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Michal Listwon
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Hello there fellas.

I'm looking for a board game for 2-4 players (mostly 3,4) fantasy related.
I have played Talisman and wanted maybe something similar (some pvp, exploring, building your hero, interactions). We liked Talisman a lot, but after few games we got annoyed but the downtimes and the huge randomness. Also we felt that games lacked a bit of variety. I've done some research and I'm thinking about couple of titles. Mage Knight, Descent, Runewars, Runebound, Defenders of the realm. Would also love some other recommendations .

We can take time to learn the rules, the people will be almost always the same, and we have time to spend, if the game takes long. Age 24-25.


Thank You in advance.
 
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Jorg Thuijls
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Welcome to BGG!

Your suggestions are good. If Talisman is something your group is into, you could have a look at Relic, which is a Warhammer themed remake, that removes some of the randomness. I would skip Mage Knight for know, it's a very complex game.

Are you into cooperative games? There are a whole bunch of cool fantasy games you play with your mates against the game / game mechanics. Myself, I mainly play those.
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Was thinking about relic also, but my gf prefers something with less space theme and more like elfes dwarfs magic. Typical fantasy and relic is also a bit sci-fi.
 
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Me and the misses play mostly cooperative fantasy games. The dungeons & dragons based ones like Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game are great, and if you prefer a deep but non-DnD game you could have a look at Mice and Mystics too. That one gets a lot of play time...

In games like these, each player picks a character with specific skills and weapons, then you work together to go on a (pre-set) adventure, explore dungeons, find items, solve puzzles and defeat the bad guys. At the end is usually a boss of sorts. Then you move on to the next adventure. They're good fun, and usually go for 1.5 hours or so.
 
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sounds like Arcadia Quest might be something for you then, its a dungeon crawl for 2-4 players playing either one-shot levels or doing a campaign.
I havent tried it but it sounds like a simplified Descent with PVP in it, theres character progression, lvling and getting gear.


Can also highly recommend Runewars, got it last month and damn its a good game.
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I have played Arcadia Quest and think it sounds ideal for your group. It's not a huge step up in complexity, has competitive play and character progression. It's also a lot of fun.
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Michal Listwon
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jorugu wrote:

Are you into cooperative games? There are a whole bunch of cool fantasy games you play with your mates against the game / game mechanics. Myself, I mainly play those.


I think that PvP gives us more fun after all, but coop would be a nice addition to a game.


Arcadia Quest is not avaible in my language, sadly. And Mice and Mystics - we prefer something more "serious". Without the mice .

After what You guys said, I'm thinking now about Descent or Runewars.
 
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Albion's Legacy
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game (due to be released soon)
 
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If you play co-op Defenders of the Realm is a very very very good game. It will give you the feeling of defending a realm being overwhelmed by dragons, undead, demons and such.

Mage Knight is my favourite game. It is a bit complicated but if you're willing to loose some (considerable) time of going through the rules, walkthrough and watching 1 or 2 videos in the internet you'll understand how to play it and have the time of your life (as a gamer obviously). Bear in mind that this is a game that takes a lot of time to play though.
 
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+1 Arcadia Quest

Perhaps Legends of Andor...?
 
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Michal Listwon
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guildwa wrote:
If you play co-op Defenders of the Realm is a very very very good game. It will give you the feeling of defending a realm being overwhelmed by dragons, undead, demons and such.

Mage Knight is my favourite game. It is a bit complicated but if you're willing to loose some (considerable) time of going through the rules, walkthrough and watching 1 or 2 videos in the internet you'll understand how to play it and have the time of your life (as a gamer obviously). Bear in mind that this is a game that takes a lot of time to play though.


How does the Mage Knight look when playing it with 3-4 People? Untill You get to know the rules probably long, but when all People do well? Is it smooth or the downtime still kill Your friends?
 
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Depends on how AP prone the players are, I'd say

I only play Mage Knight solo, and a turn can easily take 15 minutes for me...
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I have to add a vote for Arcadia Quest. I own it, love it and the text is not that hard to understand. You can print translation on a paper or something and I think that this game would be very good for you and it would be a shame to dismiss it just because of the language
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Regarding Mage Knight it really depends on the group. In my case there is are not big down times but I can see it dragging for quite some time if the group is prone to AP
 
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Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game would be well worth checking out... whistle

The new edition of Runebound is also likely to appeal.

If you're looking for something that has actually been printed, then the recommendations from posters above are all good places to start.

I've really enjoyed Mage Knight with 3 and 4 players - I don't really consider the time between turns as down time because I'm either planning my next move or engrossed by the current player's turn. The game certainly takes a long time to play, however, and I think you'll find that most people online strongly recommend playing with more than two.

The D&D Adventure Games are great fun - light, but fast, and with splendid miniatures, that you might be able to salvage for other fantasy games if the appeal wears off.
 
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Perhaps The Undercity: An Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175334/undercity-iron...
 
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