Our family has loved this game, and when I demo it at our local game store, we get a big crowd.
What DungeonQuest Revised Edition gets right is holding the tension between expectation of instant death and expectation of an instant big win. As the game progresses, we see other players escape death by a hair. We see the most careful player eliminated on a single roll, and meanwhile the newbie player just fell into the catacombs and came out with a gigantic diamond and no scratches!Is she going to survive the eleven spaces back to the entrance, and will she get a secret door card, or will she sit there with her giant treasure as the sun sets, dooming all remaining players?
The drama is real in this game, and there's something more, it reflects the inherent unfairness in life. You could do all the "right" moves in this game, and still end up dying miserably.
This game is a crap-shoot. Gamers who can't stand chance in a game should leave this one alone. But if you are up for a roly coaster ride of a game, this one's a real thrill.
Family rating: 10 Strategy rating: -100 Fun rating: large