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D&D Miniatures: Dungeons of Dread and New Rules Review

With new rules and new figs, is this game of fantasy battles more fun than ever? Find out with our review!
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D&D Miniatures: Dungeons of Dread and New Rules Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 16, 2008
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

With new rules and new figs, is this game of fantasy battles more fun than ever? Find out with our review!

The D&D Miniatures game just rebooted! It has new 4e rules designed to make it faster and easier to play. There's a new Starter Set and the new Dungeons of Dread set with 60 new [KWLINK ]monsters[/KWLINK] to command. So, how does it add up? Here's our review.

Rules Reboot

The basic game still lets you and your friends battle with teams of fantasy warriors and monsters. But the new rules mean there's less math, moving is easier, magic attacks are more fun and recharging special powers feels like mini-games. Small monsters aren't useless any more, which is awesome! But strong monsters are tricky to use. It's a great new start for the game and lots of the older figs will work in the new rules once you download the new cards, so old players don't lose out. Here they are, right-click and save them to your computer!
  • Desert of Desolation
  • Night Below
  • Getting Started

    The Starter Set gets you rolling with the new rules, five warriors (including a dragon!) and four really nice battlefield maps to play on. Unfortunately, you can't store your miniatures in the starter! And the new villain is a snake. A snake? What happened to orcs? Did Saruman eat them all?!? The new starter is great for new players, but if you don't need the maps you can just download the rules and you're fine. Here they are, right-click this link and save them to your computer.
  • D&D Minis 4e Rules
  • Thumbs Up:

  • Four really nice battlefields.
  • You get a dragon!
  • Handy to have the new rules book.
  • Thumbs Down:

  • Nothing to store your miniatures in.
  • No orcs or goblins? What's the snake thing?!?
  • Rating: 4
    Age:12 and up
    Price Range: 1

    Dungeons of Dread

    This new 60-fig set comes in eight-figure booster packs and is full of warriors, elves, wizards and monsters. There are almost no useless warriors and lots of cool ones, including monsters that battle like video game bosses! It's a fantastic first set for the game - a bit heavy on evil figs, but with a great selection of warriors and monsters.

    Thumbs Up:

  • Almost no useless warriors!
  • Some awesome monsters - like the red dragon!
  • The new boxes are good for storing minis.
  • Big monsters that battle like video game bosses!
  • Thumbs Down:

  • The really big monsters aren't that strong.
  • Rating: 5
    Age:12 and up
    Price Range: 1

    Price Range Legend
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    $60+ = 5

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