Ten years ago Descent: Journeys in the Dark was THE dungeon crawl.
"Odds are you've heard of it as it slammed itself onto many tables as a massive box full of plastic bits and tiles, came with a tweaked version of the Doom dice system and was almost a really nice minis system.
...except that the scenarios REALLY, REALLY sucked...You know, Descent really pretty much sucks." - Frank Branham
Fantasy Flight Games rebooted the game with Descent Journeys in the Dark 2nd Editionin 2012. This upset many Descent fans as they had invested in a butt-ton of plastic for Descent 1st Edition in the form of expansions. However, after the re-boot Descent, according to several reviewers, no-longer "sucked"
"In fact, when you play Descent 2 and discover that it's about as close to a role-playing game that you can come without having to work on a fake English accent and learning to use 'methinks' in a sentence, you may find that you cannot stop thinking about playing this game." - Matt Drake
Fantasy Flight Games even came out with an app, which was positively received.
However, there have been so many Dungeon Crawls released in the past few years - from the D&D board games to Gloomhaven. Does anyone still play Descent? Has any of the newer dungeon crawls "fired" Descent? What Dungeon Crawls are you playing?
Just a reminder you can find all our reviews and articles about Descent 2nd Edition in its listing in our Board Game Directory (click here). I recommend InfinityMax's (Matt Drake) for a fun read.