Dungeons Deep and Caverns Dim

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

We have travelled Over Hill and Under Hill on an unexpected journey. We escaped trolls and fled from giants and now we’re answering riddles in the dark.


Riddles in the Dark


Riddles in the Dark is probably my favourite chapter in all of Tolkien's work and I was interested to see how the design team would approach such a unique scenario. They did so through the Riddle mechanic.


Roughly half of the cards in the deck feature the keyword Riddle. When drawing a card with a Riddle effect players can choose to resolve it normally or to answer the riddle. Each riddle asks the players to name a specific combination of card attributes, for example sphere and cost, or cost and type and then, after shuffling their deck, reveal and discard x cards, if they reveal one of the named type they may place a progress on the quest for each matching card revealed.


Out of the Frying Pan

Setup: Add Lake in the Cavern to the staging