So I've had a bit of a dungeon crawl board game itch for a while now and I think christmas would be a good time to take the plunge. I happen to have about £50 worth of Amazon gift vouchers that I'm more than happy to gamble, but what should I get? I wonder if any of you guys would indulge me and maybe offer some advice.|
I always read Rab Florence's column on RPS and I've been doing some slightly more concerted research lately as well, and I've come to the conclusion that I really want Descent 2nd edition, but there are a couple of reasons why I've hesitated. I may just take a chance on it anyway because in most respects it looks like exactly what I want, but I thought I might pick the brains of this thread first.
Firstly it's not playable co-operatively for two players. That's not a huge issue but I'd prefer something co-operative. We'll probably have 3 players occasionally, but I'd like something that works well solo and with 2 players. Also is it hard work for two? I gather the hero player would have to control at least two characters. This may be an issue initially for convincing my slightly less committed other half!
I've been looking at Arkham Horror, Claustrophobia and Legend of Drizzt, but as much as I'd like to pick them all up eventually they don't quite grab me as much as Descent (Claustrophobia in particular, as gorgeous as it looks, seems to be more of a strategy game than a dungeon crawl).
I'm also really intrigued by Escape: The Curse Of The Temple. Not the same sort of thing at all obviously, but it does sound brilliant and I've been hovering over the order button for that regardless. Has anyone here played it yet?
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Edit: Oh and Mansions of Madness and Mage Knight both look awesome too. Any good for one/two players?
Edited by Dr.Haggard at 11:11:56 29-11-2012
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