Board Games: Dungeon Dice (Parker Brothers, 1977)

Dungeon Dice 1977-1

Dungeon Dice 1977-2

Dungeon Dice 1977-3

“ESCAPE… is all you think of when you live in a cold, dark dungeon.” Well, to be honest, some of us had other ideas about what to do with dungeons. Dungeon Dice was designed by Paul J. Gruen, who invented the Parker Brothers bestseller Pay Day in 1975.

TSR’s Dragon Dice (below) came out in 1980/1981, although TSR was selling sets of polyhedra dice prior to 1977.

Dragon Dice 1980

(Images via Board Game Geek, eBay, and Dragonsfoot)

4 Responses to “Board Games: <em>Dungeon Dice</em> (Parker Brothers, 1977)”


  1. 1 His friend J August 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I never had the patience to color in those dice correctly. They were always flawed.

  2. 4 narvo August 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Hoo boy. 1981 all over again. I clearly see my old buddy opening up his navy blue Jansport backpack and fetching his die for the quick game at recess. It was entertaining enough for me to watch them contemplate their moves then roll the different-shaped die. The cool thing was, they were more than happy to explain what each die represented/calculated.


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