Talisman is a cult fantasy board game for 2 - 6 people. Players control a myriad of characters from a heroic warrior to a powerful sorcerer. In this perilous adventure, play centers around the journey of these gallant heroes to find and claim the Crown of Command, a magical artifact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. Only with strength, courage, and wisdom will players be able to survive the ultimate test and beat their opponents to victory.
Talisman's enduring appeal is that of a traditional fantasy boardgame and more. Players soon find themselves taking part in an epic quest of brave deeds, daring encounters and death defying battles, which deepens as the game unfolds.
First released in 1983, the game continues to excite and maintains a strong following with a thriving Internet community. This edition of Talisman will appeal to fans of the timeless original, and will also create a new following of would-be adventurers.
The game play is unchanged from the fourth edition, merely the components have altered: plastic figures, updated Adventure cards, redesigned Fate tokens, and so forth.
- Playing Time
- 90 minutes
- 10 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Year Published
- John Goodenough
- Dice Rolling
Roll / Spin and Move
Variable Player Powers
Roll, move. Encounter space. Repeat. Talisman can be great fun, but is largely luck based; because a lot of the fun is in the variety of encounter and spell cards, I highly recommend not buying unless you splurge on an expansion. Try before you buy: Nomad games has an electronic version for PC and tablet. A great game for the stories it tells as you play it!