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Gloomholdin’ (PnP)


Gloomholdin’ is an 18-card, no-table-needed version of Gloomhaven.

It can be played completely in your hand, but I provide a way to play it on-table as well.


Gloomholdin’ has its own plotline, so you won’t be spoiled on any of Gloomhaven’s campaign details.

You’ll see the names and art for a number of monsters and items from Gloomhaven, but that’s about it.

I want to say a huge thank you to Cephalofair Games for giving their blessing to post Gloomholdin’ for free download, and for granting permission to use original Gloomhaven art, characters, lore, etc.

Please be respectful of Cephalofair Games’ generosity and only use Gloomholdin’ as a free print and play game for personal use.

Gloomholdin’ assets are derivatives of Gloomhaven from Cephalofair Games (, used under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (

Non-Gloomhaven icons are from, from creators Lorc, Delapouite, sbed, Lucas and Skoll under CC BY 3.0 (

—from the designer (modified slightly)


Gloomholdin’ is a solo game of battling monsters, leveling up your character, buying and selling items, and completing scenarios.

The game is meant to be played as a campaign, where you use the accompanying Scenario Book, playing through a series of adventures, unlocking new content for the game as you progress.


How to Play Gloomholdin’: Gloomhaven in 18 cards

Gloomholdin’ – Setup (Created by the designer)


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

Gloomholdin’ Rulebook

This is the rulebook for Gloomholdin’.

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Gloomholdin’ Base Game

These are the map cards for Gloomholdin’.

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Gloomholdin’ Scenario Book

This is the scenario book for Gloomholdin’.

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