Wizards - Avalon Hill's Game of Epic Adventure in the Enchanted Islands
This boardgame is an old
favorite of mine. Set in a fantasy world of Elves, Wizards, and
Dragons, you traverse the islands seeking to complete various tasks
before Evil can corrupt the whole world. The game is very easy to
setup, teach, and play (unlike
my other favorite: Magic Realm!).
The wonderful variety of tasks and random events make each game play
like a fantasy novel. Though Wizards can sometimes take a long
time to play (6-8 hours), it is never boring. For more details on
the game itself, check out BoardGameGeek.com.
I also put together a quick summary of play,
if its been awhile since you've played.
How do you get it?
Well, you can't. The original publisher, Avalon Hill, dissolved
long ago. There is a new Avalon
Hill, but its nothing like the old days, and doesn't carry anything
like this game anymore. If you are lucky, you may find a copy of
this game available on eBay.
If you already own the
game, you may be interested to know that I have been in contact with
original game designers. They have put together a collection of
rule corrections and additions that I will share for you here:
additions, and revisions for WIZARDS by Coral and Thomas
If you want to try
something different, check out a couple of variants I found online:
Modified rules by Don Woods et al.
Modified rules by Jeff Goldsmith
If you are an owner of the
game, and would like to play it on your computer, check out my freeware
Application v1.5 - New as of January
If you are
not an owner of the game, I cannot provide you with the rules. I
suggest clicking the eBay link above, and finding a copy for
sale. It's definitely worth it!
(solitaire) Game Logs from the wizards application, if you are
Wizard Win Game 1
Wizard Win Game 2
Wizard Lose Game
Druid Win Game