Does your family love a good dungeon board game when you get together for fun? What happens when you don’t know what to play? The board game world is always coming out with new stuff, so it’s good to keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, check out these top 5 choices that keep most families happy.
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Start with a dungeon board game from this list
Don’t know where to start? No problem. Here are the 5 dungeon-crawl board games you don’t want to miss:
In this famous pastime, you tailor different play scenarios to cast spells and lead tactical combats for the win.
PRO: It’s extremely popular in clubs and groups throughout the world, with a cult following and lots of merch.
CON: Some people think it’s hard to learn, and buying all the required add-ons can get expensive.
You must cooperate with other players via the cards you draw or pass to campaign the world 30 minutes at a time.
PRO: All decisions, big or small, affect your character and the details of the world around you.
CON: It’s a Kickstarter game, so not a lot of people know how to play it yet.
Someone becomes the dark overlord and the rest of the players try to usurp them. It’s the good guys against the bad guy for riches and fame.
PRO: The board is double-sided so you can play a bunch of different hero/skill combos or follow a scripted storyline.
CON: It can be tough to figure out who gets to be the overlord versus who has to be the underdog “Robin Hood” in the game.
This is a cooperative game where players fight together against a tyrannical kingdom and, worst of all, a terrible housecat called Brodie.
PRO: It’s not nearly as complex as a dungeon board game with unlimited gameplay options.
CON: Players can get bored with the game because the storyline isn’t rich enough for some.
Control a 3-player guild to become the best liberators of Arcadia city and then get super-rich while doing it too.
PRO: It combines PvP and PvE techniques to populate the board with monsters and heroes that react to each players’ actions.
CON: The game is over in about an hour, so it’s not ideal for people who want to continually play for fun.
Tips to find the best dungeon board game for your gang
Granted, each dungeon board game on that list is awesome, but that doesn’t mean they’re all a good fit for your family. So, here are some tips to help you pick out the best one(s):
- Try to choose something that’s easy to learn no matter how much experience you have.
- Begin with a game that has a short playtime so that everyone can have a turn before people get burnt out.
- Avoid games with imagery or gameplay options that you find offensive to your family.
Special considerations about your favorite dungeon board game
Keep in mind that adults are usually the target audient for most dungeon-crawl games. So, read the instructions carefully. Make sure it’s an age-appropriate option for your kids.