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Tabletop Tuesday: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Monopoly

Hey all, Sam and David here.

Hopefully at this point, you all realize that we are both huge geeks. We own a pretty nicely sized tabletop game collection in our home. Our dining room is primarily a game room, not an eating room—-we mostly eat on TV trays in the living room. Our dining room also houses a couple bookcases filled with TTRPG books, and there’s a whole corner of our basement that is all TTRPG terrain and minis.

Of course, this also doesn’t include our library, our collection of DVDs, TV series, and various video games, or any of our other collectibles. We take our geekery seriously in our house. It’s our love of these kinds of things that leads to us going to conventions, whether that’s comic cons, anime cons, or gaming cons. There’s only three months to go until Gen Con and we are super excited to see what new games we can play and/or purchase. Don’t worry, we’ll be posting all about our convention experience on our social media accounts and then an overall wrap-up post here on the blog for the Tabletop Tuesday following Gen Con (so August 8th).

Anyway, welcome back to another Tabletop Tuesday. We’re working on putting together another TTRPG focused post, but it wasn’t ready in time, so we’re going to talk about a classic board game with a modern fandom twist. Let’s get started.

  • INSPIRED BY THE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES MOVIE: Adventure through the Forgotten Realms with the Monopoly Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves game, inspired by the D&D movie
  • RELIVE FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE FILM: Players set forth on a quest around the Forgotten Realms gameboard, featuring key locations from the movie. The one who collects the most gold wins
  • PLAY AS D&D MOVIE CHARACTERS: Choose from 5 tokens, each representing a character from the film, and pair it with a matching Character card. Each character has a special ability, giving players an edge
  • D20 DIE AND ADVENTURE CARDS: Players land on a location and reveal an Adventure card, then roll the 20-sided die to decide their fate! Will they secure the location or fail and pay a heavy price?
  • MIND THE MONSTERS: Find useful objects and powerful spells in the Magic & Mystery Deck, but beware of iconic D&D monsters, Red Wizards, and backstabbing rogues
  • CUSTOMIZE THE GAME: Level up with the Dungeon Master deck for customized or advanced mode of play! Use these cards to change certain locations and adventures, and to add more monsters to the perilous quest
  • GREAT GIFT FOR D&D FANS: This Dungeons & Dragons board game makes a great gift for Dungeons & Dragons fans, Monopoly game fans, gamers, teens, and kids ages 8 and up

Our Thoughts

We played this last week at a game night with friends. It has been discussed before, but we have regular hangout nights with a fellow geek couple and we usually play a couple co-op video games or some other tabletop games, eat some good food and have a drink or two. It’s a pretty fun time overall, and I think we all really look forward to it. Actually we’re having another game night tomorrow, so that’ll be fun.

Anyway, we’re all pretty familiar with Monopoly in a variety of different forms. This version is not the Dungeons & Dragons Monopoly, but is instead its own game inspired by the recent movie, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” so it has its own unique gameplay.

There are fewer properties available on this game board. And instead of having a Chance deck and a Community deck, there is only a Magic & Mystery deck…which we all landed on quite a bit in the beginning, so that was interesting. But we never did come across any of the monsters in the deck, just items and spells.

You can choose to play as Edgin the Bard, Holga the Barbarian, Simon the Sorcerer, Doric the Druid, or Xenk the Paladin…and each character has its own useful ability that can have an effect on game play. We actually enjoyed this because it made choosing your player piece have a little more weight than just “which one do I like best?”

We can also say that the whole group agreed that a few of the character pieces were kind of difficult to pick up off the board and move around, so we’re probably going to make little stands for them, ones similar to the magic weapons from our D&D minis.

The game also comes with a lot of cardboard coins for your money, which is in 10 gold and 50 gold pieces. We didn’t like the cardboard ones at all. Thankfully David had a bunch of 3D printed coins (which you can see in the image above), so we decided to use those instead…and honestly we really loved being able to toss a small stack of coins at each other to pay for things.

— Side note…if you’d like your own set of coins, David is authorized to print them for sale…so you can get Dwarven coins, Elven coins, etc…just contact him on social media, @freestateofgeek on Instagram or Twitter, and he can get them printed and shipped to you.

Also, you don’t have to buy the properties the traditional way of Monopoly, although you certainly can buy them that way. This version of Monopoly allows you to take on an adventure to win the property. You pay to reveal the adventure and then you get to roll a d20. Your result will tell you if you succeed and get to add the property to your collection, or if you fail and have to face a penalty.

Finally, you don’t lose when you run out of money. Instead you in essence die and must be revived. This, again, involves the d20 and you have to roll to respawn. If you succeed then you are granted a small amount of money from the bank and you can play on. If you fail then your turn is over and you can try again next time around. This is an interesting mechanic, but none of us played ruthlessly enough to lead to a need for resurrection.

All in all, it was a fun twist on a classic game. We can’t say that we would play it all the time, but it’s fun for the occasional game adventure.

Well, that is all from us for today. Thank you so much for stopping by, and we’ll be back soon with more geeky content.


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