Gloomhaven is a dungeon-based board game that reminds one a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, with multiple scenarios and classes to play trough. As a card and tiled-based game, your characters’ actions are controlled by cards. Each player chooses two cards to play per turn.
Each card has a bottom and top half that accordingly gives you certain actions to do. This game focuses a lot on strategic tactics and well laid out plans. Gloomhavem held the title for the best boardgame on the leading website BoardGameGeek for the most of three years.
What we like
- There are several expansion packs available
- Versatile game (multiple scenarios and characters to play with)
What we don’t like
- Very expensive
- Problem with Shipping
How to play
Before you start the game you have to choose a Character Class (Brute, Cragheart, Spellweaver, Mindthief, Tinkerer, Scoundrel and the matching character. Also take the character’s character mat, deck of ability cards and then 5 character tokens.
Shuffle all the Personal Quests cards, Each player will get two but must choose only one to keep. Return the other to the deck. Trough the game you will gain experience points, you’ll use an Experience tracker to keep track of it.
You can buy useful items with your character’s starting gold. Some of the gold can be used in events so be sure not to spend it all at once
Price: $99.93 (original price $140.00)
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