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: Very Positive (521 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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September 11

Update - 11th September - Apprentice Mage and more!

Apprentice Mage now available!
The Apprentice Mage is still learning her skills and must roll to see if spells succeed if her Craft is 6 or less. She becomes much more powerful once her Craft reaches 7, when she will always have at least 2 spells. After observing other characters casting Spells, she can choose to draw those Spells from the top of the Spell discard pile. Those of you who have purchased the Gold pack or the Season Pass will automatically have the Apprentice Mage available in the game now.

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Online overhaul! We've made huge changes to the networking and the game does not rely so much on Steam's servers anymore. We still use Steam to gather player names so you will still need to be signed in and online, but we have switched to a system called Photon to handle communication between players. We hope this fixes the connectivity issues some of you are having so please let us know if your onlines games are better or worse. If worse, give us as much information as you possibly can and we'll look into it. The iOS and Android versions also use this Photon system and we expect to include cross-platform multiplayer in the very near future so everyone can play together!

Bug fixes and improvements...

The Steam client can now be accessed whilst running the game full-screen.

Fixed a 'mismatched choice' error if 'fake' followers were being used in online games (Ghoul's raised trophies for instance).

Fixed a 'mismatched choice' error if certain house rules were being used and then an online game resumed.

Fixed a 'mismatched choice' error if a player used Lucky Charm and then didn't roll for the number they chose. This could be done by rolling for movement, then using the Lucky Charm before re-rolling with fate, then choosing a die result from the Lucky Charm and then choosing NOT to re-roll.

German text error - Random spell card.

Network games no longer pause whilst a player views an Alternative Ending card.

Demigod - spells are now ordered alphabetically for your perusing pleasure.

Window size fixes.

Public online games in progress can be seen in the Online menu, with the number of players and current round number shown.

Crash fix - cast Shatter on yourself and choose an object which was increasing your Craft and Spells.

Marked for Glory spell now works correctly for movement rolls.

Horn of Summoning was usable when the only enemy was on your space, the game would then get stuck.

The Play Area tabs at the bottom of the screen will now automatically switch to the 'usable cards' tab if you have a card which can be used. This will not happen if you have the online chat tab open.

AI characters will now recognise that they are stuck in a healing loop (Poltergeist, Castle/Prince, etc.) and decide to move on after a few turns.

Blizzard card had no effect when drawn a second time.

Fixed an issue at the end of an online game where the results/runestones screen would be skipped automatically.

AI - Thief character will steal appropriate objects from other characters at the Crown of Command.

AI - Improved Praying logic, thank god.

Fixed Lucky Charm and some other cards not being usable when single-clicked.

Bugs when encountering the Graveyard space fixed.

Fixed a bug where players could quit and resume a game with the Warlock Quest ending right at the start and they would receive 4 more Quest cards when resumed. Doing this repeatedly would result in a crash.

Players could only pick up 1 gold from the Tavern space if there were more than 1 left there by a Toad rolling a 4.

AI - Elf character won't constantly move between 2 Woods spaces if those spaces have Lake of Visions cards on them and he doesn't want/need a Warlock Quest.

Scroll-bar added to the in-game log.

The Gambler's Reduce the Odds ability was appearing at the wrong time in combat.

Fixed a crash that would occur if you were turned into a Toad whilst encountering the Treasure Map card.

Dead characters could still draw spells.

AI won't buy so many Water Bottles anymore (now that Summer is over).

AI characters won't use fate to re-roll in combat against a summon spell or follower if the combat was a draw.

Face-up cards on spaces weren't shown when choosing where to move to after using the Mystic Portal.

Players could gain higher than their spell allowance due to a bug with the Familiar follower.

AI Priest is will use his Destroy Ability if he cannot beat a Spirit.

Black Witch could sometimes move the Reaper even if she hadn't rolled a 1 for movement.

You could not view character cards after resuming an online game.

The Celestial Bauble could not be used to defeat the Nightmare.

Summon Spells now have +2 to their attack when summoned at the Runes spaces.

The Divine Protection spell now protects life loss against summon spells.

Players could use a Raft to move to a space with the Barrier spell on it.

AI players could get stuck if you cast Path of Destiny on them in certain sitations.

Fixed a bug where an AI Leprechaun player would get stuck if you cast Misdirection on him and he then rolled a 6 and chose to Teleport.

AI Toads are slightly more intelligent when it comes to choosing which space to move to.

If you played as the Elf with the Reaper pack on and rolled a 1 to move to a Woods space, you could then move the Reaper after your turn if you teleported to other Woods spaces.

Gambler could Reduce the Odds when rolling for Death in a Dice With Death.

Fixed a bug where you could not encounter cards dropped on a space due to someone casting Mesmerism and taking a Mule/Horse & Cart.

AI Leprechaun would choose to use the Flying Carpet instead of his own Teleport ability if he rolled a 6. Maybe he just liked the plush carpet?

Warhorse was not discarded if its owner lost their last life.

Fixed not being able to give the Jester to another character you defeated.

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July 1

The Gambler - available now!

The Gambler character is now available to purchase via the My Collection page in-game or through Steam.

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The Gambler uses Fate to his advantage to reduce the odds of getting the results he needs. Buy him today to add him to your collection!

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Talisman?
Imagine Monopoly with Dragons! Instead of moving around a board purchasing properties and making your opponents bankrupt, you’re moving 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 two, The Reaper and The Frostmarch, are available to purchase now. These add lots more spells, events, monsters, characters and the Grim Reaper himself, wandering the land looking to kill off players! 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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x600 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
I love this game, I've been playing the board game version since the days of 2nd edition. Now I play it in the board version from an excellent board game publishing company: Fantasy Flight Games. I'm currently waiting for the newest expansion: The Woodlands which add's a forth corner to the board. The digital version here keeps the game true to it's core values and even showed me a few rules I had completely missed.

I highly recommend this to anyone that loves RPGs, stragety games, and fun, light-hearted competition to claim victory.
Posted: June 26
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
This game is the proof that Artificial Intelligence will never thrive on the human mind. We are resilient, we are focused, we keep on playing the objective instead of mindlessly hoarding items for the rest of our days. But Talisman isn't meant to be played against the AI.

It's an incredibly fun game if you have at least two friends to play with. Please buy this game so I can pretend I have friends. It has huge replay value, a wide variety of characters and game modes, and even more if you buy the DLC, which isn't necessary, but I've done it anyways, because who gives a damn, it's my money, bro, don't tell me what to do.

It's a lot like Game of Thrones, not in the sense that you can have sex with your siblings, but more like you can furtively ruin the game for other players out of nowhere, like it's Wedding day. You can also do that thing Bran does, but instead of becoming a cool dire wolf, you become a frog. You can still beat the game as a frog. God, I love this game.
Posted: June 30
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22 of 39 people (56%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Got this for the multuiplayer, sadly it's a buggy unstable mess of a game.
Buttons not responding, getting stuck mid-turn (as if the game is waiting for you to take action of some sort, only you can't actually do anything).

Do yourself a favor and don't buy it untill the multiplayer gets fixed.
Posted: June 21
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Do you love:
*board games?
*fantasy settings?
*roleplaying Games?

If you answered "yes" to more than one of the above, go ahead and buy this game while it's on sale. You'll enjoy yourself thoroughly. To everyone else, I must say...


Talisman is a hard game to recommend. My partner and I enjoy playing and we laugh hard at the antics which play out over the board, but there are still way too many things not working as intended, too many bugs, too many instances where the user interface doesn't do what you may want it to do.

They're charging a lot of money for content that isn't even created yet, and the stuff that is already there often does not work as advertised. I've had a lot of fun with this game, but as yet it still acts way too much like a beta version for Nomad to be charging full price.

I can recommend this game only to hardcore fans of the genre like myself. For everyone else, I'd have to say... wait for them to finish the game and maybe get it on sale at a deep discount.
Posted: July 1
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
I will not recommend this game it's overly bugged and impossible to play a single game online.

If you want a solo game experience it's probably not as bugged as multiplayer, but I have played 5 games so far with friends and it crashed after 10min to 1½ hour of gameplay and you have to start a new game. There is a lot of different bugs also and so far all of them have made it impossible to continue playing.

If this game gets a lot of updates and bugfixes it might be playable but at the moment I don't recommend that people even try. If you planning to buy it too play multiplayer with friends atleast wait until it has become fixed cause this is just a waste of money at the moment.
Posted: July 1
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86 of 98 people (88%) found this review helpful
91.7 hrs on record
I grew up playing Talisman the boardgame, so it is a real piece of family nostalgia. I'd heard about the digital edition quite a while ago, when it first entered the Steam greenlight process (originally as Prologue, the single player edition). I've followed the progress up to the point where it was released though Steam Early Access and then jumped at the chance to get it.

I've had a real blast playing both the Digital Edition (just against AI opponents at the moment) and playing the Prologue (single player variant game). My wife also expressed interest in playing it again (either Board version or Digital edition) so we gave local multiplayer a try using Steam Big Picture on her laptop, hooked up to our TV, and passing a mouse between us. It was a lot of fun

If you've ever played the boardgame, then I highly recommend the digital version. The game is faithful to the original in virtually every respect, with the addition of the Prologue single player edition which makes for a very enjoyable single player experience. There's no online multiplayer in the early access version yet, but it is coming in time for the full release of the game.

If you've never played the boardgame, but are interested in fantasy themed adventure boardgames, then track down the Demo of Talisman Prologue (http://www.talisman-game.com/prologuedemo/) and give it a try.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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