Standard and Premium Editions
Posted by Nicole Bunge on October 1, 2018 @ 12:02 pm CT
Based on the Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure book where players enter the dungeon Undermountain and the subterranean refuge of Skullport, to take on the mad Wizard Halaster Blackcoak (see “WotC Reveals Two New 'D&D Waterdeep' Volumes”). In the board game, adventurers explore and search for treasure while navigating traps and dealing with monsters. The game includes multiple scenarios, quest, and game play deigned for a single player or a cooperative group of 2 – 5 players. There are new environment cards that get replaced when a new environment card is drawn, and new bane/boon cards, some of which have an effect that will require a new draw of the cards, to resolve the bane/boon effect.
The box includes 42 single-colored* miniatures, 5 hero tiles, 4 villain tiles, 20-sided die, 40 interlocking dungeon tiles, 5 double-sized interlocking special tiles, 225 cards, over 300 tokens, an adventure book, and a rulebook. The game is for 1 – 5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 1+ hour.
* There is both a Standard edition, and a Premium edition. The Premium edition includes the fully-painted miniatures option, while the Standard has a single-color miniature option. Standard MSRP is $79.99. The Premium edition has an MSRP of $159.99.
This board game can be combined with other D&D Adventure System Board Games in the series, including Tomb of Annihilation, Temple of Elemental Evil, The Legend of Drizzt, Castle Ravenloft, and Wrath of Ashardalon.
WizKids is also releasing D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dungeon of the Mad Mage fantasy miniatures in February (see "The Mad Mage's Lab Comes to Life in 'D&D Icons of the Realms' Miniature Set").