showcase backdrop

Goblin Slayer

This much updated 3rd edition introduces Mirelle the sorceress!

Wielder of Thornspike...

Wielder of Death's Whisper...

Who will attempt this most dangerous task?


Goblin Slayer is a casual turn-based fantasy game of tactical combat underground.


Conflict is asymmetrical: one character vs. many opponents.


Player one controls the evil denizens of the Cave of Woe: an innumerable horde of monsters that guard a fabulous treasure.

Player two controls Stormbeard, a lone dwarf hero who must search the cave, find the legendary Hero Stones, obtain the treasure and escape.


This 3rd edition of Goblin Slayer introduces an alternate hero character to play: Mirelle, a crafty sorceress of notorious reputation who possesses a rare tome of 10 diabolical spells. With it, particularly when empowered by Hero Stones, Mirelle becomes a formidable (yet very challenging) magic-wielding character.


Goblin Slayer features character art by veteran fantasy game artist Denis Loubet (Metagaming, Origin Systems, Hero Games, Looking Glass Studios, Steve Jackson Games) who created the illustrations of Stormbeard, Mirelle, Hrotgar the troll, and the goblins, as well as visualizing the spell effects of Mirelle's sorcery.

Goblin Slayer also features highly detailed gameboard tile art by Orlando Ramirez, who created the box cover art as well.

Speaking of the board tiles, Goblin Slayer presents a unique geomorphic game board that generates a new and perfectly aligned cave complex every time the game is played. Note that the logo-free tiles can also be used with your favorite rpg.

Also note that this deluxe 3rd edition of Goblin Slayer features cool UV coated, satin finish cards, mats and (pre-cut) hexagonal map tiles, laser cut thick stock character and monster figures, and many other additions and improvements.


Goblin Slayer was created by Rich Carlson (Ion Storm, Looking Glass Studios) and Iikka Keränen (Looking Glass Studios, Valve Software), makers of Eat Electric Death! and the Infinite Space series of roguelike computer games. Other recent collaborations include the VR game, Protagon, and the card games, Infinite Space Battle Poker and Pairs: Infinite Space.

As mentioned, for this 3rd edition of Goblin Slayer, the character and spell illustrations are by Denis Loubet. The game board tiles were conceived by Iikka Keränen and illustrated by Orlando Ramirez. Presentation and layout was done by Rich Carlson.

Special thanks to Greg Costikyan, James Ernest, James Hartman and Andrew Tullsen.

UPDATE (December 2019)

The Goblin Slayer update...

  1. Clarifies fireball and lightning spell effects on Mirelle's character card.
  2. Removes an obsolete setup rule (left over from a previous edition).
  3. Tweaks the character standees (cut and colors).
  4. Replaces the thick laser cut standee stock with laser cut card stock, to help lower the price.

Special thanks to SIX - About Seattle Indies Expo - for additional and welcome scrutiny.


Goblin Slayer was originally released as a print and play game in 2008. You can follow its history on the Goblin Slayer Boardgamegeek page.


All Goblin Slayer design content rights are reserved by Rich Carlson and Iikka Keränen. Character art and spell art rights are reserved by Denis Loubet. Tile and cover art rights are reserved by Orlando Ramirez.




Component Quantity Photo
{{}} {{item.quantity}} component component


Average Rating 3 reviews
Publish Date December 19, 2011
Edition 3rd
Department Board Games
Genre Fantasy
Theme Monsters
Setting Medieval
Audience War Gamer
Primary Mechanic Strategy
If You Like Dungeons & Dragons
More Info Goblin Slayer web site

Why buy this?

  • Two different heroes requiring completely different tactics.
  • Art by veteran fantasy game artist Denis Loubet.
  • Logo-free map tiles you can use with other games.


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


See It In Action

image slot

Ratings and Reviews

Be the first to review this!
Posted {{|timeago}}
Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


Please Sign In to leave a review
Open Chat