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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Dungeon and Puzzles (2021) is a puzzle adventure game where you move through rooms, using your limited number of turns to defeat the monsters, unlock doors and (hopefully) escape. In a novel twist on the format, the monsters don't attack, they merely block your way. Also, you can't control how far you move, only stopping when your path is blocked. This leans into the thinky puzzle challenge so that you require planning and forethought to use the monsters to position yourself so you can escape.

You start each room with no items and can move in one of the four cardinal directions, only stopping when you collide with a wall or monster. This counts as one turn. You can then choose to move in another direction, perhaps to pick up a piece of equipment, or you can choose to use any equipment you possess to kill or move any of the monsters, clearing your way. You also need to look out for traps that could spell the end of your attempt.

The door unlocks once you've defeated all the monsters. However, if you are in the wrong position, it may be impossible to get to the door; for example, you may have needed to use a monster you killed to align yourself with the door before you killed it. This adds a layer of strategy to the usual dungeon exploration, as you need to ensure you do everything in the correct order.

If you complete a level in the minimum number of moves you get a golden crown. Rather than the common procedurally generated levels, these are handcrafted unique puzzles. As you progress you find new items and objects you can use to your advantage.

The game offers a unique blend of puzzle and turn-based combat games that makes you craft deep strategies and think before you act, all along with a unique retro art style and a charming soundtrack.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Dungeon and Puzzles 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Sequencing game with Brain Game, Collecting and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children will be drawn to the retro dungeon exploration, but do need both patience, forward thinking and resilience for when things go wrong.

CostsCosts

Dungeon and Puzzles usually costs £5.79 to £7.29. 

Dungeon and Puzzles

Switch Store Switch £7.29
Steam StoreSALE PC £5.79 £1.15 until 29/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £5.79 £1.15 until 29/07/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
The game costs money on all platforms except Android, where it is free to play to level 21, but you then need to pay the price of the game to progress further. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/01/2021

Price: 80% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Sequencing (Brain Game, Collecting and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Digital Crafter (@Digital_Crafter)


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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