Dwarf Mine

Dwarf Mine is a game about drawing and designing a mine, uncovering treasure, and surviving the dangers of the mountain.

In Dwarf Mine, you will draw your mine on graph paper, roll dice to determine what gold, gems, or other treasure you’ve discovered, and (hopefully) defeat monsters in combat, keeping your mine alive and thriving!

By the end of the game, you’ll have created rich and unique history for your mine – no two games are the same!

You can find the Mine Sheet and Mountainscape (Free), as well as purchase links for the game below!

If you are interested in checking out the Dwarf Mine community, join r/DwarfMine!

How to Play

You can watch a play session on Youtube, outlining how to play Dwarf Mine.

Expansion News

The following expansions have been added to the 1.0 release!

  • Mountain Creation – Create a mountain with different secrets each time you play.
  • More than a Dragon – Includes 3 other level four enemies to fight.
  • Bloodlines – Your dwarf leader will give your mine unique abilities!
  • More Rooms – Get more rooms to build in your mine!
  • Barrier Mountains Expansion
  • Magestone Mountain Expansion

The following expansions are being considered.

  • Underdark
  • A Dwarf Mine Campaign Mode

If any of these expansions sound interesting to you, or you have ideas for more, let me know! I work faster when I know someone wants to play games!

Stay up to date with the development and completion of these expansions at: paperdicegames.com, or twitter: @paperdicegames.

Articles about Dwarf Mine:

Dwarf Mine for Extra Life 2022

Every year one of my college friends hosts an extra life event (you can check out last year’s here). It’s happening again this year, and I have an idea I think will drive some donations. For every picture of a Dwarf Mine posted to this reddit thread, I will donate $5 to Extra Life (Children’s…

The Underdark – Dwarf Mine Expansion Released

The third Dwarf Mine expansion is out! Dwarf Mine: Underdark is now available! Underdark Expansion at DriveThruRPG Underdark Expansion at itch.io Please note: the Underdark expansion requires the Dwarf Mine base game to play. Dwarf Mine: Underdark Overview Hidden well beneath the great mountains, there exists a gloomy and gargantuan cavern inhabited by the dark…

Magestone Mountain – Dwarf Mine Expansion Release

The second Dwarf Mine expansion is out this summer! Dwarf Mine: Magestone Mountain is now available! Magestone Mountain at DriveThruRPG Magestone Mountain at itch.io Please note: the Magestone Mountain expansion requires the Dwarf Mine base game to play. Dwarf Mine: Magestone Mountain Overview Deep below Magestone Mountain there lies a source of great power. Leylines…

Barrier Mountains – Dwarf Mine Expansion Release

I wanted to give a quick announcement – the first Dwarf Mine expansion, Dwarf Mine: Barrier Mountains, is now available! Barrier Mountains at DriveThruRPG Barrier Mountains at itch.io Please note: the Barrier Mountains expansion requires the Dwarf Mine base game to play. Dwarf Mine: Barrier Mountains Overview Barrier Mountains is the first Dwarf Mine expansion.…

Dwarf Mine – 3 New Expansions

I’m excited to announce 3 new expansions coming for Dwarf Mine!  Barrier Mountains – The site of a mysterious falling star, an ancient artifact, and strange creatures with powerful weapons. Magestone Mountain – Do dwarves and magic mix? They do, if the rocks themselves have magic! The Underdark – Can your mine survive the mountain,…

Doctors without Borders, Ukraine, and Dwarf Mine

I’m sure you’re aware of the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine currently. In an effort to support those suffering during the invasion that has been taking place, DrivethruRPG (OneBookShelf, Inc) is offering several game and resource bundles for sale. I am proud to say that Dwarf Mine is a part of Mega Bundle 1! All proceeds…

13 Dwarves and a Burglar – A Dwarf Mine Challenge

Over the holidays, I was cleaning out some old design documents, and found some of my initial design notes for Dwarf Mine. Inspired, I went back to some of my original source material, and decided that Dwarf Mine needed it’s own challenge. Allow me to introduce to you, 13 Dwarves and a Burglar – A…

A Dwarf Mine Subreddit

This will be a quick post! I created a Dwarf Mine subreddit – it can be accessed at reddit.com/r/dwarfmine. Why? I noticed I was getting questions from several areas. I had a few questions through itch.io, through DriveThruRPG, and through the comments section on this blog. There have also been small discussions on BoardGameGeek.com While…

Dwarf Mine – New Release

The new release for Dwarf Mine is here! You can find the important information on the release below. What is Included in the Dwarf Mine Update There are 2 expansions and 3 appendices included in this update for Dwarf Mine. Bloodlines Expansion The Bloodlines Expansion gives your dwarf leader a name, and a unique ability…

Dwarf Mine: Bloodlines Expansion and More

In a few weeks, I will be releasing two free expansions for Dwarf Mine – Bloodlines and More Rooms – as well as a few helpful Appendices at the end of the rules. You can read more about the expansions and other additions below. Here’s the important information for you to know. If you’ve already…