Board games are on the list of my favorite things. I have quite a large collection of my own, but it’s always nice to get to try a new one from someone else’s stash. Tonight I was introduced to Lords of Waterdeep, a D&D-based game from Wizards of the Coast.
There are only eight rounds, but regardless of the number of players, the game should take about an hour (I think we took closer to two, but we had conversation and food going on as well). You play one of the Lords, and you hire adventurers to fulfill quests – standard RPG fare, but in an interesting and engaging board game. Now that I’ve played it once, I think I might add it to my wishlist. It’s definitely something that I would like to play more often.
Aside: I think this game might win an award for most unintentionally non-politically-correct comments during play.