Arcadia Quest is by far one of my favourite board games. Its a dungeon
crawler with the industry's top quality models (better than anything from FFG
and Games Workshop). The gameplay itself is heaps of fun but requires a minimum
of 3 players and preferably 4 (even though it says on the box that the game can
be played by 2 players).
The most fun of this type of game is the buying phase between rounds. During
a round, you accumulate gold and during the buy phase you can use that gold to
purchase up to 3 pieces of gear. There is a drafting phase that you select
6 pieces of gear. That means you can use 3 selections to deny your opponents
gear they might find useful. This mini-game is heaps of fun!
The core set has everything needed to play a game. However, this game really
benefits from the many expansions. The first expansion I recommend is Beyond
the Grave (BtG). I also recommend getting more retail character packs and all
of the Dragons.
There are not enough dice in this core set alone especially when your heroes
level up. One way to get more dice is to just purchase the Arcadia Quest:
Inferno (AQ:I). I don't like AQ:I so cannot personally recommend it. There are
dice packets but I think they are a bit pricey.
If you have access to a 3d printer, I highly recommend printing out some
components that enhance the gameplay experience. 3D Doors for instance are a
great feature. Https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2388083 Just checkout
thingiverse and search for arcadia quest to see the many things that you
Overall, this is a great game that is well worth the purchase. This game is
also great for children especially as an alternative to video games.