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Dungeon Lords, a game by Vlaada Chvátil, is 5 years old this year! To celebrate, we are making a special anniversary edition. Read more

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Dungeon Lords, a game by Vlaada Chvátil, is 5 years old this year! To celebrate, we are making a special anniversary edition.

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Ooze level EU backers please note: There was a mistake in the earlier Ooze level asking you to add $7 for the VAT. Due to a faulty abacus in the finance department, we miscalculated it and it should be $11 (20% of the pledge level price). We're very sorry for this mistake, and ask that you add those $4 to your Ooze pledge level in you are from within EU. If you already added $11 (later Ooze levels), there is nothing more you need to do. Thanks!

The adventurers meet in a tavern. They set out for adventure. They go underground to fight Evil. You are that Evil. You are the Dungeon Lord.

This is a game for 2 to 4 aspiring Dungeon Lords. You dig tunnels, mine gold, hire monsters, set traps, and run a proper dungeon. Competition for resources is stiff, and sometimes you have to be a little bit Evil to get what you want. Evil Dungeon Lords attract stronger adventurers. Twice during each game, these adventurers set out to conquer your dungeon. But your monsters and traps can stop them, if you are clever enough. Score points for how well you construct and defend your dungeon. Compete for prestigious titles. Prove you have what it takes to be a Dungeon Lord!

This edition also includes the Festival Season expansion, with more monsters, rooms, and traps for your dungeon, new spells, new paladins, and bards. Special actions enhance the variety of the original game. You now have the chance to acquire pets. And if you still don't have everything you need at the end of the year, you can pick up something extra at the Festival!

Have a look at this gameplay and review video by Board to Death. Those guys will show you everything about the base game!

 Our friend, Paul Grogan, started his Gaming Rules! youtube channel. You may have seen he is doing great job explaining game rules there. To celebrate the support this campaign is getting from you, he has agreed to create a digital instructional video for Dungeon Lords. Of course, many of you know the rules already, but there are also people who don't know the game yet amongst our backers, and this may be very handy for them. And for the others - maybe you will want to invite a new gaming friend to the game, and sending him or her a link to the video may be useful for you, too.

The video is not tied to any stretch goal, we were just eager to announce these news to you :)

Do you want to spread the word about Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary KS campaign? Here are couple of avatars that may help you to do it. Thanks! :)

Dungeon Lords Base Game

  • Rulebook
  • Central Board
  • Progress Board (with a Building side and a Combat side) 
  • Distant Lands Board
  • 4 two-sided Dungeon Boards (in 4 colors) 
  • 32 Orders Cards (8 in each color) 
  • 8 Overview Cards (2 in each color) 
  • 18 Combat Cards 
  • 27 Trap Cards 
  • 9 Special Event Cards 
  • 24 Monster (or Ghost) Tiles
  • 16 Room Tiles 
  • 32 Adventurer Tiles 
  • 2 Paladin Tiles
  • 3 Event Tiles 
  • 42 Tunnel Tiles
  • 3 Troll Tokens
  • 20 Item Tiles
  • 12 Minion Figures with stickers (3 in each color) 
  • 4 Evil Counters (1 in each color) 
  • Starting Player Token
  • Progress Marker 
  • 40 Imp Figures 
  • 40 Damage Counters 
  • 30 Food Tokens, now with stickers! 
  • 30 Gold Tokens, now made from metal

Dungeon Lords: Festival Season

  • Rulebook
  • Central Board
  • Progress Board (with a Building Side and a Combat Side) 
  • Distant Lands Board
  • 4 two-sided Dungeon Boards (in 4 colors)
  • 6 Combat Cards 
  • 18 Trap Cards 
  • 9 Special Event Cards 
  • 20 Pet Cards 
  • 6 Monster Tiles
  • 4 Room Tiles
  • 8 Adventurer Tiles
  • 4 Paladin Tiles
  • 4 Event Tiles
  • 4 Item Tiles
  • 3 Monster Upgrade Tiles
  • 5 Special Tunnel Tiles
  • 8 Special Action Tiles
  • Rulebook

Special-Edition Components

These stickers put mushrooms on your Food Tokens, to enhance their healthy greenish glow.

Pointy ears and an impish grin are the mark of a currency you can trust. The Gold Tokens are now made of real metal!

Dungeon Setup Mini-Expansion

This expansion gives you a new perspective at the beginning of the game. Each Dungeon Setup Card depicts a different starting dungeon. Are you ready to establish a dungeon in an abandoned hideout or a natural cave? How about a diamond mine? Now when your imps are digging tunnels, they can also discover underground treasures!

For almost five years, the rules for the "Minions Bearing Gifts" mini-expansion have been available virtually. Now they will be coming to you as part of the "Dungeon Setup" rulebook printed on real paper that you can hold in your hand! 

All in one new XXL box with a handy plastic insert. Happy Anniversary!

Alternative Special Edition Wooden Case

The special-edition wooden case is available only through this Kickstarter campaign. This beautiful illustration is done by David Cochard, but please note that it is still being worked on. And for those who are afraid that they might miss out on the awesome picture that is on the cardboard version of the box, we say: don't worry, it will be on the underside of the wooden box cover.

We believe the special anniversary edition of Dungeon Lords deserves the best production quality we can afford. Your pledge lets us know that you support our effort to produce a game-and-expansion bundle with graphically enhanced Food Tokens, a plastic box-organizer, and Gold Tokens made from real metal. You can decide for yourself whether you want the special edition wooden case. And if the community supports us enough to meet the stretch goals, we will be able to offer many other special touches that this game deserves. Thank you for helping us add all these bonuses to this great game.

Add $15 ($18 for EU residents) for each Dungeon Lords T-shirt you wish to add. Only for pledge levels Ghost and above. You will be able to specify sizes on the survey after the campaign ends.

4 handy transparent plastic boxes to make the setup easier. They are meant to hold imps, gold, food and damage tokens.

To celebrate the anniversary, we would like to create a short Dungeon Lords story. It would be written by Jason Holt and Vlaada Chvatil, the guys responsible for the funny rulebooks, and drawn by David Cochard whose beautiful pictures defined the entire Dungeon Lords world.

To increase the quality of the game boards and other cardboard pieces, we'll make the cardboard thicker. As thick as the box height allows us to.

Dungeon Lords: Festival Season already includes all the adorable pets that appeared in the Dungeon Petz base game. If we reach this stretch goal, we will add all the pets from Dungeon Petz: Dark Alleys. Get ready for more pets!  

The plastic cubes look cool. But these glass cubes will feel cool. If we reach this stretch goal, the Damage Counters will be made of glass. We'll also include glass tokens for Evil Counters. This Stretch level is Kickstarter-only.

By popular demand, a handy sticker for your progress board. No longer will you forget to give out pets when playing with the expansion. 

An additional Progress Board with everything on it! One side has all the spaces and reminder icons for the Festival Season expansion, all on a single board. The other side has spaces and reminder icons for all variants of the game including two-player and the Minions Bearing Gifts mini-expansion. You still get the original board as well (including the Festival Season Combat Board Extension). We expect this will be available only through this Kickstarter campaign.

Now the Trolls can be just like the imps they love so much. If we reach this goal, we'll replace the Troll Tokens with plastic Troll Figures. They'll be gray, and a little bit bigger than the imps. Why 4 when the original game only needed 3? The fourth is used in the Dungeon Setup mini-expansion.

Vlaada will start designing new Kickstarter-only cards: one or two new traps, spells, and events, carefully balanced to integrate well into the existing game. He already has some pretty cool ideas. This is a smiley-face stretch goal, and if we reach it, these cards will be included in the GHOSTY package, too.

If we reach this stretch goal you will be getting more glass cubes! You will get 20 extra glass cubes (5 for each player) to mark the spells you and the other players have already seen. You can take a look at the card again if you forget, and you can also use knowledge of who has seen which card.

If we reach $160k, we will prepare special wooden courage tokens for the bards from the Festival Season expansion. No more using coins or food instead. The bards deserve proper lutes. Apart from the new tokens, we have also decided to make the food tokens a bit bigger. Since they will have nice stickers on them, it will be handy to have the tokens a little larger.

If we unlock this stretch goal you will get a cardboard sheet that summarizes the scoring rules with icons, so it can be placed in the middle of the table for all to see. This will be double sided sheet, with one side for the base game scoring and the other side for when you are using the expansion.

We will also redesign the scoring track of the combat side of the progress board to make it more beautiful than it is now. This stretch goal will be Kickstarter only, but with a smiley face, so available to anyone who backed at least the GHOST level.

If we reach $185k, you will get 4 wooden Adventurers markers, one for each player, in the player colors. This marker will help you remember where in your precious dungeon those nasty heroes will strike next. The marker will also have a nice sticker on both sides.

As an extra bonus, you will also get a sticker for the progress marker, tracking the passage of time will now look nicer!

With this stretch goal unlocked, you will be getting 3 more plastic containers to hold all the new goodies - like the lute tokens or tunnel tiles. We are also adding 5 more mini-expansions and promo cards for some of our previous games (for Plege levels Ooze and higher).

You will get the 3 bonus pets for the Dungeon Petz game (Bob the Blob , Skelly and Yummy ) a bonus Messenger card for Last Will - a game by Vlada Suchy, and 2 mini-expansions for Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, containing 2 bonus monuments and 2 bonus starting wealth titles.

If we unlock this $222.222 goal, we will hire a programmer and adjust our plans to create a puzzle game app based on Dungeon Lords. We will start to work on the game before the end of this year, and release it during 2015. Expect many interesting "Adventurers vs. monsters (and ghosts)" combat situations as all the beautifully drawn creatures come to life. Expect to see a nice visualization of traps and spells, something that previously only happened in your head. Hours of fun await you, from easy situations to challenging puzzles, that will really train your dungeonlording skills.

Czech Games Edition (CGE)

Since 2007 Czech Games Edition (CGE) has been making board games that have brought thousands of hours of fun to gamers all over the world. The company is based in the Czech Republic. CGE titles include Galaxy Trucker, Dungeon Lords, Space Alert, Last Will, Tzolk’in, and many others. We make games from gamers to gamers.

Vlaada Chvatil

Vlaada Chvátil is known for his unique approach to board-game design. He has created over 20 games, including Through the Ages and Mage Knight (currently ranked #2 and #9 on BoardGameGeek) as well as Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Petz, and Tash-Kalar. The spectrum of Vlaada's style is so broad that the best way to define a Vlaada-style game is to say that it is one that surprises and delights the players. Dungeon Lords is a perfect example, blending a heavily themed, hard-core board game with a light-hearted style.

David Cochard

David Cochard's paintings can be seen on various board games, many of them published by CGE. He is the creator of the visual world of Dungeon Lords, which is also found in Dungeon Petz. David's perfectionist approach gives our games a fabulous look that is loved by gamers all over the world.

Mr. B. Games

Czech Games Edition has partnered up with Mr. B. Games to help us bring Dungeon Lords Anniversary Edition to Kickstarter. The print production, questions and distribution for Dungeon Lords Anniversary Edition will be handled by Czech Games Edition.

For EU residents and Essen pickups, add 20% VAT. By law, because we will ship rewards from within EU to EU, we have to charge VAT. However, because we ship from the EU, there are no hidden customs or VAT fees you have to pay on the arrival of your package. The price shown with VAT is everything you will have to pay!

Shipping in EU and US is included.

For residents outside US and EU add $15 for shipping.

This production schedule includes some padding to ensure we can meet these deadlines. Optimistically, we believe that if everything goes well, we will actually be able to ship one month sooner. We'll keep you updated during the campaign and after.

Risks and challenges

Czech Games Edition is proud to be based in the Czech Republic. Because the vast majority of our components are manufactured in central Europe, we can check on the production quality almost immediately, thus ensuring that it meets our high standards.

The challenge of making games in central Europe is that our games have to travel to the Americas by boat. International shipping may cause minor delays. (We're pretty sure that the pirates of the seven seas would love to get their hands on a copy of this special anniversary edition.)

Partnering with Mr. B. Games in the USA will help with facilitating delivery of games to our USA backers.

Mr. B. Games' previous project, Spurs, was recently delivered on time, as expected. Their 2nd project, Alien Uprising, is slated for a July delivery, 1 month behind schedule.

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