Sunday Meetups – Lords of Waterdeep
Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which you cannot gain through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!
In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.
During the course of play, you may gain points or resources through completing quests, constructing buildings, playing intrigue cards or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. Ultimately, at the end of 8 rounds of play, the player who has accrued the most points wins the game.
If you have not played this game before, I highly recommend taking the time to watch the playthrough. Seeing the game played is one of the best ways to understand how the mechanics work together. Alternatively, you can watch the instructional video or read the rule book to learn how to play. I can answer questions but do not recommend attending with no idea how to play.
Rules PDF(free account required)
This event is at Off The Shelf Games and there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non-members to the store.
COVID Notice: Please stay home if you have reason to believe you have any contagious illness including COVID. As at other businesses that offer food, masks are not required at the table. By RSVPing you assume full responsibility for your own health and safety.