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2013
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
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Boss Monster: gra karciana o budowaniu podziemi
Boss Monster: Master of the Dungeon
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Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated — but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.

Playing Boss Monster requires you to juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players can build one room per turn, each with its own damage and treasure value. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become inundated with deadly Heroes.

Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Because different Heroes seek different treasure types, and rooms are built simultaneously (played face down, then revealed), this means that every "build phase" is a bidding war. Spells are instant-speed effects that can give players advantages or disrupt opponents.

As a standalone card game with 155 cards, Boss Monster contains everything that 2-4 players need to play.

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Components

The game includes 155 cards (63mm x 88mm) and an instruction booklet.

  • 8 Boss (player) cards
  • 75 Room cards
  • 31 Spell cards
  • 25 Hero cards
  • 16 Epic Hero cards

2nd printing has a cardboard insert
3rd printing has a plastic insert

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Boss Monster: gra karciana o budowaniu podziemi
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Trefl Joker Line
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Year: 2015
Size: 8.62 x 5.38 x 1.62 inches
1.00 pounds
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
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Publisher: Brotherwise Games
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2 Boss Monster_szybkie wprowadzenie do gry
Boss Moster - szybkie wprowadzenie do gry.
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2015-08-26
2 Boss Monster_Instrukcja
Boss Monster - instrukcja pełna w języku polskim. @Trefl Joker Line.
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2015-08-26
2 Boss Monster Full Color ArtWork TuckBoxes
I made a number of tuckboxes for Boss Monster. They are in full color art
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2015-08-22
1 Biblioteca Traducida de Todas las Cartas en Español
Traducción de todas las cartas ubicadas en orden alfabético y de a cuerdo al tesoro
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Reglas de comienzo rápido del juego.
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Traduzido para o português por Paulo Ricardo e Eric Legori
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2014-07-21
19 Boss Monster Player Mat
Here's my stab at a Boss Monster Player Mat. I created them to mount on board and when folded in half, are the size of the Boss Monster game box. You can see them set up here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1985885/ Enjoy!
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2014-04-08
24 Advanced Rues Guide
If you've read the Boss Monster Rulebook but still have questions, this is the guide for you! The Advanced Rules Guide includes expanded rules on Room building and effect priority, a detailed Sequence of Play, and card-by-card clarifications to resolve any question that comes up at your game table.
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2013-09-13
11 Boss Monster Detailed Play Sequence
v1.2 Corrected typo. Based on the FAQs and forum threads, I've compiled a detailed step-by-step turn sequence with details on what happens in what phase, and which cards & abilities can be used & when.
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2013-07-27
14 Boss Monster Rule Cheat Sheet Card Sized
A quick reference for turn order for Boss Monster the card game. Enough for 4 players can be fit into a standard size card sleeve
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