In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons Podcast: Bryan and Rob sit down with two new players to check out Wrath of Ashardalon.

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Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game by Wizards of the Coast

A cooperative game of adventure for 1-5 players set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
A heavy shadow falls across the land, cast by a dark spire that belches smoke and oozes fiery lava. A cave mouth leads to a maze of tunnels and chambers, and deep within this monster-infested labyrinth lurks the most terrifying creature of all: a red dragon!
This boardgame features multiple scenarios, challenging quests, and cooperative game play.

Includes the following: 42 plastic heroes and monsters, 13 sheets of interlocking cardstock dungeon tiles, 200 encounter cards and treasure cards, Rulebook, Scenario book, 20-sided die.

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The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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5 Comments

  1. chillidawg72
    November 8, 2014 at 9:02 am — Reply

    So far I’ve listed to but 1 turn of the game. I have to say I’m very impressed with how sharp young Mason is.

  2. November 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    I’m impressed with Mason too. He can read the word “venomous” ! Wow. He also took losing really well.

  3. Andreas
    November 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Great episode, I love the offseason :)
    Mason is such a quick reader, big applaus from Norway.

    I play this quite a bit with my kids aswell, and this is a great introduktion to dnd for kids.

    I only did catch 2 critical errors.
    First the developers have said in the official FAQ that there is no such thing as “line of sight” in the dnd boardgames. This is as balance is more importent than roleplay.
    Second, you can only have one item that gives a bonus to AC and one item that gives a bonus to attack. Im looking at you Rob – you munchkin :)

    Please keep up the great work, and bring back Mason soon.

  4. Rob
    November 12, 2014 at 8:08 am — Reply

    100% agree with the first few posts that Mason is really impressive at reading and was really fun to listen to. More proof that gaming helps you learn faster. I am very surprised that this game seems to be so difficult. Seems unfair that that many monsters would spawn, maybe it was pure dumb luck. Keep up the good work guys!

  5. August 10, 2015 at 5:23 am — Reply

    Mason was such a joy to listen to, every time he spoke I was squee-ing with a serious case of the Oh-my-goodness-this-is-just-too-adorables. XD;;; What a sharp kid! Stephen must be so proud.

    Also, I can’t believe how old Critical Hit is. I remember back in the early episodes, Stephen referred to his son while he was still in infancy stages. He also talked at length about taking his son to that amusement park thing where he pretended to be a wizard or something. And now he’s old enough to be playing, that is ridiculously wonderful. <3

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