Illustrations of Barnabas Collins and Collinwood mansion
feature on the box cover.
The "board" is actually a giant paper mat, and consequently rather fragile. A simple track runs though representations of Collinwood and its grounds.
Players select a pawn (a gravestone, howling wolf, drippy candle, or grandfather clock about to strike midnight). Cards direct their movement along the track, and the first one to the finish wins.
I'm guessing most kids would have wanted to be the wolf,
as opposed to being a candle...
The draw and discard piles on the board are an empty coffin and an open grave, respectively.
For all its spooky cool art, one would expect this to be an exciting game to play, but sadly it's rather dull, just a straightforward track. The other Dark Shadows game is anything but boring though, and it's coming up tomorrow.