The best Dungeon Crawler games 2022

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 2022

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 264 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!74€ atAmazon.de
  3. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Karak

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 5.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  7. Gloomhaven

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    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!157€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Zombicide: Black Plague

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!81€ atAmazon.de
  9. Nemesis

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Chronicles of Avel

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  11. Arcadia Quest

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Arcadia Quest: Inferno

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Mini Rogue

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Zombicide: Invader

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Zombicide: Green Horde

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Stuffed Fables

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Stuffed Fables
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stuffed Fables

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stuffed Fables" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Claustrophobia

    All details for the board game Claustrophobia and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Catacombs (Third Edition)

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. HeroQuest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for HeroQuest
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!115€ atAmazon.de
  20. Descent: Legends of the Dark

    All details for the board game Descent: Legends of the Dark and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!135€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!200€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. One Deck Dungeon

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Catacombs

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Four Against Darkness

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  25. Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  27. Wonder Book

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Space Hulk (Fourth Edition)

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Conan

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Conan
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Conan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Conan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. 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.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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