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Posted: 11 weeks ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Guild of Dungeoneering is a humorous dungeon exploration adventure with simple hand drawn graphics. But unlike similar games, instead of controlling the heroes you build the dungeon by playing cards to create rooms, monsters, traps and loot.

Play involves creating a hero who sets out on a single tile. Some parts of the dungeon are mapped out, but to this you add challenges to coax them along in the direction you need them to go. Because you can only play three cards each go, and you can't control your hero directly, there's a lot of strategy here.

Each of the quests you set out on has a different objective. You might need to get from one side of the dungeon to the other in a limited number of moves. Or you might need to beat easier enemies until your hero is strong enough to take on a big boss.

Battles are simple. Enemies play a card and you play a counter card from a randomly drawn hand. This never gets more complex than attacking and blocking and for some this may be a little basic. But it keeps the focus on your dungeon creations rather than intricacies of combat.

As you progress you gain armour, helmets, special items and weapon cards. When you win a battle you are also awarded treasure and can pick from a selection of gear. Your hand is constantly changing and keeping things fresh.

When you die, you are sent back to the hub area where you can spend your money to gain more cards ready for your next quest. Over time you also unlock new types of heroes which each have different starting decks and abilities.

The result is a simple dungeon-crawling game with an unusual focus. For younger players there's a fascination of the power they have over the adventurers. But beyond this novelty there's considerable depth in a game that lets you play with evolving strategies as you gain new cards.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/07/2015, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Traversal and World Building

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Gambrinous (@Gambrinous)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Alcohol Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Guild of Dungeoneering usually costs £17.99.
 

Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition

Steam Store PC £17.99
App Store Mac £17.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The Ultimate version of the game includes all content from Pirates Cove and Ice Cream Headaches as well as adding new classes, new monsters, new quests and new chests full of loot.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Guild of Dungeoneering Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Gambrinous) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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