Time for another review! I have to admit, I took no pictures to go with this one. There's a very good reason, it's too quick a game and it's so much fun no one wants to sit out a game to take pictures! So everything except the video was taken from the Five Minute Dungeon Website.
This game is exactly what it says it is. You have five minutes to complete a dungeon crawl. It's five players and dare I say, a might bit easier the more people play because man is it hard to get through those last bosses with just two or three players. It isn't impossible, but it is might difficult and requires a whole lot of strategy.
There are five double sided character cards so each player has to choose which side they'd like to be. Each character has a different skill that mostly depends upon discarding a set amount of cards to do something usually pretty cool. This skill varies from making people draw cards, freezing the timer, and destroying a card. All of these are super useful once you learn how best to use them. I'd say two or three dungeons in and you will know exactly when you need to use them!
The first few dungeons it's all fun and games. Everyone is slapping cards down to defeat the current monster/person/obstacle or event. You burn through cards in your deck with complete abandon. That all ends the first time one or more of you run out of cards leaving your teammates stuck and unable to fulfill the requirements to continue the dungeon crawl and you run out of time. You start becoming a might bit more strategic after that. By the Freaking Dragon, you're all in serious card management mode.
The app that you can download in the usual App stores, is a must have. A timer would work, I suppose, but the flavor added by the voice actors is priceless.
Overall, for $20 at Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble or Toys R' Us, this is a must pick up game! We break it out as often as we can!