Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon
A heavy shadow falls across the land, cast by a dark spire that belches smoke and oozes fiery lava. A cave mouth leads to a maze of tunnels and chambers, and deep within this monster-infested labyrinth lurks the most terrifying creature of all: a red dragon!
Wrath of Ashardalon is a cooperative game of adventure for 1-5 players set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Wrath of Ashardalon is a cooperative dungeon crawler for 1-5 players where players take on the role of a heroic adventurer delving deep into a dungeon in an effort to overcome one of many premade quests.
Five characters are available: paladin, fighter, wizard, cleric, and rogue. Each character includes a variety of different powers that the players choose from. Players choose their characters and then select one of 13 different adventures from the adventure book to play. Each adventure instructs on which tiles are to be randomly assigned to the tile deck, what special rules are in play, and what the win condition for the adventure is. The tile deck is shuffled, the encounter deck is shuffled, the start tile is placed, and then the game begins.
Designed for 1-5 players, this boardgame features multiple scenarios, challenging quests, and cooperative game play. Each player selects a hero; a rogue, thief, warrior, cleric, or wizard. On their turn, each player can explore further into the dungeon (turn over new tiles); move through the already explored parts of the dungeon, and fight monsters.
When a new dungeon tile is revealed, there is typically an encounter of some sort, and new monsters to fight are added. Slain monsters reward the players with treasure, and experience points. This allows them to level up and increase their skills during play.
Players must work together to stay alive slay the monsters, and achieve the goal of their quest.