DnD Legos – Heroica
Christmas shopping is great, because grown adults without kids can wander around the toy aisles without too many weird looks. I’ve got a nephew to shop for, but really, I just love seeing what kids play with these days. Recently Lego has come out with board games that you build and then play. One of the new releases this year would serve as a great introduction to DnD or RPGs in general for younger players. Check out Heroica!
Heroica is a series of four games, that appear to interlock but can be played individually. They feature heroes such as a Barbarian, Wizard, Rogue, Druid, Knight, and Ranger that battle against Goblins, Golems, Bats, and Spiders on different boards! Along the way they’ll encounter trapped chests, keys, potions of health and luck, gold, and artifacts to aid them in their quest! There is only one six-sided die that is used for both movement and combat. It looks like it would be a really fun way to introduce a younger player to dungeon delving.
Also on the Lego site are a series of animated comics that tell the story of how the heroes came together. It also features really long game play videos that show you exactly how to play, and gives you a good idea of how a game would play out.
When I saw them in the toy aisle, I was intrigued. Now that I’ve seen the games in action, I’m sold! The only remaining question is whether to brave the crazy last minute shopping crowds. If you’ve got a young, aspiring gamer on your list, or if you just want to loot a dungeon, defeat the goblins and take their stuff, this could be a great last minute gift! Check out the site, and if you end up playing it over the holidays, let us know what you think!