For those unfamiliar with the game, Lords of Waterdeep strategic board game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. It features worker placement mechanics, and “allows players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins.”
Available as a one-time $2.99 in app purchase, the Undermountain expansion adds a new gameboard (the same one that came with the Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport expansion set for the tabletop game last year).
It also adds three new Lord cards including “the Wizard Halaster Black Cloak, clever dandy Danilo Thann, and Halaster’s apprentice Trobirand” as well as four new quests, new intrigue cards, three new buildings and an extra agent, now allowing for up to six players in pass-and-play and asynchronous online multiplayer, as well as player-versus-computer modes.
“The Undermountain expansion is a highly-anticipated release that fans have been asking for since day one,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “Being able to work with the talented people over at Wizards of the Coast on this expansion has been exciting and we are happy to be able to bring this out for our fans to enjoy.”
Finally, to celebrate the arrival of the Undermountain expansion on iOS, Playdek has dropped the price of the base Lords of Waterdeep game to $4.99 ($2 off) for one week. So if you haven’t played even the base game yet, now is a great time to pick it up and give it a go. When our very own JP reviewed it at launch, he gave it a 5 star rating.