Wizard's Quest

Game Master(s): Demian Pedone
Game System:Avalon Hill's Wizard's Quest
Duration:1 1/2 hours
Player Max:6
Signed up:0
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 10 - Parental supervision not required

The island of Marnon has been torn by strife for far too long, and the wizard Peacemaker has stepped in to help choose who shall rule. He enchanted three items for each faction, and gave them to rival leaders to hide. Whoever can gather their three treasures first will win the crown of Marnon.

It's a pretty straightforward game; consolidating territory gives you more reinforcements each turn, but you need to balance conquest with forays to retrieve your treasures; the strongest player doesn't always win. Complicating matters are the orcs, the dragon, and the Wizard himself. Every turn, the dragon swoops down on a territory to devour whatever it can find; the wizard teleports to a different region to bring prosperity (and enforce a regional truce); the orcs breed like crazy and rampage all over the place in a frenzy.

It's not too complicated, but does require some strategic thinking. Good fun for all!