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Cephalofair Games  |  SKU: CPH1001

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs (Retail Edition)

$21.95 CAD
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Designer Joe Klipfel
Nikki Valens
Publisher Cephalofair Games
Players 1
Playtime 20-30 mins
Suggested Age 14 and up

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs is a solo play game, with an original campaign story written by Isaac Childres, that features a playstyle similar to Gloomhaven in a fraction of the size.

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 in 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 is no longer a problem.

Your character is one such wannabe hero. In an ill-advised attempt at fame, they try to visit Hail, and poof. Now they're the size of a mouse and have entered an entirely different realm of lawlessness and self-preservation. They must find a new way into the Crooked Bone to convince Hail to return them to their previous size.

Each scenario is a single card, pitting one mercenary against a handful of enemies with simplified actions and AI. Each mercenary has a hand of just four double-sided cards, but they can be used twice — both the front and the back — before they are discarded. Attacks are resolved using a die in conjunction with a modifier table, and both the table and the mercenary ability cards can be improved as you level up throughout the campaign.

—description from the publisher

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Marc B.
If you like the original, try Buttons and Bugs!

Surprising how much of the original feeling they can pack into this small box. However the original Gloomhaven was only mediocre for me. I found it boring, repetitive and too fiddly for me. Unfortunately, after 5 scenarios of BnB, it’s more of the same in a smaller box. If you love the original Gloomhaven though, you’ll probably love this one too.

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Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs (Retail Edition)

Jean Brodeur
Tiny, but mighty

All the pleasure of the big brother in a tiny box. The setup is quick, the characters double sided cards is clever. You can carry it anywhere. It’s Gloomhaven on the go.

Great little version of gloomhaven!

I love Gloomhaven, but can't get a group together and solo it's too fiddly to be worth getting out. This version is set up played 1 round and back in box in less than an hour. It scratches that itch just right too.

Richard C.
De la poudre au yeux

Je me suis fait avoir par le hype. Pas certain que c'est mon type de jeux.
Ce que je peu en dire pour l’instant repose plus sur les composantes que l mécanique.
Le point faible des composante sont les cartes. Je comprend que le jeux est pas couteux mais quand meme, les cartes aurai mérite un grade supérieur. Elle sont courber et les jetons sont telement leger que ca cause probleme.

Sinon pour ce qui est de boardgamebliss. A1 comme d’habitude