Author: Vlaada Chvátil
Time: 90 min
Theme: dungeon building, dungeon defending, dungeon scoring, and generaly dungeon fun
Mechanics: simultaneous moves, worker placement, combat puzzle solving, paladin-slaying
Expansions: Minions Bearing Gifts Festival Season
Awards: 2010 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Experten Recommended
They meet in a tavern. The strong warrior, the wily wizard, the committed priest, and the sneaky thief. Several hours and many quaffed ales later, they form an inseparable party of adventurers, ready to rid the world of evil. And there is some, just within easy walking distance – a dark lord has filled a nearby hill with tunnels, traps, treasure and trolls. The heroes set out to attack the dungeon and to punish the wicked lord.
Are you ready for heroic deeds that win you fame, wealth and the hearts of beautiful maidens?
Well, then go and play another game! This one is for people who want to know what it takes to build and run a dungeon. Where to get all those minions and monsters, and how to keep them satisfied. And how it feels when some band of do-gooders try to ruin all that work! Are you ready for this challenge?
Dungeon Lords is a game for 2 to 4 aspiring Dungeon Lords. You get to dig tunnels, mine gold, hire monsters, create traps and care about all the things a proper dungeon needs. It is not easy, as the competition for resources is stiff and sometimes you have to get a bit evil to get what you want – and the more evil you get, the stronger the adventurers your dungeon attracts.
Twice a game, these adventurers set off to conquer your dungeon. Command your monsters and use your traps to stop them, before they do too much damage.
In the end, you score based on your achievements: constructing and defending your dungeon, and perhaps winning some prestigious titles.
Dungeon Lords - components
Progress Board (with a Building side and a Combat side)
Distant Lands Board
4 two-sided Dungeon Boards (in 4 colors)
32 Orders Cards (8 in each color)
8 Overview Cards (2 in each color)
18 Combat Cards
27 Trap Cards
9 Special Event Cards
24 Monster (or Ghost) Tiles
16 Room Tiles
32 Adventurer Tiles
2 Paladin Tiles
3 Event Tiles
42 Tunnel Tiles
3 Troll Tokens
20 Item Tiles
12 Minion Figures (3 in each color)
4 Evil Counters (1 in each color)
Starting Player Token
expansion available for this game: Dungeon Lords: Festival Season