BOX OF DELIGHTS (on ECG)
- Ricky Royal, Box of Delights
- Ricky Royal, Box of Delights
- Undead Viking
"We’re big fans of using miniatures in our tabletop RPGs like D&D or Pathfinder and can see ourselves using several of these Dungeon Crawler minis frequently. The miniatures from set 1 will make great spell markers or monsters, we’ll likely pick up another set or 2 of these so that we can use multiple tentacles of the same type. We’d love a few more of the Wood Coffins from set 2 as they’ll make great dungeon scenery and can even be interactive since you can open/close them and place small items inside. The animals from set 2 will see use as familiars or summoned creatures."
"In Dungeon Crawler when the combat starts there's no surprises coming up, all the cards in play are what's in play and you know everybody's values. So, a turn in this game tends to be more time spent thinking about it and planning it to make it work perfectly. And I like that about it, because it's more thinky than Lord of the Rings where there's more luck involved with that."
"I like having more choice and things to customize my deck with. This is what makes Mines of Khurgan a successful expansion. I am sure some people think these are just additional cards, but they really are additional choices. This also means there are no new rules to learn or teach."
"The expansion cards are like a new module to a video game that you can drop into the main game instantly with no mess or fuss. I was able to add the expansion cards into our games without having to teach anything new to the players and that is crazy awesome. The end result is a game expansion that sits side-by-side your favorite cards and compliments them versus competing. Players looking for innovative new ways to play the game will be disappointed. Players looking to add more to their adventure without relearning the game will be most pleased. As am I."
"As a sci-fi/fantasy enthusiast, I'm always on the hunt for hidden gems that fall in those genres, whether it be independent comic books, movies, or games. I recently stumbled upon a collectible trading card game that fit perfectly in one of the categories."
"The first three sets from Dungeon Crawler are some very nice sculpts, with good attention to details and textures, overall. The miniatures are light-weight molded plastic, firm, but with just a little bendable "give" in parts where the details are thin (hands, antennae, tentacle tips, etc). It seems that will give the miniatures a bit of durability, and prevent the delicate parts them from breaking off as we've all experienced with metal minis."
"It's simple really. You see an opportunity to make a great product. You find a group of guys to share the risk. You roll the business plan dice and bam! A great product rises from the plastic ashes."
"And that's just what you will find here. Twelve pre-painted miniatures that serve distinct RPG needs with the majority of the sculpts susceptible to the doubles-are-a-good-thing rule of thumb."
"At first glance, some of these might seem a bit mundane. But think about the last city adventure you ran. Wouldn't it have looked a lot cooler with a little kid running around with his dog? Wouldn't the tavern brawl be a lot more fun with the barkeep throwing people out? That raven mini is absolutely perfect for a wizard's familiar."
- Ed Grabianowski
"All the new cards and heroes combined with being able to play cooperatively and competitively make these worth the cost. The fact that these cards allow you to play through the campaigns on the Dungeon Crawler website make these a great value."
"Every person who had a chance to use and look at the miniatures were impressed. High quality and well detailed, they were immediate hits. There is just enough included with each miniature to allow it to be recognizable to the beholder, but there is nothing to suggest what genre the miniature belongs to. This makes the miniatures exceedingly versatile and a nice addition to any game that might benefit from slimy tendrils and the like."
"My verdict on this game is that it is a lot of fun. It's certainly one that I intend to play again several times. I may even try some of the expansions."
"While in a crowded genre, this game is unique. It is designed to be an excellent solitaire experience. Throw in an equally excellent co-operative and competitive variant, and you have a great, great game. With the addition of tutorial videos on the website explaining the game combined with its amazing price point, this is a must-buy for any fan of the genre." 8.5/10
- Chad Smith
"I gotta be honest, I actually kind of enjoyed the game. I am not one for solo games, but after learning it and getting through the game - and honestly winning my first game, which really surprised me - I enjoyed myself that I sat down and played another game - and I liked that one too."
- Ryan Metzler
"Dungeon Crawler is a lot like Magic the Gathering meets Diablo. All the action is done with cards and counters (Magic style), but the game is a crawl through a randomized dungeon complete with a "boss" monster. Since you build the dungeon deck, you know what to expect (like each time you go into a Diablo dungeon), but you don't know when the different creatures (which range from yard trash to the nasty boss), events, traps, or terrain will come up. And you don't know what combinations of cards you'll encounter. That keeps it fresh."
- Todd "Winin" Edwards
UPDATE: This site appears to have changed the location of the article.
"I am a huge fan of role playing games (RPG) for the same reason I am a huge fan of Dungeon Crawler. Both RPGs and Dungeon Crawler provide me a wonderful story, a mental challenge, excitement, and a medium in which I can customize and personalize my own game experience. Dungeon Crawler delivers on so many fronts it is hard to champion any one specific portion of it without quickly backtracking and gushing about another aspect of the game. Admittedly, I and my little geeks, have fallen head over heels for this game as my little geeks and I love playing, discussing the monsters, building adventures, and adjusting them over and over again until we get the best experience possible. It provides so much for so little, I am constantly amazed as how well it all works out."
"There are some very innovative ways that cards come into play and a lot of monster, trap and terrain abilities. There is a learning curve here, but it isnt too steep. Some repetition will go a long way to helping you learn this game."
"Solitaire-friendly CCG Dungeon Crawlers debut set, Unbound, comes in a wonderful starter set with all the fixings. Have a gamer on your Christmas shopping list? A game they can play right away without having to rope friends into buying a bunch of packs seems like a good bet."
- Ed Grabianowski
"This game is awesome; I really love the way that plays. It has the best aspects of a dungeon crawler and a collectible card game. The game is really easy to pick up and really isn't that expensive to get into."
- Lindsey Nixon
UPDATE: It appears this site is no longer active.
"Dungeon Crawler is a new, independent collectible card game that can be played solitaire or against a friend. It wont be out for a few months, but Robot Viking got an excellent preview of this fun, fast-paced game of dungeon exploration."
- Ed Grabianowski