Deluxe Grimm Tales of the Wood

Solo Spotlight: Grimm Tales of the Wood

This week we shine the light on a game you've probably never heard of, the strategic and wonderfully thematic card game Grimm Tales of the Wood, which is set in a stark, authentic, Germanic version of the tales of the Brothers Grimm. It is a cooperative adventure / survival card game that's great for solo or more players comprised of ONLY cards allowing for accessibility, variable game play with fast setup and tear down. Designed to circumvent counters, dice, booklets, excess text, tracks, dead-time, and remain complex, deep and re-playable.

This game came to us off of the beaten path, and if you're looking for something fantastically unique and one-of-a-kind, this is the game. Play is fluid and fun. If you're into the Grimm stories and tales at all, the theme is absolutely spot on; wonder, dread, consequence and surrealism. The game designer claims his grandmother was classmates with Grimm's grandchildren in school and she carried the original stories through the generations; neither romanticized like the American version or darker as it's been known to be - but just right. We really hope you give this game a spin. How rare is it? As of writing this, there is only 1 rating and 3 reviews on Board Game Geek...why not add your mark as well?

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Grimm Tales of the Wood (Deluxe Edition) (Bundle)

(1 customer review)

$49.99

1 – 8 Players, Playing time 30 – 60 minutes, Ages 12 and up. This scores an 8.0 on Board Game Geek. Categories: Abstract Strategy, Exploration, Fantasy, and Horror. Game Mechanics: Action Queue, Campaign – Battle Card Driven, Card Drafting, Hand Management, Point to Point Movement, Push Your Luck, Role Playing, Storytelling, and Tile Placement.

NOTE: This card game does not have a storage box.

Components: 156 double sided cards (Matte Linen, 305 gsm, 2.5 x 3.5). This version contains the core game, the deluxe add-on (with 6 colored plastic character tokens to replace the mini cards included in the base game, 10 special cards modeled after the original iteration of the game which was burned into wooden tiles, and Hard Mode cards for Scenario #1), and the Red Riding-hood scenario.

Grimm Tales of the Wood (Core): MSRP $42.00
Grimm Tales of the Wood (Deluxe Add-On): MSRP: $13.00
Red Riding-hood (GTotW Scenario #2): $13.50

This is an extremely rare game and we really hope you give it a try. As an incentive, we’ll toss in the Red Riding-hood scenario for FREE.

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Set in a stark, authentic, Germanic version of the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Grimm Tales of the Wood is a cooperative adventure / survival card game for 1 or more players comprised of ONLY cards allowing for accessibility, variable game play with fast setup and tear down. Designed to circumvent counters, dice, booklets, excess text, tracks, dead-time, and remain complex, deep and re-playable. From the designer: “My Oma was born in Germany in 1930. She went to school with the grandchildren of The Brother’s Grimm who brought their books to class for her to read. When she came to America she brought the “real” versions of these stories. I was always captivated by these bleak, blunt, mysterious adventures, and I’m not alone of course, they are everywhere in pop culture, but the American take on them always felt (to me) needlessly romantic or needlessly dark. It was always a hope of mine to tell these stories in a way that evoked the same feelings I felt when I heard them; wonder, dread, consequence and surrealism. I’ve always loved physical games as a participatory way of gathering around a candle to read a favorite story, and I’m particularly fond of cooperative games which force people to communicate, strategize and get to know each other in a friendly way. Overly complex or competitive games deter participation, while overly simple games become an arbitrary chore. I’ve attempted here to create a mature, social gaming experience for busy ‘non-games’ in a unique take on a familiar world.”

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Weight 0.89 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 2 in

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  1. Lupe

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    This one looks like a sleeper hit to me.

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