It’s time again for holiday shopping so it’s time for our Mega-Sized Dungeons & Dragons Holiday Gift Guide–The 2022 Edition. This has been another great year for D&D players, with new adventures and source books for the “world’s greatest roleplaying game.” If you’ve been tracking the breadth and scope of the 5th Edition with us at borg, you know there is truly something for every fantasy fan in your realm. If you’ve ever wanted to start playing Dungeons & Dragons, but didn’t have anyone around that knew how to play, Wizards of the Coast released a new boxed set with everything you need to get started. There’s something in every price point for your favorite RPG gamer, from $14.99 for beginners on up.
Are you ready to play? Start making your list and checking it twice, as we walk through all the things D&D this year, plus a new supplement heading your way just in time for Christmas…
Expanding on its earlier D&D Starter Set and D&D Essentials Kit, this year’s Starter Kit included the adventure Dragons of Stormwreck Isle (there’s a separate set of cool figures available for the adventure, too). Each set contains all of the components to get started on an adventure out-of-the-box, with hours of adventuring for 2-6 players. That’s just the beginning… Let’s take a look at these and everything you need–or may have missed–in 2022 from the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons:
Crafted for DMs and players alike, this collection brings together all the fifth edition rules expansion books in one set, complete with a new Dungeon Master screen. Embark on a journey with the rival wizards Tasha and Mordenkainen and the crime lord Xanathar. Learn new secrets and discover magical new ways to play.
The Dungeons & Dragons gift set includes a copy of all three core rulebooks and a Dungeon Masters Screen, everything you need to create and play adventures of your own in the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Whether you’re just starting your adventure or looking for the ultimate gift for the ultimate fan, this set of core rulebooks contains the most up-to-date version of the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Additionally, a Dungeon Masters Screen is included to help keep the game going.
Looking for a gift for your DM? The Terrain Campaign Case and Dungeon Master’s Guide bundle contains everything needed to construct encounters for any adventure. The campaign case includes double-sided adventure tiles and a collection of illustrated adventure clings to customize your maps. A version of this bundle direct from Wizards of the Coast includes a digital copy on D&D Beyond of the fifth edition Dungeon Master’s Guide.
Unleash a menagerie of creatures with this case set, which includes creature tokens. This campaign case makes provides a large variety of customizable creature tokens for any D&D adventure or home brew campaign, including a great dragon themed screen.
This was a big year for new adventures! How about…
For accessories, as “bang for your buck” goes, it’s hard to beat a new dice set like The Witchlight Carnival Dice and Miscellany and dice sets for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Decent Into Avernus, and Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit.
We’ve been tracking the D&D 5th Edition since the beginning, and it’s the adventures and sourcebooks that are the core of D&D. Maybe you missed some? Take a look at last year’s borg gift guide here, or check out the following links to previous reviews at borg and where to get them now.
Need more background on the phenomenon of D&D? Don’t miss the big Art & Arcana Visual Guide to D&D, The Magic the Gathering tie-in visual guides, D&D fiction for younger readers, including the Endless Quest library, and adult fiction like R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt novels and the Stone of Tymora novels. Plus, there are D&D coloring books, and you can get your comics fix with D&D in books like Ravenloft, The Best of Minsc and Boo, Mindbreaker, Infernal Tides, At the Spine of the World, Days of Endless Adventure, A Darkened Wish, and lots more. And if you want to go outside the box, check out the UGEARS Random Generator Die Kit–just one way to make your game different from everyone else. And don’t forget the Stranger Things D&D tie-ins, including a Stranger Things Starter Set and a Stranger Things Trivial Pursuit game. Plus D&D Clue and Phunny Plush figures for kids.
If you’re looking for gifts for your gamer friends and family or anyone who has ever wanted to create their own characters and share stories of their imagination, take a look at the options from Wizards of the Coast and Dungeons & Dragons′ wide variety of core materials and accessories. Order soon to ensure delivery for the holidays! Looking for last-minute gift ideas or stocking stuffers? Digital copies of your favorite D&D products can be downloaded from D&D Beyond.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg