Your journey to the fantasy worlds of Dungeons & Dragons starts here.
D&D is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome quests.
This box contains the essentials you need to play a D&D game with one Dungeon Master and one to five adventurers.
Inside The D&D Essentials Kit
Take on the Dragon of Icespire Peak
If you’re just getting started with D&D or you’re ready to take the next step after the Starter Set, the Essentials Kit is for you.
Explore new quests, stock up on magical items, and defeat the fearsome dragon in a brand-new D&D adventure! And don’t worry about getting lost—the double-sided poster map will keep you right on track.
Play with Groups as Small as Two Players
New “sidekick” rules let you play D&D with just a Dungeon Master and one adventurer by allowing townspeople, animals, or other creatures to join you on your quest.
Weave Legendary Stories
The Essentials Kit gives you everything you need to get started—just bring your creativity! Roll out the double-sided poster map, set up the four-panel, folding Dungeon Master’s screen, and start telling your story.
An innovator in providing fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D&D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide. The core rulebook series consists of three books: the Player’s Handbook, the Monster Manual, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide.