Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game*

Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game offers a unique twist on the dungeon-building genre, inspired by the nostalgia of classic video games. It's a competitive and strategic card game that blends tactical decision-making with a playful retro theme.

Key Features:

  1. Retro Video Game Theme: The game is heavily inspired by classic side-scrolling video games, appealing to fans of retro gaming.
  2. Build Your Dungeon: Players take on the role of the Boss of a dungeon, building their lair room by room to attract and defeat Heroes.
  3. Attract and Defeat Heroes: The objective is to lure Heroes into your dungeon and defeat them before they reach the Boss.
  4. Strategic Gameplay: Balancing between attracting Heroes and being able to defeat them is key, requiring strategic planning and foresight.
  5. Player Interaction: Through the building of rooms and casting of Spells, players can influence not only their dungeon but also disrupt their opponents' plans.


  • Each player builds their dungeon with Room cards, each offering different treasure and damage capabilities.
  • The game progresses in turns where players simultaneously build a room in their dungeon.
  • Heroes are attracted to dungeons based on the type of treasures therein. The goal is to attract and then defeat these Heroes.
  • Spells provide unique abilities to either bolster a player's dungeon or interfere with an opponent.
  • The game ends when a player collects ten Souls from defeated Heroes or is eliminated by taking five Wounds from Heroes that survive their dungeon.

Player Experience:

  • Players enjoy the creative aspect of building their own dungeon and strategizing the best way to lure and defeat Heroes.
  • The game offers a good balance of strategy, luck, and direct player interaction.
  • The retro video game theme adds a layer of charm and nostalgia, appealing to gamers who appreciate the era.
  • The competitive nature of the game, coupled with the need to balance various elements, provides an engaging and dynamic experience.


Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game stands out with its unique dungeon-building mechanics and retro video game theme. It offers a blend of strategic depth and nostalgic charm, making it an appealing choice for both casual and avid gamers. The game's mix of dungeon construction, hero luring, and spell casting creates an engaging competitive experience that keeps players involved and challenged. Suitable for small groups, it's a great addition to any game night, especially for those who enjoy a touch of nostalgia and strategic gameplay.

Nominated for 1 award.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • 13+ years old
  • Easy to learn

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