Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talisman Boardgame Review (Fantast Flight 4th Ed)

There is indeed a new Talisman Boardgame.

I was quite excited that one of my friends got this for xmas this year, and I've had fond memories when I played this in the past about 20 years ago.

First: Playset

The new Talisman Boardgame is pretty well made. Although the plastic play pieces are not painted, the cards, gameboard and other game pieces are pretty well made. In fact, the plastic coins somehow sounds like coins when clinked together!

Game Contents (for Fantasy Flight Games Revised 4th Edition):

* 1 Large 6-fold Game Board (slightly revised)
* Revised 4th Edition Rulebook
* 14 Character Cards with matching plastic character figures
* 104 Adventure Cards
* 24 Spell Cards
* 28 Purchase Cards
* 4 Talisman Cards
* 4 Toad Cards with matching plastic toad figures
* 4 Alignment Cards
* 6 Six-sided Dice
* 120 (40 each) Strength, Craft, Life Counters (8 large and 32 small plastic cones in each set)
* 36 Fate Tokens (cardboard)
* 30 Gold Coins (plastic)

Game play

The game takes about 15 minutes to set up and about 3 hours to play. # of players is 2 - 6.

Talisman is a cult classic board game with a fantasy theme. There are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorcerer. In this perilous adventure, play centers around the journey of these gallant heroes to find and claim the Crown of Command, a magical artifact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. Only with strength, courage, wisdom and a few good dice rolls will players be able to survive the ultimate test and beat their opponents to victory.


I rather liked this game, and it does has lots of replayability. For about $50, this game is definitely worth it.

I give this game 7/10

-- Robin Low

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