Talisman Digital Edition - The Magical Quest Game for 1 to 6 players. The officially licensed multiplayer version of the classic fantasy adventure board game, Talisman. In Talisman Digital Edition, there are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorceress.
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Very Positive (64 reviews) - 84% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,528 reviews) - 74% of the 2,528 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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May 5

The Nether Realm - OUT NOW!

The Nether Realm expansion pack has been added. The Nether Realm adds a new deck of extremely challenging Nether cards, and three new alternative endings.

New Features -
Alternative Ending selection - you can now select which endings will be used in a game. When creating a game, if you switch on the Hidden or Revealed Ending house rules, a new button will appear above the rules called Alternate Endings. Press this to view every ending that can be used and toggle them on (green) or off (red) to add or remove them from the possible endings for that game. You can only choose endings that match the type you've switched on in the house rules, for example the Warlock Quests ending cannot be included in the game if you have Hidden Endings switched on because it is a Revealed Ending.

Windows taskbar icon alerts you when it's your turn - a much requested feature from those who like to play Talisman at work (like we do).

Visibility of online games in progress has returned.

General Fixes -
Online invites work on MacOSX.
Various fixes to online stability and game setup.
Cutpurse now discards correctly.
Enrich spell wasn't discarding if it was used and then a Warlock Quest (deliver gold) completed.
Fixed knowing what the last discarded spell was if a game is quit and resumed.
Toads escaping from Jail were sometimes so excited to be free that they rolled the die for movement.
Correct Warlock Quest card shown if you are attempting to replace a quest gained from rolling.
The Weakness spell would become unavailable after the first attack roll.
Fixed a card disappearing if Stasis spell was cast on it twice.
Tweaks to the auto-zoom feature, so it happens less often.
Loyal Companion card was being left on its space if taking a pet meant completing a quest.
Fixed having to ditch another object if you used the Treasure Chest when at your carry limit.
Fixed when spells are discarded if the Elementalist changes his Craft so that he has too many.
Fixed being able to use the Panhandler if you're sharing a Jail cell with another character and you fail to escape.
Fixed having to choose a roll result if you rolled doubles with the Orb of Destiny.
Invisibility Potion wasn't always working correctly.
Disabled the 'attract mode' that appears when the game loads, as it was causing nasty bugs later on.
Removed some full stops.
Armour was being used before a fight, if Metamorph had been cast to change the opponent.
Bounty Hunter could still change standoffs to victories even if something had fought in his place.
Fixed the Amazon losing extra lives if she redoes a battle against an Assassin.
Spells weren't being discarded correctly if you completed a Warlock Quest after buying from the Sorcerer's Square.
The wrong number of Objects were being taken when the Thieves' Guild ending was in play.
Text fixes, including Wanted Poster names.
Fixed an issue with the Gambler using the Luckstone.
Fixed being stuck in a situation where you only had Objects you couldn't ditch, but you were over your carry limit.
Fixed an issue where the Reflection spell wouldn't work against a spell cast by the Grumpy Wizard.
Blizzard was staying in effect for too long if a character was killed during the two rounds and Bloodbath mode was on.

AI Fixes -
Spiteful Imp usage improved.
AI characters are less likely to visit the Enchantress when they have more to lose.
Tweaked the AI's recognition of Warlock Quest difficulty.
Improved usage of the Invoke Favour spell.
AI characters will take Wanted Posters from the Wanted List encounter.
AI better recognises that Ekor and Shiver Nymph will run away when encountered.
Fixed the AI using the Mercenary Follower when fighting an enemy which copies their stats.
AI sometimes gave the Tavern Maid their best Objects when poured a drink.
AI sometimes gave up its best Follower to the Leper.
AI Toad looks turns ahead when deciding where to move to.
AI is more likely to bribe the Bandit if the fight is too tough.
Minstrels weren't always choosing not to fight Dragons when the fight was too tough.
AI recognises that a 10 result at the Temple is useless if there are no Talismans in the Talisman deck.
Improved usage of the Shatter spell.
The AI is less likely to put Trinkets into containers, unless it's worried about someone taking them.
AI sometimes used a Summon spell and then used a Potion to raise its own stats.
AI sometimes used a Potion of Strength before psychic combat.
AI is more likely to not use weapons against Crawling Slime.
Improved Fireball spell usage.
AI won't buy alignment based Wanted Posters if there are no characters of that alignment in the game.

Many thanks to the beta testers who helped us with this expansion, it's much appreciated.

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April 29

New Character Bundles Arriving!

If you haven't purchased all of the extra characters yet, now is a great time to grab what you're missing.

Valve have very kindly allowed us to put some character bundles together, which offer savings on anything you don't own. There is no way to 'pick and choose' which characters to buy, as there is no system for that, so we've created themed bundles as suggested on this forum a while ago.

For each bundle, you effectively get 3 for the price of 2, or 33% off. So, if you don't own any of the 3, you'll get the 3 for the usual price of 2. If you own 2 already and are just missing 1, you'll get 33% off that 1 character.

Here are the bundles -

Magical Ladies - Illusionist, Apprentice Mage and Black Witch
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/326/

From Mysterious Lands - Genie, Goblin Shaman and Shape Shifter
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/328/

The Tricksters - Jester, Courtesan and Gambler
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/329/

Light and Dark - Martyr, Exorcist and Devil's Minion
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/327/

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Reviews

“extremely addictive...many hours of fun, faithful to the original”
8/10 – Eurogamer Poland

“Talisman: Digital Edition is the kind of game that you can spend hundreds of hours playing and is for all intents and purposes a solid port of the popular board game. - Vincent Paone of Dad's Gaming Addiction”
9/10 – Dad's Gaming Addiction

“...easy to pick up and play and you don't have to know anything about the board game version to play and enjoy the video game version.”
9/10 – Game Saga

About This Game

Talisman Digital Edition - The Magical Quest Game for 1 to 6 players.

The officially licensed multiplayer version of the classic fantasy adventure board game, Talisman.

In Talisman Digital Edition, there are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorceress. In this perilous adventure, players battle it out to journey across a dangerous land and be the first to claim the Crown of Command, a magical artefact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. On your travels, you will need strength, courage and some good dice rolls to survive the dangers you face and beat your opponents to the centre of the board.

Features -


  • Multiplayer modes for up to 6 players.
  • Play against AI opponents.
  • 14 characters to choose from.
  • 17 powerful spells to cast.
  • Many expansions available post-release.
  • Detailed, interactive tutorial.
  • Based on the Revised 4th Edition by Fantasy Flight Games

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Talisman?
Talisman is a board game in which you move around the board building up your character’s strength and magic power by battling monsters, finding treasures, completing quests and trying to be the first player to reach the centre space – the Crown of Command.

How is Talisman: Digital Edition different to Talisman: Prologue?
Talisman: Prologue is a single-player only game in which you tried to complete a series of challenges using the rules of Talisman. Talisman: Digital Edition is the full board game experience for up to 6 players, using the same rules as the board game.

Can I play dirty?
That’s at the very core of Talisman! Cast spells at other players to make them miss turns! Steal from them! Turn them into toads! Send powerful allies to do your fighting for you!

How replayable is the game?
The emergent nature of the game means that every game will tell its own tale. The board starts with just the playing pieces and builds up to become a land filled with terrible danger and fabulous treasure! As you move around the board, you must make careful decisions about where to travel as each space can become more dangerous or more helpful as the game progresses. To help you get around, players can use things like teleporting, magic portals and fate, which allows you to re-roll your dice to get different results.

How long is a game of Talisman?
The physical board game can take 2-5 hours with 6 players, but our digital version cuts that down drastically, with an offline 6 player game typically taking no more than 1 hour. Offline and online games can be saved and resumed at any time so your adventures can take as long as you like! We’ve also added some features which decrease the length of games – House rules and Runestone cards. House rules change the basic rules slightly to speed-up the game and Runestone cards, exclusive to this digital edition, give characters extra abilities and allow them to become very powerful much quicker, making for shorter games.

Is there a hotseat mode?
Yes! Look your opponents in the eyes as you face them in deadly combat or sneak up from the shadows and steal their favourite items! All of the fun and social enjoyment of the physical game is captured in the digital version, but with no setup time!

What’s included with the base game and are there expansions?
For the initial purchase, everything that you get with the physical board game is included – all of the characters, spells and adventure cards, plus a few bonuses we've added. Expansions will be added and the first six, The Reaper, The Frostmarch, The Dungeon, The Highland, The Sacred Pool and The City are available to purchase now. These add lots more spells, events, monsters, characters and alternative endings! Extra characters are also available to purchase, including rare characters from Talisman’s history.

Talisman © Games Workshop Limited 1983, 1985, 1994, 2007. Talisman: Digital Edition © Games Workshop Limited 2015. Games Workshop, Talisman, Talisman: Digital Edition, the foregoing marks’ respective logos and all associated marks, logos, characters, products and illustrations from the Talisman game are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Limited 1983–2015, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. This edition published under license to Nomad Games Ltd. Nomad Games is the registered trademark Nomad Games Limited. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x600 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Twiglet
( 36.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I was surprised to find this the other day while searching around for games in Steam.
Surprised with myself for not realising that it was actually available and had been for a couple of years or so and that I had not seen it before, considering the amount I had wanted it to be made into a digital version of the original boardgame, and that is exactly what it is.
If, like me, you are old enough to have the original boardgame lying around in your loft/attic and don't get much chance to dust it off and bring it out and would like to know if this is worth getting, then I can assure you it is. There is good attention to detail to the original game and the original cards and I haven't found any of the DLC here to have taken anything away from the game, but actually add to it. I've not played nearly enough to come across even a small amount of scenarios that can happen within this game but I certainly haven't come across any bugs as of yet. On top of this I haven't found the rolls and RNG to be anything other than random and haven't seen them as biased in any way, whether against AI or other players. I've played a couple of games online and have found them to be good without any real dramas or problems with other players.
Overall, if you do remember this game and do like it then I would most certainly recommend it. As I have read from other people, this is not a fast-paced multi-action game so if you are looking for this type of thing then this is not for you. I have found it good to whittle away a few hours of peaceful gaming myself though!
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Twosday
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Talisman is formulaic yet random to a fault.

I am a board game fanatic, I own and play every board game that even somewhat catches my eye, so of course I picked this one up.

What I experienced is kind of a mark against board games and a tough sell to even diehard board game fans.

It is extremely static in how to progress and do well in the game. Once you know how the game works, you will do the same thing every time you play.

And at the same time, its a pure dice rolling game which can make it random and frustrating when you are starting out.

Approach this game with extreme caution, it might be worth buying on heavy sale but even as someone who loves board games I can't recommend this one.
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QuillKnight
( 29.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Just a few quick words:

- From what I understand, this is a pretty faithful adaptation of the original board game, so if you're familiar with that, you know what to expect.

- The learning curve on this is STEEP. Perhaps die-hard board game players would catch on more quickly, but I actually uninstalled it out of frustration and only came back months later to try again.

- The above being said, if you enjoy board games and/or classic fantasy settings, this is definitely worth a shot. It has near infinite replayability with all the different quests, alternate endings, expansions, and characters, so $15 (the current listed price) is pretty good. Plus, as I understand it, you can hot-seat with your friends (which I plan to try shortly), in addition to solo or online multi-player.

- Don't worry too much about the various purchasable DLC (extra characters, expansions, etc.) until you've gotten a hang of the base game and are quite sure that you enjoy it. As you'll see once you start playing, each character drastically changes gameplay, and the expansions all add new characters - two even add extra maps to the game, with their own special cards and challenges. As I said, though, the base game should provide plenty of entertainment for a good while.

- Overall, I'd give this a 7/10 - fun, replayable, hot-seatable, and relatively inexpensive, with some laudable art and music that only occasionally grate on the nerves. The only thing bringing down the score is the utter lack of a thorough tutorial.
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bigrobotgames
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
LOVE this game. Own multiple editions of the actual board game, and this is a great implementation.
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KillaThug
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
A great PC version of the classic board game. Love it!
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Nagrond
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I remember playing a single session of this that went on for hours but if you and a few friends feel like playing a TTG and laugh at the results I reccomend it
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themaskedcoyote
( 77.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I really enjoy this game. Bought it on a whim (and because it was on sale) when I was looking for a new board-type game. It satisfies the RPG-lite AND board game void for me very well. The expansions while technically not neccessary add a LOT to the game experience. Literally the depth goes up dramatically with each expansion area (and characters). Excellent game to play by yourself or online.


Pros:

Great light RPG game.
Great board game.
Lots of variety.

Cons:

I currently can't play a "home" game after the latest update. Crashes on start. However, online gaming is no problem.
Speaking of online play, the game is still great but be prepared for rage quitters.
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benjamingreen001
( 1,579.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
There is a marathon game of talisman with each players having a one of the unquie characters each and I suggest a pull of a barrell draw with first the correct amount of players being enough but no more for each player to have one character of each type. The method of which each player must outlay the total sum of money to the amount of supposing one dollar per character in total , Roughly 50-60 $ or around abouts , Then each of the 50-60 players approximately the exact amount of the full number of characters that the talisman game and all supplements included for one dollar each , Then the barrell draw for first player who receive no money but first choice of the character selection un-inhibited then the next barell draw is a players that receive a choice of characters , without the previous character chosen by the first player and also receive one dollar back for each number that lessen the characters being chosen by dollar of increment for the players one after the next until last person to receive the only character left with all but one dollar return so what the last player wagered is the same as every player but they all received the increment according to how they were picked in the cue and their was less choice of character but more initial return for their lessened choice of characters ,
So first out of the barrell gets no money back but chooses first from all the characters where the opposite gets all money bar one dollar and the last characters left , all leaves a amount that can be from expenditure range from first mentioned to previous mentioned and the in between through the incremental prize pool where once these are ready then a sum of the entire pool minus 10% for handling the the game by administration and the rest of this prize pool going too the winner(s).
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haywardptr
( 90.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Product received for free
PLAYED THE BOARD GAME BACK IN THE 80'S, LOVED IT THEN AND STILL PLAY THE ONLINE GAME NOW. SUPERB GAME FOR PLAYERS OF ALL AGES. PLEASE KEEP MAKING IT BETTER.
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CapedCrusader
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This game stinks. I don't know how they wrote their random number generators, but I am highly dubious. Far too many instances of AI players getting the rolls they need while you somehow manage to always come up short. It's infuriating to play three games running and feel like you are getting rolled every game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A potentially wonderful game. The presentation and mechanics are great. Unfortunately, the AI is abysmal. Actually, the AI is non-existent; it's just a random number generator. The AI will not try to win once they have a talisman and adequate strength. Instead they just wander around the board, picking up random trash and fighting random monsters. The player will inevitably win the game, it's just a matter of patience. I suppose if you have friends who own it and can make the time to play with them, it's a great game. If you're thinking of buying it as a solo game, however, do not waste your money.

Note to devs: if you fix the AI, I'll happily give this a ringing endorsement and buy all the DLC without hesitation. But not until then.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When you don't want to shell out the hundreds of dollars for a paper board game you are more than tempted to try the digital version. Saves some space, some money and is still terrific.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I get drunk and high with my friends and play this game so that's all that matters.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Friend bought it for me, got repeatedly screwed over by RNGesus. Friends started laughing at my luck... but I showed them. My luck rubbed off on them and oh boy was it beautiful. Never has revenge in any game I've played has been more satisfying. Actually better than ♥♥♥♥ign over friends in monopoly.

10/10 for screwing over friends with bad luck
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
LOVE this game. Own multiple editions of the actual board game, and this is a great implementation.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game if fun to play if you have a few hours to kill. Really interesting card interactions and classes. Winning is ultra satisfying. Just know that game can get quite lengthy with more than 4 players.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I was in my friendly local game store a while back and saw the 4th edition of Talisman and picked it since I had not played in over 20 years. The game was as fun as I remembered and I was delighted to find it here on Steam. I can not say enough good things about this game. Great adaption from table to computer and you can even play with people all over the world. I highly recomond Talisman if you love the board game. As a bounus there is more than enough DLC to keep the game fresh and interesting for a long time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,579.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
There is a marathon game of talisman with each players having a one of the unquie characters each and I suggest a pull of a barrell draw with first the correct amount of players being enough but no more for each player to have one character of each type. The method of which each player must outlay the total sum of money to the amount of supposing one dollar per character in total , Roughly 50-60 $ or around abouts , Then each of the 50-60 players approximately the exact amount of the full number of characters that the talisman game and all supplements included for one dollar each , Then the barrell draw for first player who receive no money but first choice of the character selection un-inhibited then the next barell draw is a players that receive a choice of characters , without the previous character chosen by the first player and also receive one dollar back for each number that lessen the characters being chosen by dollar of increment for the players one after the next until last person to receive the only character left with all but one dollar return so what the last player wagered is the same as every player but they all received the increment according to how they were picked in the cue and their was less choice of character but more initial return for their lessened choice of characters ,
So first out of the barrell gets no money back but chooses first from all the characters where the opposite gets all money bar one dollar and the last characters left , all leaves a amount that can be from expenditure range from first mentioned to previous mentioned and the in between through the incremental prize pool where once these are ready then a sum of the entire pool minus 10% for handling the the game by administration and the rest of this prize pool going too the winner(s).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I really enjoy this game. Bought it on a whim (and because it was on sale) when I was looking for a new board-type game. It satisfies the RPG-lite AND board game void for me very well. The expansions while technically not neccessary add a LOT to the game experience. Literally the depth goes up dramatically with each expansion area (and characters). Excellent game to play by yourself or online.


Pros:

Great light RPG game.
Great board game.
Lots of variety.

Cons:

I currently can't play a "home" game after the latest update. Crashes on start. However, online gaming is no problem.
Speaking of online play, the game is still great but be prepared for rage quitters.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I remember playing a single session of this that went on for hours but if you and a few friends feel like playing a TTG and laugh at the results I reccomend it
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