Gloomhaven fans can now experience the game’s depth and complexity in a fraction of the size with the newly released “Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs,” available for purchase for just $15.
Developed by Joe Klipfel, designer of “Gloomholdin’,” and Nikki Valens, designer of “Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition” and “Artisans of Splendent Vale,” the game offers an all-new original campaign story penned by Isaac Childres. Players can enjoy the deep, strategic combat typical of Gloomhaven, but in a compact, portable format.
“Buttons & Bugs” is a solo play game that weighs less than 1 lb, enabling a quick setup and allowing players to delve into a scenario in under 20 minutes. This scaled-down version of the popular game is ideal for those seeking a play option during a half-hour lunch break or on a plane.
Despite the reduced size, the game doesn’t skimp on the signature features that have made the Gloomhaven series popular among gamers. “The story is light, the rules are minimal, and setup and teardown is a breeze,” say the developers.
Klipfel and Valens’ collaborative efforts have been instrumental in translating the original “Gloomholdin'” into the streamlined and engaging “Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs.” The game makes a perfect addition to the Cephalofair Games line, offering fans an exciting new way to enjoy the Gloomhaven experience.
Given the affordable price point and the game’s sleek design and quick-play format, “Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs” is a fantastic option for both fans of the Gloomhaven series and newcomers alike. For those who have yet to explore the rich world of Gloomhaven or those who love the original but need a more portable option, this new game provides an excellent opportunity.