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Great gateway to more complex worker placement games (I'm looking at you Caylus),
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This review is from: Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game (Toy)
Let's get this out of the way first: this game is basically a lite version of Caylus. Caylus, in my opinion, is quite difficult to explain to new players. Consider Lords of Waterdeep to be a gateway game to the more advanced worker placement games. Instead of stacking cubes of resources to build a castle, you send out "agents" who hire cubes of "adventurers" which complete quest cards for points and resources. Actions are taken immediately, similar to Agricola, and points are scored instantaneously on a scoring track, so you can roughly keep track of points as you go. The wrinkle is that each player plays as a Lord of Waterdeep with a secret agenda to score points at the end of the game (for example 4 points per Warfare and Acarna type quests, or 6 points per building you have built). The game plays quickly, and the icons on the board are very readable. Additionally it is very easy to teach. The Dungeons and Dragons theme will probably hook more people than the relatively dry Caylus. This is a game that will get a lot of play on my table.
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Initial post: Apr 3, 2012 7:29:44 AM PDT
Jeremy Hinton says:
I also want to give two big thumbs up for the components and extremely thoughtful insert to keep the game organized. One of the best inserts I've ever seen!
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