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Gloomhaven (Solo Option)


Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives.

Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world.

Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins.

In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions.

After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book.

Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand.

The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round.

Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa.

Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

Gloomhaven “D&D: In a Box” Full Overview

Gloomhaven – How to Play


A selection of files from BoardGameGeek. Links will open in a new window or tab.

Rules Summary

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First Game Setup Guide

A short guide of how to actually set up and play your very first game of Gloomhaven for anyone who’s afraid of missing any crucial steps during the setup process.

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Gloomhaven: Final Rules – Low Resolution

2 parts are included in the link

For a single, higher resolution version, download here:

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Gloomhaven Official FAQ PDF (Non-Spoilers)

The Gloomhaven Official FAQ (Non-Spoiler), by Isaac Childres, compiled into a searchable PDF with a Table of Contents.

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Gloomhaven Map

Version 2 of the map with the shorter Prosperity track. This is the map that is included in the 2nd printing of the game and every printing since.

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Gloomhaven – Condensed Rules Reference

Gloomhaven Condensed Rules Reference – v1.0

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