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Scott Bordelon
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Hi All,

I have no Dungeon exploration/fighting games in my collection, and am looking at what the best FIRST/GATEWAY dungeon game would be. I say Gateway, because the level of gaming I and my gaming group are at are currently in the light-medium weight ~1.5-2.5 range.

Looking forward to hearing some suggestions!

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Scott
 
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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) really isn't that complicated. are there a lot of little/fiddly rules, sure, but still fairly simple. I prefer light to medium games and I was able to enjoy it.

Actually I'll go ahead and say that almost all of the popular dungeon explore games are not THAT complicated.
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Dungeon Run has a lot of dice rolling. You can play it purely co-op at first. Then add the semi-coperative elements later.
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In addition to the games above Pathfinder Adventure Card game is a good choice too.
 
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If you ever play with kids, don't overlook Dungeon!. Most adults will probably find it too simplistic, but it's a very kid-friendly intro to the genre.

Otherwise, I'll +1 the Adventure System games recommendation, or HeroQuest if you manage to score a copy at a yard sale or thrift shop.
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Mice and Mystics methinks
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You might also try Super Dungeon Explore if you're not looking for a co-op game. Some assembly required.
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:


I second that suggestion.These games have simple rules and are IMHO as good as dungeon exploring with simple rules can be.

Another game you could consider is Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord. Small, cheap and also fairly simple rules.
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+1 for Mice and Mystics: it has a very light mechanic (a little too light for me, actually); it's fun, VERY nice looking, and it has a beautiful storytellin mechanic that will appeal anyone (granted they are interested in such thing).
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:


+1 - these games were my family's gateway into dungeon delve boardgames. The rules and mechanics were easy enough to learn, even for children who were 10 and 9 at the time. The fact that it is fully coop makes it a bit easier to play than some of the others where someone has to play the 'bad guys'.

We tend to play other games more often now (like Descent, which is one of those games where one person plays the bad guy), but I think the D&D games are a great introduction to the style.
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Scott Bordelon
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Thanks all for the suggestions! I didn't have the D&D Adventure games on my radar before, but now I will add them and check them out. I had Mice & Mystics on there, and it does seem like a great family storytelling game, but I will have to wait a few years for my son to be old enough to start playing with (he is 1), but then I think it would be a great option!
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