Happy Halloween! To celebrate, I’m re-watching one of my recent favorite spooky TV shows, Stranger Things, and it’s got me in the mood for Dungeons & Dragons. D&D has such a huge fan base, and there are some fantastic D&D gifts available. But D&D has also inspired more fun board games. So if you’ve got a fan on your gift list, check out these Dungeons & Dragons games, which will feed their passion and give them a laugh.
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I’ve always loved the classic Clue board game, where you and your group of friends or family must figure out who committed a murder, with which weapon and in which room of an old mansion. In this Dungeons & Dragons version of Clue, you’re in the Forgotten Realms and an Infernal Puzzle Box has been stolen from the party of adventurers. Someone in your party has been executed and replaced by the devil in disguise. You have to figure out which weapon was used for the execution, who has been replaced and where the puzzle box has been hidden. The board game includes character cards and movers, personality cards, rumor cards, a custom score pad, custom weapons, the Clue board and instructions. It’s Dungeons & Dragons fun for two to six players ages 8 and up.
Dungeon Mayhem is a Dungeons & Dragons inspired card game for two to four people ages 8 and up. Each player chooses one of the four classic D&D classes: Paladin, Wizard, Barbarian or Rogue. Then you use combos and powers to smash and bash until the last adventurer is standing. The box includes 120 cards, and each game is fast, typically lasting 5 to 10 minutes. A fun game to play during dinner.
This board game is more like the classic Dungeons & Dragons but set in the world of the zany Rick & Moriarty from the animated Cartoon Network series. For Rick & Moriarty fans, the boxed set is co-authored by Jim Zub (co-writer of the Rick & Moriarty comic book series) and has new art by Troy Little (who illustrated the comic book series). So it includes all the power gaming sensibility and sarcastic metacommentary people love from the series’ mad narcissistic genius Rick Sanchez. The box includes a 64-page rulebook annotated by Rick, a 32-page original adventure for levels 1 to 3, a four-panel folding Dungeon Master screen and more.
Of course, if there are people on your gift list who are fans of Stranger Things, they will LOVE the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons game. Like the Rick & Moriarty version, this is similar to the traditional D&D but it’s set in the Stranger Things word. The adventure book is written by Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler, and you’ll go on a quest to hunt the thessalhydra in the Upside Down. Five ready-to-play character sheets are included, as well as 6 polyhedral dice, and 2 Stranger Things Demogorgon figures—including one you can paint and customize! Even the box is cool for fans, because it’s a replica of the 1983 D&D red box, which was featured in the TV show.
Get your family and friends playing with these Dungeons & Dragons inspired games. Got any favorites? Let us know in the comments.