Deathmatch: The Mines of Taas Dungeon Adventure Pack™

Play as the Dungeon Master Against up to 3 Adventurers!

The Story

From deep in the bowels of the Mines of Taas to the human kingdom of Hathaway, the Curse of the Undead is spreading across Green Valley like the vilest of plagues, wiping out all life in its path. Employing his army of shades to drain their life energy, Xeon the Undead Shadow Dragon has destroyed thousands of worlds throughout the millennia, and the world of Karth is next in his path of destruction. A chance meeting between Llythwain, autistic son of an elf Ranger and Killian, an undead shade has altered the familiar pattern of events, sowing the seeds of a monumental clash between the living and the dead, between good and evil, between the Allegiance and the Shard and Xeon's ferocious undead army. "The Undead Curse threatens Green Valley! The human necromancers are to blame!" With the utterance of those words by the Elven Lords, the Allegiance pact between humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, and barbarians weakens, just as that of the Shard races grows in strength. By uniting the ogres, goblins, spiders, orcs, kobolds and hill giants under one banner, Xeon has awakened ancient hatred between the two mighty factions and the Shard is ready for war. A group of heroes, a human, gnome, and two dwarves led by an elf mage must gather the strength and courage to unlock the secret of the Undead Curse, but their time is running out.

The Game

Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™ The Mines of Taas Dungeon Adventure Pack is a fantasy deck-building card game based on the Heroes of Karth™ book series. It is part of the Deathmatch game played in "Adventure Mode" where you and your opponent join either the Allegiance (Elf) faction as an Adventurer or the Shard (Goblin) faction as the Dungeon Master. Choose 2 hero cards to lead your unit cards! Arm yourself with spell and treasure cards!! Then hire and position your cards into the dungeon and experience a dungeon crawler, with victory coming to the first to collect 40 unspent gold or 25 kill points!

Players try and outwit their opponent’s strategy in a tabletop game where the cards are the game pieces and players use gold to spawn additional cards into the dungeon. Balance between using gold to hire units, mercenaries and heroes and saving your gold for the win condition. Utilize a wide range of strategies including ranged or melee classes, spells, pets, magic items, traps, poison, stealth units, healers, totems, and the undead curse. With over 200 cards rendered with stunningly beautiful original artwork, the deck-building choices are unlimited. Play a deathmatch where the careful management of resources and placement of your cards can make the difference between winning and losing!

Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch The Mines of Taas Dungeon Adventure Pack™ is a complete game containing two full decks with accessories:

  • 1 Mines of Taas Dungeon Adventure Pack™ Retail Box
  • 2 Fancy Cloth Medium Bags
  • 1 Warrior Deck
  • 1 Necromancer Deck
  • 1 set of Dungeon terrain cards (replaces the warrior and necromancer terrain cards)
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 14 red dice
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 pad of paper

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Game Play

Play Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™ in six easy steps:

Step 1: Choose your side - Allegiance or Shard?

This game comes with the Warrior (Allegiance) and Necromancer (Shard) Decks and the Shard is the Dungeon Master and gets to build the dungeon. Any Deathmatch deck can be used to play in adventure mode though and it is generally more fun to use different decks when playing with 3 or 4 players!


Step 2: Set-up the Game

Sort the deck into Barracks, Spellbook, Treasury and Token piles. Then get your starting cards and gold. The Adventurers get 5 gold and draw 5 cards each. Tokens do not count as part of the card draw nor do terrain cards. The Dungeon Master (DM) gets 5 cards and 5 gold per Adventurer. If there are 3 opponents then the DM starting gold and card amount would be 15 gold and 15 cards.


Step 3: Determine who is the Adventurer and who is the Dungeon Master

The Dungeon Master creates the dungeon using Terrain cards and then the Adventurer can change 3 terrain tiles. The Dungeon Master can then change one tile back.


Step 4: Starting a Turn

Players alternate turns with the DM going first. To start the turn players draw 1 card and get 1 gold. Then they assess the cards in their hand, manage their resources and hire units into the Dungeon.


Step 5: Managing Cards Already in the Dungeon

With cards in the Dungeon each one can have a turn. But before managing the cards, a new turn means a new card draw and new gold which can be used to add more cards in play. Cards already in the dungeon also add to the Spiritual Energy (mana) global total.


Step 6: Winning the Game

The dungeon excursion rages on with each player carefully managing their resources and their units' turns until 1 player earns victory by being the first to accumulate either 40 unspent gold or 25 Kill Points!


In multi-player mode the gold win condition is higher depending on the number of players. Check out more info on the rules and all our products at

Gameplay Video

The gameplay walk-throughs provide a good sense of how to play but do not fully reflect the rules in its entirety. For gameplay specifics, refer to the rulebook.

Starter Decks & Booster Packs

Coming soon to TGC, there will be 12 Starter Decks available individually along with themed booster packs (non-randomized) for easy and low cost deck tweaking.

Save Money With Our FREE App

You can use our free app instead of gold coins and blue and black dice! Our app is currently available for both Android and iOS. For those that prefer the feel of gold coins running through your grasp, a gold and dice pack is available.

Other Products

Buy more decks from TGC and try strategies to win against the Dungeon Master with up to 3 Adventurer players. Add our terrain cards to your collection and play our regular 1v1, 2v2 Co-op or 3 and 4 player free-for-all matches!


Don't just take our word for it - discover for yourself the magic in our card game!! Download the FREE PDF Trial Version of our Elf Moonguard and Goblin Hunter Decks (two complete decks). Print the cards, cut them out, add them into card sleeves and start playing a 1v1 match now!


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Heroes of Karth: Deathmatch™


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Cool Factors

  • This expedition can be played with any Deathmatch decks!
  • Rich lore based off of the Heroes of Karth book series.
  • Balanced deck-building system (decks are equal strength).


DesignerHeroes of Karth Inc.
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateJune 29, 2017
DepartmentBoard Games
AudienceHardcore Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
If You LikeMagic: The Gathering
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