New Gloomhaven Game Announced

A new addition to the Gloomhaven series has been unveiled by Cephalofair Games. Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs is an upcoming solo play game that captures the essence of Gloomhaven's deep strategic combat in a more compact format. The gameplay is designed to be completed in under 20 minutes, featuring a series of scenarios with a limited number of enemies. Players will wield four double-sided cards that can be used twice before being permanently discarded, accompanied by a single die and a modifier table that replaces the traditional modifier deck. The engaging campaign story for Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs has been penned by Isaac Childres, while the gameplay design is credited to Joe Klipfel and Nikki Valens. The inspiration for this game stems from the success of Gloomholdin', a simplified version of Gloomhaven crafted by Klipfel.

Price Johnson, in a press release announcing the game, expressed Cephalofair's enthusiasm for the positive response received after the community release of Gloomholdin'. The game received widespread acclaim, sparked licensing inquiries, and generated significant excitement within the community. Recognizing the newfound accessibility brought forth by Joe Klipfel's design, the Cephalofair team eagerly pursued the development of Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs.

As players embark on this condensed Gloomhaven adventure, they can expect a strategic and immersive gameplay experience. The game's shortened playtime does not compromise the depth and complexity that fans have come to love. With Isaac Childres, Joe Klipfel, and Nikki Valens at the helm, Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs promises an original and captivating campaign, showcasing intriguing storytelling and challenging scenarios.

To support the production of Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs, Cephalofair Games has launched the Gloomhaven Grand Festival crowdfunding campaign on BackerKit. This campaign, which also includes the Gloomhaven RPG and the Second Edition of Gloomhaven, has already surpassed $2.8 million in funding, reflecting the fervent support of the Gloomhaven community.

As the Gloomhaven Grand Festival continues, backers have the opportunity to explore additional offerings and expand their Gloomhaven experience. The success of the campaign reinforces the enduring popularity of the franchise and fuels excitement for the forthcoming release of Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs and the other exciting projects on the horizon.

The narrative of Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs centers around the NPC character Hail, who employs a magical enchantment on her front door to dissuade potential heroes seeking aid in saving the city and to deter vengeful demons. Opening Hail's front door triggers a transformative effect, shrinking individuals down to the size of a mouse. Players assume the role of one such hero and must navigate their way into the Crooked Bone, Hail's place of research, in order to persuade her to reverse the enchantment and restore them to their normal size.

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs is an integral part of the Gloomhaven Grand Festival, a new crowdfunding campaign hosted on BackerKit. Alongside the game, the campaign also highlights the Gloomhaven RPG and the Second Edition of Gloomhaven. Remarkably, the campaign has already amassed a staggering $2.8 million in funding, demonstrating the tremendous support and enthusiasm from the Gloomhaven community.

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