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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Dicey Dungeons (2019) is a video game adventure where you build a deck of cards to represent characters, attacks and weapons. Here the novelty is that these cards combine with dice rolls to determine who wins battles.

With each turn, you or your enemy roll dice that slot into the equipment cards to determine their powerfulness. You can play as one of six characters each of who have a different starting kit. You then explore the branching dungeon map and encounter monsters to battle. Along the way, you can discover treasure chests, health items, shops, and upgrade stations and exits to the next level.

If you die you have to start again, so it's a game you play in short bursts over and over. The goal is to reach the lowest level of the dungeon and defeat the boss. This then unlocks some progression that stays with you after death.

It's a great game to step into what is called rogue-like dungeon adventures, without having to deal with overly complicated levelling up or complex battles. Here, even a beginner player can understand what is happening and make progress. That said, the game itself takes no prisoners and requires considerable skill to conquer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dicey Dungeons 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
Too complex for your family? There are lots of games similar to Dicey Dungeons. Here are some easier younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Role-Play and Strategy game with Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 22 hours and 28 hours to complete. Although it can be played in relatively short "runs" to complete the game as a whole will take towards 28 hours for most people.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Dicey Dungeons usually costs £11.39.

Dicey Dungeons

Steam Store PC £11.39
Steam Store Mac £11.39
XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/08/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Role-Play, Strategy (Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Dice

Developer: Terry Cavanagh (@TerryCavanagh)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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