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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,102 reviews) - 73% of the 2,102 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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October 29

The City expansion out now!

The biggest Talisman update ever!!!

The City Expansion -
The City adds a whole new region to explore at the top-left of the board, plus 6 characters, 82 City Cards, lots of new decks and 3 Alternative Ending Cards.

Also in this expansion -

The maximum number of players is now 6. This required the UI to be re-designed to fit the new players in. Characters are now shown on the left side of the screen.
Below the list of characters is a new button with a ? on it. Use this button to toggle on/off every character's cards.
Click a character's portrait (small square icon) to view that character's cards individually. You can also use keys 1-6 to view/hide a character's cards.
At the bottom-right of the screen is a new 'More Decks' button. Press this to see every deck in use in the current game. Glowing decks can be chosen to view the cards in it.

AI Speed Increase - in most games, the AI speed only goes up to 10. Whereas in Talisman, it now goes all the way up to 11. That's one faster. Recommended for experts only!

The amount of XP earned for completing online games has increased.

Many thanks to beta testers who helped us a great deal with this expansion.

Lots of bug fixes and AI improvements.

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“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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 21 people (86%) 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Another Dice and Board game that bring me back many years....

When I first moved from china to canada 20 years ago.. 4 Games catched my attension instantly.

1. Dungeon and Dragons.
2. Vampire the Masquerade
3. Magic the Garthering
4. Talisman...

Those games didn't need you sit infront of a Console or Computer.. Just grab a bunch of friends and start playing.
They can go on for hours and hours without tiring and great test of your interlect and luck.
I learned a lot of english from those games and without them.. I would have much bigger trouble blend in to english speaking society in school and in community.

Sadly years has past.. The only game I still play out of the 4 is Magic the garthering and I can only do it with a few friends whenever I go back to canada.

Today my passion is in computer games. And I been collecting and playing more games then ever before...

Imaging my surprise that I see Talisman for sell on steam! The day i brought this game.. is the same day that i brought season pass. This game plays exactly like how it was 20 years ago and suck up an insane amount of time each game...

6 player.. 1 board.. May the Dice God Smile upon you!

9/10 for perfect adeptation, wonderful music and even OP characters and cards!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Talisman: Digital Edition is an interesting game, utilizing a combination of gaming boards and cards, similar to hearthstone. It can be played as a single player with up to 3 opponents, or as a multiplayer game of up to 4 players. Having not played the actual boardgame I am unfamiliar with any differences in rules; However, as a digital board game, Talisman feels very much like a board game I would have grown up playing. I'm actually feeling nostalgic while I play it, perhaps I'll go break out my old magick deck and have a go later.

Visually, Talisman: Digital Edition looks as one would expect a digital board game to look, but the detail is nice. I had fun playing this and for someone who enjoys board games, even digital ones I recommend trying this one out. I should point out you can play as one of many different classes, some of which you need to purchase to unlock, just fyi.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
105.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I absolutely love this game! I played the original board game for years whenever I could get enough people together to sit down and play, which wasn't often. The Digital Edition compares to the original very well. You can play whenever you have the time, and if friends aren't available, you can always play against the computer.

The house rules allow you to add certain elements to the game those of us who have played the board game have been using for years. Although runestones were not a part of the original game, they are fun, and if for some reason you don't like using them, they are completely optional.

This game is my favorate download from Steam.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
105.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
TL;DR: Ignore the meta-critic score; ignorant reviewers shouldn't be allowed to review games.

Talisman: Digital Edition is an amazing adaptation of the original boardgame. I could write several pages about why this game is enjoyable to play, but there are a million reviews that can give you that. Instead, let me explain why all of the negative reveiwers are wrong:

1 - Most of the negative reviewers can't read. I don't know how to put this politely, but it seems that 9/10 of the negative reviews I see about this game come down to the fact that the reviewer didn't understand how a certain card or area worked. For example, they'll say things like, "I couldn't use my Psionic Blast card in the middle of combat????"" ... when the card clearly states when you can use it. I'm sorry, but if you can't even read, you shouldn't be reviewing games.

2 - Many of the negative reviewers are 'hung up' on the game's randomness; in their minds, this means that the game does not "require any skill". Several reviews talk about the random nature of the dice rolls and card draws--you even have YouTube personalities getting uptight over the randomness--and they all try to make the same, idiotic argument: that the game isnt' as "good" as, say, Dota 2, or League of Legends (where skill is required). Of course, what they are trying to say is that, in their estimation, the game lacks strategic depth. This is, of course, entirely false. While the game may be easy to play (not requiring much skill), Talisman has layers upon layers of strategic depth, in that the entire game is built around choice-based risk management and knowledge of the game.

You see, these YouTubers who have NO FAMILIARITY WHATSOEVER with the game--and thus no strategic understanding of what they should be doing--and are just throwing dice and drawing cards, at random, and then simply pronouncing the game "dumb", "dull", or "without merit"--they're all just talking out of their asses. They're like chimpanzees poking at a keyboard, as they make one bad decision after another. And because the game isn't, say, League of Legends, they simply pass it off as crap. Meanwhile, they raise up games like Hearthstone, etc., even though they are equally abstract and are driven by a similar kind of randomness.

3 - Talisman is difficult for many reviewers to even classify, much less actually review well, and for a very specific reason. On the surface, the game is "abstract", much in the same way that other boardgames, like Monopoly, are abstract. The game board is an abstract "construct" that you move around by random dice rolls. At the same time, you are playing a discreet character, in an almost RPG fashion, with spells, abilities, statistics, inventory, followers, etc. These two aspects of the game, when combined, seem to confuse many reviewers who are simply incapable of appreciating the game as a whole. They tend to focus on one of the game's aspects, while ignoring the other (or getting confused by it), and then lay all kinds of criticisms without looking at the whole game. These are reviewers who simply cannot "pair" the RPG aspect with the abstract, boardgame aspect, so they simply trash the game without a second thought. I'm sorry, but if you're too stupid to understand a game's overall design, you shouldn't be allowed to review it.

Don't even get me started on the negative reviewers/monkeys who can't figure out the UI. I mean ... really? The game can be played on an iPad, but you can't figure out how to use the UI? If nothing else, that tells you what kind of reviewer you're dealing with.

4 - The base game has its flaws, but with DLC, Talisman: Digital Edition is a really great game. Some reviewers complain about the game's standard ending--and, I would have to admit, the standard ending, in its own way, is rather lacking, and it can certainly take a while for the game to conclude. There are options to make the game end faster, but of course the negative reviewers again fail to mention (or even see) this.

More than anything, though, it's worth noting that, the game's ample amount of DLC provides a metric ton of content, from 20+ new characters to play, additional game boards/regions, NPC's, hundreds of new cards, items, etc.--as well as dozens of new endings, both revealed and unrevealed. And more are coming, as Nomad works to "finish" and/or round out the rest of the game, so that it matches the full boardgame (with all expansions) developed by Fantasy Flight Games.

To judge Talisman WITHOUT the DLC--which EVERYONE knew was coming--is just a huge disservice to the game. I understand that reviewers are tasked with reviewing the base game on its own merit, but really anyone who is familiar with the board game will tell you that to review the base game alone is just a waste of a review. With DLC, Talisman: Digital Edition is a great, very enjoyable, game, and any reviwer who "trashed" the base game--knowing that it was basically "unfinished", in a sense--is just ignorant, in my opinion. They could at least mention the fact that DLC changes the base game completely. Of course, none of these negative reviewers ever come back to re-review the game, with all of the DLC. Like every good tabloid "writer", they're simply happy to skewer an easy target, and just move on. It's shameful, really.

Anyway ....If you are a boardgame fan and are thinking about getting Talisman, and are "on the fence" because of all of the negative reviews: Don't worrry. Don't listen to them. Just get the game. And get the DLC as well. It's well worth it. The negative reviews are largely written by people who can't read, who only played the base game, and are so used to playing FPS games, MOBA's, etc., that they don't even know what to make of Talisman. Their reviews are crap.
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