Inside the Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated Boxes

When the new Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated sets reached stores, they came in the same boxes and the same dungeon, wilderness, and city themes as the old Dungeon Tiles Master Sets. I figured that new covers dressed the same content as the Master sets. I supposed wrong.

In Dungeons & Dragons, things reincarnate into something different and sometimes better, depending on the die roll. According to old legend, some characters killed themselves over and over until the party wizard successfully reincarnated them as something better than, say, a miserable human.

The tiles returned differently too. On a scale from lowly kobold to powerful ogre mage, how do the new tiles rate?

Like prior tile sets, these sets picture underground, outdoor, and urban terrain on the same sort of thick cardboard as a game board. This tiles punch out of their sheets into pieces that you can arrange into battlegrounds with a 1-inch grid.

The reincarnated collections include 16 tiles, up from 10 in the old boxed sets. They mix tiles from the master sets with tiles from the original sets, including those that followed the master sets.

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated – Dungeon

The dungeon collection includes the only new tile in any of the 3 boxes. While the Master Dungeon box focused on classic halls and rooms, the new assortment adds caves and rounded tower walls. This variety means the set pairs with the dungeon-themed Master box without fewer duplicates.

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated Dungeon 1A
Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated Dungeon 1B
DT7 Fane of Forgotten Gods 3A
DT7 Fane of Forgotten Gods 3B
DU4 Arcane Towers 1A
DU4 Arcane Towers 1B
DU4 Arcane Towers 2A
DU4 Arcane Towers 2B
DU4 Arcane Towers 3A
DU4 Arcane Towers 3B
DU4 Arcane Towers 4A
DU4 Arcane Towers 4B
DU1 Halls of the Giant Kings 4A
DU1 Halls of the Giant Kings 4B
DN4 Cathedral of Chaos 4A
DN4 Cathedral of Chaos 4B
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 1A
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 1B
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 5A
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 5B
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 6A
DT5 Lost Caverns of the Underdark 6B
DU3 Caves of Carnage 4A
DU3 Caves of Carnage 4B
DN5 Urban Underdark 1A
DN5 Urban Underdark 1B
DN5 Urban Underdark 3A
DN5 Urban Underdark 3B
DN5 Urban Underdark 5A
DN5 Urban Underdark 5B
DN5 Urban Underdark 6A
DN5 Urban Underdark 6B

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated – Wilderness

The reincarnated Wilderness set expands on the Master set by adding battlefield, swamp, and desert tiles into the old mix of forest and plains. 12 of the set’s 16 tiles never appeared in the Master set.

DN7 Ruins of War 1A
DN7 Ruins of War 1B
DN7 Ruins of War 4A
DN7 Ruins of War 4B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 1A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 1B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 3A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 3B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 4A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 4B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 8A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 8B
DU5 Sinister Woods 1A
DU5 Sinister Woods 1B
DU5 Sinister Woods 6A
DU5 Sinister Woods 6B
DU7 Desert of Athas 1A
DU7 Desert of Athas 1B
DU7 Desert of Athas 2B
DU7 Desert of Athas 2B
DU7 Desert of Athas 3A
DU7 Desert of Athas 3B
DU7 Desert of Athas 4A
DU7 Desert of Athas 4B

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated – City

Wizards of the Coast published only one original collection of city tiles—far fewer than any other theme. So most of this collection duplicates tiles from the City Master set. This box even includes 2 pairs of duplicate tiles. To fill the collection, the set reprints 3 tiles from the Harrowing Halls assortment of building interiors.

Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 1A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 1B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 2A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 2B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 3A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 3B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 5A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 5B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 6A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 6B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 7A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 7B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 8A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 8B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 9A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 9B
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 10A
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - Dungeon 10B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 2A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 2B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 3A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 3B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 4A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 4B
DU2 Streets of Shadow 5A
DU2 Streets of Shadow 5B
DU6 Harrowing Halls-1A
DU6 Harrowing Halls-1B
DU6 Harrowing Halls-2A
DU6 Harrowing Halls-2B
DU6 Harrowing Halls-3A
DU6 Harrowing Halls-3B

In short, I rate the reincarnated sets as a solid dwarf. If you already have the Master sets, the Wilderness and Dungeon boxes will enhance your collection. If you have most of the original sets, this new collection adds nothing new.

Related: A complete list and gallery of Dungeon Tiles sets
Complete guide to using Dungeon Tiles

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5 Responses to Inside the Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated Boxes

  1. MNBlockhead says:

    I’ve been waiting for your review. Now I just need you to update your dungeon-tile sorting and filing marks to include these new sets.

  2. simontmn says:

    I see they haven’t even used the jigsaw locking design they used for one of their minis combat games. I have to say I’ve wasted a lot of money on these tiles over the years, for very little use. They only really work with 4e D&D pre-built encounters.

    • JeffN says:

      I used them quite often. If i deal with a random encounter i usually draw on my wet/erase map but if its an encounter that i planned i use those tiles. I have about every set and while some dont get much use other i use enough that i had to buy a second set.

      Nice review DMDavid, i wasnt sure if i needed those or not, i guess i dont for now.

  3. Naahz says:

    a big disappointment for me was what content they would put on the backside. You are unlikely to need a grassy riverbank and a desert at the same time, so I thought all the reverse of the grassy riverbank should be desert. In some cases this was the case but in others not. Also, the castle has 3 out of 4 sections needed for a full tower, why not all four? I am ok with no locking system, but ould have preferred more thought into how they line up generically. The cave tunnels for example are impossible to have a series of nice tunnels and rooms because there just aren’t enough 90 concave corners to smooth it out.

    Thanks for showing the pics, this would have been a boon to me, and will be to others considering the purchase.

  4. Visitor says:

    The city set DOES NOT come with 3 sheets from the Harrowing Halls. The last three sheets are actually from the Castle Grimstead set and look different from the images that you posted. IMHO, you should correct this.

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