Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game board game
Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game board game

Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game

The land of Kilforth is a perilous domain filled with nefarious monsters, mysterious Strangers and treacherous Locations, and dominated at its centre by The Sprawl, a huge city where intrepid Heroes begin their journey to fame and fortune. Throughout the land various factions vie for power over each other, such as the supposedly noble Order of the Rose or the terrifying Doom Guard. And presiding over the world outside Kilforth is the ever-present Overlord, Masklaw. Over the coming month, a deadly Gloom will descend upon Kilforth,which the Heroes must Battle through to prove their worth, defeat an Ancient evil, and save the land from darkness.

Gloom of Kilforth is a card game of high fantasy with a Gothic edge, playable in 1-3 hours, where 1-4 players, working individually or together, must take their humble adventurers on a journey through a dark world of magic and peril. They will visit strange places, stranger people and overcome powerful enemies in their mission to discover mysterious artefacts and mystical Spells. Players follow their Hero’s tale from modest beginnings through an epic story to an exciting climactic battle for the fate of the world. Gloom of Kilforth takes about 45 minutes per player to play.


Gloom of Kilforth was awarded one of the Top Ten Games of 2017 by Tabletop Gaming Magazine.

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  • Talisman with better art
  • Co-op / Solo
  • After one play, this seems like a step back from even the basic Talisman-type adventure games of yesteryear (to say nothing of the massive improvement in recent adventure games). At heart it's a scavenger hunt, where the cards you need to spawn may or not not be drawn off of a random deck--and then you try and dice to get it. Add to that an obtuse map and a death-spiral action point system, and I fail to see the appeal (past the admittedly very nice art, but even that is undercut by the graphic design).
  • Best: 1 Time: 60-180 Min Weight: 3.11
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Hello all!

1) I found the site via mention by one of Alex of's recent videos. I'm kind of surprised, given the quality and purpose of the site, that I hadn't discovered it before. Glad to have found it though.

2) I've been in the hobby in one way or the other for close to forty years or so? I've been a fan of games of all kinds for as long as I can remember. I'm happy to see the emergence of niche games coming to the fore during the last ten years or so.

3) Three games? #Too Many Bones, #Star Wars Imperial Assault, and #Arkham Horror: The Card Game have secured top spots, but I also am looking forward to checking out #The 7th Continent, #Aeon's End, and #Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game.

Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself to the community, and I look forward to participating more here in the future.


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