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 Post subject: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
 Post Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I'm looking to pick up something for the whole family to play (my kids are about to turn 8 ) to get my kids into TT gaming a bit more. A kind of find the treasure, rescue the damsel, slay the dragon kind of thing, but preferably with dice, a few minis, floor tiles etc..

I have fond memories of WHQuest from 20 years ago, but I've also heard good things about Talisman, HeroQuest and seen lots of other similar options..

just wondering what you guys would recommend? I'm looking for addictive, fun, fast paced, relatively simple...

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I'd say Talisman. It's fun and simple. You can go complex later 8)

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I've never played it, but heard good things of Super Dungeon Explorer (which would also allow you to use the Impact Chibi figs).

I agree with Talisman. I'd probably leave Quest until you're happy they've got the basics of gaming as it can get a bit complicated.

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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Talisman is an excellent board game that doesn't require too much attention span. If you want to have at go at it before investing, it has just been made into a computer game with a free demo: http://www.talisman-game.com/

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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Perfect!

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Just one observation: Talisman is not a Dungeon Crawl game, it's a sort of game of the goose with a fantasy flavour with no dungeon exploring involved.
Hero Quest should be more suited, if you can find a copy, not very complex.
Warhammer Quest is the more complex of the three games so I wouldn't suggest it.

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fair point, but having tried it online I picked up a copy earlier today and my whole family loved it.. game took slightly longer than I expected, and that was with reducing the rules to a foot race to the tower, but overall great fun.. kids want to play again tomorrow... their path to geekdom is now begun.. :smoking:

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Sweet! Get some expansions later, like Dungeon. High risk - High reward 8)

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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oh I plan to, but I'll make sure all the starting characters get at least one shot at the crown before I add more to the mix.. :wink:

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Could also give Munchkin Quest a try...

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well having played about 6 games of Talisman over a wet long-weekend it's safe to say we're hooked...

daddy has started to kitbash the characters from the game from his humoungus lead under the bed stash (because the ones that come with the game are not great)..

I'm also now looking to add Reaper, City and Dungeon expansions in the coming weeks...

dammit, another effing hobby I don't have time for! :lol:

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Keep posting Norse. It is fun to read. I may even get a copy to see if my wife will play. As a parent that just spent his first school year with both girls off to college it is enjoyable to hear your exploits and remember the days. Enjoy them they go too quick.

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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Hi Norse

WHQ is a great dungeon crawler. I wouldn't say it is too complicated, but it's not the easiest to get hold of.
I made my own board sections using a colour printer, thick cardboard and some of that self-adhesive transparent sheet you used to cover your school books with.

The models can be made up from anything :-I use Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli for the 4 main heroes 8)
The rules can be tough to get hold of, but if you drop me a PM I might be able to point you in the right direction

I've never played Talisman. Might give it a look!

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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Thx TPG - I already have a LOT of WHQ tiles and doors which I picked up years ago to play DB, so having a copy of the rules would be great as I can introduce it to my kids in a few years...

that said, one of the things I never liked about WHQ was that someone needed to be the DM.. in Talisman, I was delighted to discover that everyone gets to play a character because the events are all randomized by adventure cards.. it's perfect.. I am no longer responsible for coming up with a great theme/idea or being accused of handing out magic weapons to my wife or making my bosses too nasty, we all just sit down and play! :smoking:

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best "Dungeon Crawl" board game out there??
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Norse wrote:
..., one of the things I never liked about WHQ was that someone needed to be the DM.. in Talisman, I was delighted to discover that everyone gets to play a character because the events are all randomized by adventure cards...


To my recollection, WHQ can be played totally randomised as well. By drawing the cards (some of which you can customise) provided in the game or rolling on the event/monster encounter charts (or whatever they are called) in the book...

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