Dungeons & Dragons Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep
2 – 6 Players (though there are several amazing solo variants available. Check out one by Speusippus, and another by Sleepstupid among others.) 60 – 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 12 and up. Deploy agents and hire adventurers to expand your control over the city of Waterdeeps. Lords of Waterdeep remains in the top 70 games of all time on Board Game Geek for numerous reasons. First, it is a premiere entry level game (some would argue the premiere entry level game) for teaching and playing the worker placement game mechanic. Others find it to be an excellent introduction into Eruo style games as gameplay is clean and uncomplicated, either way – most players remark that the game remains an extremely satisfying encounter. Manufacturer: Wizards of the Coast. Categories: City Building and Fantasy. Game Mechanics: Card Drafting, Contracts, Hidden Roles, Increase Value of Unchosen Resources, Ownership, Set Collection, Take That, Turn Order: Claim Action, and Worker Placement.
How to Play:
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. 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 Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on 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.
During the course of play, you may gain points or resources through completing quests, constructing buildings, playing intrigue cards or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of 8 rounds of play, the player who has accrued the most points wins the game.
|Dimensions||14 × 11 × 3 in|