Cardinal Quest is a fantasy-themed roguelike RPG in which you take the role of a fighter, a thief or a wizard. Choose your character and enter a dungeon that is inhabited by bandits and evil creatures. Move through the dungeon, discovering new rooms, opening treasure chests and slaying enemies. Combat is turn-based, so enemies will move and attack according to your movements. Enemies are attacked when you move towards them. You open treasure chests and collect items in the same fashion. If the item's designated slot is empty, the item will automatically be equipped. Click on the inventory button to see your equipment. Equipping better items will increase your skills, which can be viewed by clicking on the character button.