Parts List - Dark Tower
(Milton Bradley - 1981)
This is a parts list for the Dark Tower so you can check the inventory of your game to be sure it is complete. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list, if you find something is inaccurate, please CONTACT ME
and I will update this page.
Tower (game unit) (x1)
Circular Gameboard in Two Pieces (x1)
Gameboard Interlock Tower Base (x1)
Bazaar Building (one of each color) (x4)
Ruin Building (one of each color) (x4)
Sanctuary Building (one of each color) (x4)
Tomb Building (one of each color) (x4)
Warrior Pawn (one of each color) (x4)
Dragon Pawn (x1)
Gold Magic Key (x4)
Silver Magic Key (x4)
Brass Magic Key (x4)
Score Chart (x4)
Flag - Dark Tower (x1)
Flag - Arisilon (x1)
Flag - Brynthia (x1)
Flag - Durnin (x1)
Flag - Zenon (x1)
Red Score Peg (x42)
Corner Protector (x4)
Pegasus Token (x4)
Instruction Manual (x1)
Game Box (x1)
Tower Storage Insert (x1)
Spare Bulb Replacement Kit (x1)
Warranty Registration (x1)
Tower (game unit)
The electronic tower unit is the most unique part for the game. The tower controls all the action on the board and you can actually play the game with the tower only. All of the elements of gameplay light up in the tower window... all player moves and actions are input on the control keyboard at the base of the tower.
It takes two D cell batteries to operate the tower unit. Be sure to remove the batteries when storing the game or battery corrosion of the terminals can occur.
The Dark Tower game board consists of two half circle pieces that fold in half for easy storage in the box. It is one of the few board games with a circular play field.
Gameboard Interlock Tower Base
This piece serves as both the tower base, allowing for it to rotate freely, and to tie the two gameboard pieces together.
There are four different colored bazaar buildings, one for each kingdom on the board. The bazaar is where the players go to get provisions and warriors.
There are four different colored ruin buildings, one for each kingdom on the board. The ruins are where the players go to get find treasures, but watch out for ambushes.
There are four different colored sanctuary buildings, one for each kingdom on the board. The sanctuary is where the players go to rest and get provisions if they are perilously low.
There are four different colored tomb buildings, one for each kingdom on the board. The tombs are where the players go to get find treasures, but like the ruins, watch out for brigands.
There are four different colored warrior pawns, one for each kingdom on the board. Use these as your avatar as you navigate the perilous kingdoms on the board.
The dragon pawn is placed on the map at the scene of the last dragon attack, blocking players from visiting that territory until the dragon attacks elsewhere.
Gold Magic Key
There are three magic keys that must be collected for a player to storm the tower. The gold key is the final key to find.
Silver Magic Key
There are three magic keys that must be collected for a player to storm the tower. The silver key is the second key to find.
Brass Magic Key
There are three magic keys that must be collected for a player to storm the tower. The brass key is the first key to find.
The score chart is used to track all of your possessions during the game. But don't fret if you make mistakes on the chart, the tower tracks it all for you with the inventory button.
Flag - Dark Tower
This is the flag that goes on top of the tower, it is the foreboding symbol that constantly reminds you of the horrors you will face when you storm the tower at the end of the game.
Flag - Arisilon
The crimson flag of the kingdom of Arisilon is placed on the game board to depict Arisilon's sovereignty over that part of the map.
Flag - Brynthia
The cobalt flag of the kingdom of Brynthia is placed on the game board to depict Brynthia's sovereignty over that part of the map.
Flag - Durnin
The amber flag of the kingdom of Durnin is placed on the game board to depict Durnin's sovereignty over that part of the map.
Flag - Zenon
The jade flag of the kingdom of Zenon is placed on the game board to depict Zenon's sovereignty over that part of the map. (Kind of reminds me of Kryptonite)
Red Score Peg
These are the score pegs that are used with the score chart to keep track of your inventory. They are the exact same pegs as used in the Battleship game. (Oh wait, same manufacturer)
Two corner protectors are snapped together and slide over the corners where the two gameboard sections meet.
Each play can have just one Pegasus token in their possession at any given time and can use it just once to fly to any location on the board once. They must discard the token after use.
The instruction booklet details how to set up the game as well as laying out the rules of play. The neat thing is that it also contains a walkthrough of a sample game.
The game box has some wonderful illustrations on it, but is probably the worst constructed box I have ever seen... it takes many internal pieces to float the top of the box over the lower piece. So everything crushes and tears easily. It is rare to find a box without at least two torn corners.
Tower Storage Insert
This is a multi-piece cardboard cradle that protects the tower unit during shipping and storage. Most people either tear or throw out this important protective piece.
Spare Bulb Replacement Kit
In the event of a burned out bulb, a spare bulb replacement kit is included with the game. It takes a special included tool to reach in and replace the bulb. Instructions are included.
It is always a bonus to have the warranty registration sheet. Most people either lost it or mailed it in when they purchased the game. So having one makes your game complete.