I must say after playing my first full game of Talisman last night: this is my new favorite board game of all time!
I come from a gaming background of D&D since high school and so I own all of the D&D board games as well as DM campaigns for my friends. I went really far with the D&D mini skirmish game. A co-worker of mine introduced me to the X-wing miniature game about 6 months ago-- my first Fantasy Flight game, and love that.
So I was doing some research for a new board game because board games are typically what my wife and I play together. She isn't into the full RPG and I get that. and typically competitive games don't work out, but so far talisman is working out ( we just don't attack each other until someone has the crown). We have played through all the scenarios of my D&D board games so I wanted to find something similar. What a hidden gem!
What I think makes Talisman stand out above all of the others is the classic authentic fantasy experience it gives. I've read a decent amount of fantasy novels and Talisman captures the the epic high fantasy feel of Tolkien and Jordan, but also has some silliness like Tolkien (Tom Bombadil) or Piers Anthony (at least the one book I started). From the Valley of fire to the Crown I just imagine Frodo and Gollum going into the Heart of Mount Doom!
Can anyone recommend my first expansion?
Edited by paul1, 30 August 2014 - 11:49 AM.