Dawn: Rise of the Occulites

A unique and thematic miniatures civ-building board game featuring tribes of endearingly quirky creatures called Occulites!

Dawn: Rise of the Occulites is a miniatures board game where each player chooses an Occulite tribe and competes against her opponent, whether by recreating pivotal moments in their short history, or by leading the tribe through its evolution and watching it grow and advance over a series of games.


Based on the information gathered by the honorary professor Charles-Darwin over thirty-odd years, this game recreates the struggles the Occulite Tribes faced in their early days when they were small and scattered across the land.

The Base Components

  1 x 88 page Rulebook for all basic and advanced play, including a history of each tribe

28 x Miniature Figures: 10 Occulites and 18 Luftles

  1 x Game board

18 x Terrain overlays

  1 x Natural Selection deck (108 cards)

10 x d10 dice numbered 0 - 9 (0 counts as zero)

12 x Sungems (red acrylic crystals)

10 x Individual character boards

50 x Dials with mechanisms for individual player boards

  2 x Tribe reference boards

10 x Tribal token (5 tokens for both Palaudis and Hydris)

18 x Luftle reference cards

20 x Luftle health tokens (10mm)

  1 x Condition track marker (glass bead)

  6 x Nymphlet directional tokens (triangular color wedges)

More than 80 assorted tokens (25mm)


The game is available with either unpainted or painted miniatures.


Very limited quantities.

Ignis Tribe




Floris Tribe




Nimbus Tribe




One of the local Tribes that you have been trading with have bestowed a great honor upon your Tribe. Whether it is a trap, a way to test your integrity, or if it is a genuine gesture of trust cannot be determined, but it is an opportunity nonetheless. To have a genuine ally would be a huge boon for your Tribe. The honor your Tribe has been bestowed? To train one of their Younglings. The first in the area since your generation came to being. You are to take them out and let them experience what it is like to be a Tribe Member. The only catch... bring them back safely! In a dangerous world, does your Tribe have what it takes to do the job?
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Downloadable Components Lists

Dawn Base Game Components Listing
Dawn Base Game Components Listing from Ben Boersma
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Dawn Components List for Floris Expansion
Dawn - Floris Expansion Components List from Ben Boersma
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Dawn Components List for Ignis Expansion
Dawn - Ignis Expansion Components List from Ben Boersma
Ignis Expansion Components Listing.pdf
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Dawn Components List for Nimbus Expansion
Dawn - Nimbus Expansion Components List from Ben Boersma
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Rules and Player Aids

The Rulebook
Low resolution Dawn: Rise of the Occulites rule book.
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Dawn Campaign Tracking Player Aid
Campaign Tracking Player Aid from Ben Boersma
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FAQ: Printer-Friendly Version
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Unboxing Dawn

Dawn: Rise of the Occulites made it Down Under and it's designer, Ben Boersma, does an unboxing video to whet everyone's whistle. 

Distributors & Retailers

Download our sell sheet for more Information!
Sell Sheet
DAWN 04_01_15.pdf
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