Gloomhaven board game
Gloomhaven board game

Gloomhaven

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Overall Rank: #2 | Trending Rank: #12
Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world.

Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

This is a legacy game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.


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  • number 1 solo game but prefer to play it with at least 2 players.
  • Great game, of course. Everything about it is great
  • Played with my friend's copy for about 30 hrs. Slow start, but really engaging. Can't wait to get my own copy!Own my own copy now with Meeple Realty Insert and Removable Sticker Pack. It's simply amazing. Currently playing 2 campaigns and can't get enough. This game is consuming my every thought like only 7th Continent has before.
  • Includes:- Forgotten Circles- Solo Scenarios- Folded Space Insert
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2 more scenarios of #Gloomhaven won the 2nd scenario pretty easily and got crushed on the 4th scenario.  Drew way to many critical misses and took forever to kill the last skelton in the middle room to have any shot. 

Did approx 20 games of #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine online at BGA with some buddies over 2.5 hrs.  Had such a fun time.  It was the first time for one of the guys so we started at the beginning.  Did 1 - 8, jumped to 23 - 26 then jumped to 48 and 49.  The only problem with this game is the fact that because games are so fast, the oh just one more hand temptation is pretty high.  Not sure when we would have stopped if we didn't stop when we did.

by playing 4 player co-op #Gloomhaven on the pc a lot lately, I fear it might influence the experience when going for the real boardgame with a different party. everything will be slower because the computer handles a big deal of the rules.

I also need to be careful not to be to alpha gamer because of learnings I picked up dealign with enemies with shield, traps, big levels that need a lot of movement etc. 

The best overall design.

#Gloomhaven

Your best memories

#Scythe

Best cover art

#Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

The best euro

#Clans of Caledonia

The best quick game (30m or less)

#Wingspan

The most fun you can have with your clothes on

#Viticulture: Essential Edition

The first game you loved 

#Splendor

The best game you can can fit in your pocket.

#The Mind

The most immersive experience

#Gloomhaven

Your most played game

#Wingspan

Your favourite components

#Tapestry

The 'to put it politely, I can't fathom how anyone can enjoy this' award

#Yahtzee

 

 

The best overall design.

#Gloomhaven

Your best memories

#Scythe

Best cover art

#Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

The best euro

#Clans of Caledonia

The best quick game (30m or less)

#Wingspan

The most fun you can have with your clothes on

#Viticulture: Essential Edition

The first game you loved 

#Splendor

The best game you can can fit in your pocket.

#The Mind

The most immersive experience

#Gloomhaven

Your most played game

#Wingspan

Your favourite components

#Tapestry

The 'to put it politely, I can't fathom how anyone can enjoy this' award

#Yahtzee

 

 

Lists are fun!  Some of these categories are a bit tricky but here's what I came up with:

The best overall design.

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Your best memories

#Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game

Best cover art

#Scythe

The best euro

#Brass: Birmingham

The best quick game (30m or less)

#Kingdomino

The most fun you can have with your clothes on

#Cockroach Poker

The first game you loved 

#Power Grid

The best game you can can fit in your pocket.

#Love Letter (2019 Edition)

The most immersive experience

#Gloomhaven

Your most played game

#Cockroach Poker

Your favourite components

#Forbidden Stars

The 'to put it politely, I can't fathom how anyone can enjoy this' award

#Risk

After teaching a friend the #Gloomhaven basics on Saturday I got the itch to play again.  So i started up a new campaign and Party using the 3 Spears and Lighting bolt characters.  The primary purpose of this campaign is to play the 3 characters I haven't seen/played yet: Lighting Bolt, Saw, and Circles.  I picked Lifetime achievement goals that will unlock the other two. 

After setting up the party and reviewing all of the cards, did the first scenario and bumped the difficulty up a lvl since I'm not playing with the starting 6 characters and I've played it a ton.  Won the scenario but it was pretty close.  I'll probably get another 1 or 2 scenarios completed this week if all goes well.