D&D Lords of Waterdeep
By Playdek, Inc.
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Wizards of the Coast and Playdek present the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons board game Lords of Waterdeep!
Now available: The award-winning Dungeons & Dragons® expansion for Lords of Waterdeep – Scoundrels of Skullport!
Skullport -- also known as the Port of Shadows – is nestled in the heart of Undermountain. A haven for nefarious crimes, underhanded deals and back-alley murders, Skullport is a hive of evil beneath the City of Splendors.
This expansion brings with it Corruption, a new resource module that has both benefits and disadvantages to it for players. This expansion also includes the Rapid Expansion Promo Card which allows you to obtain more buildings to add to your collection.
New Lord Cards, new quests, and new intrigue cards can be found. The map has been expanded and advanced buildings have been added that will provide more resources for the players to acquire. These additional cards and buildings are sure to make for a challenging game against strategic players.
The expansion also adds a player, for a total of 6 giving even more players the chance to engage in D&D action whenever and however they want.
Praise for Lords of Waterdeep!
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Readers' Choice Game of the Year Winner
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Technical and Design Awards: Achievement in AI Gold Award
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Video Game: Best Mobile/Handheld Game Nominee
- PocketGamer: Gold Award
- PocketTactics: 5 Stars
- AppAddict: 5 Stars "Fantastic"
- Game Informer: 4.5 Stars
- 148Apps: 4.5 Stars
- TouchArcade: Hot Game of the Week
Welcome to Waterdeep, the City of Splendors! A city run by a secret society of masked Lords who rule with shady back-door dealings and unmatched political power. In Lords of Waterdeep players will play as one of these masked Lords and will need to recruit adventurers to go out and complete quests for them. The more quests they complete, the more control and influence they have over the city.
Players can expand the city by purchasing buildings that will open up new opportunities within the city walls. Intrigue cards can be used to help the player and may also either help or hinder their fellow Lords in their quest to become the supreme ruler of Waterdeep!
Lords of Waterdeep is a turn-based strategy game played in 8 rounds and can be played against AI or with up to 5 human players. Players take turns assigning their agents to do their bidding, whether it is to recruit new adventurers to their tavern or purchase a new building for the city. Points and resources are gained by completing quests, playing Intrigue cards, constructing new buildings or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of the 8 rounds bonus points are awarded and the player with the most points at the end wins the game.
•2013 Origins Awards Best Board Game Winner
•Computer opponents, pass and play multiplayer and asynchronous multiplayer online play
•Universal game application - buy once and play on all your devices
•iPhone5 / iPod 5 screen support
•Options for 2-5 players (6 players with the UUndermountain or Scoundrels of Skullport expansions)
•Pass-and-play multiplayer gameplay (2-5 players)
•Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-5 players)
•Ability to invite Playdek friends to matches
•Public or Private online profile statistics
•Selectable online game clocks
•"Next game" button takes you to your next asynchronous online game
•A game tutorial
•Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects
•Options for Music and SFX, animation speed
•Player ratings system
•Other player's Online status indicator
•Playdek Account required to play online
•Game Center Account required to view achievements
What's New in Version 1.2.4
• Fixed the logging of resources gained when using your own building with Impersonate Tax Collector in your completed quest list
• Improved iOS 8 support
Great game. Well implemented.
Overall this game is very well done. If you like the original board game, you'll be very happy with this. However, I'd like to see a couple improvements made. I'd really like to see a per move timer, instead of just a total game timer. Also an unlimited time would be nice. Timers don't work well for games that go on for days because the person who gets stuck with their turn overnight, loses a lot time. Also, a more compact game board would be nice. I realize they faithfully reproduced the original board, and that's great, but an option for a more compact board would make it easier to see things. The original board is unnecessarily spread out, and requires a lot of scrolling around.
A Most Epic Quest
As a true Lord and Dungeonmaster, I was most pleased to see that the realm of Waterdeep had unfurled itself before my very (chubby) fingers. 'Twas a cold winter morn, while I was breathing heavily over my four lb burrito, mustache atremble and fedora atilt, sweating profusely onto my iPhone 6 plus in anticipation of the dungeons and fair maidens that awaited in this virtual hell scape. So I drew my authentic dagger (which is more of a broadsword, but hobbit sized, forged from blue steel and blessed by a beautiful elven witch, who I would later wed), and, sweatily trembling, plunged it into my iPhone 6 plus. I am sure if I were to actually have played, it would have been a 10/10.
Great adaption, needs work in multiplayer
First of all, this is an incredibly faithful, well-detailed transfer from the board to the screen. Do you like Lords of Waterdeep in board game form? Then you'll love Lords of Waterdeep the app.
All is well until it comes to the one area this app really needs to shine: online multiplayer. It can be very buggy; directly responding to a notification can lead you to miss an opponent's move while you stare at the "Connecting to Server" screen. Even more crucially, there is no online chat in the game. This is absurd. Especially for a game that emphasizes a time limit more than any other board game I've encountered in the App Store so far.
It would be nice if a future update addressed those matters, but every other aspect of the game is so well done it's almost forgivable. Any fan of Lords of Waterdeep or other board games in the App Store should give this one some attention.
(Played on iPhone 6 and iPad Air. Can't speak for problems on 6+.)
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 20, 2014
- Version: 1.2.4
- Size: 553 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Playdek, Inc.
- © 2013 Playdek, Inc., Wizards of the Coast LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Undermountain Expansion$2.99
- Skullport Expansion$2.99