I'll have to keep an eye on this for gaming with my 5 and 7 year old.
We played Dungeon. Now we play the old 3E era board game that requires a DM.
And we also play the Castle Ravenloft Adventure system game (now playing with extra campaign rules).
They just "rolled" 2 Dragonborn brothers lol... A fighter and mage.. I'll be a cleric following them around
However coming from ADD 1E both feel like something is missing to me...
Monsters don't drop treasure in that 3E game... you always have to find the chests... there is no Experience it's all milestone... I do like the initiative system and closed doors though when compared to the Castle Ravenloft's methods though!
The 3E game does have better cards I must say.... the Cards for the Ravenloft game barely have any artwork and I think the art helps when you have youngsters playing that may not be able to read everything... For example I'd like his fireball card to actually have a picture of a fireball on it....
One big difference between these 2 is at first they didn't want me being the DM in the 3E game... they wanted me in the party like in Castle Ravenloft so the games are very different in that way.
Not sure which way this one will go but hopefully this one brings me closer to what I'm looking for... at least until they get better at reading and start teaching me the rules
PS. I have collected older D&D board games too with the cardboard standees and bad miniatures and such lol... We still have to go through them some day... if there is one you recommend let me know!