A card game with 2 distinct roles—a Guardian who builds and protects a dungeon and a Hero who explores the dungeon in search of loot!
(for more shipping options see FAQ section at the bottom)
DungeonCraft is a game played with 2-4 players: one player as the Guardian against 1-3 Heroes. The Guardian of the Dungeon builds the dungeon and defends its rooms. The Heroes recruit adventurers, equip them, and plan their movement into the dungeon. Each of the two roles is governed by a distinct set of actions.
DungeonCraft takes 45-90 minutes to play. Within a round players spend tokens to take actions in an alternating sequence. Basic in its concept yet elevated in strategic options, the game combines some elements of chance with your ability to read your opponent's strategy.
At the start of the game the Guardian designs a dungeon using a set of 16 room cards. The Treasure Vault is the most valuable of those rooms. Once the Guardian places entrances outside the dungeon, the game begins.
Each player has action tokens to spend on a variety of actions. Players use tokens to make plays during a round. After all players have spent their tokens, a new round begins with a new set of tokens.
The Heroes use tokens to prepare adventurers, and move them through the dungeon. Heroes earn points by defeating rooms. The Guardian uses tokens to build more rooms and create dungeon effects to slow down the Hero's progress. The Guardian earns points by capturing adventurers and their gear, and by keeping his dungeon unexplored. The game ends either when the Guardian has drawn all the dungeon cards or when the Hero captures the Treasure Vault.
The Guardian has 4 room types: Traps, Brutes, Evil and Magic. The Hero has adventurers with skills suited to certain room types. The Hero is trying to put the best adventurers in the rooms most suited to their skills—while the Guardian tries to ambush and surprise the Hero with rooms that challenge the adventurers.
To create a game that is professional in every way: logically, artistically, and in its production value. To build and expand on the success of our previous two games.
LEVEL 2: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $5,000--ACHIEVED
Add a custom die, better quality cards, and produce more units.
LEVEL 3: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $10,000--ACHIEVED
Create higher quality tokens using semi-gloss chipboard, and create 8 unique card art pieces for the Hero and Guardian.
LEVEL 4: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $15,000--ACHIEVED
At this level we can increase the production value of the product using coated pieces, tiles, and cards.
LEVEL 5: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $20,000--ACHIEVED
The rules will be printed in full color with graphic displays of the game set up and play. Art icons will also be added to the back of the tokens instead of just text. So there will be an art icon side, and a text side rather than double sided text.
LEVEL 6 WEST WING: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $22,500
We will add another customized dice (this comes in handy for certain spells and trap rooms)
LEVEL 6 EAST WING: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $25,000
Create quality action tokens. These will be something 3d you can hold in your hand, like a colored glass gem, wooden piece, or small plastic time coin. Oh, this means BIGGER BOX.
MYSTERY LEVEL: STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $30,000 or more
This level needs design and is in development. Backers are welcome to send ideas, as this is YOUR game too. Lets make it great, together.
The Game box already includes:
A cool double cover box showing the view of each role
1 Instruction set covering both roles
80 Cards (Guardian: 16 starting dungeon room cards, 8 dungeon effect cards, 14 extra dungeon room cards-- Hero: 16 adventurers, 22 treasure cards--4 reference cards)
42 Tokens (2 entrances, 16 map, 15 action, 4 order, 4 level, and 1 temple)
1 Standard Die
Below is some preliminary and final art:
Treasures and Traps: The Adventure card game. Fast playing, light and fun.
Villagers and Villains: A town building game--if your town was built outside MORDOR! Lunchtime strategy with a side of luck.
All the artwork was created by my own hand, deep in the dungeon.
You show two sketches one of the Guardian cover and one of the Hero cover, could you shed a little more light as to how those sketches will be implemented in the game? I was thinking they would make for a pretty cool front and back of the actual game box.
At this time, we are thinking they WOULD be the front and back, however, it would not be clear which one was the front and which the back. Both would be presented as the "main theme" so it just depends on which perspective you take. Is the Hero really just a thief? Is the Dungeon Keeper actually just an eccentric builder?
I intend to ship with the most responsible and reliable shipping possible which increases costs (FedEx or UPS), especially for international locations. However, if you want to take the risk (i don't advise it) I will ship the cheapest method possible for INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ONLY. In this case, lower the posted INTERNATIONAL shipping rates to: 20 for level 2, 25 for level 3, and 30 for the level 4 and 5. I will ship standard postal. If it arrives and in what shape I cannot be responsible for. But I will do this for those who have requested. In the case of CANADIAN standard shipping rates reduce to: 5 for level 2, 15 for level 3, and 20 for the level 4 and 5.
I backed at the level so I will get Villagers And Villains and Treasures And Traps. Will I be able to get those sooner?
They all ship at the same time, but if you want the others sooner, i can split your shipping. Just let me know if you want that, and tag $10 (or 5 for non track at-your-own-risk shipping) to your pledge (if in the US). Then ill ship the first 2 games in SEPT, next month.
If you want to customize your order by adding games, you can. For any level 2 order or higher, simply add 20 for each DungeonCraft copy, 20 for each Treasures and Traps & Expanded Realms Expansion, or 25 for each added Villagers and Villains copy. Each time you add a game, raise your shipping level.
For example: if you order 1 DungeonCraft Level 2 (25) then add 1 copy of Villagers and Villains (+25) and another copy of DungeonCraft (+20) your pre-shipping total is 70. Now, to determine shipping, look at level 4 (original level 2 + 2 games). Remember you can reduce shipping see FAQ above.
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Aug 10, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
DUNGEON DOOR: From here you can see the vast depths below, and you are like, "EEK!" We honor your courage at getting this far, and will send you a personal thank you email.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5 or more
DUNGEON LEVEL 1: Thank you! Your adventurous support earns you 2 full color digital (PDF) posters of the dual game covers. One of the Hero side and one of the Guardian.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $25 or more
DUNGEON LEVEL 2: You are a true champion! You get the level 1 reward and a first printing copy of the DungeonCraft Game. Shipping is included to anyone in the US. Canadian backers please add $20 and International backers please add $40 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $45 or more
57 backers Limited (943 of 1000 left)
DUNGEON LEVEL 3: Get all the rewards above and the award-winning hit game "Treasures and Traps", and its popular expansion "Expanded Realms." Shipping is included to anyone in the US. Canadian backers please add $30 and International backers please add $50 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $70 or more
109 backers Limited (1891 of 2000 left)
DUNGEON LEVEL 4: With this level of support you get the previous rewards, and you get the fan favorite VILLAGERS AND VILLAINS game. Shipping is included to anyone in the US. Canadian backers please add $35 and International backers please add $60 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $100 or more
18 backers Limited (32 of 50 left)
DUNGEON LEVEL 5 (SECRET ROOM): You will get all previous level loot as well as support credit on the game rules, and an original HERO's adventurer sketch or a GUARDIAN's minion sketch signed by the artist. Shipping is included to anyone in the US. Canadian backers please add $35 and International backers please add $60 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $120 or more
6 backers All gone!
DUNGEON SUPPLY STORE: This level is for RETAIL STORES ONLY. Your store name and LOGO will be listed on the game BOX as a supporter, and your store will receive 6 copies of the game--each one signed by the game artist/designer. BE ADVISED that this has to ship to an address in the Continental United States. Shipping is included at this pledge level.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $120 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
DUNGEON SUPPLY POST: This level is for RETAIL STORES ONLY. Your store name will be listed on the game instructions as a supporter, and your store will receive 6 copies of the game--each one signed by the game artist/designer. (BONUS LOOT: you will also get 1 copy of our previous 2 games--this BONUS applies to SUPPLY STORE BACKERS as well, but I was not able to enter this info in that field) BE ADVISED that this has to ship to an address in the Continental United States. Shipping is included at this pledge level.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $295 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
MINI BOSS LEVEL: You pick your side, and your likeness will be added to a card (not as a main character but as a supporting character) by the artist for the published version of the game. You get 1 copy of the game. (if desired add 20 for each added copy of the game, 20 for each T&T game plus expansion, and 25 for each copy of V&V) This level ships free anywhere in the world.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
BOSS LEVEL: The loot reserved for this level includes (2) of everything in levels 1 to 4. In addition, you may PICK YOUR SIDE, either the HERO or the GUARDIAN. After you have picked your side, the game artist will render your likeness into one of the cards in the full published version of the game. Your name will appear at the bottom of that card in honor of supporting this game LIKE A BOSS! Shipping is included to anyone in the world at this level.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013