Gloomhaven Review

Gloomhaven is a game with ninety different scenarios and growing. Each scenario takes approximately an hour to complete. It is made with perfection and greatness. Every experience gives you a chance to enjoy a unique story. However, you don’t get a chance to create an avatar for a character of completely your choice. Gloomhaven has partially pre-defined characters.

The fun part about Gloomhaven is that you always get a chance to unlock mysterious stuff. Its map allows you to mark all the unlocked scenarios. The most important part of the game is the choices you make and if errors are made, you can only hope to get a chance to correct them.



Creating a character is the step you begin with. You are given a character sheet and a board that helps you. Gloomhaven already provides you with a pre-planned backstory for your character. All this information is mentioned on personal quest cards, which help the player know the long-term goal designed for their character. If you successfully accomplish the desired goal, you are given a chance to unlock another class. You can try this class when your character retires. This is not a short game. It is a game where your characters will get old and then retire.

There are 2 new ability cards to which you can get access once you level up. After you get the access to both ability cards, you are supposed to choose one from it. That one card will let you know and focus on the role of your character.

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There is a full hand of cards given to each player, which can perform various actions. The two most important actions are top action and bottom action. Each player can perform each action once. Top actions are bigger attacks and bottom actions are smaller attacks.

A player should know when to use a card because once they use a card that helps perform powerful actions, it will get lost shortly after its work is done. Hence, it’s really important to know when to lose a card.

Product Specifications

  • Dungeons
  • Eighteen punchboards
  • Tokens
  • A wide number of cards
  • Dozens of decks
  • 17 miniatures
  • Various sealed boxes
  • Wooden pieces
  • Envelopes are present
  • Guidance books

Customer Reviews and Conclusion

Gloomhaven is a game that brings the legacy concept together and gives a thrilling experience. However, there are a few things that could have been better. The characters in this game are not completely in your control as their goal and role are partially pre-designed. Though rule books are present, it takes too long to find and setup. There are a huge number of scenarios present, but a lot of them felt the same.

However, gamers believe this game has more hits as compared to misses. Overall, it’s an impressive game and has become a favorite of many people. It gives you so much to explore and is a masterpiece.