Dungeons & Dragons board games
The board games that we’re looking at here are the dungeon crawl style games that started with Castle Ravenloft. Great series of games that have the flavor of D&D but are simple enough that anyone can play and enjoy them. A definite addition to a collection of the best fantasy board games.
There are now four games in the series: Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, Legend of Drizzt and The Temple of Elemental Evil.
The components are similar in each game and the quality is first class.
The rules are simple and the games are easy enough and not too D&D heavy so they are fine for casual gamers.
They are cooperative games where all the players are a party of adventurers on a dungeon crawl style adventure playing against the game mechanics.
The games are all very similar but the mechanics do develop and evolve with Drizzt and again with Temple.
The miniatures in the games com unpainted so if you’re in to painting models and minis then you create something very special with this. Check out this picture of the minis when painted-
If you are a fan of D&D but your board game group are not then this may be a way to compromise. Simple enough to play with new gamers and the family should enjoy these on a family games night.
Playing these games with kids
The dungeons & dragons board games are a fantastic range of games for a family board game night or a wet and miserable Sunday afternoon. Get the family together and enjoy a co-op session with lots of fun. The fact that you’re working together helps to enable the younger players to fully participate as you offer help and advice. Recommended age range on the box is 13+ but I play it with a 10+ range and we have lots of fun.
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