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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August 4

The Blood Moon Expansion Released!

This eighth expansion pack for Talisman: Digital Edition adds 111 new Adventure Cards, 10 new Spell Cards, 1 Time Card, 6 Lycanthrope Cards, 3 Alternative Ending Cards, 3 new characters and the Werewolf, a feral creature that players manipulate against each other.

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The update also includes these fixes -
Grumpy Wizard casting Immobility.
Black Ice spell wasn't working correctly on the Eyrie and Treasure Chamber spaces.
Characters couldn't use Armour to prevent life loss if the Martyr beat them by sacrificing a life.
Fixed pray results having an incorrect maximum.
Couldn't gain a spell when Hydra and Invoke Favour were being cast and you rolled a 7/8 result.
Card visibility in local multiplayer fixes.
Trapper card couldn't be encountered after you'd evaded it in previous rounds.
Wanted Posters were sometimes treated as Magic Objects.
Hydra Spell + Path of Destiny was causing some characters to not receive a quest if a previous character completed one.
Fixed characters being able to enter the Sorcerer's Square space if they had no gold, but did have the Ancient Names quest reward.
Everfull Purse still worked when Destroy Magic was in effect.
Grumpy Wizard will now cast Life Tap. Previously he was too grumpy to cast it.
Completing a quest to hand over gold by returning the Prince or Princess to the Castle allowed you to keep them.
German language errors.
Some Wanted Posters gave twice as much gold for their bounty.
Wizard's Chess wouldn't work if Howl of the Wendigo was in effect.
Fixed a crash caused by losing the Dark Theurgist whilst using it.
Bounty Hunter character wasn't receiving his correct reward in some situations.
Lots more!

AI -
Tweaked usage of Lucky Charm.
Alchemist handling of gold when the Merchant's Guild ending is in play improved.
Won't use modifier Spells such as Energise when fighting enemies which copy their stats.
Better handling of Sorcerer and Mage cards on the same space.
Better usage of Hopper to jump over things.
Better evaluation of whether or not to accept a quest.
Bounty Hunter AI improved so it doesn't waste things that turn stand-offs into wins.
Many more general fixes.

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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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
500.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Fun game if you have the time ^.^ The game has a tendency to run long, sometimes two hours or more. It is complex, convoluted, yet easy to play. Still, it is a lot of fun either against the AI or better against other players either online or taking turns locally. The expansions make it even more interesting as you explore the different cards, characters, and endings.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Great conversion of a great board game. Some of the characters are broken (I am looking at YOU, Dark Cultist!), and some optional mechnanics are a bit hard to follow, but it's faithful to the origninal. Gameplay is just the right mix of complex and fast, with a lot of variety available once you add in the expansions with their new ending cards, extra mechanics and map zones.

The DLC is both completely optional, and very reasonably priced. If you are just now buying it looks intimidating to get them all, but if you wait for a sale they can be had for 50-75% off which makes it more bearable. It's worthwhile getting all of them, especially the expansions. While the individual characters might seem like something you will never play, playing against them as NPCs still adds replay value to the game as a whole.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Wow! Better than the board game! You get to keep progress as you level up your favorite character. The AI can be set to go super fast if playing solo or you can join your friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
148.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This is a fun time waster for my friends and I. I can see where this is targeted more towards a specific group of people, but I enjoy it.

However, I can see where players who play solo can find this game boring, as it really needs to be played with friends to make it worthwhile. Especially since the AI seems to know exactly what cards are coming up, or what their rolls are going to be before they make them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Very good port, keeping well to the spirit of tabletop version with all the joy and shame of the RNG. This game + skype is as close as you can get to tabletop but across the globe ;).
Gold pack could be cheaper, but then since only one person in whole game needs to own expansion to use it, it's not end of the world.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This game have very special place in my heart, cause of really fun times when I played with friends. Imagine a game, with crazy rng and everytime you git gud — you get ♥♥♥♥ed? This is it! If you're ain't lucky, better don't play it.

But if we're talking about singleplayer expirience — game AI is buggy and stupid, even in vanilla game, if you're wanna play with dlc turned on, it will not work most of the time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
84.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Most addictive digital board game I've played in a long time
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I remember countless hours I spent playing "Talisman" when I was a teenager. I loved how you could travel through the different realms and get more and more powerful. The different additional boards such as the City, the Dungeon and the Timescape added so much to this game. Especially the Timescape addition, with its Warhammer 40K science fiction theme was brilliant.

When I first saw the digital edition, I remembered those great hours of joy I had as a teen and bought the Gold Pack. Unfortunately, the digital adaptation turned out to be extremely boring and lackluster.

The additional sets are only integrated with new cards and, in the case of the Dungeon or the City, with one additional region on the main board, not with an entire board itself. There's no delving into the streets of the City with all its dangers and possibilities; there's no Dungeon to enter; and, which is at least to me the biggest issue, there's no Timescape with all its weird possiblities, deadly adversaries and powerful artifacts. I really don't understand all those comments who say that this adaptation is faithful. It seems as if those guys have never played the original board game with all its expansion sets. Of course, you can say that the developers are still working on the game, but they've already published the Dungeon as well as the City expansion, and both of them are very poor adaptations of the original expansion sets. And this isn't simply a case of different subjective tastes or different valid opinions: just take a look at the original board game and its expansions, and then take a look at how these were adapted in the digital version. If someone wants to tell me that this is a faithful adaptation, then he's no idea what he's talking about.

The AI isn't really convincing. It searches for the most direct way to reach the central region, making the player to rush forward in order to beat it. In the two games I completed, the AI characters killed off each other, so I had only to deal with one weakened survivor.

There are only a handful of characters who are useful, so most players probably won't care for the other characters at all. This was an issue with the original Talisman as well, but each addition had some new useful characters that the digital version doesn't have. The Dungeon and City boards had some mediocre but useful characters to choose from, and the Timescape addition came with such great characters such as the Space Pirate, the Space Marine, the Astropath, the Chainsaw Warrior or the Cyborg. All of them were powerful additions that gave the player a greater rooster of useful characters to choose from. However, the digital version doesn't have them and leaves the player with only one or two characters to choose from; the others are just underpowered rubbish.

I haven't played the multiplayer version, but I've heard only bad things about it, so, even if I did find anyone who plays it, I wouldn't try it.

Damn, I really wanted this to be a good game. I really wanted to give a smaller studio a chance, even if this meant that I paid a lot of money for an unfinished product, quasi at face value. How I was disappointed! Admittedly, the developers come up with new content on a regular basis, but it's just not convincing at all. This is one of my all-time favorite board games, and they turned it into a dull, uninspirated, luke-warm rehash.

CONCLUSION

If you haven't heard of Talisman before, don't waste your money on the digital version. Better try to find the old board game, gather some friends and play it. If you, like me, loved the original board game, then don't make the mistake to waste your money on the digital version. Grab the old board game, get some cold beer, try to find some surviving friends who still have time to spend an evening with an old school board game, and enjoy it.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
weak as a video game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Talismans aka just like the show jackie chan adventures but with friends...if you have any.
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20.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
This game is FUN AS HELL, and that's the base game. Every expansion added to the game adds a new layer of depth and a delightful new dash of chaos into every single game. Friendships will be forged! friendships will be tested! And finally friendships will go up in flames when the host puts on the horrible black void and you insta lose when you get to the win space -_-. but seriously this game is great.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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dysartes
18.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
A solid port of the tabletop game, I've found that I really enjoy Talisman. I've only picked up the base game thus far, but will be looking into the DLC the next time there is a sale on.

With Fantasy Flight Games having recently announced they aren't renewing their GW license, this easily the simplest way to get a complete Talisman experience.
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WardogNZ
23.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
Great digital board game.
You get good value with the base pack contents and with the different characters, in game possibilities and the changing of the house rules, it's never the same game twice.
I have the season pass so I have all the DLC which includes additions to the base map and more characters.
There really is so much content that the replay value is extremely high.
If you're the type of person that likes to master one character, there are plenty to choose from, something for everyone.

I LOVE how if you play Multiplayer, as long as one person has the DLC, ALL players can use it for the MP Game. Great if you have a group of friends as only one needs to own the extra content.

This game is very enjoyable as Single Player against AI as well. There is also to option to set how fast the AI plays, so for the less patient or more experienced, the AI will blast through their turns.
If you are new and learning however, you can set the AI speed slower to understand whats happening with ease.

Like traditional board games, especially of this kind, the game length can take 1 hour at the least.
With experience and knowledge games get faster, but expect lengthy games.
With that said, there is an Armageddon rule to set a 'Turn Limit', which is great for shorter games.

Overall, tonnes of options and possibilities. If you love relaxed RPGs, Fantasy and/or board games, I recommend giving Talisman a chance!
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Verumsui
10.7 hrs
Posted: September 14
Product received for free
My luck at this game sucks xD
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