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For fans of Munchkin, Dungeon or both is a new game on Kickstarter!

Munchkin Dungeon, from CMON and designed by Andrea Chiarvesio and Eric M. Lang for 2-5 players, is a press-your-luck game where players explore the dungeons’ various rooms, fight monsters and overcomes their friend’s tricks to get the best treasure.

The base game, for ages 14 and up with a playtime of 60-90 minutes, comes with 7 Munchkin miniatures, 5 level 2 monster miniatures, 5 level 3 monster miniatures, 2 boss miniatures, hero dashboards, counter bases, dice and 152 game cards. The Kickstarter exclusive also includes 5 other Munchkin characters, 5 other monsters and plastic fame markers.

An advanced pledge gets an expansion, 4 more Munchkin figures, 3 more level 2 monster figures and 3 more level 3 monster figures, as well as extra player dashboards, more game cards and tokens and more.

There are also optional buys with Munchkin Dungeon Cthulhu (because why not?) and extra dice.

Find out more about the Kickstarter here.

The Dice Dungeon is a two player game that takes approximately 20 minutes to play. In the game, each player sits across from each other with a 3D “Dungeon Waffle” in between. Each player’s goal is to be the first to build a path from one end of the dungeon to the other and have the means to make it through with the right equipment and end with more experience points than their opponent. Alternating turns, each player will draw and roll one die from the dice bag. If you roll a map face, you’ll add it to the Dungeon Waffle, choosing which map side faces you and which faces your opponent, as well as the orientation. Spells and equipment can be kept in front of you. Spells will let you manipulate dice already in the dungeon while equipment will give you the means to make it through locked doors and enemies at the end. Wish rings allow you to choose any face on that die to use and Wondrous Items allow you to exchange it with one of your opponents spells or items, or can be saved for bonus experience points at the end of the game. The game ends when either player declares that they have completed a path through the dungeon and have the necessary equipment to successful traverse that path or when either player is unable to draw a die from the dungeon bag. The player with the most experience points wins.

The campaign includes stretch goals that will offer a three player Triple Waffle and a four player Waffle Cross. For more information, you can check out the campaign here.

Stronghold Games has announced plans to release Dungeon Rush by designers Rustan Håkansson and Eli Håkansson in March 2018. Originally published by Lautapelit.fi in 2016, the release has Stronghold Games once again partnering to bring strong European titles to North America.

Dungeon Rush has players taking on the role of adventurers rushing into a perilous dungeon to root out the evil that lies within while earning gold and leveling up their character abilities as they delve below. Dungeon Rush will entertain 3-5 adventurers aged 8+ for around 20 minutes per game.

Each player will take command of two heroes they will permanently control for the game, one hero for the right hand of the player and and one hero for the left hand. At the start of a round the players will simultaneously reveal two monster cards and place them within reach of all of the players. Players then quickly place each hand on the monster they want that hero to battle. Players can place both hands on a single monster to have both their heroes battle that monster. No two players in the game can select the same monster, so players will need to decide quickly, and once the decision is made they cannot select a different monster.

Each player will then battle the selected monsters, using any abilities they have gained. If successful, they can slide the monster card under their hero card, adding new melee, ranged, magic, and stealth abilities to their heroes.

After battling through three dungeon levels players will have one last battle against the Dungeon Lord and Dragon to finish the game.

What’s in the Box?

The Stronghold Games edition of Dungeon Rush will include:

  • 10 Oversized Hero Cards
  • 4 Dragon Cards
  • 4 Dungeon Lord Cards
  • 34 Level 1 Monster Cards
  • 34 Level 2 Monster Cards
  • 34 Level 3 Monster Cards
  • 1 Rulebook

Game Designers Rustan Håkansson and Eli Håkansson

Designer Rustan Håkansson will be familiar to many gamers from his popular 2013 release Nations and 2014 release of Nations: The Dice Game. Dungeon Rush is Eli Håkansson‘s first credited game.

Art by Lauri Bremer, Tuuli Hypén, Jere Kasanen

Artist Tuuli Hypén has contributed to a number of new releases including the 2017 Stronghold Games releases of The Bottle Imp and Gold Fever, and the 2015 release of M.U.L.E: The Board Game.

Artist Jere Kasanen will be well known to many gamers from work on popular games including Flame Rouge, Nations, Nations: The Dice Game, and Honshu.

While Lauri Bremer may be new as a board game artists, working with the rest of the design and art team will be a great introduction to the world of game design.

warmmer quest silver

Games Workshop has announced the release of a new game carrying the name of a nostalgic classic to many gamers: Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.  Rumors have been permeating web-based tabletop news sources about this new title, discussing what might be familiar from the classic game as well as what will be new.

Belloflostsouls.net featured this announcement this week, including a teaser video, and includes speculations on which heroes might be featured, such as Stormcast Eternal, Human Barbarian, Priest of Sigmar, and Dwarf Warrior.  Some new and familiar foes are also rumored to be included, though very little information is available at this time on any other details.

The release date for the game has been set for May 21, 2016.  Keep your eyes on Dice Tower News for more details as they become available.

warhammer quest

Join forces with legendary heroes to brave the many dangers of a cavernous dungeon. Wield potent weapons and magic. Conquer hordes of vile monsters. Discover fabulous treasures. Glorious battles and astonishing riches await you with the upcoming release of Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game!

Fantasy Flight Games announces the upcoming revival of the classic dungeon-crawl board game, Warhammer Quest, in the form of a cooperative adventure card game.  In this game, 1-4 players will select from four hero types (Bright Wizard, Ironbreaker, Waywatcher, or Warrior Priest) and enter the tunnels together underneath the fantasy city of Skompf to fight monsters that threaten the city’s very survival.  Behind the havoc of the monsters in the dungeon is the quest’s deadly nemesis, whom the hero must confront and defeat to win the quest.

warhammer quest cards

Each player will control his or her hero using four different action cards: Attack, Aid, Explore, and Rest.  While each hero possesses the same four action types, the effects of taking the action and amount of dice rolled varies between the different heroes based on the role they play in the party.  When executing an action, players will exhaust the appropriate card to take the action.  Exhausted action cards cannot be used again until the player refreshes all actions.

Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game is for 1-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 30-60 minutes.  It is scheduled for release late in the third quarter of 2015.  For more information on this exciting new release, visit the game’s pages on the FFG website here.

stormy winds

If you like dexterity games, dice, and cooperative dungeon games, then Dungeon Fighter is for you. This game, originally released in 2011 and now being reprinted by IELLO Games, is a fully cooperative game where heroes explore a dungeon and battle monsters. In order the battle the monsters, players throw dice onto a target, getting special attack bonuses by throwing behind their back, under their leg, off their noses, and other hilarious combinations. Check out the Dice Tower review of an earlier edition of the game.

IELLO is also releasing Dungeon Fighter: Stormy Winds, the first of four expansions to the game. The expansions are related to the four elements: fire, air, earth, and water. Stormy Winds adds air magic, flying air monsters, and an air die.

It looks like the reprint is basically the same game as the earlier editions, so if you never got a chance to get Dungeon Fighter and its expansions, now’s your chance! To learn more about the games, read here.