WotC Adventure Begins: A New Dungeons and Dragons Boardgame

A new D&D board game called Adventure Begins is available for pre-order.

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Originally spotted under a different name at the London Toy Fair, this new game launches on October 1st. It's positioned as a D&D entry point for ages 10+, and designed for 2-4 players.

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Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins, for Ages 10 and Up

  • QUICK ENTRY TO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Step into the exciting world of D&D with the Dungeon & Dragons Adventure Begins board game for ages 10 and up
  • COOPERATIVE FANTASY GAME: For new D&D fans! This game is a portal to the monsters, magic, and heroes of Dungeons & Dragons. Players work together as they journey through the lands of Neverwinter
  • QUICK GAMEPLAY: Players can choose and customize their hero and backpack, battle iconic D&D monsters, and experience a new adventure every time. So, step forward, brave heroes; adventure awaits
  • CHOOSE A JOURNEY FOR YOUR PARTY: Choose a journey and which Boss your party of heroes will fight in the end. Choose from Felbris (Beholder), Orn (Fire Giant), Deathsleep (Green Dragon) and The Kraken
  • D&D MINIATURE FIGURES: The game includes 4 mini figures that correspond with the heroes featured in gameplay
The Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins game is cooperative board game for ages 10 and up. It's a fun, fast entry into the world of D&D. Designed for new D&D fans, players get to choose their characters and their journey as they travel through the lands of Neverwinter. They'll work together to battle monsters and defeat the Boss monster that's terrorizing the realm. The role of Dungeon Master passes from player to player with each turn, so everyone gets to be a part of the storytelling. This exciting portal to the monsters, magic, and heroes of Dungeons & Dragons makes a great gift for the emerging D&D fan.

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  • Includes 4 mini-figures, 4 Boss tiles, 4 20-sided dice, 10-sided Dungeon Master die, damage clip, 4 health trackers, plastic deck holder, 20 character tiles, 4 dungeon boards, 24 gold, 4 adventure decks, item deck, 4 reference cards, 8 backpack cards, 12 gatekeeper cards, part stand, and game rules.
  • Ages 10 and up.
  • For 2-4 players.















There's also an introductory YouTube video about the game.

You can get it from Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, EE, Big Bad Toy Store, and Pulse.

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Theo R Cwithin

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Step into the exciting world of #DnD with the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins board game! Choose your characters, face fantastic obstacles, and defeat the Boss monster terrorizing the realm.
Hmmm... I'm only seeing a "This tweet is unavailable" message.

Yeah, the Facebook post disappeared before my eyes. I did get to watch the video - it looks like it has a modular boardgame, card-based characters and monsters, plastic minis, and a d20-based resolution mechanic.

The pre-order link went to a "no matching products" page at Gamestop, so maybe that was why it got pulled.

Hmmm... I'm only seeing a "This tweet is unavailable" message.


I crit!
Well dang! Let’s see if I had it cached. I’ve edited out the part I don’t think they had ready yet.




Interesting. As I recall, the 4E board games were designed to be played without a DM, with the opponents being automata controlled by cards. This one apparently has a DM role that rotates from player to player. Very curious to see how that works.

Whizbang Dustyboots

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I find it interesting that the essential D&D classes are now Fighter, Rogue, Sorcerer, and Bard.
In the 3E era, sorcerers were the simplest arcane casters. That's not true now, IMO, but clearly, folks at Hasbro still think of them as the entry point.

And clerics are a tough sell for a lot of people. Bards are much more fun as healers.
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