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Just Bought the Classic Dungeon Dice Board Game

By June 12, 2019 No Comments
dungeon dice board game box

Dungeon Dice!

“ESCAPE… is all you think of when you live in a cold, dark dungeon. But DUNGEON DICETM can set you free!”

Check out this old “NEW” board game I just bought – Dungeon Dice. I had this game growing up but I don’t ever remember playing it. There were quite a few pieces missing by the time I found it in the game closet and was actually old enough to play it, so I never got the chance (copyright 1977).. I thoroughly remembered the game though – the artwork, the wooden dice, the tunnel cards, even 30+ years later. Although I never got the chance to play this game as intended, I vividly remember utilizing those classically cool dice in some of my own early board game designs. That’s why when I saw it on the shelf at Toys Time Forgot, complete and in the box, it had to be mine. (If you’ve never been to Toys Time Forgot in Ohio, I highly recommend it. VERY cool store filled with all kinds of nostalgia yanking vintage toys.)

dungeon dice class board game layout

“With every roll, you might be one step closer to freedom.”

I’ve played the game with my kids a few times since the purchase, and they absolutely love it. Super easy to play, easy to learn – it really is a fun family game. My kid’s favorite part is to challenge me and take all my cards. If you’ve ever played the normal dice game “Greedy”, it plays a lot like that (which my kids also enjoy). Overall, fantastic Father’s Day gift to myself from my family.

dungeon dice board game 70s artwork

Check out that character design – this game just screams 70’s.

dungeon dice start game artwork

Love that artwork, gorgeously retro.

dungeon dice board game wooden dice

Those wood dice though, I mean come on!

dungeon dice wood dice close up

I mean seriously, look at these dice!

(The last remaining piece from my original game was one solitary dice which I still have almost 40 years later.)

dungeon dice board game cards

These cards are still in excellent shape. Maybe I was just too rough on my games.

dungeon dice classic board game back of box

The box is showing some age, but overall I couldn’t be happier with the condition.