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Lockup game in progress with minions placed in Exercise yard
Contraband items that can be purchased in Lockup, including an Improvised Shovel
Earn points from goal cards in Lockup
Lockup components laid out, including cards, cubes, boards


Regular price$59.95 USD

NOTE: This item is included in the holiday sale Lockup - All-in Bundle.

Craft contraband, recruit goons, and become the most notorious inmate!
   1-5        90-90 min        14+
  • FREE GIFT: Kulbak Pack (Mini Expansion)
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Features: Worker placement, hidden bidding, resource management
  • Unique semi-hidden bidding process
  • Place your workers shrewdly to gain what you need
  • Robust solo mode against an AI opponent
Dice Tower Seal of Excellence for Lockup

Lockup is a competitive worker-allocation game for one to five players. In the game, players manage groups of minions -- gnolls, kobolds, bugbears, goblins, or insectoids -- locked up in Kulbak Prison.

Lockup components laid out, including cards, cubes, boards

For fans of:

Worker placement and clever mechanics

Each round, players try to keep their suspicion from the guards under control while allocating their crew to different locations within Kulbak. The player with the strongest crew in each location at the end of each round gains the most resources, hires the most powerful crew, and builds the most powerful items, increases their reputation. The player with the highest reputation at the end of six rounds, wins the game.

Reviews of Lockup

"It's a fantastic worker placement game and the reason for that is the level of tension and the level of interaction, I think, is really high."

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Tom Vasel

"If you are looking for a very thinky worker placement game with an offbeat subject matter... you might want to checkout Lockup."

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Richard Ham
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 8.9 x 2.8"
  • Weight: 3.88 lbs
  • Release date: 2019


  • Design: Stan Kordonskiy
  • Illustration: Lucas Ribeiro
  • Graphic Design: Luis Francisco
  • ​Development: Keith Matejka & John Brieger


  • 1 Game Board
  • 30 Crew Tokens
  • 5 Holding Cells
  • 5 Crew Boards
  • 5 Reputation Markers
  • 65 Resource Cubes
  • 22 Power Cubes
  • 12 Suspicion Cubes
  • 34 Item Cards
  • 33 Goon Cards
  • 28 Tome Cards
  • 18 Goal Cards
  • 18 Trait Cards
  • 5 Reference Cards
  • 1 Round Marker
  • 1 First Player Marker
  • 1 Guard Board
  • 22 Guard Cards
  • 8 Location Cards
  • Lockup: Breakout - Adds new ways to score points and more variety to the game.
  • Mini Expansions (1) - card packs to add variety.
  • Plastic Tiles

You can enjoy Lockup on the following digital platforms:

How to Play

1.) Roll Call

Assign your minions! Take turns strategically placing your crew's minions in locations within Kulbak prison.

Place some minions face up showing their strength, and others face down, hiding their strength from other players until it's time to reveal.

Lockup game in progress with minions placed in Exercise yard
Contraband items that can be purchased in Lockup, including an Improvised Shovel
2.) Lights Out

Under cover of night, reap your rewards and gain resources, craft valuable contraband items, and recruit powerful goons.

But be wary of attracting too much suspicion from the guards…

3.) Patrol

Guards patrol the dungeon, providing new resources to the rooms of the prison. But if too much suspicion has been raised by your activities, they’ll instigate a Raid!

Crews with the most suspicion will have their chambers searched and suffer a loss of reputation.

Lockup game board with pieces on it
Earn points from goal cards in Lockup
4.) Earn your freedom

Only the strongest will be chosen.

After 6 rounds, the crew who has gained the most reputation stars from goal cards, crafted loot, and recruited goons wins a fighting shot at freedom in the king's coliseum!

Perhaps, it will provide a chance for escape...

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