Game Details

Location:
Name Dungeon! (1975)
Complexity 1.5719
BGG Rank 4167
Player Count 1 - 8
Mechanism(s) Area Movement, Critical Hits and Failures, Dice Rolling, Events, Grid Movement, Role Playing, Simulation, Variable Player Powers

In many ways "Dungeon!" is similar to Dungeons & Dragons, although much simplified and transformed into a board game. Players explore a dungeon that is divided into levels of increasing difficulty, fighting monsters for valuable treasure. As players venture deeper into the dungeon, the monsters become more difficult and the treasure more valuable. Several character classes each have slightly different fighting abilities – most notably the wizard, who can cast spells. Combat is simulated using dice; players roll the dice to attack a monster, and if unsuccessful, the dice are rolled to determine the effect of the monster's counter-attack.

The winner is the first player to bring a certain amount of treasure back to the Dungeon's entrance.

Reimplemented by:

The Classic Dungeon

The New Dungeon

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 94 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 98 Top 100 2019