Review: Dungeon! The Board Game

5 Years on, I found this review while repairing some more posts that Photobucket killed. Since the game is still available (it’s had a cover art revamp) I thought it worth re-sharing our thoughts on it. Clicky for the full review.

Oh, and that place in Bentleigh closed down (name was later bought and reopened under new, better management). Karma’s a bitch, eh?

Azazel's Bitz Box.

Something a little different this time. A mini-review of the re-released Dungeon! board game, by Wizards of the Coast. I’d played the original (Jedko Australian Edition) many times as a young’un, back in the 70’s(?), 80’s and 90’s as my older brothers were into D&D briefly back in the day. I’d also picked up the 1989 (giant board!) edition from TSR when it came out, though I may be missing some pieces from that one now.

So when I saw this one for the low price of AU$24 from Games Empire,* I grabbed it within a few days. (2018 edit – it’s $28 now – still worthwhile!)

This edition carries the full Dungeons and Dragons branding on the box, something that neither of the other versions I played have, despite the historical links that both games have. The components and cards have some nice artwork on them…

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17 thoughts on “Review: Dungeon! The Board Game

  1. Nice review Azazel! Like you, I find this game pretty nostalgic. It was the first dungeon crawler boardgame we ever played, and was our personal favorite until Advanced Heroquest. I’ve often thought about picking up a copy, but there are so many versions that I don’t know which one I would want. I remember they had changed some of the rules (and of course the art) at some point, and we didn’t like that version. More than likely I will never find the idealized version in my faulty memory, because it probably doesn’t exit. I do like the way that the new version places the cards in decks on the side. That’s a bit less cumbersome.

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