The “Dungeons & Dragons” subheading on the Lords of Waterdeep game box is polarizing: you either love D&D and are jazzed to see anything under that moniker, or you feel that D&D is a strictly nerds-only brand that’s nestled a bit too deep in geekdom to draw your interest. While Lords of Waterdeep is set in the D&D Forgotten Realms domain (and benefits from all of the rich world-building and design that has gone into it in years past), this is a board game that has an entirely different style of play than a D&D roleplaying game. Dig it:

Get Your Own Copy of Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game

Few games in our collection are simple enough to teach quickly, yet rich enough to stand up to multiple plays. Lords of Waterdeep is an absolute gem of a game, and it gets even better when paired with its expansion, Scoundrels of Skullport. If you only own one board game for the rest of your life, you could do worse than to choose this one. If you shop for your own copy of Lords of Waterdeep using this Amazon link, we’ll earn a small commission.