Founders of Gloomhaven


90
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120
Players
1
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4
Time
Age
12
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Description

Founders of Gloomhaven is a competitive tile-placement, action-selection, city-building game in which each player controls a fantastical race working to build the city of Gloomhaven and gain influence over its residents. This is a standalone game set in the same universe as Gloomhaven. The events, however, take place hundreds of years before Gloomhaven and depict the original construction of the city.

In Founders of Gloomhaven, players use action cards to place resource buildings on the map of the city, use these resources to create more advanced resources, then deliver them to proposed building sites to earn prestige. An individual player, however, cannot do everything on their own because they can import only a small number of resource types, depending on their race. To create more advanced resources, they have to work with other players.

The game also features an auction mechanism in which players vote periodically to determine which new building proposals come out and where they are placed on the board. Players can also add the influence they've gathered to increase the strength of their vote.

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3 Things in 3 Minutes 21- Founders of Gloomhaven
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Nersi Games
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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3 Things in 3 Minutes 21- Founders of Gloomhaven

3 Things in 3 Minutes 21- Founders of Gloomhaven

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Founders of Gloomhaven Review
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Gaymer James
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December 1, 2018 2:12 PM
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Founders of Gloomhaven Review

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Founders of Gloomhaven: Not Everyone’s Thing
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Nerds on Earth
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November 28, 2018 5:29 PM
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Founders of Gloomhaven: Not Everyone’s Thing

Founders of Gloomhaven: Not Everyone’s Thing

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I would like to begin this review by stating unequivocally that I am not a City-Building-Game-Person. I know that there are many of you out there, but I, unfortunately, cannot count myself among you; it’s not particularly my thing.
I would like to begin this review by stating unequivocally that I am not a City-Building-Game-Person. I know that there are many of you out there, but I, unfortunately, cannot count myself among you; it’s not particularly my thing.
Thoughts from the Yellow Meeple:- Founders of Gloomhaven
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The Game Shelf
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November 8, 2018 7:58 PM
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Thoughts from the Yellow Meeple:- Founders of Gloomhaven

Thoughts from the Yellow Meeple:- Founders of Gloomhaven

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Gloomhaven is a board game that took the world by storm. For an indie publisher like Cephalofair Games to come out of nowhere and produce two wildly successful Kickstarters, resulting in the #1 game on BoardGameGeek, is phenomenal!

Gloomhaven is a board game that took the world by storm. For an indie publisher like Cephalofair Games to come out of nowhere and produce two wildly successful Kickstarters, resulting in the #1 game on BoardGameGeek, is phenomenal!

Take It Back To Where It All Began With FOUNDERS OF GLOOMHAVEN
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Geek & Sundry
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October 17, 2018 9:39 PM
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Take It Back To Where It All Began With FOUNDERS OF GLOOMHAVEN

Take It Back To Where It All Began With FOUNDERS OF GLOOMHAVEN

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Gloomhaven has become something of a legend in the board game community. From the price tag to the amount of time one can spend playing it, and its (currently) unassailable place at the top of the Board Game Geek’s charts, everything about the game seems larger than life.
Gloomhaven has become something of a legend in the board game community. From the price tag to the amount of time one can spend playing it, and its (currently) unassailable place at the top of the Board Game Geek’s charts, everything about the game seems larger than life.
Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight
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Ars Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight

Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight

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Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. “In the age after the Demon War, the continent enjoys a period of prosperity. Humans have made peace with the Valrath and Inox.
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. “In the age after the Demon War, the continent enjoys a period of prosperity. Humans have made peace with the Valrath and Inox.
Founders of Gloomhaven Review - with Tom Vasel
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Founders of Gloomhaven Review - with Tom Vasel

Founders of Gloomhaven Review - with Tom Vasel

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MHGG Review: Founders of Gloomhaven
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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MHGG Review: Founders of Gloomhaven

MHGG Review: Founders of Gloomhaven

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