Wizard's Castle variants
Group DescriptionThis game group contains games with similar gameplay to the classic The Wizard's Castle These games are characterized by their mix of board game and roguelike features:
- Like roguelikes, they are simple single-player, turn-based RPGs, typically dungeon crawls with randomized game play. After character creation, you explore a multi-level dungeon filled with monsters, treasure and helpful items, whose locations randomly vary with each new game.
- Like board games, and unlike roguelikes, the game plays on a simple rectangular grid of fields which constitute one dungeon level. Just like a chessboard, each field is accessible from any of its neighbors, and there are no rooms or corridors.
This group should not contain board games with some role-playing elements, but without a roguelike's randomness; and it also should not contain roguelikes with well-defined dungeon levels.
Screenshot from Amulet of Yendor
Screenshot from Mission: Mainframe
Screenshot from The Wizard's Castle
Screenshot from Leygref's Castle
Screenshot from Bones: The Game of the Haunted Mansion