Gloomhaven

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Rating Summary (56 Total)

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It is as g...

by tombonator

It is as good as everyone says it is.

2/12/2019

1-4, 30m/S...

by snurp

1-4, 30m/Spieler

1/25/2019

Holy overr...

by Brent

Holy overrated, Batman. It's okay, but anyone getting into this because of its high ranking should do a lot more research before plunking down $140 for this game. Gloomhaven essentially distills Mage Knight's combat into its own europuzzly game of hand management. Somehow, even though MK is more deterministic than GH (there are no random elements or hidden information in MK), GH feels more like it's about optimization than MK. I'm into both of these titles for the solo play, and Mage Knight is far, far superior as a solo game, but playing a game is generally longer than GH. GH it gets repetitive in a hurry. Each individual session is largely like the one before it,. Sure, the monsters move and attack differently, but "solving" the puzzle doesn't feel much different from session to session. If you happen get stuck on a scenario (like, say the very first one), then it can feel like a chore. On the plus side, at least Gloomhaven not simply a game of "bad things happen, fix bad things," like Pandemic/Spirit Island/Robinson Crusoe, etc. The legacy aspects of the game are, of course, dumb. Narrative arc is not a strong suit of board game designers, but I don't expect much out of them anymore. The storyline here is simply a framework for the campaign, which is where the "game" is. Level up your characters and go kill some monsters, level up some more. Leveling up is the "fun" part.

1/23/2019

Really enj...

by lego pirate

Really enjoying how this is challenging right from the off. Even the starting scenario's are close in terms of being able to win. The story and character development touches are also good.

1/23/2019

First Impr...

by Chitownsox

First Impression (7.5): I am worried this game will be samey, but I really look forward to be able to upgrade my character.

1/22/2019

This reall...

by GorditaCrunch93

This really is as good as people say. I've retired my first character and it's just getting even better. Cannot help but feeling like a little kid giddy with excitement for what's to come!

1/11/2019

Dagfinn ha...

by Zenly

Dagfinn has this.

1/10/2019

Before Glo...

by Gekey

Before Gloomhaven I've never played any dungeon crawling game so this was a big gamble when I initially bought it. Luckily it's been a big hit with our current party of 4 and we have play sessions of 10+ hours to finish the campaign. Looking forward to all the unlocks and story evolution. Lot's of contents in the base game with two expansions (Forgotten Circles & Unnamed Big Expansion) underway. The only real drawback of the game is the setup time and monster AI movement / rules that are really difficult to grasp.

1/9/2019

(9/17) 9. ...

by markbesada

(9/17) 9. I can't believe how much is crammed into that, admittedly very large, box. A wonderful synergy of board game and role playing game. My #19 favorite game of all time.

12/22/2018

In Germany...

by magicjavelin

In Germany

12/22/2018