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Val Doonican
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My boys have persuaded me that we need a D&D type board game! So, I have not got any of this type of game, and the obvious first stop were Ravenloft, Drizzt et al, and they do look fun. I suppose of the three Drizzt seems good for me and also the boys (age 8 & 6).

Would be good if I can solo occasionally plus maybe play with mates, so are there any other options? I have seen Dungeon Explore, and Descent, but that seems to need 2 players? Any other good options?

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Given their age, I heard good things about Mice and Mystics

I personally enjoy the 3 Dungeons and Dragons games. Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game is fun.

Super Dungeon Explore and Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) are more complicated. Dungeon explore you have to put together miniatures and Descent has a hefty rule book and system to play with kids but they might enjoy both.
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I have an 8 and 6 year-old girls. They love Super Dungeon Explore.

A kickstarter I pledged for, Galaxy Defenders, might appeal to the boys a lot, I know I can't wait for my copy to show up. It's full of 80' 90's SciFi tropes and right on the edge of cool/corny. Ameritrash at it's very best! It has the cool enemy AI mechanic, no one plays the badguy (so you're not always killing the kids).
 
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Thanks. Just looked at Super Dungeon and you have to put bits together! Thats a no no... Barely have time to play games, let alone make them. I think Drizzt looks best as very modular and they will win lots!
 
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Drizzt is great, definitely a good choice.

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Look up Dungeon Venture. It was a print and play game for a long time and is finally getting a published release. Its more advanced than HeroQuest but lighter than Descent.

Copies go for about $32 on CoolStuffInc, its smallish box, and theres plenty of dice rolling.
 
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Alyssa McCain
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+1 for Mice and Mystics. I plan on introducing it to my 5 year old soon.

Also maybe consider Dungeon! to play with the kids. Very well priced and fun. Then you can spend the money you save on a grown-up dungeon crawler (D&D, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition), etc.) as I think it's pretty tricky to find something a 6 year old can play (and enjoy) that will also have enough strategy and depth for a gaming adult.
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Another +1 for Mice and Mystics.
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Catacombs is definitely worth a look
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