Dwarf War is not just a game, it is a game system which has a number of different rule sets: solo, cooperative, scenarios with specific win conditions, and our favorite, all out subterranean wars for up to 4 players. Careful, those can consume a whole weekend in a fiery flash. The modular nature of the game gives it a high replay-ability, makes it very suitable to come up with your own rules and allows for infinite expansion and adaptions.
The beautifully modeled caverns stack to truly form 3d dimension right on you tabletop. Not only is it a nice eye catcher, which wouldn't look misplaced on any coffee-table! It is also a game element in the form of "verticality-of-attack" which grants you attack bonuses or penalties if you are fighting up or down hill. Or tunnels in our case!
Dwarf War truly is a strategic gamers fantasy, of course there is a pinch of luck involved. You can tunnel into a cavern rich in resources or one that is flooded or full of lava. But a dwarf makes his own luck underground and the amount of luck involved can be altered based on scenario, expansions or a few simple house-rules. But there are no dice involved. Unless you need to break a tie, in which case man-to-man combat could work, but we recommend rolling a die, or tossing a coin!
Mark W. Miller
Founder. Long-time software developer with Startup experience, looking to build a company that produces high-end table-top games.
Robert van der Dussen
Founder. Board Game Designer. DevOps Continuous Delivery Specialist.
Dwarf War was Mark's idea and is based in the world of his fantasy novel: Winter the Vracken's Gate. Not wanting to do yet another computer game, he came up with the idea making a 3 dimensional boardgame. Pasting together the first prototype Mark showed it to Robert and Moondance Games was born.
Idea after idea and iteration after iteration the prototype evolved over a year to what you see today. A high quality product we could manufacture ourselves using 3D printing.
Moondance Games is currently operating out of Mark's shed and a room full of 3D printers. The ideas never stop coming.
Jump straight to our Tutorials section and dive right into a game of Dwarf War. Or download one of the full rule sets or additional documents.