First-Ever D&D Board Game Hits iPad; Developed by Playdeck
Playdek and Wizards of the Coast have announced the release of the highly-anticipated Lords of Waterdeep on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available on the App Store, Lords of Waterdeep is a stunning digital adaptation of the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons strategic board game.
In Lords of Waterdeep, two to five players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. Often employing shady dealings in the underbelly of the city and back alleys, the Lords, through their agents, negotiate and outwit each other to rule the city, its treasures and resources.
A strategic board game with worker placement mechanics, Lords of Waterdeep unfurls in eight rounds of action. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins. Agents must complete quests to score victory points and can expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions and either hinder or help the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact carefully laid plans.
Cards and characters will be familiar to those who know and love the tabletop board game. The characters and stories will immediately intrigue those new to the game. Three different types of quests will keep players trying to outguess each other.
With Lords of Waterdeep for iOS, players can now instantly engage in D&D action and are able to play against the computer, friends or the online community through Playdek’s real-time and asynchronous game servers. The digital game will support between two to five players in pass-and-play and asynchronous online multiplayer, as well as play-versus-computer, giving players the chance to play whenever they want.
Other features of Lords of Waterdeep for mobile include:
- Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
- Selectable online game clocks
- Rematch button for online and offline matches
- “Next Game” button takes you to your next online game
- Player ratings
- Multiple player offline profiles (for households)
- Select your faction to act for you in the town of Waterdeep
- Game tutorial
- Rule book and card gallery to review game text and effects
- Options for music and SFX, animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups
- Retina support
- iPhone/iPod 5 screen support