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24-11-2005, 20:19
Does anyone have any favourite dungeon adventuring games? Preferably ones that are easy to find. I played a lot of warhammer quest back when it came out and I've recently played a bunch of brickquest (www.brickquest.com) (lego) so I'm looking for something different.

Ideally I'd quite like an advanced self-contained boardgame with nice floorplans or a set of rules (free or purchased) for playing dungeon adventure games with. Though I'm sure there are good rulesets out there that have been expanded by the fans, I'm open to anything.

25-11-2005, 02:12
Warhammer Quest still has quite a big fan following, try this site (http://wquest.free.fr/)its got some really good (and some naff) stuff, the fan-made board sections rock.

Man, how good does Brickquest look! Genius.

25-11-2005, 11:46
Check a few threads down for Descent: Journeys in the Dark being published by Fanatsy Flight Games. It is brand new, and getting all kinds of good buzz around the FLGS,

A bit Pricey at $80 (US), but you get 80 plastic minis (60 monsters and 20 different heroes), all the cards, dice and counters you need to play, plus a spiffy dungeon system that locks together like a jigsaw puzzle so the pieces don't come apart while playing.

here's a link (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/descent.html)

Apple Dave
27-11-2005, 15:28
i know you've said you want ones easy to find but one of my all time favorites is Dungeon Quest. It is your basic: Go in, grab the treasure and get out before the sunsets.

The board also acts like a quick reference sheet with all the important info is displayed in games. Each turn you have to take a floor tile, and because of this floor tile system each game is different.

There are two expansion packs avaliable which add around 12 extra characters and hundreds of extra cards. As i say it might not be that easy to find anymore, but if you can find it it is well worth picking up a copy.

Muffin Man
01-12-2005, 09:11
If you'd like a more steam punk environment there's Hybrid and it's expansion Nemesis by Rackham. Downside is that the rules aren't that well written, and the support/add-ons for the game outside those two sets will tend to draw you into Confrontation (maybe not such a bad thing ;)).

The setting is the Griffon Lodge of Hod is finding, exploring and trying to shut down buried Scorpion labs that create mutants, clone, and other freaky stuff.

Playwise, I guess the core rules are fairly straightforward but all the details and special rules (the cards, abilities, ect) are not so straightforward.

01-12-2005, 12:41
Although not strictly speaking "dungeon crawl", I highly recommend Dungeon Twister (http://www.dungeontwister.com/us/).

Two teams enter a semi-random dungeon from opposite side. Each team has to exit the dungeon by entering the opposite team's starting area. First one out with a set number of points (depending on loot and team members) wins. The tiles forming the dungeon are hidden at first and can be rotated during gameplay.

No dices, no randomness. Think chess with spells, adventurers and loot.

05-12-2005, 07:56
I've got me a copy of the D&D boardgame (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6366). Some toystore sold a whole batch of the little buggers for 10 euros a box, so I just had to get it. :D

I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but it appears to be similar to Heroquest.

EDIT: It's probably cheap to get too... I mean, mine cost only 10 euros (appr. 12 USD :rolleyes: )

31-12-2005, 20:11
This is going waaaay back, but does anybody remember an early-mid 80's dungeon-crawl game called "Dungeon Dwellers" put out by Heritage Minis? Some of the folks that did the game later on became some of the founders of Reaper Minis, if I recall correctly. Each box-set was a single adventure, containing a paper map, some pretty decent minis (back then) and even the paints. The game was brutally simple but actually encouraged customization and told you ways to expand on it, so me and our group made up countless new maps, spells, weapons, etc. It's still is my fave dungeon-crawl game to date, even moreso than DungeonQuest. Anybody that wants info on Dungeon Dwellers and the two boxed sets (Crypt of the Sorcerer and Caverns of Doom) can check out this site: http://www.dungeon-dwellers.info/index.html

It's currently under renovation, but the site owner has a TON of stuff on DD. Ever since I found that site I've been making new maps, etc, all over again. :D

31-12-2005, 21:56
Knights of the Dinner Table Card Game --- 1-5 players...good, good fun!