Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 13, 2019
    I had my doubts going into Dicey Dungeons, despite the pedigree present. I was worried the core reliance on random dice rolls would create a frustrating experience for the player. And while I've had those moments, I always felt that I could look back and say "that's where I went wrong" and not "the random numbers just didn't work out in my favor!" That alone is an incredibly feat. Stack it on top of six incredibly unique character mechanics, episodes that force the exploration of alternate playstyles, and an expertly crafted aesthetic, and you have another absolute slam dunk from Terry Cavanagh.
  2. Aug 20, 2019
    A brilliant Indie time-killer that's easy to pick up but oh so difficult to put down, Dicey Dungeon deserves lavish praise for its simple design but perplexing gameplay. A must-have for deck-builder fans and dice junkies alike.
  3. 90
    Dicey Dungeons overcomes the reputations of its genres to become one of the most original and immediately enjoyable games of the year.
  4. Sep 24, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is a charming, fast and cheerful roguelike that has more to offer than you might think at first. No two runs are alike. Dicey Dungeons also respects your time. In just under half an hour you dice your way to the end.
  5. Aug 13, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is a smart little game you can play whenever you want, just 20 min in between other activities… until you realize you’ve been playing it for hours.
  6. Aug 13, 2019
    If you love building decks, strategizing five moves ahead, and combating randomness, Dicey Dungeons is the game for you. If not, you still might want to consider giving it a try for the cute, game show aesthetic and chiptune soundtrack alone. And who knows, you might be surprised how much you enjoy the deck building.
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    Endearing, compulsive, and just weird enough to want to keep exploring.
  8. Edge Magazine
    Sep 12, 2019
    There's always something new to prod at, to see exactly how the game's rules have been twisted this time. [Issue#337, p.110]
  9. Sep 6, 2019
    Under its goofy premise, Terry Cavanagh's new production is a very well designed title. Really strategic and offering a huge display of combinations, Dicey Dungeons can also be a little frustrating as we can win or lose on a roll of a dice.
  10. Aug 20, 2019
    In Dicey Dungeons, everything is already on the table. It’s a highly replayable game that you can pick up for short sessions whenever the moment strikes.
  11. Aug 13, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is a brilliant rouge-like deck-building game full of humour, hard-as-nails gameplay and plenty of replayability. The six playable characters are so different from one another that players are sure to find one that fits how they wish to play the game. Whether you want to be an aggressive warrior or a sneaky thief, there’s something for everyone.
  12. Aug 23, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is a dice-based strategy game. Everything inside the game is connected by dice, which contributes a lot to the solid and interesting combat experience. However, as the time goes on, you will lose your mood to enjoy it within a couple of hours, since it doesn't have too much content to play.
  13. Aug 14, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons certainly offers a unique experience to turn-based, deck-building titles. Unfortunately, the inclusion of dice can both excite and frustrate, as no amount of planning can prepare one for each contingency one might encounter or a poor run of luck. The unique playstyles keep the game fresh, the sheer quantity of items one might accrue add to the customization. If I've got the itch to throw dice, I can see myself dusting off Dicey Dungeons before anything else, but I think my luck's run dry for the time being.
  14. 70
    If the game’s adventures were longer and more purposefully designed, they could be far more appealing. As it stands, Dicey Dungeons exists for players interested in its idiosyncrasies and punishing challenges.
  15. Aug 13, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is a charming and often rewarding game, as long as you learn to accept that sometimes the dice won't roll your way.
  16. Aug 13, 2019
    The charming dungeon crawler builds itself around the chaos of dice. Choose one of six characters, each with their own unique skills and way utilize your rolls of the six-sided die. Combat is rather fun, the artwork feels like a pop-up book, and the electronic soundtrack will have you tapping your foot. Despite the characters and additional modes though, it doesn't feel like Dicey Dungeons expands upon its early hours of play enough. Still, it's an enjoyable roguelite dungeon crawler.
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  1. Aug 20, 2019
    Don't expect the intense theorycrafting of a more complex game here; there's no deep interplay between cards, trinkets, consumables, and other mechanics like you'd see in Slay the Spire. But Dicey Dungeons does what it sets out to do: provides an approachable roguelike strategy game—certainly a much smoother on-ramp than many of its genre compatriots...Most importantly, it's very fun.
  2. Aug 22, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons constantly reinvents a simple idea to delightful puzzling effect. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  3. Aug 15, 2019
    Dicey Dungeons is the sort of game that looks inviting, then seems a little silly, and then gets lodged into my head like a song I keep humming. These basic ideas are being explored in many games right now, but Dicey Dungeons proves once again that execution, not originality, is often the most important thing.
  4. There is a happy Saturday morning feel to Dicey Dungeons. It’s as if you’re munching on Coco Pops and watching cartoons, as you fiddle with some toy dice that came free in the cereal box. This is a sorta-deckbuilding game about being transformed into a walking, talking dice and battling creatures on a rigged game show for a chance to “SPIN THE WHEEL” (the wheel always lands on a skull). It’s a make-your-own-luck strategy game about micro-arithmetic, about adding up chump change into shiny pound coins, then flinging those pound coins straight at the forehead of a toothy cowboy. It’s not bad.
  5. Aug 13, 2019
    While Dicey Dungeons isn’t my favorite in the genre, its approachability and aesthetic makes it stand out in the crowd. It’s the perfect ambassador for a genre I’ve been trying to get everyone I know to play. I only wish I could play it on my phone.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. May 22, 2020
    I think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give thisI think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give this game a try. Full Review »
  2. Feb 2, 2020
    The Best thing made by the game I think its his learning and dificcult curves. Feels so on point.
    I would like see little pictures of the
    The Best thing made by the game I think its his learning and dificcult curves. Feels so on point.
    I would like see little pictures of the weapon instead Just the name I think that made more confortable the game.
    Overall ist a fun game if you like builds decks and think strategies
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  3. Jan 29, 2020
    Really enjoyed Dicey Dungeons - it was a lengthy game and took me around 35 hours to defeat Lady Luck. There is definitely a mix or skill andReally enjoyed Dicey Dungeons - it was a lengthy game and took me around 35 hours to defeat Lady Luck. There is definitely a mix or skill and random luck to beat the game.

    Game(s) like: Lighter Slay the Spire, Insane Robots

    - Each character and each episode felt unique and interesting
    - Easy to play game that was just fun

    - Would of been nice to have options to make gameplay speed up
    - I sometime couldn't get information on what my equipment was or what equipment others had before a fight. Should show you to help pathing and reduce random.
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