WizKids’ Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers – Heroes of Undermountain is out.
It’s only out in North America, and there’s a typo in the Amazon listing, but it’s out. It’s also a pretty novel D&D game.
The game supports up to four players who use marker pens to draw on the game maps of the Mad Mage’s dungeon. Characters must defeat monsters, cast spells and find artefact fragments and treasure.
A round ends when a player defeats a dungeon’s boss. It’s a game that invokes all the language of a D&D dungeon crawl and perhaps a great way for young kids to feel that they’re playing in the same type of game as adults do.
WizKids say “a wildly entertaining scrawling adventure for the whole family”, which translates, I think, into “suitable for all ages”. I don’t think they mean to imply that you need youngsters to qualify as a family.
Dungeon Scrawlers comes in a pack with 10 unique mazes, and given the use of doors, portals, time limits and different monsters, there’s more than enough here for over 100 different 3-maze combinations.
There’s no news from WizKids of a wider release, but it’s not impossible. International logistics certainly aren’t helping coordinate release dates currently.
What do you think? Measured observations are welcome and you can leave them in the comment section below.