Dungeons & Dragons Dragon Quest

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Dungeons and Dragons: Dragon Quest Board Game

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Wow, I’m blinded by the retro-ness of this game! Dungeons and Dragons: Dragon Quest was actually pretty fun when it was released. To be honest, seeing it again makes me want to pick it up and play. You see, Dragon Quest was special, because character creation was a much more involved process in this game than the standard D&D romp. Characters had to roll dice for everything, but it allowed for much greater customization. I enjoyed this immensely, since I get more out of my character’s story than the other aspects of campaigning.

Dragon Quest was an easier version of D&D; rules were streamlined and simplified here, in order to focus more on the storytelling aspects and characterization of the players involved. This makes it perfect for your little gamers. Quest was like any other campaign product in this line, the game is only as good as you made it. It comes with six figures, a bunch of monsters, the game board, and accessories to make a full campaign (and they’re reusable, as you’d expect).

You’ll probably want Dragon Quest because its retro feel appeals to you (you played it before, or you’re looking for older content), and you’re looking for D&D-lite to ease your kids into tabletop gaming.

Try not to look at the box top for too long, though. I grew a full beard just from glancing at it.


  1. Russ

    I think you are thinking of the New Easy to Master Dungeons and Dragons set. Dragon Quest came with premade character cards that the players could choose from. You could level up your characters and get more customized with them at that point, but as for “character creation,” you are not able to do that (as far as I can remember from this game). The EZ to master version had you roll up your stats, choose your class (based on choices made during the opening scene in the jail) and so on. It made the process streamlined, and kept the characters engaged in the process. So many times new players come to the table and get lost in the wealth of information about character creation. Games like this help players get the “concept” of characters and classes, and help them envision what their character might look like.

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