Talisman Digital Edition - The Magical Quest Game for 1 to 4 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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,958 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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"Old school players of the board game will find a solid digital port while new players will find an easy introduction to this classic game."
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May 29

The Sacred Pool expansion out now!

The Sacred Pool is here!
The fifth expansion release for Talisman: Digital Edition includes 4 characters, 72 Adventure Cards, 16 Spell Cards, 3 Alternative Endings and two new decks - the Stables deck and the Quest Rewards deck.
The Stables deck includes 14 follower cards - Riding Horses, Warhorses, Mules and Horse and Carts.
The Quest Rewards deck is a deck of cards from which you can draw when you complete a Warlock's Quest, and they give players beneficial bonuses, such as increasing your Strength and Craft values or allowing you to teleport.
The Sacred Pool brings more balance to the game with regards to alignments. Neutral characters can benefit from some of the advantages that Good and Evil characters have had so far.
For more information about this expansion, read my blog here - http://nomadgames.co.uk/sacred-pool-preview/

Save slots -
You can now keep up to 10 offline saved games.

Sudden Death mode -
The Sudden Death house rule allows the host to choose how many rounds the game will last for. At the end, players receive one point for every Strength and Craft point gained (not from objects or followers), plus one point for each gold, Spell, Follower, Object, Magic Object and Quest Reward they have. Used and discarded Quest Reward cards count towards this total.
Players who finish with the most points will receive the usual amount of XP for winning a game. This includes players who come joint-first.
The lowest number of rounds you can choose is 20, and this takes about 30 minutes to play with 4 players.
We hope you enjoy this new game mode. It makes players think in a slightly different way, which is interesting. For instance, if the game will end soon and you have a useful spell, should you cast it or not? Keeping hold of the spell is worth 1 point on the scoreboard, but the effect of the spell might be more useful.

Replacing Quests -
This new house rule gives players the chance to replace their current Warlock Quest, when they are offered a new one. Ninjas, rejoice!
When you already have a quest, choose to accept a new one and then you will see both quests and can choose which one to discard.

Runes spaces fix -
The instructions on Runes spaces hadn't been implemented correctly, but now the +2 to attack roll (rather than Strength) works as it should.

Creature/Enemy fix -
Some character special abilities refer to enemy sub-types, such as the Priest's Destroy Spirit ability and the Minstrel's ability to to not fight Animals and Dragons. Previously, we were allowing characters to use these abilities with creatures, such as the Dragon in the Cave or the Crags Spirit, but they should only affect enemies.

House Rule re-order -
The list of house rules has been re-ordered. Character selection related rules are at the top, together, then rules for endings, then rules which affect the game's basic rules, such as Bloodbath mode, then the rest.

Leaderboard level -
A player's current level is shown to the right of their XP on the Leaderboard screen. Will dbax1969 make it to level 100? You can watch his progress here!

Automatic die rolls -
Some situations, like using Lucky Charm, now roll the die automatically after the number has been chosen. This is because it was possible to choose the number you wanted and then not re-roll and miss out on your choice.

Many other bug fixes, including -
Alchemist character could get stuck on the Crown of Command if they try to use their alchemise ability.
Howl of the Wendigo would sometimes not discard after the criteria is met.
Closed Chop and Curfew now discard cards from all regions.
Denied and A Challenger Appears achievements fixed.
Issues with Path of Destiny fixed.
Crash with Black Ice fixed.
AI fixes -
AI now uses containers such as the Bag of Carrying.
Loop detection - if the game spots that an AI is stuck in a loop, a prompt appears allowing you to skip their turn. Hopefully you won't see this, but if you do please get in touch.
Correct usage of the City Alchemist with gems/trinkets.
AI will no longer pick up objects and then ditch them if it didn't want them in the first place.
AI characters are more likely to venture into the Dungeon.
Lots of other fixes.

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March 6

The Highland Expansion Out Now!

The Highland is here! Brave the cold, steep slopes of The Highland region and confront the Eagle King! This new expansion adds a new board extension, six new characters and over 100 new cards.

New achievements! The Highland comes with 11 new achievements for your achievement hunting pleasure.

Cross-platform multiplayer - online games can now be played across PC, MacOSX, iOS, Android and Kindle.

Shape Shifter - this new character is available to purchase. The Shape Shifter can change into other characters and use their special abilities!

Special thanks to everyone who has helped with the testing and localisation of this update.


The issue with the AI not knowing how to cast Weakness is fixed, as well as a general improvement in how the AI uses objects and spells. Many other tweaks, fixes and improvements are included too.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/267780

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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 2-4 hours with 4 players, but our digital version cuts that down drastically, with an offline 4 player game typically taking no more than 1 hour. Offline 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. Expansions will be added and the first five, The Reaper, The Frostmarch, The Dungeon, The Highland and The Sacred Pool 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 2014. 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 1983–2014, 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
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Memory
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
157.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Digital edition of classic fantasy RPG board game, Talisman. If you know the board game and like it, think no more, you need this.

..what if you don't know Talisman? I still recommend it!

Heed this, though: old school board games tend to have different sensibilities than modern digital games and it may be bit too random for your taste. If you can't stomach being on top of the world only for your game to be turned into ashes in your mouth because of no fault of your own or genius of your opponents, but rather pure chance of bad dice rolls... This may not be for you.

That being said, people tend to look overly superficially and claim the game requires no skill. It's not true. Knowing what you're doing is half the battle. Yes the base rules are relatively straightforward, but there are many intricate synergies between your character and what's happening on the board, and seizing opportunities for such synergies is crucial to survival. More experienced or intelligent players *will* have enormous advantage over others.

But yeah, the other half of the battle is pure random rolls and there's always a small chance your next card will be something like a basilisk that rolls a double and you just simply die there and then, on the spot, game over. Or if someone makes grim reaper pay you a visit and you roll 1, pay fate to reroll, and still roll 1... Amygdala deeply rustled and cortisol city, you can get enraged and it is not pretty.

Anyway...

It is quite a boon that there exist multiplayer scene for this game. Maybe not 24/7, but in reasonable European or American hours, it's not that hard to find a game. If you love the board game but have nobody to play with, digital version comes to the rescue and helps you to relive all those painful childhood memories ;)

And all you need is base game; if any of the players who join your game have expansions, the host can turn them on, which is very nice. If your connection drops, AI plays for you until you rejoin but yes, you can rejoin, which is nice, too (though AI is only as smart as it has been programmed to be, if you know what I mean - live players can easily outsmart it but also make some stupid mistakes)

The bad things? Very occasionally the game crashes unrecoverably for some reason (even if you rejoin it will crash again), but I guess it's no better than rolling a double on a basilisk or double 1s on grim reaper so I wouldn't worry too much about it and there's always hope it will be fixed.

If you're a salty person, the game is generally not for you, as mentioned earlier.

UI sometimes is not intuitive e.g. you can be quite puzzled when and how to cast a spell like Weaken or Freeze, or get confused and reroll a die when you actually wanted to pick one of the two outcomes in some situations.. only experience can help you here and hopefully fellow players if you ask nicely


See you on the Crown of Command, adventurer
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Very good digital version of a great board game. The game supports single player with ai, local co-op, and online multiplayer that is very much alive.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Relaxing, old school boardgaming fun. Easy to jump in and out of. There are a variety of characters to choose from, which makes it interesting to replay.

I have been playing with the Highlands expansion, and find the added map is a real bonus. I will be looking out for further expansions in the future.

Simple mechanics, but not easy to win. Although, I am still relatively new.

A good steam sale purchase! Thanks Steam!
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
This game is SO ADDICTING! I have never played a table-top game (yes i know commence the eye-rolling or jaw dropping)....anyways this game is really fun to play with friends, it's still fun to play with just you and AI but honestly this game was made for 4 player co-op and not single player.

This works exaclty like what you would see in a table top game. This game also features the ability to not only play as the various classes each one akind to their own set of playstyles but also having your own set of rules and regulations for the game. Depending upon how well you set up your game a whole game can go on for hours without end.

If you like table top games, having fun with friends, and having time pass by. Get. This. Game. Or at least wishlist it till the game pads out some of it's issues

But i still recommend it!

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I currently own 277 Games on Steam. From all this Games, this is the only one, that set the Volume to 50% at first start up.
10/10 Gratulations on not blowing my ears out.
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