This section of the forum seemed pretty bare to me so I thought we could start some threads recommending specific genres of games!
Munchkin - 'Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.' Munchkin is a good laugh and simple to pick up especially if you understand general fantasy concepts. It uses mainly cards (in accompaniment with a very simple board) and you can get many different versions and expansions of the game to keep it feeling fresh. A game for those who like fantasy but don't feel like taking things too seriously at game night.
Sadly that is the only recommendation I have so far so feel free to post your own!
Post by Not Flawful Jerad on Feb 15, 2017 1:40:55 GMT
I'll revive an old post with my own recommendation.
If you have hours to spend (you play dungeons and dragons so this is a safe bet) Talisman is probably the best (imo) way to get your board game and rpg fix at the same time. The game is about adventuring, finding treasure, beating monsters, and gaining stat boosts to take on the final section of the board. You start by picking your class which each all have unique abilities and you and the other players begin the mad dash to get as beefed up as possible. You have to find a way to cross the river from the first section of the board to the second, then beat a skill check to pass from the second section to the final section. In both of the first two sections you can adventure around the circular paths to gain exp and loot. In the final section you face a gauntlet of challenges that punish the unprepared adventurer. There are tons of expansions that more than double the size of the already large board (seriously, you better have a pretty good sized dining room table to play the game with all expansions), add new mechanics classes and events, and extend play time (for better or worse).