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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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 XP
    • 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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FunLightDog
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I love board game!!!
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Hallejohn
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Takes too long to play.
To bad that I bought this game.
Not worth my time.

Good luck. Have fun.
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gablamy
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
cool game
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:Contrast::.
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Awesome! A faithful reproduction of a classic board game. The community is kind of small though, that would be the only
downside, it can be hard to find a table. The AI is good enough to play a good match. Fate is unfortunatly not always on your side. But with a group of friends this is one of the best board games ever!

If you don't own this digital or the IRL board game get it for your next game night and try and keep from buying all the expansions.
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Tookute4hoes
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is underrated. I enjoy nothing more than screwing my friends. Buy the reaper expansion asap and turn the 1 rolls in to insane laughter!
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Minsc
( 78.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Sticks very closely to the original board game. They've done well transferring it to a digital format, and after playing a few games you'll understand it near-perfectly. Only problem is that the DLC is being released at a very slow pace.
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Deadlyz
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great game, except the roles are completely rigged and if you try to get around the rigged dice the game crashes your computer. Just so that you can restart you computer and start up talisman again and get exactly the same role again.
GG 10/10
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Firefly
( 31.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is so good it predetermines all your rolls for you so you don't have to bother!
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Cyquinias
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this game. Whilst I have many fond memories of Talisman from my childhood, this is a terrible implementation of a game that has long past exceeded its best-by date.

Talisman itself is sadly lacking in the current era of boardgames, with little to no strategy or choice left to the player. It is dictated far more by the random roll of the die, than any particular desire of the player. Even Monopoly provides more strategy, and choice of action. This is a faithful implementation of the original, for what little that is worth.

The main issue is the interface, which is an abomination. Trying to play with friends rapidly becomes an excercise in extreme frustration, wherein you battle the shoddy controls - instead of battling your friends. Laggy, unresponsive and unintuitive are the nicest words I have to say about it. I wish I could refund it, and I feel terrible for gifting it to several of my friends who now all have a much poorer opinion of me.

If you have any fondness for Talisman, any decent memories of the game - leave them as that, memories. Playing this game will leave only a bitter taste in your mouth of ashes and defeat. Nomad Games has my money - please dont give them yours.
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burgercock
( 71.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
The nerdiest boardgame I ever played in real life, also the funnest. I remember pulling an all nighter with friends with a couple a beers and trying to figure out how to reach the crown of command. So I found this digital version, and I gotta say I was extremly satisfied with it and had a lot of fun, both in single player (friends in the same computer) and of course online. The thing is - there aren't people playing online anymore. I hope for an update or something to revive this gem, I know i'm not the only one who enjoys a good long match. I still recommend it, buy it at low price and join the community!
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Dromar
( 66.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Super fun. Just don't forget to bring a can of raid.
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Valaryon (Utile Dulci)
( 263.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Full of bugs, content releases getting slower and slower. Season pass owners got a promise of every physical expansion making it into the game, instead other games (Horus Heresy) are being released or ports (Android, iOS, Mac, now even PS4...) scheduled. Did I mention bugs?
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Pink Guy
( 37.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Buy, play, be happy
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Pessimistic Page
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
If you like Talisman, this is a great adaption of the board game! The appeal of this game as a digital copy of the board game is twofold: The computer manages all the fidely cards and components (plus no clean up or set up), and this digital edition is WAY cheaper than than the physical game. Playing games with AI can be great too if you have no friends.

If you have no idea what Talisman is but are intrested in this game, let me lay it out for you: Talisman is a RPG in a box. You pick one of a million characters with unique abilites and attributes and race against other characters to reach the 'crown of command', a game space that slowly kills all the other players. If you kill everyone else, you win. The thing about the crown is that its locked away in an inhosptable wasteland that your weak character will not be able to reach right away. As a result, you gotta level up, fighting monsters, encountering events, and PVPing other players. Awesome stuff.

This game is not without its faults though. This game is extremely RNG based. Everything is based on dice rolls. There is strategy in the game, sure, but alot of the time so many random things you can't control are happpening that you kind of have to just roll with it. This is essentially the heart and soul of the game, so if this is unappealing to you, this game might not be for you. Now personally, normally I hate games that are overly based on luck, but Talisman is great because it never pigeon holes you into situations. Every turn you have a choice on which direction to go, where on the board(s) to travel, who to interact with, etc and these choices give you an illusion of freedom and often a way to blame yourself for your bad luck. Went into a cave and got ♥♥♥♥ed by a dragon at level one? Should have gone to town, your opponent would have got the dragon instead. Now, this game does have a 'fate' system that lets you reroll dice, giving you some control over your luck, but it can be hard sometimes to know when is best to reroll and sometimes you can just reroll bad rolls again(dice rolls are seeded at the begining of the game, so reloading doesnt work).

This game does a great job of always giving you something to do and work towards, and the various expansions give lots of variety and alternative scenarios. If you get this game I highly recommend some of the expansions (get the season pass on sale to get all future expansions cheap), specifically the reaper and the corner boards.

Before rounding out this review I just want to provide a shout out to the company that made this digital adaption, nomad games. Originally I thought this company was just porting this game from the ios and wouldn't care for the quality of the game post release. How wrong I was. Not only do they participate on the forums frequently and respond to posters, but they have even developed and distributed free content based on customer critisism. This is very rare these days and exremely praiseworthy.

Objectively Talisman isn't the greatest game ever made, but I seriously love this game regardless. It may be luck heavy but the experience of travelling around the board, collecting loot and getting stronger before racing to the end against other players is great. Laugh at your friends as the dice ♥♥♥♥ them, then cry out in amazement as they get the luckiest card draws, but most of all enjoy the ride and the emerging narrative that the game provides.
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CromagnumPI
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I CANNOT CATCH A BREAK ON THE RNG! Darn fun and addicting. Haven't tried multiplayer yet but I can only imagine it's even better than the solo play which is crazy good.
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Charby
( 36.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
A great board game! It used to have some bugs but the team seems to fixed it. The AI suck so you should buy the 4-pack and try it with some friends. I highly recommend you to get the DLC as well. The expansions, not the character pack...
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Invghost
( 329.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Note: This review is subject to change when/if the developers get off their asses and create a stable release schedule.

7 Months on, season pass has not been updated.

Until the developers get into a proper release schedule, this review will be negative. I love the game itself, however having bought the season pass and expecting releases as promised, they have essentially abandoned this version of the game to focus on "Horus Heresy" and their other versions.

The next DLC at time of writing should have taken 1-2 months maximum, adding a tiny section and very little else to the board (No new cards, characters, anything other than a new ending) So far it has taken 6-7 months.
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victortorres82
( 29.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
This game has incredible replayability. Once you play it once, you feel like you have seen it all, but the beauty is that each character requires a different perspective in order to win. My only gripe, would be for more customization. If player rules and AI rules could be different, team matches, class banning, or only choosing between a certain pool, ect.
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Arroz
( 155.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
First the meta critic review is unfair. It came out when this game was still in early access. All of the bugs have been fixed for the most part. It runs smooth and is the mirror image of the actual board game...which I own. This game is a solid 9 outta ten. If you love board games...this is the game for you.
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Deus
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Spent plenty of time playing this game over years but with all the bugs and content they have yet to finish after years. Those ♥♥♥♥s decided to make and release an entire new game instead of finishing the one they started.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
If you like Talisman, this is a great adaption of the board game! The appeal of this game as a digital copy of the board game is twofold: The computer manages all the fidely cards and components (plus no clean up or set up), and this digital edition is WAY cheaper than than the physical game. Playing games with AI can be great too if you have no friends.

If you have no idea what Talisman is but are intrested in this game, let me lay it out for you: Talisman is a RPG in a box. You pick one of a million characters with unique abilites and attributes and race against other characters to reach the 'crown of command', a game space that slowly kills all the other players. If you kill everyone else, you win. The thing about the crown is that its locked away in an inhosptable wasteland that your weak character will not be able to reach right away. As a result, you gotta level up, fighting monsters, encountering events, and PVPing other players. Awesome stuff.

This game is not without its faults though. This game is extremely RNG based. Everything is based on dice rolls. There is strategy in the game, sure, but alot of the time so many random things you can't control are happpening that you kind of have to just roll with it. This is essentially the heart and soul of the game, so if this is unappealing to you, this game might not be for you. Now personally, normally I hate games that are overly based on luck, but Talisman is great because it never pigeon holes you into situations. Every turn you have a choice on which direction to go, where on the board(s) to travel, who to interact with, etc and these choices give you an illusion of freedom and often a way to blame yourself for your bad luck. Went into a cave and got ♥♥♥♥ed by a dragon at level one? Should have gone to town, your opponent would have got the dragon instead. Now, this game does have a 'fate' system that lets you reroll dice, giving you some control over your luck, but it can be hard sometimes to know when is best to reroll and sometimes you can just reroll bad rolls again(dice rolls are seeded at the begining of the game, so reloading doesnt work).

This game does a great job of always giving you something to do and work towards, and the various expansions give lots of variety and alternative scenarios. If you get this game I highly recommend some of the expansions (get the season pass on sale to get all future expansions cheap), specifically the reaper and the corner boards.

Before rounding out this review I just want to provide a shout out to the company that made this digital adaption, nomad games. Originally I thought this company was just porting this game from the ios and wouldn't care for the quality of the game post release. How wrong I was. Not only do they participate on the forums frequently and respond to posters, but they have even developed and distributed free content based on customer critisism. This is very rare these days and exremely praiseworthy.

Objectively Talisman isn't the greatest game ever made, but I seriously love this game regardless. It may be luck heavy but the experience of travelling around the board, collecting loot and getting stronger before racing to the end against other players is great. Laugh at your friends as the dice ♥♥♥♥ them, then cry out in amazement as they get the luckiest card draws, but most of all enjoy the ride and the emerging narrative that the game provides.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
The nerdiest boardgame I ever played in real life, also the funnest. I remember pulling an all nighter with friends with a couple a beers and trying to figure out how to reach the crown of command. So I found this digital version, and I gotta say I was extremly satisfied with it and had a lot of fun, both in single player (friends in the same computer) and of course online. The thing is - there aren't people playing online anymore. I hope for an update or something to revive this gem, I know i'm not the only one who enjoys a good long match. I still recommend it, buy it at low price and join the community!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
155.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
First the meta critic review is unfair. It came out when this game was still in early access. All of the bugs have been fixed for the most part. It runs smooth and is the mirror image of the actual board game...which I own. This game is a solid 9 outta ten. If you love board games...this is the game for you.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
263.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Full of bugs, content releases getting slower and slower. Season pass owners got a promise of every physical expansion making it into the game, instead other games (Horus Heresy) are being released or ports (Android, iOS, Mac, now even PS4...) scheduled. Did I mention bugs?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This game is underrated. I enjoy nothing more than screwing my friends. Buy the reaper expansion asap and turn the 1 rolls in to insane laughter!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Awesome! A faithful reproduction of a classic board game. The community is kind of small though, that would be the only
downside, it can be hard to find a table. The AI is good enough to play a good match. Fate is unfortunatly not always on your side. But with a group of friends this is one of the best board games ever!

If you don't own this digital or the IRL board game get it for your next game night and try and keep from buying all the expansions.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this game. Whilst I have many fond memories of Talisman from my childhood, this is a terrible implementation of a game that has long past exceeded its best-by date.

Talisman itself is sadly lacking in the current era of boardgames, with little to no strategy or choice left to the player. It is dictated far more by the random roll of the die, than any particular desire of the player. Even Monopoly provides more strategy, and choice of action. This is a faithful implementation of the original, for what little that is worth.

The main issue is the interface, which is an abomination. Trying to play with friends rapidly becomes an excercise in extreme frustration, wherein you battle the shoddy controls - instead of battling your friends. Laggy, unresponsive and unintuitive are the nicest words I have to say about it. I wish I could refund it, and I feel terrible for gifting it to several of my friends who now all have a much poorer opinion of me.

If you have any fondness for Talisman, any decent memories of the game - leave them as that, memories. Playing this game will leave only a bitter taste in your mouth of ashes and defeat. Nomad Games has my money - please dont give them yours.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
The Computer cheats, hates human players with a passion, and by the end of a game everyone just wants it to end.

Reminds me of my first marriage. 10/10 Would marry again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
134.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I am a big fan of the boardgame ever since I was a kid. I wanted this video game for a long time.

I like the game but it has flaws. Here are some of them

-It is way more stable then when it was early accsess, but there are still plenty of glitches to around especsially with spells and new characters.

-There are alot of characters that I recognize and there are alot of overpowered munchkin characters that brake the game. It is good that you have the option to only allow core characters, but I would like if there would be an option to disallow certain characters like the Martyr, Black Witch etc.

-I would like a workshop, so people could make custom boards, cards, characters etc. Even tough there is alot of content released, I would enjoy for example a mod where you can replace the art with the original oldschol art.

-Even tough the game is a skill based game, there is alot of luck involved. At times it feels like you are playing the odds at poker. I like it but some might not.

At the end tough this is a solid boardgame adaptions, with some flaws, but its fun overall. If you are a fan of Fantasy themed board games like Hero Quest or Descent give this one a go.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Despite quite enjoying playing this game with friends if you're against the AI or random people online this game is the most frustrating thing on the planet... To win the game your character must stand at the Crown of Command where you get a chance to roll a dice, if you get 4, 5 or 6 every other player losses 1 life. I've just been stuck in a game for hours upon hours while a character with 8 life and a runeblade (Lets him heal 1 life whenever he kills something) stumbled around the board killing hoards of wolves, bears, bandits and anything else that he came across. Inevitably healing him up higher than the "game ending" spell could ever damage him.
Utterly ridiculous, boring and frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Best boardgame ever made imho and a pretty great digital implementation.

The base game (with no DLC) is decent but to really get a feel for whats offered you really need at least 1 expansion. Once you have all the expansions (sometimes there are sales but I bought mine at full price and I'm very happy) the game is just brilliant.

If you enjoy boardgames and a fantasy setting- You cannot go wrong here.

I'm just bummed I only found out about this game recently.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
would be a fun game, if online could keep connected with out constently kicking and disconnecting a game that half the party cannot rejoin,
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
For the $15 dollar asking price of the base game I find the content to be severly lacking. The games length and nature can cause random grueling sections (I once spent 30 turns fighting a player on the end game tile, where he kept hitting my armor and my attack was too low to kill him), It could be possible that with all the DLC the game would have enough content to be fun, however i'm not willing to put in $60 bucks for a truck load of DLC that may or may not create a satisfying experience, not to mention that $75 for a digital board game feels, and is a fairly crazy asking price.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
131.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Very addictive, fun and always great to play with friends and use voice chat! Even single player is great! I give this a 9 out of 10 rating for its genre.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
i love this game so much.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
i hate this game but i like it at the same time. would give 1 out of 1.5 out of 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Talisman has always tended to polarise opinion in board game circles. It is often critisized for being overly dependent on luck at the expense of strategy by those who deride such types of games. I like to refer to it as fantasy Monopoly, where instead of property you go around collecting objects and followers (and battle enemy monsters and players) until you're powerful enough to win the game.

Despite its detractors, Talisman has maintained a passionate, loyal and extremely devoted following. Like Monopoly, its appeal lies in its simple, light-hearted and accessible nature that isn't complicated, difficult or overly strategic. In other words, the very things it is criticised for. That's not to say there aren't strategic elements but they're certainly not dominant. It's a game you can wistfullly play while the hours pass by (and I do mean hours) without thinking too much. If that's not to your liking, there are plenty of other more serious games to consider.

Talisman benefits enormously from the digital transition which has been implemented fairly well, with some exceptions. Most notably are occasional bugged rules and weak AI players, but these don't detract too much from the enjoyment of the game. I was pleasently surprised by the friendliness of online players also.

If you appreciate light-hearted and fun games that anyone can pick up or enjoy board games with great artwork on the board and the cards then I can highly recomment Talisman. I have over 100 hours logged so far and I find it's a great (and addictive) distraction and great to take your mind off things.

I should note that the base game is a little bare and Talisman benefits when played with some of the expansions. The season pass is also fairly pricey, but I got it on sale so I think it's good value if you can wait until a sale. Given the number of characters and expansions I can't recommend buying them separetely. You really have to go all in and get the season pass if you want the extra content. It's not worth buying expansions in dribs and drabsm but if you had to I'd say Reaper, Frostmarch and Sacred Pool are recommended first because they don't add extra boards (regions) that chcange the game a bit.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Very good digital version of a great board game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
it's like the proper version, just with no setting up
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
I didn't have any experience with the board game before playing this, but I think they did a decent job explaining it. Don't get me wrong, it was lots that they didn't explain, but simply playing it and reading the tips they show is enough for you to get started and learn the rest on the way.
The game itself had good variety with lots of different cards, enemies, playable characters etc. to make it fun even in the long run. Good graphics, decent background music and so many different even/object/spell cards that even if you have a good solid plan for then run, your opponent "the monk" still beats the crap out of your warrior and steals your great orb card, ruining the run for you. But it's a...good kind of rage :)
7.3/10
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