DND Temple of Elemental EvilBack in 2010 and 2011, Wizards of the Coast released a series of board games based on campaign adventures in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing world. Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, and The Legend of Drizzt allow fans of D&D to basically cut out all of the role-playing parts of the game and stick more directly to the fighting and looting parts.

For the first time in nearly four years, the D&D adventure board game series will get a new addition with Temple of Elemental Evil launching this April 30 for $65.

The game uses cooperative mechanics and is set up for one to five players.

It can be combined with the three previous titles However, this is not an expansion. It is a stand-alone game. So, if you don’t already own the other titles, you won’t have to invest heavily in order to play Temple of Elemental Evil.

Similar to the other D&D board games, in Temple, players choose a hero, like a cleric or fighter, and explore dungeons by turning over new tiles. When new tiles appear, players will face an encounter with new monsters. When you kill a monster, you will receive treasure and experience points.

Board Game Geeks lists the following game components:

  • 40 figures
  • 8 Hero cards
  • 4 Villain cards
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 adventure book
  • 20-sided die
  • 4 double-sized interlocking tiles
  • 55 interlocking tiles
  • 200 cards

Visit Wizards of the Coast’s D&D web page to find out more about the Elemental Evil board game and pre-painted collectible miniatures.