Dungeon Saga the new board game from Mantic is ready for it’s close-up. Come take a look inside the box with BoLS!
Hey BoLS Readers! AdamHarry back with more unboxing goodness. Mantic Games showed off Dungeon Saga at GenCon 2015 and we picked-up a copy at the show. We’re happy to show off this dungeon-crawler because of it’s unique packaging, great models and fun campaign that anyone can get wrapped up with!
Everyone needs a good gateway game for friends, family and kids. If you’ve got first-time gamers interested in a fun campaign that’s easy to play check this one out! Plus it’s got a TON of stuff in the box. 26 pre-built plastic miniatures, 33 dungeon tiles, 22 peices of plastic dungeon furniture and a gaggle of extras to play the game with.
Dungeon Saga $79.99
Over a thousand years ago, Valandor, the greatest known hero fell in battle, fighting to protect the lives of those around him. From shore to shore, all owe thanks to his wondrous legacy. Now, sacred sites across the land have been defiled and plundered by the disgraced wizard Mortibris, who along with his vile undead minions will stop at nothing to obtain the secrets of Valandor’s power. Only the bravest heroes dare oppose him. Thrown together from the far corners of the realm, they step boldly into the depths, ready to face whatever foul evil awaits them…
Hero, your quest begins here!
Embark on a fantasy adventure for up to 5 players with the Dungeon Saga board game. With highly detailed game-pieces and learn-as-you-play rules, this set contains everything you need to transform your tabletop into a deep and immersive world of heroes and monsters. Play a single game in just 30 minutes, or combine the carefully composed adventures for countless hours of classic quest gameplay:
- Epic, story-driven campaign
- Classic quest atmosphere
- Easy rules you can learn as you play
- Characters that develop as the adventure unfolds
- Beautifully illustrated 3D dungeons with doors, barrels, bookcases and more!
- 26 detailed and fully assembled miniatures in coloured plastic
- Evocative ‘ancient tome’ packaging in a protective sleeve
One player takes the part of the evil dungeon overlord with the forces of evil at his command, and the others divide the mighty heroes between them. Each hero has strengths and weaknesses and teamwork is the key: The mighty barbarian can slaughter many foes at a time, yet he is lightly armoured and vulnerable to strong enemies. The Dwarf, on the other hand, is steadier as his thick armour can resist most attacks. The Elf is not as skilled a fighter as either of these, instead preferring to stay at a distance where her finely-honed archery skills can best be used. Finally, there is the wizard -the others may laugh at his lack of fighting skill, yet it is often his magic that carries the day. If the others can keep him alive, that is.
This core set will be supported with a raft of expansion products as time goes on, adding new challenges and game modes to your Dungeon Saga. The first of these will be Adventurer’s Companion which will add an AI system for solo and fully co-operative play, the ability to create unique characters from scratch using any model in your collection, the tools you need to design your own dungeons and much more!
When the fate of the world hangs in the balance, which part will you play in the epic Dungeon Saga?
Models supplied assembled and unpainted.
Overall, I’m very pleased with Mantic Games’ latest offering. This seems like a great family game to play with everyone but also engaging enough for experienced games to not be bored. The plastics are well done, the board tiles look great and the plastic dungeon accessories are a nice touch. The gameplay (ie monster killing and combat) itself is simple to grasp and fast to get into. The campaign just the right length and really sets everything up for future expansions. As a gamer growing up playing HeroQuest – this game reminds me so much of that experience. I can’t NOT like this game! Go check it out – it’s good stuff!
Mantic has been doing an awesome job lately! I hope they continue making fun games for everyone to enjoy. Anyone else up for the challenge of the Dwarf King’s Quest?