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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Wratch's Den (2023) is a strategy game where you play a dungeon keeper with minions to construct defences and hunt for treasure. You switch between your minions to dig out the dungeon, construct new tunnels and expand your architectural and training options. It stands out for how complex it becomes while retaining its miniature aesthetic and simple challenge.

It's a tiny dungeon-keeping adventure where you protect the Wratch from the heartless heroes coming for prestige and treasure. You do this by expanding your lair until you find the three Orbs of Infinite Power so that the Wratch can restore their Dominion.

Each turn you dig out gold, carry it back to the Wratch and buy new monsters, traps and technologies. The catch is that each action moves the clock towards the next adventurer coming for your treasure.

As you progress you build an underground labyrinth with all sorts of defences. Upgrade your orcs and goblins in the school, craft new weapons and armour in the blacksmith or purchase your way to victory in the market.

The result is a beautifully balanced dungeon-defending challenge that grows with your ambition and is different each time you attempt a new run.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked The Wratch's Den (Punkcake) 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Battle and Strategy game with Collecting, Creative, Fighting and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete. Runs usually last between 20 to 40 minutes and the game features 4 difficulty modes, plus an endless mode to try and expand your dungeon as much as you can before the heroes overwhelm you.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

When characters fight they flash red when hit and disappear into a crucifix when they die. If your characters die they turn into ghosts that can be revived.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to deal with controlling multiple characters in turn and enemies turning up to foil your plans.


The Wratch's Den usually costs £4.99.

The Wratch's Den

Steam Store PC £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can get their games by either:
  • Subscribing to their Patreon for about 3€/£3 to get a new game each month.
  • Purchasing games individually on Steam or Itch for about 6€/£6.
  • Purchase a bundle of 16 games for about £60

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Battle, Strategy (Collecting, Creative, Fighting and World Building)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Punkcake delice (@Punkcake_delice)

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