The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.
The Dungeon Master’s Guide teaches how to run D&D adventures for the other players how to give them monsters to fight, mysteries to solve, and fantasy worlds to explore.
The Monster Manual allows the Dungeon Master (the game’s narrator) to fill Dungeons & Dragons games with monsters—to populate the game with pesky goblins and mighty dragons for players to battle or beguile, outwit or outrun.
The Dungeon Master’s Screen helps the Dungeon Master (the game’s narrator) keep die rolls and notes hidden from players. Plus, the inside is filled with at-a-glance references for the most relevant and commonly used in game information to help keep the game running smoothly.