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The Adventures
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (2021) is a role-play game where you become Robin Hood and his Merry Men battling Prince John to bring order and peace to Sherwood Forest. You play by moving your Character figures around the board, following prompts in the Storybook, and battling enemies. It is like a board game version of Zelda, where you explore a mythical land, find objects, fight battles, and resolve quests.

Your aim is to collectively complete several missions before your enemy manages to deplete the resolve of the people who live in your land. You move your Character figures across the board, which is a top-down map of Sherwood Forest, to locations named in the Story book’s missions. You must try to stay in safe shaded areas so that you avoid confrontations with your enemies. As you move across the board, you land on small tiles, flipping them over to discover smaller side quests and battles, which you must resolve before moving on with your larger missions.

As you progress, more enemies are added to the board, making your missions and side quests harder. If you take too many turns, then the resolve of the people dissipates completely, and you lose. However, you can also find resources that when used well support you to complete your missions.

This is a game of exploration, which is driven by the narrative contained in the Storybook. The mechanics of the game are simple and are taught to you slowly as you pass through the first quest, making this a great first foray for any family seeking a mythical adventure.

Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked The Adventures of Robin Hood 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Role-Play game with Battle, Collecting and Narrative elements. You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room. It is best played with either 2 or 4 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 1 and a half hours to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Due to the cooperative nature of this game, it is possible that even younger players can be supported to access this game. However, they need to have the patience to complete a full game, as it can last up to and sometimes over an hour.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds. This game features a mythical theme and does involve fighting. However, none of this is presented graphically and combat is resolved by drawing cubes from a bag.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There are some available expansions, but they are currently only available in German Language versions. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Role-Play (Battle, Collecting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Bag, Board, Book, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Kosmos Games UK (@KosmosGamesUK)


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