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Descent: Journeys In The Dark 2nd Edition

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Publisher: Fantasy Flight

Designer: Daniel Clark, Corey Konieczka, Adam Sadler, Kevin Wilson


Jake's Thoughts

I've never (to date) had the opportunity to play a tabletop RPG, but it was something I really yearned to experience.  My biggest obstacle was finding a group of people who would make the time commitment and also have the guts to try something new.  When I discovered Descent I realized that this could be the gateway for me and my friends into the world of tabletop RPGs.

The game is physically beautiful.  The board and the pieces themselves were enough to get my gaming group to want to try this pseudo-RPG.  Check out my Instagram (@boardgamerules) for some pictures.  It has fantastic miniatures, a modular puzzle piece board, and is chock full of delightful little pieces.  On top of the physical components, the game itself is just extremely fun to play.

Descent is a 5 player game that pits up to 4 brave heroes against 1 evil Overlord.  Open the Quest Book to select a Quest to play.  Each Quest has instructions on how to assemble the board, so every level has a unique layout and presents different tactical challenges.  On top of that, every Quest has unique objectives that may require you to rescue hostages, or prevent a nefarious ruler from resurrecting the dead.  

Where this game really shines is in the Campaign mode, which allows everyone to accumulate XP and gold to enhance their characters.  Players will really begin to learn their characters and their teammates well, creating new tactics and crafting a unique playstyle.  As the characters evolve and level up, the game takes on additional layers of depth and flavor.

Descent offers hours and hours of unique and extremely interesting content and (to date) is my favorite game in my collection. 

the descent 2nd edition series

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descent board game VIDS

In Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord and up to four other players are courageous heroes. Featuring double-sided modular board pieces, countless hero and skill combinations, and an immersive story-driven campaign, Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition transports players to a vibrant fantasy realm where they must stand together against an ancient evil.

Tox from unboxes Descent Journeys in the Dark Second Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

Watch It Played is a video series designed to take you turn by turn through a board or card game. Learn to play the game, follow along with the story, and help decide what happens next! In this video, I teach you to play the single quest version of Descent: Journeys In The Dark (Second Edition).