Ryan Thomason

D&D Meets Risk? This is Awesome!

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I’ve always been a huge nerd for the Risk board game, I can’t tell you how many times my cousin, brother and myself set off in the attempts at world domination. This new D&D strategy board game does a little different take and I’m damn excited about it. As my quest to make my children full on geeks (it’s proving a lot easier than I thought) continues, I got this email the other day about the new game coming out called Conquest of Nerath. After reading up about it, I knew it was a purchases that had to be made for my budding geek children. Keep your eyes out on June 21st for this release. Hopefully we’ll get a review of it for you too!

So, what exactly is a D&D board game like you ask? From what I can tell, players gather armies of footsoldiers and siege engines, monsters, and dragons in an effort to protect League of Nerath against the undead. There seem to be four civilizations at stake. The first couple live in the snowy expanse of the Winterbole Forest and the sun-warmed coasts of ancient Vailin. In the North, you have undead legions of the Dark Empire of Karkoth that want to eat some brains on the League of Nerath. To the south, the infernal Iron Circle launches its own goblin hordes in a campaign of conquest against the elves and corsairs of Vailin. Players must choose their sides, and commence conquest and hope that a table doesn’t get overturned in the process.

The Conquest of Nerath board game includes a rulebook, full-color fold-out game board, dice, 110 cards, and 252 plastic playing pieces representing champions and the armies of Nerath, Karkoth, the Iron Circle, and Vailin. The board game will be available on June 21st for a suggested retail price of $79.99 at local hobby game stores nationwide.

I think the main reason I like the idea of this game is that I really want to start a family game night when the kids are older, and the sooner I start stockpiling the better.

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