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$19.89When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
  • Ideal for a group of 4 to 6 players.
  • Includes a rulebook and an adventure book - everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started.
  • Five pre-generated characters who are ready for adventure, and great inspiration for future characters.

Specifications

Suggested Age: 12 Years and Up

Type of Game: Role Playing Games

Playing Time: 30 Minutes or More

Number of Players: 3-6 Players

Includes: Instructions, Dice

Package type: Full Game

Material: Paperboard

Battery: No Battery Used

TCIN: 53318738
UPC: 9780786965595
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-3911
Origin: Made in the USA and Imported

Description

Everything you need to start playing the world's greatest roleplaying game.

"I recommend [the D&D Starter Set] for anyone who's curious and wants to learn D&D."--Ed Grabionowski, io9.Gizmodo.com

The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!

- FIVE READY-TO-PLAY CHARACTERS
- SIX DICE
- ONE ADVENTURE BOOK: LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER
- ONE RULEBOOK
- ONE CHARACTER SHEET

"D&D acolytes are everywhere. . .Tech workers from Silicon Valley to Brooklyn have long-running campaigns, and the showrunners and the novelist behind 'Game of Thrones' have all been Dungeon Masters."--Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker

Dungeons & Dragons is the world's greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D&D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming. The main Dungeons & Dragons books are the Player's Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master's Guide.

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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 11.79 inches length x 11.5 inches width x 2.33 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.35 pounds
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Q: Are there Miniatures? Please say they're in there!

submitted by JRich - 4 years ago
  • A: No, sadly. It is only the basic things necessary to play D&D, so miniatures are not included.

    submitted byAlex - 4 years ago
  • A: Miniatures were only needed for the fourth edition. In the fifth edition they went back to being entirely optional, as they were in all other editions. You can play and enjoy the included adventure and all other fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons games with no miniatures.

    submitted by - 3 years ago

Q: What comes with the set?

submitted by Cleocatra - 4 years ago
  • A: A smaller rulebook which filters out a lot of the hard to understand stuff and background fluff. Pre-generated characters to play so you don't have to make your own guys. An adventure called "The Lost Mines of Phandelver" which is a great starting adventure for gamers. I have run many many groups through it so far. You can use it as a catalyst to create and continue with your own games.

    submitted byBrandcolt - 4 years ago
  • A: Basic rules for Dungeons and Dragons. An adventure for characters level 1 -5 and all statistics and rules for the monsters in that adventure. Set of premade characters including a fighter, wizard, rogue, and cleric. (The basic rules don't come with instructions on making your own characters, so you'll need to use the premade.) A set of dice that you'll need.

    submitted byMaxwell Albritten - 4 years ago

Q: does it include the monsters for that adventure?

submitted by heather - 3 years ago
  • A: Yes. By a quick count, it looks like they include 27 monsters. That's enough to run additional adventures with.

    submitted by - 3 years ago

Q: Does it come with monsters?

submitted by heather - 3 years ago
  • A: Yes. By a quick count, it looks like they include 27 monsters, which covers the included adventure and is enough to run additional adventures with.

    submitted by - 3 years ago

Q: Is it the 5th edition?

submitted by BedBoi - 4 years ago
  • A: Yes it is the 5th edition.

    submitted byRob - 3 years ago

Q: how much does the box weigh

submitted by meisie - 4 years ago
  • A: It says the ship weight is 1.34 pounds.

    submitted byRyanM - 4 years ago

Q: Hi! Is this the 5th Edition Starter Set? I'm having a hard time finding it for my kid for her birthday & don't know anything about D&D - it doesn't say "5th Edition" here, don't want to mess it up!

submitted by AnnaB - 3 months ago

Q: Can I play with just 2 players for this set?

submitted by Tronus - 6 months ago

Q: do we have to use the premade characters or can we use our own?

submitted by Akyu - 6 months ago
4.7 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
100% would recommend
18 recommendations
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 4.89 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.77 out of 5
quality: 4.91 out of 5

A D&D classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Drea V - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
If you’re into D&D this set is invaluable. Hours of fun for you and your friends, great for beginners and experienced players and DM’s alike! Classic for a reason! The price was great also and the shipping was fast!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Good intro for a novice group

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Shadeless - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
All a new group needs to get thier feet wet in RPG's
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Amazing starter kit

5 out of 5 stars
Autobotleo - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this box set. It comes with everything you need to jump right in and start playing. Perfect for those looking to dip there toes into a much bigger adventure
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Very Good for the First Time Dungeon Master, Just OK for the New D&D Player Only

4 out of 5 stars
Chris d - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A good starting point if one wants to try out D&D AND be a/the Dungeon Master for your group. The premade character sheets and adventure book facilitate being a Dungeon Master for the first time. While the Starter Set is a good value for what one gets, if one is only interested in being a player then The Starter Set is likely not that great of a value for you. Reading the adventure book will ruin the surprises and the Dungeon Master running the Starter Adventure will provide the premade character sheets, so that leaves the dice, which are fine, and the printed Starter Rules which are available as a PDF. For what you get it is a good value, especially at Target’s price. How good of a value it is for you depends on whether you want to be the Dungeon Master or be a Player.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Classic D&D

5 out of 5 stars
Big Kid - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great starter package, and great value!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Simple, fun adventure.

5 out of 5 stars
T - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I’m a DND noob DM, with my family for players, and we’ve been enjoying this box set for 7 or 8 sessions now. It’s a lot of fun, the story is well written, and the battles are simple enough for starters. Highly recommend buying additional dice, as one set that comes with is definitely not enough.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fantastic Product

5 out of 5 stars
VampyDude - 2 years ago
I was looking to get back into D&D. I found this and was hooked again!!! Easy pick up and I was able to find another set in store.
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Excellent start to your D&D adventures

5 out of 5 stars
Jason E - 2 years ago
The included Adventure, 'The Lost Mines of Phandelver' is worth the price of admission all by itself!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
- 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The title says it all. Perfect for getting started in Dungeons & Dragons.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Dmstep - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good basic set, but if you had to pick I liked the essentials set better
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
13 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Good

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Alex - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
My kids and I have played part into and we love it!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great for new DMs

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
GirlwiththeMousyHair - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great way to learn 5e or to learn to DM. Got this for my husband who insisted he didn't need it when we picked up 5e. He was a 2e player previously, and thought that the kit would be basic rules and a single dungeon. Turns out the kit has a whole fun adventure! He was impressed! Since, we have gotten two of these for gifts for other potential DMs.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Target Dog - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for my 14 year old son and he thoroughly enjoys it.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great deal

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Flar822 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a steal. You get a set of dice and a pretty good starter campaign for $10.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Overjoyed

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kmom - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
So excited to start playing, and so are the kids! Only wish it included more explanation on designing your own characters, but the pre-done options are nice.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
15 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
me - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Started with a version of this set in 1986 and have been playing ever since. Everything you need to get started . Great price for an introduction to a great game .
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
lco - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great gateway-game to the larger D&D universe.
9 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mccartysmile - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome game. Exactly as advertised.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Perfect for beginners

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Brandi - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great gift at a great price! Got this starter set for our 12 yr old son for Christmas and he loves it! He just started playing D&D in an after school club and wanted to be able to play on the weekends with friends. This kit has everything he needs
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Missoregon - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome. Great for a cheap price
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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