Dungeon Heroes is a tile-placement dungeon crawl. One player controls an adventure party of four heroes: a warrior, a wizard, a cleric and a rogue. The other player is the dungeon lord. He creates the dungeon and controls the monsters within. His goal is to construct a layout by placing tiles turn by turn that the heroes cannot survive. After the ninth turn the monsters within the dungeon enrage and begin to hunt down the heroes at the command of the dungeon lord. The heroes must unravel the dungeon lord's scheme by disarming traps, killing monsters and using powerful magic to reveal hidden areas. Their goal is to locate 3 treasures to win the game.