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Dresden Files

As a character from the books, solve cases and beat the odds in the final showdown. 

Box with man surrounded by fire holding staff and wand with text The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game


In The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, players work together to solve cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario: What if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren't there in the original story? Play Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas in the first five novels, or take on "Side Jobs" in a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name.

In short, each player plays a character from the novels (one of them is always Harry), taking on a shuffled scenario deck based on one of the books in the series. Using a combination of cards, dice, and teamwork, players attack foes, investigate cases, take advantages, and overcome obstacles to make sure they have the best possible odds for a win in the final showdown at the end of the book! Like any good cooperative game, it's hard to win (no fun if there's no challenge!), but always rewarding to play, and scales smoothly from one to five players.

The game has plenty of in-jokes and references for Dresden fans (like the unreliable range of the Blue Beetle), but it’s accessible to people who haven’t read the books.
--description from the publisher

Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
clock indicating 30 minutes 1 to 5 players recommended Recommended for ages 13 and up
30 minutes 1 to 5 13+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
            A head with a puzzle inside piece half filled with blue to indicate medium complexity rating                  4 hands piled to indicate teamwork          a head with a clock inside to indicate quick thinking
2.20 / 5 Teamwork, Cooperation

Quick Thinking, Dice


Dresden Files Additional Resources

Suggested Use:

Community Building

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Please refer to the books and articles listed on the Board Game: Home page for general readings regarding board game play and psychology.

Link to the Library Catalog

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