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Gloomhaven

Postby Anderas » Tuesday May 5th, 2020 2:11pm

Say, is anyone of you people in gloomhaven?

How does it play?


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Re: Gloomhaven

Postby DullandRusty » Tuesday May 5th, 2020 3:03pm

I have not but have talked at length with my wife's brother who plays it. He loves it. It's all card based for movements, attacks, etc. I could be wrong, but from what I understand each card has a value that leads to exhaustion if not playing your hand right. The story is supposed to be epic. The heroes you play reach have their own goals. Once accomplished you retire that hero roll a new one. New classes become available as you play. It's a big investment, a big amount of time, but seems like big fun. if I hadn't invested so much to make an expanded heroquest meaning homebrew cards,3D terrain lots of other minis I would have probably bought it. But since I have spent much time and $ including painting time too on hq, i focus my play on hq instead.
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Re: Gloomhaven

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Tuesday May 5th, 2020 4:21pm

No firsthand knowledge here but I came across this when I researched the game a while ago. Shut up and sit down makes really cool and hilarious reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKc5XhvkC8M

And while you are at it, you gotta check out their dune review....I was dying. :D


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Re: Gloomhaven

Postby Dezziedc » Tuesday May 5th, 2020 6:17pm

I've had a few games.

It starts off appearing very complex. However as you play, the strategy of the game becomes much clearer. And it is very much about strategy and working together with the other players. You do have cards but you have to choose the cards (based on the character you choose) you want to take with you to the dungeon - so you don't get to take all of them with you into the dungeon. And then some of those cards will work well with other players cards and with your own cards. So you have to choose them wisely and use them strategically.

To get through a dungeon isn't easy (first dungeon my mate died and I just snuck through by the skin of my teeth). And the game itself is epic - it takes forever to get through a single dungeon (we did one a night as it can take hours depending on the number of players), so you have to be committed to play. Setup takes a while so allow enough time to get organised up front.

It is fun to play, but as DullandRusty said, it's a big time commitment.

**UPDATE - just watched the Shut Up and Sit Down Review - that's exactly what it's like. Even down to the player numbers. We just had 2 players most of the time and it was manageable. When you add more it starts to get convoluted. Still fun, but you have to manage much more stuff. Outside of that, he explains the game really well. That's exactly how it's played.
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Re: Gloomhaven

Postby BigDaddio » Friday May 8th, 2020 10:24pm

I haven't played it yet, but own it. I've recently established a gaming area with a dedicated table where I can safely leave a game set-up in case I cannot devote enough time in one sitting to complete it. Gloomhaven is one of the games I'd like to try sooner rather than later. Hopefully before I receive Frosthaven at least lol.
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Re: Gloomhaven

Postby Anderas » Saturday May 9th, 2020 12:08am

ok, long set up time and long game play. Long game play is ok. Set up time, I don't like set up time :-)

I've just backed Frosthaven. So I have one year at least to set up our hobby area. It's in hibernation since corona; then my wife came and made her office inside. But corona should be over some time soon, right?


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