"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 1.06

- Updated for iOS 11. Sorry this took a bit longer than usual - the update hit while I was moving house and I didn't have an internet connection (or water or electricity) for a while!
- Bonesnare: effect triggers after gaining runes as well as spending.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Smoothest, most enjoyable keeper for Apple games


I would still be willing to pay an in-app fee to save reloadable progress on a non-leaderboard save every 50 or 100 stars. Thank you for being kind enough to respond, but some characters can't use an amulet, and it would be really nice to start from an advanced position where the game's pace is wild and hectic and the character is established. It would also let us explore what-if options: what if we had powered up this or that tile, or that unfortunate positioning of a monster hadn't happened?

Please do buy this game. The developer is brilliant AND as creative and thoughtful about his games.

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.

Good game once you get to know it


It may be confusing at first but once you get enough plays in you'll learn how to play. It's a really well-made game & unlike any other iOS game I've ever played, also since it's single-player you can pick up where you left off after you lock your device



Michael Brough
60.7 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


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