Second Edition

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Catacombs is an award winning 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 have special abilities that must also be used effectively if they are to prevail.

The main mechanic 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 setup and fast play.

Catacombs Second Edition Components

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Catacombs was chosen as Wired Geek Dad's board game of the year for 2011. Read Geek Dad's review.


Download the Catacombs manual as a PDF

Download Catacombs extra rules including the "labyrinth" variant as a PDF

- Minimum 2 players, Maximum 5 players (Ages 12+) 
- Many different rooms and encounters ensure no two games are the same
- 30-60 minutes playing time 
- Includes 68 wooden pieces, 3 boards, 72 cards and more 
- Fast game play against 13 monster types and 4 Catacomb Lords ensures plenty of challenges

Catacombs includes the following components:

  • 6 double sided game boards
  • 2 decks of gold currency cards
  • 8 player mats (4 Heroes, 4 Catacomb Lords)
  • sticker sheet (not shown)
  • 68 wooden pieces
  • Rule book
  • 4 decks of cards: 38 room cards, 9 item cards, 12 wizard spell cards, 13 monster cards