Castle Ravenloft Board Game

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Castle Ravenloft Board Game is a 2010 board game published by Wizards of the Coast. It was the first game released in the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System board game series.[1]

Overview[edit]

In Castle Ravenloft Board Game, the players control brave Heroes who have come to Barovia to discover the secrets of Castle Ravenloft, and must work as a team to succeed in the adventures within the castle. It features multiple scenarios and challenging quests.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Castle Ravenloft Board Game is a co-operative game for 1-5 players. Each player selects a Hero, and can choose from the Dragonborn Fighter, Human Rogue, Dwarf Cleric, Eladrin Wizard, and Human Ranger.

Contents[edit]

Castle Ravenloft Board Game includes 40 plastic heroes and monsters, 13 sheets of interlocking cardstock dungeon tiles, 200 encounter and treasure cards, a rulebook, a scenario book, and a 20-sided die.

Reception[edit]

David M. Ewalt of Forbes comments: "Count Strahd von Zarovich and Castle Ravenloft — stars of a beloved Dungeons & Dragons setting — make their board game debut. It's like playing fourth edition D&D, but without a dungeon master or most of the rules. Anyone can play, even if they don't know D&D. It's cooperative, challenging and fun."[3]

Scott Taylor of Black Gate comments: "I have to give the designs props for creating a fresh version of an old concept and if you’re looking to have a few hours of fun on a weekend night".[4]

Castle Ravenloft won the Origins Award for Best Board Game of 2010.[5]

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