GW: Talisman Returns For Christmas

Games Workshop announces the return of the classic board game Talisman – just in time for Christmas!

It’s time to seek the Crown of Command and conqueror the realm – Games Workshop is bringing back Talisman!

via Warhammer Community

Talisman has returned! If you (and up to 5 friends) are looking for some adventure this Christmas season, Talisman pits you against one another in an epic quest for the Crown of Command. Every adventure will see you travel through mysterious lands and across magical realms in pursuit of knowledge, power, and of course, a powerful talisman of their own, and every adventure will be different as new enemies and encounters appear on your quest.

You’ll be able to pick up your copy of Talisman (as well as some of the most popular expansions to the game) at a board games store near you, with copies available in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries across Europe.

If you’ve never experienced Talisman, it’s a fan favorite for a reason. Every game is different even though the goal remains the same. If you prefer the digital version (which is available in the App Store, Google Play store, and Steam) then GW has some more good news: There is a new Expansion on the way!

. Developer Nomad Games is partnering with publisher Asmodee Digital in order to grow Talisman. The Harbinger will be out soon, bringing new cards, endings and spells to your games, and letting you battle against a mysterious oncoming apocalypse.

Talisman Digital Edition

Talisman Digital Edition – The Magical Quest Game for 1 to 6 players.The officially licensed multiplayer version of the classic fantasy adventure board game, Talisman.In Talisman Digital Edition, there are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorceress.

It’s currently sitting at Very Positive on Steam with +1700 reviews. If you’re looking to get your Talisman fix, give this one a shot. Or if you prefer an more analog experience keep an eye out for a physical copy at your FLGS!

 

Talisman Returns! Are you ready to quest for the crown?

  • Sonic tooth

    Would be nice If this is a success and introduces new people to the hobby. I presume this is the same contents as ffg’s edition? Would be nice to get new minis but can’t have everything!

    • Cergorach

      Talisman 3rd edition was a pain when it was released, but it was fine then, because just about every other game was a pain as well. The ‘new’ version of Talisman isn’t that new, at it’s core it’s still a pain in the behind, but these days the other games are no longer a pain. This translates to that the game hasn’t aged well.

      I have just about everything from the FFG edition of the game, I will probably buy new expansions as well (as long as they are compatible with the FFG version). I look at it with the rose colored glasses called ‘nostalgia’, I would advice a ton of other games before I ever considered advising Talisman to new players…

      So I doubt it’ll be a success and anyone who uses it to introduce new players to the hobby must have sadomasochistic tendencies, while most ‘new’ players would run screaming for the nearest exits…

      • Sonic tooth

        Fair enough

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. Talisman is definitely a nostalgia button game and not much else… Back when board games were limited it wasn’t all that bad.

      • marlowc

        FFG is part of Asmodee now, so hopefully the new digital stuff will be compatible with the old.
        Interesting that GW are happy for FFG/Asmodee to carry on with the digital license, but have taken the boardgame/miniatures stuff back in house.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          You may find that the Digital update coming up was something Asmodee were contracted to finish, even though the official announcement of the two companies ceasing the licence deal.

  • Chet Atkinson

    FFG’s version was excellent. Am stoked for this release. Am hoping for better artwork along the lines of the later expansions’

  • Simon Chatterley

    The IPad version was awesome. I’ve never owned a hard copy so maybe now is the time