Community Highlights - December 2023

December 18, 2023

Community Highlights - December 2023

The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate than sharing community spotlights and sharing updates from our partner companies.

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Richard Clinton, an avid Gloomahven fan and player, posted photos over the years of his kids in the Gloomhaven boxes. Our staff really found it cute, and we reached out to Richard for the story behind the photos.

“I did it as an unboxing joke.”, said Clinton. “The Year 1 photo is everyone's favorite, as I feel it's what everyone feels like the first time looking at most instruction manuals.”.

 “Throughout the years, I had my daughter, Roxley, and other kids involved heavily with board games. I was pretty persistent at posting photos of playing while one of the kids in my lap through the years.

I did it to try and make having a family and playing board games a positive experience.

So, every year in October, I do a photo of the kids in Gloomhaven as a reminder. While they're aren't old enough yet, I look forward to running through GH with them!”.

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Kyle from Bad Unboxing (by Pulling Power) stopped by our booth at PAX Unplugged. Check out his video about his experience at the show.

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Jaws of the Lion won an award for Best Rulebook and Best Thematic Game of 2023 for the Analisis Paralisis 2023 Awards.

Analisis Paralisis is a group from Spain that does board game reviews and tutorials. Thank you so much for the support and the awards!

You can check out their website here - www.analisisparalisis.es  

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Wedding-haven

Adam and Moira from AZ tied the knot in a Gloomhaven-filled wedding. 

The lovely couple had bespoke Gloomhaven items adorning their reception, and even had the games on display on their sweetheart table.

You may have seen them volunteering in the Cephalofair Games booth during the SDCC 2023 show. 

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Forsthaven has made it to Polygon's Best Boardgames of 2023!
Thank you for the mention, Luis Liza (Pathfinder Creative Director at PAIZO) and Connie Vogelmann ( Designer of Apiary). And to Sungwon “ProZD” Cho, for mentioning Jaws of the Lion.
Luis Liza mentions,
"I was a fan of the original Gloomhaven, with its strategic combat, interesting character classes, branching RPG narrative, and legacy campaign material. Frosthaven does it all but better. Each scenario is an exciting chance to make use of your character’s interesting abilities and work with other players to make it through by the skin of your teeth.".
You can read more about the article here.
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Forteller has been hard at work developing their newest way to access your narration! The Forteller Web App Early Access is available now on mobile and desktop devices!

If you haven't tried it yet, all you have to do is login using your existing Forteller account credentials on https://forteller.gg.

Gloomhaven, Forgotten Circles, Jaws of the Lion, and Frosthaven are available on the new web experience. The team is adding the mysterious contents of Frosthaven’s Envelope B as a free update coming soon! 

 

To learn more about future releases and timelines, join the conversation on Forteller’s Discord server: https://discord.gg/Yszd2Ttarz

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Color vs Gray

To celebrate the Gloomhaven Grand Festival, Folded Space decided to release a new insert for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, in addition to the Gloomhaven 2nd Edition insert and Map Tile Archive that they were a part of the campaign.

This was the first time Folded Space re-released one of their gray inserts in full color, although they also changed the way the insert functions. All of the trays now feature the art of the game, which makes it easy to see where all of the components go.

Unlike the original version, which uses the tuck boxes to store each character’s components, the color design features a tray to sort the character cards. Folded Space chose to continue selling both versions, though, so that the customer can decide what is more important to them, price or aesthetics, and which style of organization they prefer.

If you would like to try one of these designs for your copy of Jaws of the Lion, or any of our other inserts, use the code Gloomholiday through January 5 th to get 10% off on the Folded Space webstore, foldedspace.net!

 

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Our next highlight is on Our Family Plays Games

Hailing from Omaha, OFPG is an African American family-owned business that is on a mission to promote growth and awareness, while fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity in the modern board game hobby. In 2021, they were part of Cephalofair Games' PAX Unplugged announcement for the miniatures line. 

This year while Cephalofair was at PAX Unplugged, OFPG was in their home town of Omaha, NE at Christmas In the Village - a community event sponsored by the Empowerment Network. They had a pop-up shop offering a curated inventory of board games. 

Here's a few pictures from the event -

You can watch their highlights from the show here.

They are also currently running a giveaway!

To participate in their 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest - email fun photos of you, your family, co-workers and/or friends wearing your best Christmas sweaters, pajamas, t-shirts, etc. to contact@ourfamilyplaysgames.com . Each photo will be entered to their games giveaway drawing. Deadline to enter is December 20th, 2023. The show and drawing will air on their December 24th show. 

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Cephalofair Games' Customer Support Specialist, Aaron, and his wife Andrea got into their holiday spirit and spread some cheer in their local community grocery store by dressing up as Mr. and Mrs.Claus for their communities annual Shop with an Officer event. Children in need during the Holidays are able to buy Christmas gifts while shopping with local police officers. 

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We are nothing without our community, so we thank you for all you do.

Have a great holiday, everyone!



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