Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 20-Jul-12 | 12 comments

Dungeons and Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep title

When Klaus Teuber introduced Settlers of Catan in 1995, the hobby gaming world was captivated by what is now known as the “Euro-game.” Many games using resource management and worker placement mechanics followed. These games were expertly crafted to be well-oiled game machines and often light in theme.

On the other end of the gaming spectrum is the world of Dungeons & Dragons – specifically the Forgotten Realms. Originally created by Ed Greenwood and introduced in 1987, this fantasy “universe” offers a rich and vibrant world theme and immersion for role-players. What happens when one game form meets the other? Chemistry! …

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Stone of the Sun
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I played this game once, but will definitely play it more in the future. Great game and the worker placement mechanic has been implemented very well (and I usually don’t like worker placement games)!

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Went to Gen Con 2012

My lady is getting me this one for my birthday! I had the chance to play it recently, and instantly fell in love with it!

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Rather Dashing Games fan

This sounds like a lot of fun!

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I play purple

A purchase I’ll be making at Gencon!

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United Kingdom
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Knight-errant
Tinkerer

Yup, got a copy now and spent a bit of quality time with the daughter punching out counters and loading the legendary storage tray. Unfortunately it’ll be a week or two before we get to play it, but we’re looking forward to it.

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I might splurge and buy this this tomorrow.

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Knight-errant
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The Big Cheese 2012

This almost doesn’t make sense. WOTC doesn’t make games like this O_o

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I have always thought that Catan is a great game but it is so light on theme that it’s hard for me to really get into it. Enter, Lords of Waterdeep. This sounds like the perfect combination of Euro simplicity and American thematic immersion.

Ill be adding this to my wishlist, but who knows when I’ll be able to pick up a copy.

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I would certainly recommend Lords of Waterdeep.

It’s like a eurogame with good an ameri-trash theme.

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I hadn’t really given this game more than a passing look until now, but reading this review has got me invested in it. Time to budget for this game being added to my gaming collection! Well done!

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Knight-errant
Tinkerer

The more I read or hear about this game, the more I want it. I guess I need to stop moaning and just go and buy a copy.

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Norway
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Paladin

Sounds exhiting!! I got started on, amongst others, Settlers in my time. I have also tried myself on a bit of D&D. Hopefully I will get to try this game in the near future! 😀

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