Sharpen your blades. Buff out your armor. Get ready to take on the Demon Lord and his hordes in our review of Sanctum!
Category - Adventure Board Games
Adventure games are a heavily-themed genre in which players, each controlling a single character, compete with both each other and non-player foes. They often follow a tiered progression, in which easier objectives must be completed in order to gain access to harder objectives, leading up to a single culminating event which grants victory to the player who achieves it. Adventure games are frequently themed around fantastical or improbable events, with a strong narrative component. Players may have asymmetrical character abilities, though this is not a requirement for the genre. Older adventure games, such as Talisman, made heavy use of roll-and-move mechanics, random events, and dice rolls in order to ensure that players had a more or less equal chance at victory.
Check out our In Too Deep review to explore just how far you will be willing to go to save a city drowning in crime.
Boardgame Brody becomes a pirate to play a very immersive storytelling game full of twists and turns in his video review of Forgotten Waters by Plaid Hat Games.
Read our spoiler-free review of Mystery House: Adventures in a Box to learn more about this cooperative 3-D escape room game.
Deckbuilding dungeon crawl with miniatures. Watch our video review of Dungeon Alliance 2nd Edition.
Read our review of Vast: Mysterious Manor to learn about the ambitious asymmetrical game from the publishers of Root!
Read our review of Sub Terra II to find out more about a co-op game where you lay tiles to explore a volcano in search of an ancient relic, and then have to escape before fiery lava burns you alive!
A deck, a dungeon, an adventure... a success? Read our preview to find out what we think about Spire’s End!
Winds, sands, and sun bear down on adventurers rushing to escape the desert’s wrath. Read our review of Forbidden Desert to find out if they escape!
What happens when 90s nostalgia meets modern board game design? Read our review of Trogdor!! The Board Game and burninate the countryside!