"Everything you need to create characters and play the new adventures in this introduction to the world's greatest roleplaying game. Dungeons & Dragons 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. The D&D Essentials Kit is a new introductory product meant to bring D&D to audiences interested in jumping into a fantasy story. This box contains the essentials you need to run a D&D game with one Dungeon Master and one to five adventurers. A newly designed rulebook on-boards players by teaching them how to make characters, and the included adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak, introduces a new 1-on-1 rules variant. Contents: - 64-page rulebook that teaches how to create characters of levels 1-6 and play the game. Includes the introduction of sidekick rules. - Dragon of Icespire Peak™, a 64-page introductory adventure - Double-sided poster map for use with the Dragon of Icespire Peak™ adventure (21" x 15") - Four-panel, folding Dungeon Master's screen (33" × 8.5") - 6 blank character sheets - 11 polyhedral dice - 81 cards describing magic items, sidekicks, and other D&D game elements, plus a folding box to hold all the cards - Codes for D&D Beyond, the official digital toolset for D&D"