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Year Published
1983
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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10 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Talisman
Alternate Names
Magia i Miecz
Talisman: Gemeinsam gegen Tod & Teufel
טליסמן
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The game board represents a fantasy land. Players chose a character from a list of semi-standard fantasy types: Barbarian, Wizard, Monk, etc. The objective of the game is to travel through the land encountering event cards and gathering strength along the way. Hopefully players will eventually become powerful enough to travel to the center of the board, endure the trials there and take the Crown of Command for the victory. There were also several expansions released for this game, which add new character choices and new places to travel.

Part of the Talisman series of games and expansions published by Games Workshop Ltd..

The first edition differs from the second only in the box cover art and the cards, which were printed in black and white (same artwork as the second edition, though). The first edition had no expansions.

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Game contents (2nd edition)

  • Rules
  • Questions & Answers
  • Board (jigsaw cut into 4 sections)
  • 6 Character Stands
  • 196 Cards:
    • 104 Adventure Cards:
      • 24 Enemy (Ape, 2 Bandit, Bear, 2 Boar, Demon, 3 Dragon, 2 Ghost (different), Giant, 2 Goblin, 2 Hobgoblin, Lion, 2 Ogre, Serpent, Spectre, Wolf, Wraith)
      • 14 Event (Angel, Blizzard, Book of Spells, Cursed by Hag, Devil, Evil Darkness, Imp, Magical Vortex, Market Day, Mephistopheles, Pestilence, Poltergeist, Raiders, Storm)
      • 10 Followers (Alchemist, Gnome, 2 Guide, Maiden, Mercenary, Pixie, Prince, Princess, Unicorn)
      • 13 Magical Objects (Amulet, Cross, Holy Grail, Holy Lance, Magic Belt, Orb of Knowledge, Potion of Strength, Ring, Runesword, Solomon's Crown, 2 Talisman, Wand)
      • 25 Objects (Armour, Axe, 13 Bag of Gold, 3 2 Bags of Gold, Helmet, Mule, Raft, Shield, 2 Sword, Water Bottle)
      • 9 Places (Cave, Fountain Of Wisdom, Magic Portal, Magic Stream, Market, Marsh, Maze, Pool Of Life, Shrine)
      • 9 Strangers (Enchanter, Fairy, Healer, Hermit, Mage, Phantom, Siren, Sorceror, Witch)
    • 4 Alignment Change Cards
    • 14 Character Cards (Assassin, Druid, Dwarf, Elf, Ghoul, Minstrel, Monk, Priest, Prophetess, Sorceress, Thief, Troll, Warrior, Wizard)
    • 14 Playing Piece Cards (Assassin, Druid, Dwarf, Elf, Ghoul, Minstrel, Monk, Priest, Prophetess, Sorceress, Thief, Troll, Warrior, Wizard)
    • 28 Purchase Cards (4 Armour, 4 Axe, 4 Helmet, 4 Mule, 1 Raft, 4 Shield, 3 Sword, 4 Water Bottle)
    • 24 Spell Cards (1 Acquisition, 1 Alchemy, 2 Counterspell, 1 Destroy Magic, 2 Destruction, 1 Divination, 2 Healing, 1 Hex, 2 Immobility, 1 Invisibility, 1 Mesmerism, 1 Nullify, 1 Preservation, 2 Psionic Blast, 2 Random, 2 Teleport, 1 Temporal Warp)
    • 4 Talisman Cards
    • 4 Toad Cards
  • 140 Counters:
    • 40 Craft - blue (10 each of 1, 2, 3, and 4)
    • 20 Life - green (6 of 1, 4 of 2, 4 of 3, 6 of 4)
    • 40 Strength - red (10 each of 1, 2, 3, and 4)
    • 40 Bag of Gold - yellow
  • 1 6-sided die
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Year: 1991
Size: 32.20 x 22.10 x 2.60 inches
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Size: 12.60 x 8.66 x 0.79 inches
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Size: 17.72 x 12.60 x 2.36 inches
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German Schmidt Spiele First edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
Artist: Gary Chalk
Year: 1986
Product Code: 01072
Size: 13.19 x 9.06 x 1.38 inches
1.32 pounds
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Publisher: Gallimard
Artist: Christos Achilleos
Year: 1986
Product Code: ISBN 2-07-052035-8
Size: 12.20 x 9.10 x 2.36 inches
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16 Talisman Inventory of components
A Word document listing all the components in this title, sorted by Type.
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2009-03-13
1 a list of the 275 adventure cards, v1.1
THIS INFO HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE MORE RECENT FILE, "a list of ALL the cards (2nd ed. English)"... This is an alphabetized list, broken down by "order number", of all the published adventure cards, denoting which expansion they came in... a handy way to be sure you've got 'em all!
2008-07-24
1 a list of the 68 characters, v1.0
THIS INFO HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE MORE RECENT FILE, "a list of ALL the cards (2nd ed. English)"... This is an alphabetized list, broken down by alignment, of all the published characters, denoting which expansion they came in... a handy way to be sure you've got 'em all!
2008-07-22
1 Talisman Design Template
This is a graph-paper blow-up I did of the Talisman design. I made it so a large "Talisman" could be put on top of a cake (there's a pic of it somewhere in the Gallery). I thought it might come in handy for others...
2008-07-17
4 Talisman - Small Magic02 - 5 New Adventure Cards
Talisman - Small Magic 02 - My second small expansion set of 5 new Adventure cards. Again this features original handrawn artwork created by myself - This is a double sided PDF document which contains accurate card back printing positions.
English
2008-03-14
6 Talisman - Small Magic01 - 5 New Adventure Cards.pdf
Talisman - Small Magic 01 - A small expansion set of 5 new Adventure cards featuring all new original card artwork - This is a double sided PDF document which contains accurate card back printing positions.
English
2007-09-13
5 HowToWinAtTalisman2ndEdition.pdf
How to Win at Talisman 2nd Edition
2007-08-21
6 counters.pdf
Replacement counters for Talisman with larger denominations - Created by Doug Ischinger
2007-05-15
0 AltChar.pdf
7 Alternative characters for Talisman. All playtested to be fun and balanced.
2005-08-10
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A homemade expansion character
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