldi
  • Graphic Design: Matt Paquette & Co.
  • Art: Ameera Sheikh, Michal Ivan and Mike Pape
  • Editing: Travis D. Hill, Donald Behne, Darcy Ross and Kaitlyn Money
  • Playtest Coordinating: Hank Finnin
  • Cultural Consultation: Christine Sandquist and James Mendez Hodes


  • Players: 3–6
  • Play time: 60–90 minutes
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $69.99 USD
  • Release Information: Releasing in August 2023 to Critical Role shops (USUKCAAU, and EU), Darrington Press Guild stores, and other friendly local game stores.