This board game centers around popular character Drizzt Do'Urden from the Forgotten Realm campaign setting. My husband knows all about the lore of this character, and from what I understand, some of the adventure scenarios reflect actual story plots for the Drizzt character. But if you're like me, and you know nothing about Drizzt Do'Urden, you'll still have a great time playing this game.
Just like the previous D&D Adventure System Board Games it uses a modified version of the 4th edition rules. It's a great way to introduce your friends to some cooperative gaming in a table-top role play setting. What's new about Legend of Drizzt compared to the previous D&D board games, is the competitive scenarios.
You can have a game where players are divided into teams, and each team is trying to beat the other to the overall goal. We haven't had a chance to play with those rules yet, but I would love to. There's also a scenario that we did have a chance to play through, where all the characters are working together, until one player is revealed to be the villain in disguise! That was a pretty intense game, because no one (not even the villain himself), knows who the trader is until they've been revealed.
Overall, it's a fun time! I think Wrath of Ashardalon is a bit more challenging, and the Legend of Drizzt's characters are a lot more powerful. I'd be interested to get a chance to switch some characters around since the game content can be combined with the other D&D board games. You can play this game with 1-5 players, and the adventures can take a hour or a few hours depending on the scenario you're playing.
It's a go-to game if you're itching for a dungeon crawl, and you don't have a DM to run a game for you. The figures and map tiles can even be used for your home campaigns! It's the game that just keeps on giving!
Be sure to check out all 3 of the board games in this series are: