First-Ever 'Dungeons & Dragons' Board Game Launches on iOS Devices

Dungeons & Dragons has released its first-ever board game on iOS, Lords of Waterdeep. The game is available today on the iTunes store, and is cross-compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

From the press release:

In Lords of Waterdeep, two to five players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. Often employing shady dealings in the underbelly of the city and back alleys, the Lords, through their agents, negotiate and outwit each other to rule the city, its treasures and resources.

A strategic board game with worker placement mechanics, Lords of Waterdeep unfurls in eight rounds of action. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins. Agents must complete quests to score victory points and can expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions and either hinder or help the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact carefully laid plans.

Waterdeep was developedby Playdeck, the studio behind Ascension and Summoner Wars. It launches with both singleplayer, friend-list gameplay, and multiplayer matchmaking. You can find the game on the iTunes store.

“At Playdek, we know that adapting these beloved board games to the mobile space is a big responsibility and we strive to maintain the integrity of the original gameplay design,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek.  “In the case of Lords of Waterdeep, we also had to remain faithful to the iconic D&D Forgotten Realms lore and characters. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new mobile version of Lords of Waterdeep and feel it is true to the original while offering the best of digital gameplay.”

“Lords of Waterdeep is one of our premium, award-winning board game offerings and is beloved by D&D fans all over the world,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast.  “We are thrilled with the work Playdek has done to bring one of the Forgotten Realms’ most iconic cities to life, as part of our overall digital strategy to help fans experience the rich fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms on a variety of mobile platforms.”

Lords of Waterdeep also includes the following features:

·         Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices

·         Selectable online game clocks

·         Rematch button for online and offline matches

·         “Next Game” button takes you to your next online game

·         Matchmaking

·         Player ratings

·         Multiple player offline profiles (for households)

·         Select your faction to act for you in the town of Waterdeep

·         Game tutorial

·         Rule book and card gallery to review game text and effects

·         Options for music and SFX, animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups

·         Retina support

·         iPhone/iPod 5 screen support


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