"Every individual element of Imbroglio’s design coalesces into an elegantly complex whole. Nothing is out of place. It’s the kind of game that I just want to think and talk about all the time." - Pocket Tactics review

Finalist for Excellence in Design, Independent Games Festival 2017.
Named best game of 2016 by iPhone GameCast.
Named one of the ten best British games of 2016 by Kotaku UK.
Honorable Mention for Best Mobile Game in Game Developers Choice awards 2017.

Survive in an ever-shifting labyrinth filled with vicious monsters and valuable gemstones. Choose your hero, arm them with magical weapons, spend runes to invoke special powers, and fight for a high score in this deck-building tactics game where the deck is the dungeon.

At least four enigmatic enemies to battle.
Eight different heroes to play as.
Thirty-two weapons to level up.

What's New

Version 1.07

- Imbroglio: Phlogiston, a new expansion set is available as an in-app purchase. 2 new heroes, 16 new weapon cards.
- Vampiric Spear: moved II to 0 and I to II.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Difficulty retrieving saved info


Having trouble getting unlocked characters back, needed to delete for occasional food/water. Looks like you need to play a daily to get characters in mid row back.

I've probably spent a month playing the game, that is, a month plus of my life. Imbroglio had a tremendous amount of depth, but when Cinco Paus came out, I thought "ha! this is a great step up!" and left Imbroglio behind, grateful for hours of perfect gameplay.

What a pleasant surprise to come back to a game update that makes everything new again. I can't begin to tell you the joy of spawning four ghosts at a time, of dealing that crucial extra point of damage with an undeveloped weapon, of leveling up another tile remotely. Sometimes new artwork stinks and looks out of place. Not here. I love the medieval look; Cinco Paus's art is a great foil.

I was laughing out loud at the futility of spawning four ghosts at a time, but you should try it. Collecting four stars before dying in that mode yields all the fun of a full game. The entire game is balanced as can be for an astronomical array of board options. I love playing as the gnome - even the drawback can help at times - and most old characters are worth revisiting for some serious tinkering.

Thank you for the hard work and brilliant execution. All your games are fantastic.

Great, unique game!


Imbroglio and 868-HACK are two of my favorite games (if not THE favorites!). There's nothing like it, and it's very hard to explain the game in a review. Definitely check out some videos, if you're curious.

One issue: On my older (and compatible!) iPad 2 running 9.3.5, none of the global player boards will never populate for me to use. They worked before, but the last update seems to have stopped them. I hope this can be fixed!

Otherwise, Imbroglio is just fantastic. If only all games on here were this innovative and fun.

Pretty Perfect (when you lose it will be entirely your fault)


One of the truly rate games where skillful play is more important than luck or IAPs (of which there are none except for the expansion pack). A massive variety of weapons, adventurers, and monsters; All balanced to perfection. At first, you won't know why you are dying so fast, but keep playing and the light will come on.

And... iPhone X native screen support!


Michael Brough
60.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2016 Michael Brough
In-App Purchases
  1. Imbroglio: Ossuary $1.99
  2. Imbroglio: Phlogiston $2.99


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