Dungeons and Dragons is a roleplaying game that has been around since 1974 and still going strong today. The main attraction with Dungeons and Dragons is the social gaming aspect. You and your friends can sit and have a magical adventure together without even leaving the house. There are many books to choose from that explain the rules, describe monsters and help you create adventures for you and your friends to have.
Most combat is based on dice rolls. Players can choose from many different character types, like Dwarfs, Elfs or Wizards, to play as. In the beginning of the adventure you fill out a character sheet that keeps track of all your stats and abilities and as you go through the story, you gain experience and find magical items to help improve your character. Also there is a wide variety of minatures you can buy to help visualize your character and story. Most people wonder why would you bother when you can just play World of Warcraft online. What most online games can not provide that Dungeon and Dragons can, is the personal social aspect.
Head to your local hobby or comic shop today and find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons!