New Talisman Edition Offers First Co-Op Mode In The Board Game’s 40-Year History

Talisman: The Magical Quest Game 5th Edition Preorders Now Available

The classic board game Talisman: The Magical Quest Game is set to make a return later this year with its highly anticipated 5th edition. Manufactured by Avalon Hill, a renowned board game developer under the Hasbro umbrella, Talisman has been a beloved fantasy dungeon crawler for many years. The last edition of the game is no longer in print, making it difficult for fans to find a complete set at a reasonable price. However, all that is about to change on July 4th, when the new Talisman 5th edition will be available for preorder on Amazon for $60. Additionally, players can also preorder the first expansion, Talisman Alliances: Fate Beckons, for a cooperative gameplay experience.

If you’re not familiar with Talisman, it is an adventure board game with light RPG elements where players compete to claim the Crown of Command, defeat the Elder Dragon, and ascend as the ruler of the realm. With a choice of 12 unique characters to play as, including the Thief, Elf, Wizard, and Prophetess, each game offers a different experience. Originally launched in 1983, Talisman has undergone several revisions, with the last being the 4th edition in 2008. The game has been a sought-after item in the reseller market, but the upcoming 5th edition will make it more accessible to a wider audience.

Talisman Alliances: Fate Beckons introduces a cooperative mode to the game for the first time, allowing teams of players to work together towards a common goal. With new characters, adventure cards, and spells, the expansion promises endless replayability, as teams face various trials and challenges. For both seasoned Talisman players and newcomers, the cooperative mode offers a fresh take on the strategic gameplay, making it an exciting addition to the series.

While waiting for your preorder to arrive, consider exploring the officially licensed video game adaptation of Talisman, which was released in 2014. The digital version of the board game offers additional content available for purchase, providing hours of gameplay. Fans can also find deals on Talisman digital content for PC on GameSpot’s sister site Fanatical, as well as on the Nintendo Switch eShop.