Gloomhaven Adventures Get TINY With New Game, Buttons & Bugs

July 6, 2023 by brennon

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Cephalofair Games are continuing their Gloomhaven Grand Festival with the announcement of a brand new board game set in the Gloomhaven world. Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs is a new solo board game experience which distils the awesomeness of those big boxed adventure games into a quick experience that can be finished in twenty minutes.

Gloomhaven Buttons & Bugs - Cephalofair Games

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs // Cephalofair Games

Buttons & Bugs take the Gloomhaven game and shrank it down so that it can be played on a coffee table or even an aeroplane tray table! Considering the vast size of the regular Gloomhaven games, this could be a fun option for those that want the Gloomhaven experience on the go.

Gloomhaven Buttons & Bugs - Components - Cephalofair Games

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs - Components // Cephalofair Games

The game comes with six bite-sized Gloomhaven hero miniatures as well as a set of cards which are used to represent the dungeons you adventuring through and the abilities that you'll be using to best your enemies. Monsters in the game, which can take the form of little bugs and all sorts of prickly sprites are represented by cubes and the core Gloomhaven gameplay loop remains. You'll sort out initiative and then use a pair of ability cards to do the top and bottom actions.

"Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs is set after the events of Gloomhaven and Forgotten Circles. The Aesther recluse Hail has earned a reputation for being highly instrumental in saving the city from recurring disasters, and she absolutely hates it. Wannabe heroes are constantly barging in on her studies at the Crooked Bone, looking for help on becoming famous themselves. Not to mention all the demons that come by looking for vengeance. She briefly considered moving, but as that would require effort, she instead just placed an enchantment on her front door: anyone who attempts to open it becomes miniaturized and therefore no longer a problem."

You'll use the front and back of your ability cards, rushing through the dungeons before time runs out or you die. As you complete dungeons and dive deeper into the story you'll gain experience and progress through a series of upgrades that will make you better equipped for tackling more fearsome foes.

Gloomhaven Buttons & Bugs - Cards - Cephalofair Games

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs - Cards // Cephalofair Games

I really like the sound of Buttons & Bugs and it's neat to see that the designer of community favourite, Gloomholdin' is on the team and has worked with Childres to bring this game to life. Nikki Valens has also joined the team and they have both worked together on the project alongside art director, BJ Henley and illustrator Mofei Wang.

Being able to play out a fun Gloomhaven adventure in a fraction of the time and without having to take over multiple portions of your gaming room sounds like a great idea. Buttons & Bugs is available through the Gloomhaven Grand Festival over on BackerKit.

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs - Official Announcement Trailer

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs - Launch Day Designer Roundtable

Does this sound like it would be right up your alley? Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bug is just $15 which seems a steal for the amount of content they have jammed into the box.

Will you be checking this out?

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