Saturday Morning Gaming: Gloomhaven (Steam Edition)

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  1. Fish
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    Jaybird is being very kind here. The reason we stopped playing is because the board game is an absolute CHORE to set up and after a handful of sessions I couldn’t stand setting up/tearing down. It really wrecked my enjoyment of the game–and it is a very, very, very, very good game.

    But I 100% agree here–the computer implementation is exactly the board game. I watched a couple of “Let’s Play” videos on the youtubes before buying (I happily paid full price) and the multiplayer looks like a lot of fun as well. And I was the “table talk” enforcer when we played and Jaybird is right–the inevitable self-tabletalk when controlling all four characters yourself in no way breaks the game. In fact, the AI is smart enough that table talk is a damn requirement to have any success at all (I tilted at the “Normal” windmill for nine hours before finally giving up and switching to “Easy”).

    Overall, the game is a blast and I’d like to experiment with playing online eventually.Report

  2. James K
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    I played through Gloomhaven with my D&D group a few years back. I actually tried to re-run it solo during last years’ lockdown, I didn’t get far because managing all the but by yourself is just too much work.

    Needless to say, I picked the electronic version up as soon as it left Early Access.Report

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