The best Dungeon Crawler games 2021

Dungeon crawler board games are derived from dungeon crawl scenarios in role-playing games. A dungeon crawl is a type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games where heroes navigate a maze environment (a "dungeon"), fight various monsters, avoid traps, solve puzzles, and loot all the treasure they can find.

Dungeon crawlers are tactical, cooperative, explorative.

So dungeon crawlers are tactical-combat, cooperative game with player(s) against environment (player vs. environment) or overlord game with exploration and a story-based goal (e.g. escape, kill a monster).

Common elements of dungeon crawler games:

  • Character progress/Leveling.
  • Equipment/loot
  • Solving puzzles
  • Random events
  • Traps

List of the best dungeon crawler games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 110 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  3. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  4. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  5. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!120€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. Karak

    All details for the board game Karak and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Karak
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  7. Zombicide: Black Plague

    All details for the board game Zombicide: Black Plague and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Arcadia Quest

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Arcadia Quest
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Arcadia Quest: Inferno

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest: Inferno and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Stuffed Fables

    All details for the board game Stuffed Fables and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Stuffed Fables
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Stuffed Fables

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stuffed Fables" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stuffed Fables" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Claustrophobia

    All details for the board game Claustrophobia and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Claustrophobia
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Zombicide: Invader

    All details for the board game Zombicide: Invader and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!70€ atAmazon.de
  14. Zombicide: Green Horde

    All details for the board game Zombicide: Green Horde and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. HeroQuest

    All details for the board game HeroQuest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for HeroQuest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Imperial Assault and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Catacombs

    All details for the board game Catacombs and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catacombs
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Four Against Darkness

    All details for the board game Four Against Darkness and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Betrayal Legacy

    All details for the board game Betrayal Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal Legacy
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. Space Hulk (Fourth Edition)

    All details for the board game Space Hulk (Fourth Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Conan

    All details for the board game Conan and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Conan
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Conan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Conan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  22. Betrayal at House on the Hill

    All details for the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!36€ atAmazon.de
  23. Mice and Mystics

    All details for the board game Mice and Mystics and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Mice and Mystics
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Mice and Mystics

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mice and Mystics" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mice and Mystics" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  24. Zombicide

    All details for the board game Zombicide and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombicide
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Board Game

    All details for the board game Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower

    All details for the board game Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!240€ atAmazon.de
  27. Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game

    All details for the board game Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game

    All details for the board game Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. DungeonQuest

    All details for the board game DungeonQuest and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for DungeonQuest

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "DungeonQuest" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "DungeonQuest" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Bag of Dungeon: A Fantasy Adventure Game

    All details for the board game Bag of Dungeon: A Fantasy Adventure Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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