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Talisman: Digital Edition is probably THE most addicting board game I've ever played, and the most fun I've had since Heroes of Might and Magic III.
At first, I was a bit indecisive on whether I should pick it up or not, with the Humble Bundle offer swaying me to the right side (and I don't mean the direction). Needless to say that, after a little bit over 9 hours of gameplay (with 4 matches under my belt, in hot-seat mode with a friend and my bro), I got hooked-up on this gem of a game and cannot wait to acquire all the expansions, curent and future.
The game is hell of a lot random, with situations ranging from "Toad Karma" (getting turned into a toad by Witch, dropping a bunch of items and followers i nthe process -> getting laughed at by a friend who comes to steal my dropped possessions -> he must roll with the With and gets Toadified as well) to "My Precious!" (incredible battles at the Crown of Command, with crazy rolls) moments. And while some people might be put off by the RNG, I must protest and say - this game is all about the journey! If you really scratch below the surface, you will experience countless hours of total RNG mayhem, with outrageous situations spiced with most hilarious of grimaces on each player's face (provided you play in hot-seat, but such experience can be arranged over skype also.)
And this is where the Talisman=HoMM III comes - the sheer excitement over playing your moves out and coping with consequences (HoMM III similarities: Map movement), trying to topple the competition by using every dirty trick you've got (attacking poorly defended towns, stealing other people's resources on the map) with a classic rat race culminating in total anihilation of everyone but yourself (searching for Obelisks and the Grail, which basically destroys any hope of other players ever reaching your level) ties these two games on the throne of my most cherrished past-times. And while Talsiman has next to none tactical depth of HoMM III, it still managed to be a game that drags on (in a positive way) through the night, four hours and hours after which you would glance by accident at the clock/window only to notice that the Sun is rising. Reminds me of my student days...
All in all, if you are looking for a board game that will keep you entertained to no end, with quite a few game experience enriching expansions in the pipeline, and a game that will have you or your friend pulling at your hair at the odds (with the other one laughing his ♥♥♥ off) - then this is DEFINITELY a game for you!
Now, if you would excuse me - I've got some friends to backstab...