Dune: House Secrets is a cooperative story-driven game where you join the resistance against House Harkonnen and experience a series of Chapters in the world of Dune. You play each Chapter through a series of Encounters trying to reach specific Goals. Your ability to pursue Encounters is limited by Time, making it impossible to experience every Encounter. This limitation means that many of the mysteries within the story must be deduced.
At the end of every Chapter you must complete a Status Report consisting of information you’ve acquired and proposals of how to proceed—these Status Reports influence the overall direction of the story.
There are no winners or losers. Instead, your experiences and decisions create a story all your own!
JOIN THE RESISTANCE AGAINST HOUSE HARKONNEN!
In Dune: House Secrets, players take on the roles of rebels who must solve a series of challenging missions with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to progress the story.
In Dune: House Secrets, you will find yourself in the middle of the conflict between two Houses. Your every decision will influence how the story unfolds. Wherever you go, whoever you befriend, or who will you pick as your enemy is entirely up to you. Where will this adventure take you?
Your purpose as Rebel agents on Arrakis is very simple — uncover the secrets, and discover the story.
The game is played out by resolving Encounters. As you read and resolve each Encounter you’ll begin to uncover a unique story filled with action and intrigue.
You start with a Chapter Introduction that provides Initial Encounters to pursue. Each Encounter is associated with a unique number to distinguish it. Encounters provide important information about the story, and also dictate how much Time you have left before the Chapter ends.
Spending the Experience points you’ve gained allows you to level up your Characters. This is done by placing Skill stickers on the dedicated spaces of Character and Advocate boards. Skills require you to spend your Experience points.
At the end of each Chapter, take a moment to write down all the necessary entries from the Status Report on the Progress page, Encounters you have access to, as well as how many and which type of Resource tokens you have available.
STORING THE GAME
Dune: House Secrets is made up of a Prologue and 3 Chapters telling one overarching story. Playing the game over multiple sessions is very likely. Storing the game between sessions is important. We’ve provided an insert to help keep track of your progress—when storing the game, place all cards you’ve resolved in the right section of the box insert, and the unresolved Encounters in the left section.