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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Catacombs
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Katakomben
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Catacombs is an action/dexterity-based adventure board game. One player controls the Overseer, controlling the monsters of the catacombs; the other player(s) control the four heroes who cooperatively try to defeat the monsters and eventually the Catacomb Lord. Each of the heroes has special abilities that must also be used effectively if they are to prevail.

The main mechanism of Catacombs is for the players to flick wooden discs representing the monsters and the heroes. Contact with an opposing piece inflicts damage, but missiles, spells, and other special abilities can cause other effects. When all of the monsters of a room have been cleared, the heroes can move further into the catacomb. Items and equipment upgrades can be purchased from the Merchant with gold taken from fallen monsters. The Catacomb Lord is the final danger that the heroes must defeat to win the game; conversely, the Overseer wins if all of the heroes are defeated. The game is designed for quick set-up and fast play within 30 to 60 minutes.

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Awards

  • 2010 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek, Best Innovative
  • 2010 The Dice Tower Gaming Award, Best Innovative
  • 2011 Wired GeekDad Blog, Game of the Year

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English Third Edition
Publisher: Elzra Corp.
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya
Year: 2015
Product Code: ELZ1000
Size: 13.78 x 13.78 x 3.35 inches
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Release Date: Apr 2015
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Publisher: Schwerkraft-Verlag
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya
Year: 2015
Product Code: SKV 5000
Size: 13.78 x 13.78 x 3.23 inches
5.73 pounds
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Release Date: Jul 1, 2015
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Year: 2012
Product Code: SOE1000
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.00 inches
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0 Summary in Chinese
地下墓穴 简体中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2015-02-05
7 Giant Fireball Spell
This is my idea regarding the mechanics for the Giant Fireball Spell stretch goal of the Catacombs Kickstarter project.
English
2014-04-13
17 Monster Cards for Tzalem's Redesign
English version. Corrected some errata. These are the monster cards from Catacombs + Soloth Expansion, using the art from Tzalem's redesign.
Spanish
2013-04-05
21 Room Cards for Tzalem's redesign
English version. These are the Room cards of Catacombs + Soloth Expansion, with the original art replaced by the art used in Tzalem's redesigned stickers.
Spanish
2013-04-05
6 Правила на русском языке.
Оригинальный буклет Перевод: Андрей Киселев Вёрстка - Алексей "Yushin" Юшин
Russian
2012-08-29
68 Tzalem's complete stickers set & heroes sheets
This file includes all heroes sheets enhanced with icons to remember their special abilities and wheels to mark the remaining life, magic, rage, etc ...
English
2012-05-21
21 Tzalem´s colorful stickers
Another set... Only Catacombs and Caverns of Soloth heroes and spells. Monsters soon. :) I can´t test the real size (i think is ok) because my printer is broken, sorry.
English
2012-05-09
18 Summary of monsters abilities and useful information
One page with a summary of all the monsters abilities (ordered alphabetically) from the basic game and the Cavern of Soloth and Horde of Vermin expansions. A have also added the description of all shot modifiers, information of how to build the catacomb in all flavors (basic game, basic + soloth, basic+soloth+vermin, laberynth and dark laberynth) plus some info to keep in mind. It is meant to be printed in a A4 page and then cut following the outer retctangle. It fits the cavern of soloth expansion box snugly. Enjoy!
English
2012-04-13
14 Yet another storage solution
This job is based on the Neva Kee's idea and, by no means, I'm trying to understimate his job. I started working on this storage solution after I saw Neva's storing solution photos. I wanted to improve it a bit so I did the following: - Monsters of the same type are, if possible, in one column. - Vermin monsters now fit perfectly since I have removed the area for obstacle discs. - Heroes have been grouped according to the rules. Therefore it is easier to choose one: Elf or Ice Princess, Paladin or Barbarian, Wizard or Socerer and Thief or Witch Hunter. - CS (Cavern of Soloth) and HS (Horde of Vermin) abbreviations have been added to the creatures that belong to that corresponding expansion. - Easier to mount since all the lines that need to be cut are marked with red dashed lines. To...
English
2012-04-12
15 Monster reference sheet of all Catacomb monsters
Re-scan of Cavern of Soloth monsters plus all Horde of Vermin monsters. All monsters are set in two sheets that fit the Cavern of Soloth Box.
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2012-04-12
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Thematic Rank: 92
Num Ratings: 2141
Average Rating: 7.20
Standard Deviation: 1.35
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I've Been Diced! episode 31: Three player games
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Game Glimpse #9: Catacombs
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D6G Ep 56: Rogue Trader: Into the Storm Interview, Dresden RPG Interview, Catacombs Detailed Review
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