Castle Ravenloft Dungeons & Dragons Board Game

Castle Ravenloft Dungeons & Dragons Board Game

Castle Ravenloft Boardgame by Bill Slavicsek, Mike Mearls and Peter Lee
The master of Ravenloft is having guests for dinner – and you are invited!
Evil lurks in the towers and dungeons of Castle Ravenloft, and only heroes of exceptional bravery can survive the horrors within. Designed for 1-5 players, this boardgame features multiple scenarios, challenging quests, and cooperative game play.

Announced during Gencon 2009, for release at Gencon 2010. Wizards has updated the release date from August 17, 2010 to August 31, 2010 on their product catalog (http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/207790000).

Can be combined with Wrath of Ashardalon

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Wizards of the Coast
Published in
2010
My Rating
10.0
BGG Rating
6.70
BGG Rank
678
Players
1-5
Ages
12+
Duration
1:00
Complexity
2.5095 / 5
Acquired
September 2010
Eager to Play
Yes
Plays
5
Last Played
January 20, 2011
Time Spent
5:00

This is a players vs. the system cooperative game of dungeon crawling and combat. Players choose from 5 different characters each granting a unique ability to the group. Players will select a scenario to play through which will determine the starting position of the board and set out the victory conditions. The map is randomly determined by using a set of square tiles, ensuring that each tome the game is played the experience will be different.

When monsters are revealed a card is drawn and a figure is placed on the board. The monster's card determines how they act when activated, by listing their tactics. Players who found the monster "own" the monster and only activate them at the end of their turn, or if another player has an identical monster. The players lose if anyone dies, and with only 2 healing surges available that is a likely outcome. The game is challenging but not insurmountable nor formulaic.

Five plays

  • January 20, 2011
  • October 06, 2010
  • September 29, 2010
  • September 22, 2010
  • September 20, 2010