|Number of Game Players||5|
|Number of Pieces||1|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||20 March 2012|
|Mfg Recommended age||12 year and up|
|Item Model Number||5513165|
|Product Dimensions||35.89 x 28.27 x 7.32 cm; 1.66 Kilograms|
Wizzards of the Coast 5513165 Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game
|Brand||Wizzards of the Coast|
|Genre||Strategy board game|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||35.9 x 28.3 x 7.3 centimetres|
|CPSIA cautionary statement||Choking Hazard - Small Parts|
|Number of Game Players||5|
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Water deep, the City of Splendours – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force! In Lords of Water deep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Water deep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.
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Designed by Peter Lee & Rodney Thompson
Lords of Waterdeep includes the following components:
- Game board
- 5 card stock player mats
- 121 Intrigue, Quest, and Role cards
- 130 wooden cubes, pawns, and score pieces
- Wooden player markers
- Card stock tiles and tokens representing buildings, gold coins, and victory points
Lords of Waterdeep
Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings.
You take in the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder—or help—the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.
- 2-5 players
- 60 minute play time
- Ages 12+
- strategy board game
- 8 rounds of play
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A typical worker placement game, "insert frustration here when some one takes the spot you wanted".
You are given a lord card which is secret from everyone else which gives you bonus points for certain actions such as building or completing certain adventure cards. On your turn you place a meeple on an open space in order to collect little cubes (these are suppose to be different types of people but we mostly call them resources) to complete quests for points and sometimes treasure or more cubes, to get more quest cards, to play intrigue in the harbor etc the goal of the game is to have the most victory points at the end.
This game is simple to pick up, you do not need to know anything about Dungeons and Dragons to play. I have played games with children from 6 years up to just a table of adults and always had a good response. Also find its a great gateway game to get people in to this type of game as it is not to complicated to learn.
Whilst the theme is D&D, you don't need to have a knowledge of RPGs or the setting as the game flows nice and easily regardless. It's a game with relatively easy to understand mechanics but plenty of ways to win along with hidden objectives. This leads to high replay-ability, and its a useful game to get people coming from some more basic games into a more complex game whilst also keeping the more hard core gamer entertained.
Games are generally in the 45-90mins range depending on number of players and their understanding of the rules.
The game is well made, with good artwork and a box that is moulded to take all the pieces in a specific area. The later is very helpful for keeping the game in order, and for setting up/packing away.
Had seen good reviews of this and took the plunge, and haven’t regretted it one bit.
Essentially each player is a Lord of Waterdeep with a secret agenda, which generally mean bonus points for completing specific types of quests over others.
The game itself plays out in 8 rounds, and sees you deploying your agents to gather resources, earn money, construct buildings, and use your resources to complete quests. Intrigue cards, and a limited number of resources available at any one time lead to conflict and competitiveness amongst the players.
After the eight rounds are complete, points are scored, including your secret bonuses, and the winner is declared.
We have played it probably 6 times so far as a family, and the mix of quests, building types, and intrigue cards have made each game as unpredictable as the last.
Lastl§y, I love the design of the game materials themselves - everything fits together perfectly, and the board and cards are extremely clear and easy to follow, meaning all the information you need is in front of you without having to keep referring back to the rules.
Already planning to pick up the expansion soon...
Don't worry if like me you're not in to the whole dungeons and dragons thing, the game could actually have anything on the box cover.
It's a good introduction to modern board games for anyone wishing to try something other than the old classics you remember from the 70s. Those where you shook a dice and moved around the board, did what it said, then waited whilst everyone else did the same, oh and at some point you'd probably loose all your money and be 'out of the game' then sit around waiting for someone to win.
Board games have evolved tremendously over the past 10-20 years and now there are so many it's hard to know which to buy and will you understand the rules?
Well the good news is there are lots of board game reviews on YouTube and instructional videos there too. Just type the name in of the game and see what appears. The other amazing source for anything board game related is boardgamegeek.com (BGG)
Anyway back to this game. It's very good. In fact it's still in the top 50 games rated by BGG out of nearly 10,000 - that's an indication of a great game.
So go watch a review or two of the game then buy it. You won't want to play monopoly ever again.