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Clank! (Solo Variant)


Note: The official solo version of Clank! uses a mobile app. The rules detailed below have been created by fans of the game. It uses 9 extra cards instead of the mobile app.

Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank!

Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage.

You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!

Clank! is a deck-building game. Each player has their own deck, and building yours up is part of playing the game.

You start each of your turns with five cards in your hand, and you’ll play them all in any order you choose.

Most cards will generate resources, of which there are three different kinds:

  • Skill, which is used to acquire new cards for your deck.
  • Swords, which are used to fight the monsters that infest the dungeon.
  • Boots, which are used to move around the board.

Every time you acquire a new card, you put it face up in your discard pile.

Whenever you need to draw a card and find your deck empty, you shuffle your discard pile and turn it face down to form a new deck.

With each shuffle, your newest cards become part of a bigger and better deck!

Each player starts with the same cards in their deck, but they’ll acquire different cards during their turns.

Because cards can do many different things, each player’s deck (and strategy) will become more and more different as the game unfolds.

During the game, you have two goals:

  • Retrieve an Artifact token and escape the dragon by returning to the place you started, outside of the dungeon.
  • Accumulate enough points with your Artifact and other loot to beat out your opponents and earn the title of Greatest Thief in the Realm!

Fan Created Solo Rules (using an Automa)

Created by Lines J. Hutter

Download 9 extra cards and rules using this link. You will need WinRAR to view the files.

The game is setup for 2 players.

Instead of using standard cards for the second player, the cards are dealt in two halves from the AI deck (the extra 9 cards)

One area shows the actions the second player will take on its turn. The second area is used for the card number and decision icon.

When the 10th damage icon is placed on the second player, the player has left the dungeon. They do not need the artifact to exit.

Scoring is the same as a human player.

You can also use the cards to play against two other players. The rules are included in the PDF files in the link above.

Thomas Sidener Solo Version

This solo version uses modified rules but doesn’t require extra cards.

In his explanation below, he explains how to set up the board, and how to play the game solo.

In this version, you remove the Mastery tokens and add a pawn as a Nemesis token. The market is also reduced by one card.

You lose if the Nemesis enters the skull space or if you run out of health.

Thomas’s video includes variations to make the game easier or harder.

Clank! Review – with Tom Vasel


A selection of files from BoardGameGeek. Links will open in a new window or tab.

Clank! Automa solo rules (vs. 1 or 2 AI)

These solo rules allow you to play against 1 or 2 AI

Supports these expansions:

– Sunken Treasures
– The Mummy’s Curse
– Gold and Silk
– Temple of the Ape Lords

Note: You will need WinRAR to uncompress these files. Contains 9 new cards and a set of rule.

>> Click to download RAR <<

Official Clank! Rulebook

This is the most current and updated version of the Clank! rulebook!

>> Click to download PDF <<

Variant cards

A set of cards which present different modifiers/variants to the game. The idea is to select or draw one of these cards at the start of the game and follow the modification as stated on the card. The cards are split between variants that make the game riskier and the ones that make it arguably easier.

>> Click to download ZIP <<