Talisman Prologue is an adaptation of the classic fantasy board game Talisman by Games Workshop. This version focuses on single player experience. An epic tale of dice rolling and card drawing takes you on a quest throughout the land to rescue Princesses, slay Dragons and recover lost artefacts.
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Mixed (259 reviews) - 57% of the 259 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 14, 2013

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“Talisman: Prologue joins Ticket to Ride, Ascension and others among the growing pantheon of outstanding digital translations of board games.”
9/10 – Paste Magazine

“Excellent though the gameplay and presentation of Talisman Prologue is, the most remarkable thing about the game is how accessible it is to players of all levels of experience.”
5/5 – Modojo

About This Game

Talisman Prologue is an adaptation of the classic fantasy board game Talisman by Games Workshop. This version focuses on single player experience.

An epic tale of dice rolling and card drawing takes you on a quest throughout the land to rescue Princesses, slay Dragons and recover lost artefacts. Play through over 50 quests using the Talisman board game rules, and learn the special abilities of all of the characters.

It's important to note that this is NOT a multiplayer game based on Talisman, this is a reworking of the rule-set to allow solo players to experience Talisman in a different way.

Features -
  • 10 Characters
  • 50 Quests
  • Endless Re-playability
  • Includes 6 bonus characters - Leprechaun, Amazon, Minotaur, Vampire Hunter and Sage

The multi-player game, Talisman Digital Edition, is available separately on Steam and can be found HERE.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Mixed (259 reviews)
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Valaryon
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Unless you get it with a Season Pass, don't ever buy this.
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Major Konig
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great board/card game. I have this game on my android play store also. It's one of the "must have" board games in your collection. Nice and fast games if you're in a waiting room. Challenging too!
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Foreverseeking
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This is really a paid demo, but I got it included within a humble bundle so no biggie. At the core of it, this is all about flipping a coin over and over and seeing what happens, but I found it strangely addictive. Would I have paid for this? No way... therefore I can not recommend it at anyway.
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gablamy
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
cool game
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Mightyelk
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Demo with a full game price tag.
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Amy ベルンカステル
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Steam trading cards for free. Sure why not.
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B-rabbit
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
got game free .... ideal master!!
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BillionDollarBabe
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
It is a pretty accurate conversion of the board game. Nothing more nothing less. In contrast to the Digital Edition you get some small quests which unfortunately are not connected to a coherent story. Anyway, it is a fun game when consumed in small doses and when you are aware that you are playing a board game and not a full blown RPG.
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texdade
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
I got it free from humble bundle but... oh god, this game is so much boring D: Very repetitive: throw the dice, move the pg, throw the dice and so on...
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Meatbolt®
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
licensing talisman got it pretty expensive, not free hé ?
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Mace Baby
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Mediocre. I'm only recommending this if you got it in a bundle. Get the full version if you're buying through steam as this one is single player only.
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Saint Aaron
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
Talisman is an old board game which translates fairly well to the computer. This game was faithfully translated into the computer as Talisman: Digital Edition. Talisman Prologue is a single player version of that game. It is essentially a demo where you can attempt to complete various quests with different characters. If you are looking for a true Talisman experience, you should get Digital Edition instead.

Pros:
Quicker game play than the full Digital Edition
Useful for learning the rules and character nuances in Talisman: Digital Edition

Cons:
Player decisions are very limited. The game almost plays by itself.
Can't save the game. They definitely need to fix this. (Seriously, Nomad, what are you thinking here?)
Game play can get extremely redundant with only one character on the board.
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macadamstreet
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
the game itself is pretty good and fun.

but the "prologue" is nothing else than a demo .

so ... are you ready to pay for a demo ?



not me -_-
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SsAaBmEuRs
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
This game is fun. However, I would rather not play it alone. This is a board game meant to play with more than one person. It is a decent way to get into the game because you learn the basics. But, lasting value will come from multiple people playing the game. Consider getting Talisman: Digital Edition instead.
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LarzieKay
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
A great way to fill in some spare time and get aquainted with the traits of the different characters. I like the fact it gives you some goals and a mini-story as you play the main characters from the full Talisman game. Another nice touch is being able to play any new characters you unlock in the full game if you have that too.

Only downside is when you get a spell you can only cast on another player, as you are the only player. It would be good if these were removed from the pack in the prologue.
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KharØutchev[final exams]
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
Nice board game with cool soundtracks, have trading cards, the story is kinda meh (dragons..saving Princesses...) different heroes, many quests. You can buy it only if you like this type of games.

▂▃▅▇█ final judgement : 65/100 █▇▅▃▂
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r-cane
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Not worth the price. Maybe when its for sale at -90%.
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the_aY
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
This isn't really a game of any kind.

It is a tutorial on how to play Talisman: Digital Edition and teach you the nuances of each character class before actually starting a "real" game.

While the main game does have a tutorial, the advantage of this software is that it offers a "free play" experience so you can just focus on learning the game without other players turns taking up time. However, having this extra program is a bit unnecessary, and could have been included in the base game without being a separate application.
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ZCerebrate
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2015
I can't really put the game down since it's just the single player version of a multiplayer board game - at the same time it's just not very engaging as a Single player experience. I tried a few of the different classes and the different quests but it just wasn't my cup of tea. For those who like the dice rolling encounter system found in DnD games but without the actual story telling or atmosphere of playing with others (including a live DM) then go ahead and try this game.

Outside of that niche, I don't think I can recommend this game for the price tag personally but if you pick it up for free through the many times this game is given away as a promotion then it doesn't hurt you to try.
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Niflheim
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
Give me the card!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Unless you get it with a Season Pass, don't ever buy this.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I got it free from humble bundle but... oh god, this game is so much boring D: Very repetitive: throw the dice, move the pg, throw the dice and so on...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
licensing talisman got it pretty expensive, not free hé ?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Talisman is an old board game which translates fairly well to the computer. This game was faithfully translated into the computer as Talisman: Digital Edition. Talisman Prologue is a single player version of that game. It is essentially a demo where you can attempt to complete various quests with different characters. If you are looking for a true Talisman experience, you should get Digital Edition instead.

Pros:
Quicker game play than the full Digital Edition
Useful for learning the rules and character nuances in Talisman: Digital Edition

Cons:
Player decisions are very limited. The game almost plays by itself.
Can't save the game. They definitely need to fix this. (Seriously, Nomad, what are you thinking here?)
Game play can get extremely redundant with only one character on the board.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
the game itself is pretty good and fun.

but the "prologue" is nothing else than a demo .

so ... are you ready to pay for a demo ?



not me -_-
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
"Prologue" is a misnomer. This game is no more than a glorified tutorial for the main game, and isn't even worth the price they set during the Steam Sale. Just get the main game - it's not particularly hard to learn, and is a far more complete and worthwhile experience, even if you don't get any of the DLC.
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
Difference Between Talisman Digital Edition & Talisman Prologue

Talisman Digital Edition is the multiplayer form of the game, so you can play with other players or against the AI. Talisman Prologue is completely a solo single player experience, so you will strictly play against the Adventure Cards. Nomad Games does take it a step further than that, and they have quests designed per character on the main menu. They also have characters available that are not currently available in Talisman Digital Edition.

Just know that once you complete the quest, the game ends, whether you made it to the crown or not. The only quest in Talisman Prologue that allows you to go all the way to the Crown of Command is The Magical Quest. Some characters only have The Magical Quest available to them with no other quest options. There is a distinct difference in the two games. Be sure you’re buying the game version that will suit your play style, unless you want both, then more power to you. Truthfully I think picking one or the other would be best, especially if you’re not sure whether you are going to like it or not.

Click this link to read more!
http://everydaygamers.com/2014/03/10/review-talisman-digital-edition/#more-29260
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Talisman is an old board game which translates fairly well to the computer. This game was faithfully translated into the computer as Talisman: Digital Edition. Talisman Prologue is a single player version of that game. It is essentially a demo where you can attempt to complete various quests with different characters. If you are looking for a true Talisman experience, you should get Digital Edition instead.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
Although, I bought two versions of Talisman (Prologue and Digital Edition), I started with this. Yes, I got a good experience, playing and learning different characters, their advantages. This helps me to know the game, its rules. But after some games, this solo adventure starts to bother me. Quests quite frankly aren't interesting. Often you need to get to some place or monster, and you roll dice one by one until you get exactly you need (Sometimes I spent more than 20-25 turns just only to be on the same space as my quest's task). I don't persuade to buy Talisman, but don't waste money, buy original Talisman: Digital Edition, where you get better experience, fun and enjoyment playing with friends or bots. There you will not only roll dices, but also think about your next steps.
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38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
Everyone else is right, you mostly just roll the die and see what happens. Not much more exciting than a video slot machine game in that respect. There is no AI, you are literally moving around a board by yourself. You even draw "lose a turn" cards - with no one to lose a turn to, and keep going. It seems kind of like a beta (It's complete however) demo of the normal game also on here. For some reason, it also randomly crashes on my desktop at work where I tried it.
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46 of 67 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
This is quite literally Solo, not a "single player experience", its a single character experience, its just you and you are alone WITHOUT even computer controlled (AI) players, as one would expect by it being a boardgame.
You wont get anything of value from Talisman: Prologue, accept if you are a huge fanatic of game specific achievment chasing.
In prologue you are simply chasing trivial goals, for no real purpose than to achieve them, save your cash for the digital version.
Even at less than $2.00, I feel its wasted money, and a completly pointless purchase.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
Just get the full game (Talisman Digital Edition) with the season pass….It's a nice tutorial, story mode and a challenge mode which should have been integrated within the Digital Edition and not to be sold separately….I just don’t understand what they have been thinking about when the devs decided to pull this…so don’t buy it unless it's in a bundle or heavily discounted
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
So, I got this game for free through Humble Bundle... In a way, it's bizarre that this... thing, actually has a price, as it's effectively a demo for the full game. If you can't be arsed to make your way through the whole of this review, all you need to know is, this is a great way to make you realise how this game could be fun with friends, but not on your own, and not as it is.

Being older than I appear, and growing up in a time when Steam Sales would sound like magic beans rather than allowing me a way to convert pocket money into actual jollies, I would spend my time leafing through the back pages of White Dwarf, imagining what it would be like to be able to play the games contained within. One such was Talisman, and I spent a terrifying amount of time imagining what the fabled game would actually be like to play.

Now I know. I'm really glad my 12 year old self got that gift for free.

Should you pay for it? No. No. The game could potentially be fun with friends, and this version is fine for working out the mechanics of the actual game, which you are definitely not buying here. It's kind of astonishing they still charge you extra to buy the tutorial, although I have been informed it was originally released as a work in progress before the multiplayer was released. That still doesn't mean there is any point in paying for it now, and playing it alone seems desperately sad. I cannot imagine why anyone would benefit from playing this game rather than the main one.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
This game is basically a trainer for learning how to play Talisman in a single character, single player, zone of singleness. It's not bad, but look at it! You are not only playing a boardgame by yourself- it's a boardgame on your computer!

Unless it is on sale for two bucks or less, don't waste your time, and just get the real deal. Thankfully I got a dollar per hour since it was on holiday sale.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Pros:

Quicker game play than the full Digital Edition
Useful for learning the rules and character nuances in Talisman: Digital Edition



Cons:

Can't save the game. They definitely need to fix this. (Seriously, Nomad, what are you thinking here?)
Game play can get extremely redundant with only one character on the board.




Verdict:

Worth buying when it goes on sale, if:

* You already know you really want it
* The Digital Edition confuses you and you want to practice the nuances of the game
* You're a compulsive collector like me
* You're not going to bother with the Digital Edition anyway

If none of those apply, then I'd say don't bother.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Definitely a 'Prologue' (introduction) to the Talisman Digital Edition. Consider this to be a tutorial to the extreme, enough to be able to sell it seperately.

I consider it more of an occasional distraction, probably not one of those games that you feel like playing for hours on end...but one of those that you 'pull off of the shelf' here and there.

After playing Talisman Digital Edition, I will say that I did miss the quests. Ultimately, it could be cool to blend the two and introduce individual quests into the Digital Edition.

It seems that, at the least, Prologue will either be a quick distraction, or it will be one of those that you will enjoy here and there. (Obviously there is the possibility that it may just 'click' and it is played to completion).

In other words, for the price ... not too bad. I enjoyed it so far, but for me it is here and there. It would seem hard to go wrong if you can get it in a bundle or, as currently under a couple bucks. (I'm buying a couple extra as gifts ... can't go too wrong for that price and maybe they will go for the Digital Edition and we can do multiplayer...)
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2015
It's a good game to know how Talisman works,
but if you want to play with friends, go for Talisman: Digital Edition.
There are quests too,
the completion time depends on your luck and if you are getting skilled with this game.
This game doesn't have a save feature !!!
Grab it if you're a Talisman/boardgame fan,
but I recommend you the Talisman: Digital Edition version instead.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
There is so little to really DO in this game. Player decisions are very limited. The game almost plays by itself.

Faithful recreation of a board-game look and feel is nice. But there is too little 'game' in this game.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
don't get this unless its in a bundle or with the season pass.
this is nothing more than a pay demo for TDE.
get "Talisman Digital Edition" if you have it get dlc for it over this.

its a single player romp threw the talisman board were you do quests, but most quests rely to much on luck and your timed so you end up not getting them done and fail.
this version is not fun.
the Digital Edition is much better though and plays like the boardgame its from.

p.s. people who got the Premium Edition on desure still never got a steam key, yet all the $1 bundle buyers did.
i only own this cause it was included in the season pass (all future dlc, good move). not happy, but i'll never play this version anyway, so whatever.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
GO: If you like Talisman and can get Prologue cheap
NO: In all other cases.

Talisman: Prologue is a proof of concept sold as a commercial product.
As such, it's not interesting for more than an hour or two - unlike the full game, Talisman Digital Edition, which I wholly recommend and which includes this game as a separate download.
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