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Fighting Fantasy Board Game
Warlock
The board game, illustrated by Peter Andrew Jones and Dave Andrews
Publication details
Publisher: Games Workshop
Designer: Steve Jackson
Illustrator: Dave Andrews
Box illustrator: Peter Andrew Jones
First published: 1986
For other uses of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, see The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a Games Workshop adventure boardgame published in 1986, based on the Fighting Fantasy gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. The game was designed by Steve Jackson, one of the authors of the original book. The box was illustrated by Peter Andrew Jones and the interior illustrations were created by Dave Andrews.[1][2]

The game is based loosely on the board game Cluedo and can be played by 2-6 players.[1] A typical game has a length of two hours.[2]

The game consists of the players roaming a labyrinth, fighting creatures and finding treasures. The players have three basic scores which affect combat and how a player can react to traps: skill, stamina and luck, mirroring the system in the original gamebook. The object of the game is to travel across the board to the end of the dungeon and open the treasure chest of the Warlock of the title. However, whilst doing this the players must work out the combination of three keys which will allow them access to the treasure chest at the end of the game, and obtain these keys, either by finding or stealing them. Players do this by using a system similar to Cluedo, asking other players if they have any key cards of a particular number and secretly noting the answer given. The winner of the game is the first player to open the Warlock's treasure chest.[1]

ContentsEdit

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The 6 figures available from Citadel Miniatures

The contents of the game are:[1][2]

  • A large six-piece playing board
  • Six plastic playing figures which represent the players
  • Fifteen full-colour Key Challenge cards which contain clues
  • Sixty-six (although the box states the number is seventy-seven) full-colour Encounter Pieces representing monsters, traps and treasures
  • Six Maze cards
  • A pad of Adventure Sheets
  • A small rulebook
  • A Monster Reference card
  • 2 six-sided dice

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Boardgame on the official Fighting Fantasy website.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Boardgame on the Internet Archive record of the old fightingfantasy.com site.

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