Here’s The Deal with Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game.  If you’d like to know how to play, watch my How to Play Lords of Waterdeep video.

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HI! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table, and this is Lords of Waterdeep, a worker placement game for 2-5 players. Here’s the deal. You and your friends play members of a shadowy secret government that pulls the strings in the fictional city of Waterdeep, where you’ll send your agents to rally adventurers to complete quests both noble and naughty. Everyone picks a colour, which represents a faction with a cool name: the Red Sashes, the Silverstars, KC and the Sunshine Band, and so on. You take the agent pieces that match your colour – the number of agents changes based on how many people are playing – and you grab your player mat.

Each of you is dealt a secret role card with a different Lord of Waterdeep on it. The Lords all have certain predilections; most of the time, they’ll favour two types of quests. For example, Mirt the Moneylender gets more points for completing Commerce and Piety quests.

The quests come in five different flavours: Commerce and Piety (which we just saw), as well as Arcana, Warfare, and Skullduggery. You’ll get two of these Quest cards to start the game. The top part of the quest shows the cost to complete it, while the bottom shows the reward you’ll get. These differently coloured cubes represent Adventurers, which are a weird type of human currency in the game: clerics, fighters, mages, and rogues. So if you want to Expose Red Wizards’ Spies, you’ll need to send 1 cleric, 1 fighter, 2 rogues, 2 mages, and pay 2 gold, in order to get 20 victory points and 1 Intrigue card.

In order to drum up the adventurers you need to complete your quests, you have to send your agents to the different buildings in Waterdeep. Place an agent here, and you get two fighters. Place an agent here, and you get a mage.

The adventurers you recruit go here on the Tavern in your player mat.After 8 rounds of play, whoever has the most victory points wins!

Well, does it sound interesting? If you want to learn more about the rules of the game, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the overview segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

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