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My girlfriend is looking for an adventure/dungeon crawl kind of board game similar to Heroquest, i.e. few dice rolls, reletively simple rules, some cards, and some minis. Ive looked through a few online stores but almost all of what ive found has been pretty indepth, complicated, or just plain lenghty. Any recommendations on something a bit more suiting to her taste?

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The recent D&D boardgames from Wizards of the Coast are good for that.

I've heard SDE is fun, but requires some modeling to build the figures, and your GF needs to be into the anime theme.

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There are a ton of games that fit the bill, it all comes down to your personal taste.

Talismin
The 3 D&D Dungeon Crawls
SDE
Dungeon Run
Shadows over Camalot

And the list goes on and on.


 
   
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Thanks, for the replies everybody!
SDE is a little bit too complex for her tastes im afraid. However, both Talisman and Dungeon Run look promising, I'll do a bit more digging on the two.

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The D&D boardgames really are exactly what you're looking for.

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The first time we beat a scenario in the D&D Ravenloft board game (mind you we haven't played it to much) was when 2 of the 4 players had to leave for a bit so my friend and I each took a character and continued the scenario. It was a quest to find and steal an artifact and on the card it said to put one monster for each player, not each character, so we put 2 monsters and ran for the door. It was glorious!


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The only warning against Talisman is that it can drag on a long time.

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If you're into the card game thing there are quite a few options with Dungeoneer. Easy to learn but no minis (not that you can't replace the cardboard chits with your favorite fig.) It gives a nice dungeon crawl experience with the compact nature of a non-collectable card game.
   
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Dwarf Kings Hold from Mantic might work.

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No, no no....


The one your looking for is either Underdark ( created by using TODAY's D and D miniature sets), or Descent by Fantasy flight.

The Crem De la Cream ( heh heh ) for your girlfriend would be to find yourself some games in line with Heritage's "Paint and Play Sets", either Dungeon Dwellers, or the Caverns of Doom.

Seriously, I almost pee'd myself a little just now when I saw old Scrappy the demon in the pictures over here. THESE are some games that you wannabe "Game Designers" needs to "reinvent."

A set that you paint up and play with, then you can add in the additionals, with expansions. Add in the obiquitous "Tiles" and you have yourself a great looking set.


I'm looking hard at you Reaper. Get off your duff and make it happen.


Yeah, heres the references, and hoping to give you a PDF in there, somewhere. Take your best girl down to the gameshop, pick up yourself the list of the equivilent miniatures, and paints, and make it a datenight.


Ok folks, on to the show-

I'm talking about this box of guys here- http://www.dndlead.com/dungeon-dwellers/boxedsets.htm

( Here you go, if you wanna get down and dirty quickly... )

http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetail.asp_Q_ProductID_E_2147418495_A_InventoryID_E_0_A_ProductLineID_E_2137420104_A_ManufacturerID_E_-811511666_A_CategoryID_E_5_A_GenreID_E_


http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetail.asp_Q_ProductID_E_2147418497_A_InventoryID_E_0_A_ProductLineID_E_2137420104_A_ManufacturerID_E_-811511666_A_CategoryID_E_5_A_GenreID_E_

I don't want someone peeing on my shoes, so the PDF is available, you just have to type for it. Map, and everything else is there. I saw it just now.

Seriously, though, try to pick up the stuff for the game. Its a great run back down memory lane with this one. ( This was the game that got me into Grenader, Ral Partha, Cobblestone, and on and on...)

Another way is to go down to the local FLGS and have a nice little get together and pick the guys up, or thier equivilents. ( ring, roses, steak, or cherry pies with the wine and all that girly stuff is optional, and Reaper has some great minis for the good equivilents, by and by.)

Or...

http://www.dungeon-dwellers.info/

http://www.dungeon-dwellers.info/Links.html

http://www.google.com/#q=The+Dungeon+Dwellers+Crypt+of+the+Sorcerer+Paint+%27n+Play+set&hl=en&prmd=imvns&ei=PKrYT5mHNIT69QTozsTkAw&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=58e514120196b500&biw=1280&bih=807

http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Dungeon_Dwellers_Paint'n'Play_Sets


When your getting some from this "perfect date", make her call you the Grot.

I'll be the first to tell you- This game was ti.... Very cool back in the day. And I miss it, alot.

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Grot is correct.
Those old skeletons from Heritage are still some of my favorite figures. I still have one unopened blister pack of them with a $1.49 price tag on it. Memories.

If you are looking for an all in one box solution, Descent is pretty good.
Or you could take a look around for an old boxed edition of Advanced Heroquest or Warhammer Quest.
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The minis are available, and either through Feebey, or direct, your looking at around 50 Bucks.

Went on ahead and looked at "Otherworlds" and Eureka, as well...

http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/product-category/labyrinth-lord-boxed-sets/

These monsters are dead on excellent updates on the original, and are worth mentioning.

For the Heros, Reaper is tried and true, along with the Bobby Jackson sculpts, there are more then enough hero types that you can just go on ahead and make up your own, along with the basic, Thief, Fighter, Magic User, Dwarf, Halfling, etc.etc.etc...

http://www.reapermini.com/

By the time your said and done, you have a tabletop game of "The Gauntlet."

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I recently picked up several boardgames thanks to the posts in this thread and several others (and some research on BGG and YouTube).

I've got my old copy of Heroquest, but never got around to playing it. Does it still hold up/hold up at all these days? What about Advanced Heroquest? Thoughts?
I know the grail for this sort of thing is Warhammer Quest, but I just don't have that much money I'm willing to part with on eBay right now. (or maybe ever).

My group and I have been enjoying the D&D Castle Ravenloft, but damn, that's one hard game. Those Encounter cards are brutal! My wife and I had some fun with Last Night on Earth as well. Good fun.

I've got a few others, including SDE that we haven't opened or tried out yet.


   
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I'd second the recommendation for Mantic Games' Dwarf King's Hold, and add one for Runebound, published by Fantasy Flight (and written by the excellent Martin Wallace).



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scipio.au wrote:I recently picked up several boardgames thanks to the posts in this thread and several others (and some research on BGG and YouTube).

I've got my old copy of Heroquest, but never got around to playing it. Does it still hold up/hold up at all these days? What about Advanced Heroquest? Thoughts?
I know the grail for this sort of thing is Warhammer Quest, but I just don't have that much money I'm willing to part with on eBay right now. (or maybe ever).

My group and I have been enjoying the D&D Castle Ravenloft, but damn, that's one hard game. Those Encounter cards are brutal! My wife and I had some fun with Last Night on Earth as well. Good fun.

I've got a few others, including SDE that we haven't opened or tried out yet.



HeroQuest is still jolly good fun assuming you don't expect too much from it. We all have a rose-tinted view of it to a certain degree because for many of us, it forms the very bedrock of our foray into miniatures but you have to bear in mind that the awe and wonder that greeted it first time around was through the eyes of a 10 or 11 year old or what have you. That being said, it isn't the most complicated game in the world but it is still a good laugh and very much 'pick up and play'. The wife and I jumped straight in and had 2 or 3 games the other day after I picked a copy up off Ebay - we didn't need to spend ages flicking through rulebooks in the way that we did when we tried to play Dreadfleet; we were just able to set up and go and both of us enjoyed it - the wife normally loathes miniatures and usually only plays on sufferance,

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Descent?? not mentioned yet. its a variant of hero quest.
   
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I mentioned it in passing, but it is worth noting about, seeing as they are getting ready to release thier second edition of this classic.

If able, get the first one, as you got a mass amount of minis with, and the goodies that come with it. The new one looks.... smaller.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3352

They have a preview event coming up... today and tommorrow.

If you get in on it, please let us know how it goes. I loved this game when it first came out, but didn't really play alot of it.

If you are interested, the website has the rules out there for the new game. heres the link.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3353

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/support/DJ01_Rulebook_ENG.pdf

Another thing one could do is to do a variation on a theme.

You use your own figures, write up your own stock of the dungeon on either tiles, or 1" grid paper, and go for it.

fill in the monsters with your own figures, use your own heros, and away you go.

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Decent is out of stock at all of the places I can find to get hold of it at a reasonable price, just expansions. The problem with Descent as I understand it is that it's simply huge, and takes a day to play through. Having said that - I'd have already bought it if I were able to find it.

I do have DKH and the two expansions, as well as Project Pandora sitting in the shelf for after we finish the D&D games. I actually found my copy of Heroquest, and it seems(!) to be intact, except for the miniatures which got scattered to all corners of the planet at the time. Same deal with my copy of Advanced Heroquest, actually. Half tempted to track down both again (if they're any good) so I can have a "good" copy of both...

   
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After looking over the field I bit the bullet and bought a copy of Warhammer Quest on Ebay. The kids are still on HQ but me and my gaming group are thoroughly enamored with WQ.
   
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I managed to snag a copy of Descent 1st Ed on the Bay. I should have it in hand by the end of the week. I'll also be picking up a bunch of the expacks in a couple of weeks, so then I'll have a big mess of Descent to figure out sometime down the line, may well get 2nd Ed as well, and then just mix the lot into a huge pile to figure out how to play...

I missed an auction for Doom for cheap by 20mins, and some guy selling the WoW boardgame turned out to be an untrustworthy flake. So still searching out those two...


   
 
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