|Manufacturer recommended age||12歳以上|
|製品サイズ||35.89 x 28.27 x 7.32 cm; 1.66 Kg|
ウォーターディープの支配者たち(Lords of Waterdeep)
|価格:||+ ￥340 配送料|
|ブランド||ウィザーズ・オブ・ザ・コースト(Wizards of the Coast)|
|商品の寸法 奥行き × 幅 × 高さ||35.9 x 28.3 x 7.3 cm|
|注意喚起||Choking Hazard - Small Parts|
- 対象年齢 :12才以上
ゲームデザイン: Peter Lee(ピーター・リー)Rodney Thompson(ロドニー・トンプソン)
A typical worker placement game, "insert frustration here when some one takes the spot you wanted".
You are given a lord card which is secret from everyone else which gives you bonus points for certain actions such as building or completing certain adventure cards. On your turn you place a meeple on an open space in order to collect little cubes (these are suppose to be different types of people but we mostly call them resources) to complete quests for points and sometimes treasure or more cubes, to get more quest cards, to play intrigue in the harbor etc the goal of the game is to have the most victory points at the end.
This game is simple to pick up, you do not need to know anything about Dungeons and Dragons to play. I have played games with children from 6 years up to just a table of adults and always had a good response. Also find its a great gateway game to get people in to this type of game as it is not to complicated to learn.
Whilst the theme is D&D, you don't need to have a knowledge of RPGs or the setting as the game flows nice and easily regardless. It's a game with relatively easy to understand mechanics but plenty of ways to win along with hidden objectives. This leads to high replay-ability, and its a useful game to get people coming from some more basic games into a more complex game whilst also keeping the more hard core gamer entertained.
Games are generally in the 45-90mins range depending on number of players and their understanding of the rules.
The game is well made, with good artwork and a box that is moulded to take all the pieces in a specific area. The later is very helpful for keeping the game in order, and for setting up/packing away.
Had seen good reviews of this and took the plunge, and haven’t regretted it one bit.
Essentially each player is a Lord of Waterdeep with a secret agenda, which generally mean bonus points for completing specific types of quests over others.
The game itself plays out in 8 rounds, and sees you deploying your agents to gather resources, earn money, construct buildings, and use your resources to complete quests. Intrigue cards, and a limited number of resources available at any one time lead to conflict and competitiveness amongst the players.
After the eight rounds are complete, points are scored, including your secret bonuses, and the winner is declared.
We have played it probably 6 times so far as a family, and the mix of quests, building types, and intrigue cards have made each game as unpredictable as the last.
Lastl§y, I love the design of the game materials themselves - everything fits together perfectly, and the board and cards are extremely clear and easy to follow, meaning all the information you need is in front of you without having to keep referring back to the rules.
Already planning to pick up the expansion soon...
Don't worry if like me you're not in to the whole dungeons and dragons thing, the game could actually have anything on the box cover.
It's a good introduction to modern board games for anyone wishing to try something other than the old classics you remember from the 70s. Those where you shook a dice and moved around the board, did what it said, then waited whilst everyone else did the same, oh and at some point you'd probably loose all your money and be 'out of the game' then sit around waiting for someone to win.
Board games have evolved tremendously over the past 10-20 years and now there are so many it's hard to know which to buy and will you understand the rules?
Well the good news is there are lots of board game reviews on YouTube and instructional videos there too. Just type the name in of the game and see what appears. The other amazing source for anything board game related is boardgamegeek.com (BGG)
Anyway back to this game. It's very good. In fact it's still in the top 50 games rated by BGG out of nearly 10,000 - that's an indication of a great game.
So go watch a review or two of the game then buy it. You won't want to play monopoly ever again.