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Matt Lindhout
Canada
100 Mile House
BC
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10
Feb 2010
This game is amazingly fun! I love the puzzle-ish aspect of it, combined with the worker placement of the minions. But even moreso, the theme makes the game as great as it is.
2010-05-30
Owned
Monika Dillinger
Slovakia
Bratislava
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10
Dec 2009*
I playd this game as a prototype may be 50 times...
It is one of my "everytime, everywhere" games.
2009-12-08
Owned
Dave Kudzma
United States
Millsboro
Delaware
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10
Nov 2009*
This game seems to be inspired by the great PC game Dungeon Keeper.

It retains all the flavor and feel of said game while taking the best of worker placement and Vlaada's own mechanics, as well as tensions, from Galaxy Trucker and Space Alert.

There's certainly a heaping serving of luck and screwage, and much of the "just survive" element in this game; but perhaps that's much of the charm. Further once you have mastered the combat the game becomes an effortless fun-fest, and you can bask in the glory of your own evil.

It's more than what I expected, and on flavor alone this would get a 9; however the play is quite nice, and promises even better as it has a major set of unused components whose purpose is as yet unrevealed.

Can this designer fail? Not yet at least.
2009-11-24
Owned
Will
Argentina
Buenos Aires
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10
Dec 2012
Best Euro Ever !!!!
2012-12-02
Owned
Konwacht
Germany
Berlin
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10
Sep 2010
Oh god, such a fun. I loved the PC version of Dungeon Keeper. Now I can play that one as a boardgame. Woohoa!
2011-06-01
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Damian Evans
United States
Spokane
Washington
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10
Sep 2010
My favorite way to get ameritrashers to play a heavy euro!
2011-07-22
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Andrei Filip
Canada
New Westminster
BC
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10
Nov 2010
The mark of a fabulous game? When you don't think for a second about VP and winning strategies, but are completely immersed and think the game in thematic terms. How can I get more monsters and traps to defend my dungeons instead of how to make this engine more efficient and get VPs.

The only thing I don't like about it, it doesn't scale well and basically requires you to play with 4 people. But it is well worth it, I love this game.
2015-06-09
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Play Games - Interact - Have Fun!
United States
California
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10
Feb 2013
... Abstract ...__________[]...Themed .....
......... Luck ..._______[]___... Skill ...........
...... Simple ...______[]____... Complex ...
.. Strategic ...______[]____... Tactical ....
.... Friendly ..._____[]_____... Cutthroat ..
....... Fiddly ...______[]____... Elegant .....

Graphics: 10
Packaging: 9
Components: 10
Rules: 10
Fun Factor: 10

OVERALL: 10 (01/22/2011)

Rating History/Dates:
9 (10/30/2010)
10 (01/22/2011)
2011-01-22
Owned
Marco Pix
Switzerland
Zurich
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10
Aug 2010
15 games played. It takes about 3 hrs with my group. This is one of those rare games that make you say: next time, NEXT TIME, I can do better. I just cannot get enough of it. I like the theme, and it flows so well after having learned the rules. Luck involved is non-invasive: I always have the feeling that I can control my game... somehow.
Go, get it, play it. It's very good bang for your bucks.
2010-12-11
Owned
Georg D.
Germany
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10
Dec 2009*
(23.10.2009)
2009-10-25
Owned
Christophe
France
Tours
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10
Oct 2009*
Vlaada, a genius
2009-10-27
Owned
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Greg Emfield
United States
Salem
Oregon
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10
Feb 2010
Printed expansion and Minion Stickers
2012-01-15
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Antti Y
Finland
Jyväskylä
Keski-Suomi
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10
May 2011
I constantly feel the urge to want to play more!
2011-05-10
Owned
Peter R.
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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10
Oct 2013
Rating after one play: thematic fullfilling experience. The game promises "Dungeon Keeper" feeling and it fullfills it in spades. Great. My rating will very well go up with additional plays.
Update (25/06/11): This game is heavy, this game is complex, this game is very thematic and always a ride! Played ONLY with 4 players and wish to keep it this ways. Therefore only few plays. But I LOVE this, have to rise my rating to a 9.
Update (03/12/12): played this game also with fewer people (3). It works just as fine as with 4. a great great game.
Update: After playing it a few times with the expansion I must say it stood the test of time for me. 10!
2013-12-03
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Andreas Burger
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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10
Sep 2010
Very good game.
2009-12-09
Tomi Mononen
Finland
Kuopio
Pohjois-Savo
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10
Jan 2010*
Theme melted my heart. The rulebook is itself very funny. And you can understand every rule if you just have playerd Dungeon Crawlers and roleplaying games
2010-01-30
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Craig Viau
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
May 2014
Traded Britannia for this.
2010-12-09
Owned
Richard Karlsen
Norway
Stavanger
Unspecified
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10
Nov 2009*
Mangle store røde fisedemoner
2009-11-08
Eric Engstrom
United States
Morton Grove
Illinois
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10
Aug 2010
I love this game! The theme really does it for me!
2010-08-06
Owned
Andrew Cooper
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10
Jan 2010
Much like galaxy trucker this game is rich with theme. It is a bit heavier and harder for the casual gamer to pick up. It is an excellent game that gives plenty of difficult choices but at the end you don't care too much if you won or lost because the experience was so awesome.
2010-01-28
Owned
Dan Brandt
United States
Pittsburg
California
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10
Oct 2014
Definitely one of my top games. I'm a sucker for theme and gameplay depth. This certainly has that.
2011-12-29
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James
United States
Texas
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10
Apr 2010
Wicked theme, wonderful mechanics, great sense of humor... and very challenging. After playing with four players and two players I'm really, really impressed with this game. The teo player game still includes all four player boards, with one order nominally in control of each player, with two random orders per round. This simulates the other two players pretty darn well, and I did not feel that the game came up lacking at all as a two player game.

Dungeon Lords... ahh Dungeon Lords!

The game has a fantastic theme, and it works really well for me. Like Bryan, I was a fan of the Dungeon Keeper PC games (why the heck has this not come out on Steam or for the Playstation Network already?), but I felt that Vlaada did a great job of capturing the wit and feel of those games.

I love the art. The board, the monsters, the implied douchey-ness of the adventurers. The components all look fantastic (and I have yet to print the minion stickers for my copy as yet!).

Now for the difficult part: explaining the love of the game part of the game. I really enjoy the fact that you need to play the game a bit to get good at it. I think that you need to plan further ahead in this game than in many other games. One turn ahead is not enough. The game tells you what is coming up, there is no way that you should be caught unawares during payday or tax season once you have a couple of games under your belt. I think that you should not only be planning ahead for what you need for a given turn (gold/food/evil) but be trying to mess with the plans of your opponents. I can't understate the importance and fun of using the subtle mechanisms of the game to mess with your opponents. It can be as overt as blocking someone from getting a resource when they need it, bumping them up or down a level in the order resolution for a given order (it can be a terrible blow to be bumped up or down in the order resolution queue for many of the orders, as you may not have the resources to get what you needed from the order, despite ending up with the 'better' position in the queue) or manipulating your evilometer to force a 'bad' adventurer onto an opponent. Take a monster that your opponent wanted, and force one with a more punishing upkeep onto them, or even have them not recruit at all! I just love seeing these little chips in the wall come together and form large cracks. I don't think that you actually need to be punching someone in the face for them to feel like that's what happened at the end of the game! Even better, once you're playing with people for a while, the metagame starts to become a bigger part of the game, and you're outwitting the plans laid to mess with you!!

Once all that has played out, you get to have fun with a puzzle to defeat the adventurers with what you have at hand! The adventurers you draw are important, but the ability to think on your feet and set up crazy chains of events and wacky situations to win is even more important! Positioning yourself to take and destroy an injured paladin here is also a LOT of fun!

So to sum it up: it's a game with a lot of subtle interaction, that rewards the ability to think on your feet, adjust to an ever changing situation and looks fantastic. What's not to like?

I want to comment (again) about the opinions I've seen that there are not enough meaningful decisions. I agree that at the start you end up with "I need gold, so I'll mine gold" situations. The more you play, you prevent getting into that position, or get screwed HARD by someone and learn the lesson... plan ahead. What I see a lot of new players missing is the fact that the mistake was not necessarily that they didn't have enough gold, but maybe that they did not have enough imps and didn't mine up some extra gold the time the mined prior to that.... missing that the 'bad' decision was actually an imp shortage NOT a gold shortage. The result was not enough gold and a dead letter or three for your trouble.
2010-05-25
Owned
Hung Nguyen
United States
Berkeley
California
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10
Dec 2010
Has quickly become one of my favorite games. Some people would argue it has a pasted on scoring mechanism with the "Titles", but I find that it really does reward the best player. You have to think long term from turn one how you will position yourself for the titles.
2010-12-17
James R
United States
Philadelphia (Roxborough)
Pennsylvania
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10
Nov 2011
Solid, solid game with lots of second guessing and problem solving and a great theme
2010-12-07
Owned
Craig Brooks
United States
Framingham
Massachusetts
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10
Feb 2010
Despite the amusing artwork, this is a surprisingly good and deep resource management and worker placement game. My only advice is to read the rules in advance or play with someone who knows the rules, as the rulebook is VERY long and, imo, poorly organized. That said, definitely give this game a try once.
2010-02-04
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David A
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Dec 2010
Agricola meets Descent!
2010-04-29
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Christian Wilson
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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10
Feb 2010
A great game with lots of depth and some of the best artwork and theming I've ever seen in a boardgame. This is my favorite choice to pull out when the environment isn't quite right for Space Alert.
2010-04-30
Owned
Damian Suffoletta
Canada
Toronto
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10
Feb 2010
Awesome, awesome game! Recommended for everyone who likes massively complex strategy games with a minimum of luck.
2010-02-04
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Eriks Dunens

Minnesota
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10
Feb 2010
Best set of components and art that I've seen in a game thus far and the gameplay is a beautiful mix of mechanics.
2010-02-05
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Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
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10
Feb 2010
A fun medium weight game. Great filler for in between 1870 game sessions.
2010-02-07
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Starla Lester
United States
Las Cruces
New Mexico
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10
May 2010
Dungeon Lords is absolutely one of the best games I have played. It combines the best of theme, resource management, strategy, and has a terrific battle payoff. It is different every time I play it.
2010-08-29
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Grant Johnson
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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10
Oct 2010
This one oozes theme, and has a solid game to go with it. I really love the puzzle aspect, and how it drives the worker placement portions. It lets the players diversify and keeps things interesting.
2010-12-09
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Clinton Paris
United States
Post Falls
Idaho
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10
Feb 2010
This game is an interesting mix of worked placement and logic puzzle. The theme is great supported very well by the art and components. I'd probably rate it a 9, but it's just so darned unique that I gotta give it a bump to a 10. Fun, Fun, FUN!
2010-02-17
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BILL LAU
United States
berkeley
California
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10
Apr 2010
Perfect Design on
graphic, rules, Mechanics, balance on flow.
A great experience with a different kinds of adventure mood.

Still, its a gamer kind.
2010-04-03
Owned
Alan
United States
Shaker Heights
Ohio
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10
Mar 2010
I love this game after just one play. I won by just one point! It was really close. A combat card in the last combat gave me the win. It's rules intensive... but once you figure them out it is a blast. I love this theme. I had actually begun work on a similar game about 5 years ago (based off of Dungeon Keeper). Just never got around to finishing it. Vlaada has done an awesome job with this theme! Kudos to him! Great job Vlaada! Some tough decisions to make in this game sometimes and it is important to keep track of what orders cannot be played that turn by the other players. If you love Dungeon Keeper you will absolutely love this game!
2010-03-15
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Bess A.
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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10
Mar 2010
This is an amazing game! It definitely takes a play or two to feel like you can keep your head above water. It really feels a lot like Agricola in terms of blocking/worker-placement and trying to spin a lot of plates at once. It's very challenging; one of a class of games where you struggle to beat the game as well as your opponents (although I think the built-in expansion might make your opponents a bigger threat). Although it's easy to learn from the rulebook, especially when you do the practice examples, I worry that it would be very difficult to explain to a new player. I love the humorous/evil theme, the artwork is beautifully detailed and quite charming.
2010-03-31
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Stefan Kaiser
Germany
Kriftel
Hessen
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10
Jun 2011
This game is so freakin awesome i almost can not describe it... I bought it without having played it and was afraid i wouldn't like it. But this Vlaada guy has designed such an awesome game that it is almost impossible not to like. The arts on the various boards are some of, if not the most beautiful arts i have ever seen on a game board. The bits are top notch quality. Wooden cubes, thick card board bits and what about those freakin' imps ?

10 out of 10 !
2010-05-14
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Bryan Carpenter
United Kingdom
Cambridge
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10
Sep 2010
Dig tunnels, build rooms, hire monsters and collect traps. Then fight off those pesky do-gooder adventurers! A heavy game with lots of rules but beautiful artwork and an evil, comic streak.
2014-02-19
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Steve e^(iπ)+1=0
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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10
May 2010
Solid in every way. Interaction. Choices. Game balance. Evilness.
2010-05-13
James Driver
New Zealand
Auckland
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10
Sep 2011
My favourite Euro without question. I love the punishing difficulty. I love the tension while you wait for people to reveal and see if you're completely fucked. I love the artwork, the plastic imps, and everything else about this game
2011-09-02
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John Poskin
United States
Sauk Village
Illinois
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10
Feb 2011
This is a great game. Playing the evil dungeon lord is a great change of pace. Have played several games with all of our group having won at least once.

The PBEM on the forums is easy to pick up so you can play agaist people you dont even know.
2011-02-16
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Konata Izumi
United States
Madison
WI
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10
Nov 2010
The theme works perfectly, the gameplay is engaging and the hidden action selection is an awesome twist on worker placement.
2011-05-05
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Nicole Bock
United States
Indiana
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10
Jun 2010
This game.....is aDORable, but it's also engaging and stressful! Good combo of things there.
2010-06-14
United States
Redford
Michigan
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10
Jan 2012
Bought: December 2010
13 - 13 - 2, W2

My Review: A Year With Dungeon Lords
2015-03-15
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Gustav Åkerfelt
Finland
Turku
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10
Oct 2014
Funny, beautiful, different. New takes on things, both theme and mechanic wise. Hands down best with 4 players, but the 2-3 player NPC system is ok. Perhaps abit short, would like to get to do more.
2011-01-09
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Blake Durtschi
United States
Cottonwood Heights
Utah
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10
Dec 2010
Great game where you have to manage your resources and guess what your opponents will do. There are so many trades and balances that everyone stays close to the lead. Even when losing it is still fun to play and build up the dungeon.

It is complicated to teach and there are two phases of the game that need to be learned (building dungeon, and defending dungeon). However the teaching can probably be streamlined with practice.
2010-12-16
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Roman Kondrashov
Russia
Tomsk
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10
Feb 2011
Тематика и механика у игры просто выше всяких похвал!
2011-07-15
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Sam Link
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Feb 2011
Rating after inaugural play. Seemed very fun (though I got crushed), and I love the sense of humor.

Bumping up to a full 9 after second play. Even though I got crushed again...

Edit: Now my first 10. My favorite game of the moment.
2011-02-04
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Markus
Switzerland
Berg (Daegerlen)
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10
Jan 2011
2-4
innovativ, spassig, kurzweilig
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2011-01-16
Owned
Max P
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10
Jan 2011
It is best complex game what i know
2011-01-29
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