Ooooooh….. Talisman returns.

Black Industries are very excited to announce the launch of a brand new edition of Talisman. Releasing in October 2007, the classic Talisman game is back and it’s better than ever!

Talisman is a cult fantasy board game for 2 – 6 people. Players control a myriad of characters from a heroic warrior to a powerful sorcerer. In this perilous adventure, play centres around the journey of these gallant heroes to find and claim the Crown of Command, a magical artefact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. Only with strength, courage, and wisdom will players be able to survive the ultimate test and beat their opponents to victory.

Talisman’s enduring appeal is that of a traditional fantasy boardgame and more. Players soon find themselves taking part in an epic quest of brave deeds, daring encounters and death defying battles, which deepens as the game unfolds.

First released in 1983, the game continues to excite and maintains a strong following with a thriving Internet community. The new edition of Talisman will appeal to fans of the timeless original, and will also create a new following of would be adventurers.

Marc Gascoigne, Head of Black Industries, said, “This is the best edition of Talisman we have ever produced. It’s the return of a genuine classic fantasy game, and I’m proud to be announcing its comeback. The gameplay is based on the very best aspects of the previous editions, but with added extras such as the all new speedy play rules written by the legendary Rick Priestley. The game looks fantastic, with fabulous new artwork. I know fans old and new will love this edition.”

Talisman was actually the game that got me into fantasy boardgames and the like. Way back in 8th grade, the day after Christmas vacation started for us, a group of us met our band director in the band hall to play this game for the first time, and we were all hooked. I managed to pick up the game and all expansions, and I’d end up playing with Chris, Sean, Kourt, Dennis, and Jason regularly. My set was lost to posterity, but I have a third edition box somewhere in my closet waiting to be played. Talisman also started my passing interest in the Warhammer games, as the boardgame itself was related to Warhammer Fantasy and the Timescape expansion referenced Warhammer 40,000.

I’ll have to pick this up when it comes out. And then… maybe Sean, Chris, and/or George would be interested in a blast from the past, as it were. :-)