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Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition Board Game £41.99 at Magic Madhouse (Daily Deal)

£41.99 @ Magic Madhouse
A great offer on another modern board game. I've been waiting for a good price on this and have personally never seen it sold cheaper. A highly regarded dungeon crawler for 2-5 players out of the box … Read More
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
A great offer on another modern board game. I've been waiting for a good price on this and have personally never seen it sold cheaper. A highly regarded dungeon crawler for 2-5 players out of the box with one player taking on the role of Overlord (controlling the monsters) and the other players taking on the heroes. There has been an app released for the game that plays the part of the Overlord and allows everyone else to play as the heroes or allows a single person to play solo if that's their thing.

I'm guessing the £41.99 price tag will put a lot of people off and push this deal towards cold, but if you are genuinely looking for something like this and it is cold please don't be put off as you would be unlikely to find it or something comparable cheaper for a long time.

Here's the write up from the description:
Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition is a board game in which one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. Featuring double-sided modular board pieces, countless hero and skill combinations, and an immersive story-driven campaign, Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition transports heroes to a vibrant fantasy realm where they must stand together against an ancient evil.

This updated version of the classic board game of dungeon-delving adventure features a host of enhancements, including new heroes and monsters, streamlined rules, a class-based hero system, campaign play, and much more.

Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition includes -

A rulebook and quest guide
Eight hero figures and 38 monster figures
Nine custom dice
Nearly 250 cards
48 Map tiles
Over 150 tokens.
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
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What does it play like? Can you give some examples?

I remember shelling £40 for House on The Hill (or whatever it was called) and consider that a no brainer looking back (its so much fun!)

But having just shoved £90 on Kickstarter/Dark Souls... I worry the prices are just getting silly now (i.e. throw some nice figures in a box and the nerds will lap it up!)
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What does it play like? Can you give some examples? I remember shelling £40 for House on The Hill (or whatever it was called) and consider that a no brainer looking back (its so much fun!)But having just shoved £90 on Kickstarter/Dark Souls... I worry the prices are just getting silly now (i.e. throw some nice figures in a box and the nerds will lap it up!)

I've not got it yet, picked it up at this price, but it will obviously be too late to tell you my experiences of it once I get it. What I can say is I've played Imperial Assault which is the Star Wars version of the game with slightly modified rules and I enjoyed that. I suppose the best I can do for an explanation of the game at this point is to think of it as a much updated version of HeroQuest with a proper campaign structure where the story and maps change based on what you did in previous areas as well as your character getting progressively stronger as they adventure more. Or, to take it down to its most basic level, it is a dice rolling hack and slash dungeon crawl.

You could have a look at the app that may give you a little idea of what to expect and the old favourite of reading/watching on boardgamegeek would give you far more information than I can:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/104162/descent-journeys-dark-second-edition

Edit: I should add the game has been doing really well since it released in 2012 and has a huge number of expansions at this point. In my experience games that last this long and are this well supported have to do their base concepts well.

Edited By: Dichotomy on Jun 15, 2017 11:40: Jun 15, 2017 11:40
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There's a 'How to Play' vid here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw3c5mlEVkY
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Been waiting for a deal on this great dungeon crawler, just picked one up. Have been playing a campaign at a friends and been itching to have my own copy. Heat added.
#5
My copy arrived today. Really pleased. Great deal. Need to see more board games on here.
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boyzie
My copy arrived today. Really pleased. Great deal. Need to see more board games on here.

Unfortunately board games don't get much heat, or go cold so people mostly feel it is a waste of time posting them. While I'll post them when I get chance,a lot of great prices slip through the cracks due to this. I saw Caverna on Chaos Cards for £40 yesterday, but unfortunately it had sold out by the time I would have got the chance to post it today, I'm sure it would have got on before that though if people thought they'd get heat for it.

On the plus side, my copy of Descent turned up today too, looking forward to playing it soon, the app for it looks good too.

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