Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die | Board Game Review

Game: Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die
Game Design: G. Kelly Toyama
Artwork: Brandon Gillam
Price: $25

Time to Play: 30min
Players: 3-6
Ages: 13+ (alcohol-free version)
Ages: 21+ (drinking game version)

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Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die | Board Game Review

Game Play / Description

Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die is a casual party game using dice placement mechanics. The designers weren't kidding about the party element of this game; many of the cards instruct you to take a drink, finish your drink, or other imbibing-related activities.

Players roll dice, place them on a spread of cards and are able to resolve the ones with the lowest numbered dice on them. Some of the cards allow the accumulation of gold; the first player to five wins. Gameplay moves quickly and frantically, with dice flying, laughs had and drinks consumed.


The cutest dice you'll ever spill your drink on.

The cutest dice you'll ever spill your drink on.

Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die is part dice placement card game, part drinking game and all fun. This quick, chaotic little card and dice game made all the more entertaining by the clever dwarf dice and frantic action. While the actions of this dice placement game are simple and fun, it's the components that make this game stand out. The dice are the dwarves (or are the dwarves dice...), and the cards are the thick and sturdy. They are hands down the nicest cards in our entire game collection. Our group thoroughly enjoyed getting to review Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die! We didn't receive a copy until after the Kickstarter campaign was complete, but we would definitely have backed it!

Dwarves Dig Delve Die Board Game Rules


  • Dwarf dice!!! Even if the game was terrible, I'd want it just for the dice.
  • Thick, sturdy cards. Again, even if the game was awful, I'd probably play it just to feel the cards.
  • Silly, "take that" card game. Even more fun when we realized the "drain your goblet" card was literal. (Note: We are responsible adults with children and made it a house rule to merely "take a drink" instead of "drain a goblet".)
  • Great game to bring to a restaurant/pub with friends. Small size, quick play.
  • Perfect light-weight starter game to play while waiting for friends to arrive.


  • You may spill some drinks on the awesome, high-quality cards.

Gateway Game Score: 10/10
Overall Game Score: 8/10

This game review was written by May Begamer, who may have enjoyed this throwback to college drinking games a little too much.