Hasbro Games, along with Wizards of the Coast, announced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins, a cooperative fantasy board game, for release on October 1.

This product  is a quick-entry cooperative family board game revolving around the basic premise of D&D. Players assume the role of a hero, customize them, and then battle their way through the lands of Neverwinter. At the beginning of the game, they choose a journey that will end in a Boss fight with either Felbris the Beholder, Orn the Fire Giant, Deathsleep the Green Dragon, or The Kraken. Then, they adventure until they defeat the Boss, and the hero who dealt the death blow describes their kill and the Dungeon Master reads the story on the back of the Boss monster.

The game box comes with 4 mini-figures, 4 boss tiles, 2 20-sided hero dice, 10-sided Dungeon Master die, damage clip, plastic deck holder, 4 health trackers, 20 hero tiles, 4 dungeon boards, 24 gold, 4 adventure decks, an item deck, 4 reference cards, 8 backpack cards, 4 gatekeeper cards, and a boss stand. It is for two to four players, ages 10 and up, and will retail for $24.95.

Wizards of the Coast will also release the new Dungeons & Dragons volume, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, in September (see "The Frostmaiden Summons a Dark Winter in 'Dungeons & Dragons'").

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