So, when I got Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game, I got it for a birthday gift. I didn't know what to think. It looked interesting, and was a large box.
I've never really been into Dungeons and Dragons, or role playing. Not since the "Incident"... Total party wipe out. Kidding aside.
It just never was my venue, but this game put it into a board, and frankly I was intrigued.
When I opened the board though, I was taken aback. Miniatures?! Two Guide books. Maybe I'll play it later.
However I finally mustered the courage to break the tokens out of their boards, and play the game.
What I found was an amazingly multi-playable game.
You pick your adventure in the adventure book, and then venture around the board performing your directive as a team for the most part.
Players on their turn can move and attack, or move twice. You discover monsters when you explore, and have to roll over simplified d20 AC rolls. That is nice.
WHAT DID I LIKE ABOUT THE GAME:
I liked the choice of characters you have, and the board slats slide together and lock pretty easy and simply.
The items are pretty interesting, but most of the treasure cards are "Use immediately", I wish there was more actual items in the deck.
The miniatures are fun and small, even if the rats look like feces!
You got to love a game that literally comes with a book to tell you all the different ways you can play the game.
WHAT DID I DISLIKE ABOUT THE GAME:
The rule book is actually horribly written, things could have been clarified, and they seemed to make the way they express tiles and squares horribly.
WHO IS THIS GAME DESIGNED FOR?
This game is designed for people who want a role playing adventure, without the role playing, without the multiple dice, and without the extra energy.
Also it wouldn't hurt to have a larger table.
This would be a good game to play with some friends that haven't played D&D before.
7.1 out of 8. It would have got a much higher rating. I really want to give it to it, but the rule book needs more work for it to get a better score.
As a long time avid game player, and lover, I come before you to tell you my complete honest and forward opinion on games. I will bring out the things I like in the game. Point out the things I dislike. And consider who this game would be best targeted at. All of this while also assigning a completely random biased number on a scale of 1-8. Why 8? Because I can!
17 Jan 2014
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