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  • Summary: Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV), Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, andBecome a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV), Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 13, 2019
    100
    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. 90
    Dicey Dungeons overcomes the reputations of its genres to become one of the most original and immediately enjoyable games of the year.
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    85
    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.
  4. Aug 13, 2019
    80
    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.
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    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.
  6. Aug 14, 2019
    72
    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.
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    60
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 22, 2020
    10
    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. Expand
  2. Apr 18, 2020
    10
    My favorite game of this genre, I’ve 100% it and it was quite really enjoyable
  3. Aug 10, 2021
    10
    absolutely amazing game. buy right now!!! I played it for a few minutes and I loved it immediately. I bought it when it was on sale for £3.87.absolutely amazing game. buy right now!!! I played it for a few minutes and I loved it immediately. I bought it when it was on sale for £3.87. definitely would have bought it for more. dicey dungeons is great. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2021
    9
    Oh, I love this game. At first, it looks like just another crazy rougelike, but soon enough it proves to be a meticulously crafted series ofOh, I love this game. At first, it looks like just another crazy rougelike, but soon enough it proves to be a meticulously crafted series of puzzles with enough rougelike elements to make it feel different every time. It's done so well, that even if throwing dice seems like the most RNG thing ever, there's always a way to beat your opponent if you play your dice right. I love the whole design and it is one of the few games I got 100% on. Looking forward to your next games, Terry! (or maybe a DLC for this one...?)

    + innovative idea and done right
    + gameshowy music
    + great graphic design with well-designed enemies (both graphically and mechanically)
    + around 40 hours of gameplay
    + RNG handled really well...

    - ...though just a few (2, I believe) chapters could use a bit more work so you don't need that much luck to beat them
    - lore could be better, it serves more as a thing to distract you between episodes
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  5. Jan 29, 2020
    9
    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

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

    Cons:
    - 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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  6. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    It's a great take on dungeon crawling games. The gameplay is very enjoyable and easy to learn, and every character plays very differently. TheIt's a great take on dungeon crawling games. The gameplay is very enjoyable and easy to learn, and every character plays very differently. The artwork and music is also extremely enjoyable as well! Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2020
    7
    Dicey Dungeons is quite an interesting game that I both like and dislike.

    Starting off with the negatives; the game feels like it should be
    Dicey Dungeons is quite an interesting game that I both like and dislike.

    Starting off with the negatives; the game feels like it should be in early access. It's short, it need balancing changes, and it just altogether feels more like a really good concept that needs more work to see it's full potential. I beat a run on my second attempt and the whole time I was waiting for the game to actually get hard as I was still using the things I started out with and was breezing through it. On top of that once I did beat it I was seriously expecting that there would be more floors leading up to another boss but no, that was it. The game really feels like it is lacking.

    Now with all that said, it's still a fun experience. I enjoyed my run despite feeling it was too easy and too short. The combat is fun and innovative and it really feels like a good concept that could be great just given some more thought. With how it is though it's more of a casual game. Things are easy and you can beat a run in a very short amount of time. This is certainly a good one to grab so you can just pick it up and play a run or two every now and then to kill some time. Just don't expect a challenge or enough time to really get a good build going.
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