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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.
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 the 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

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 23
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
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...)
Posted: June 20
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Прежде всего стоит сказать, что это - очень хорошее воплощение - но настольной игры. Причём игры достаточно простой, так что геймплей ощущается как бедноватый. Ну, и сама игра, я так полагаю, изначально рассчитывалась на несколько игроков, что, естественно, тоже сказывается. Фактически, всё, что вы делаете - это кидаете кубики, ходите по карте из двух дюжин клеток, да тянете карты на каждой клетке, пока не добьётесь поставленной цели. В текущем - соло - варианте у каждого класса пять разных квестов, которые, по всей видимости, прежде всего и рассчитаны на то, чтобы дать понять, как же этими классами играть в многопользовательском варианте. Собственно, игра и не скрывается, называя себя "Прологом". Уверен, что в мультиплейерном варианте (который тоже есть на Стиме) играть гораздо веселее. Впрочем, если рассматривать Talisman: Prologue как спокойный, хоть и несколько хаотичный пасьянс, эта игра вполне неплоха.
Posted: July 11
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
First off: I absolutely adore boardgames. I own many and play regularly with my friends in real life and online friends through VASSAL.

I always wanted Talisman (and subsequently Relic) based on their generally favorable reviews and the description of the game. I like similar games of the genre and planned on buying it down the road.

Luckily I got the prologue in a game bundle somewhere so I could finally try it.

I can't really say it's a horrible game, but to me it's really not that fun. Sure, this is a single player-based version and in a digital format, but the core mechanics are just rather bland.
Reading the reviews on Steam before I got it I figured most of the negative feedback was based on people not well versed in boardgames and assumed they may just not have a taste for them. It truly is bland, however.

The biggest problem I think stems from the complete lack of choices, tactics, and strategies. It really is random. Not just in combat, like most tabletop games, but every aspect is controlled for you. The game essentially boils down to what direction you want to travel and making a choice on the off-chance you land on somewhere interactive.

All in all I know I will never buy the boardgame. If a friend had it I may just try it to see if it's any better in person and with friends, but we have so many better games to play I'm sure it would be a one time thing. I know I'll probably never revisit the video game.
Posted: April 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
I'm a big talisman fan and was happy to see it! but after I played it for some time I got bored. It was singleplayer. no multiplayer options at ALL. Another thing I hate is that there is no save feature. Can you amagine playing talisman with no friends, in ONE sitting!? I can't! They have more charecters which is slightly more enjoyable, but I never end up using them. With the price, EVEN IF IT IS SMALL is not a good deal. this gets a 3/10
Posted: August 16
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
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.

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Posted: March 10
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