Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a semi-cooperative game in which two to five players will take on the antagonistic roles of heroes and Overlord. Up to four players will choose characters with a wide assortment of skills and innate abilities to be the heroes who will explore dungeons in search of treasure and adventure. One player will take on the role of the Overlord and will control the dungeon's many traps, puzzles, and monsters.

The heroes' goal will be to cooperatively conquer the dungeon, seize its many treasures, and achieve other objectives as set by the scenario. If the heroes cooperate and achieve their goals, they will all win. The Overlord's objective is simply to use all the means at his or her disposal - from deadly traps and ferocious monsters - to kill the heroes. Each hero has a certain Conquest Point value to the party and if too many Conquest Points are lost through hero death, the party loses and the Overlord wins.

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Fantasy Flight Games
Published in
2005
My Rating
6.7
BGG Rating
7.06
BGG Rank
311
Players
2-5
Ages
12+
Duration
4:00
Complexity
3.3405 / 5
Acquired
August 2006
Eager to Play
No
Plays
5
Last Played
October 08, 2007
Time Spent
20:00

This is a tabletop, map-driven, tactical role playing board-game with miniatures. One person will take on the role of all the baddies, while the rest play the heroes. The map is modular and grid based, and the dice mechanic is novel and very quick, one throw of the dice tell you if you hit, and for how much damage. It's a great hack-and-slash roleplaying came which you can play without any roleplaying, however story does matter in this game as each scenario is backed by some kind of important backstory.

Five plays

  • October 08, 2007
  • October 07, 2007
  • October 08, 2006
  • September 23, 2006
  • August 27, 2006