Board Games Top 10: Featuring Heroes of Terrinoth
Return to the lands of Terrinoth this action/adventure roleplaying card game. Build your character how you see fit in order to save the realm from ruin!
“The Hotness” on BoardGameGeek is a list of the currently most popular games, as based on views. This week brings us these winners:
|1. Betrayal Legacy|
|2. KeyForge: Call of the Archons|
|3. Heroes of Terrinoth|
|5. Teotihuacan: City of Gods|
|6. Spirit Island|
|7. Arkham Horror (Third Edition)|
|8. Terraforming Mars|
|10. Claustrophobia 1643|
A surprisingly familiar Hotness this week. Each game on the list as been on the list at some point prior and most even we have already discussed here. All except one: Heroes of Terrinoth.
So, obviously we’ll be discussing Gloomhaven again.
Heroes of Terrinoth
Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game from Fantasy Flight Games. Players work together to campaign through a series of eight quests, battling evil and deadly creatures in the hopes of saving the realm.
Each player chooses from one of twelve distinct heroes, split into the four archetypes: Healer, Warrior, Mage and Scout. These archetypes are further divided into different classes which will grant more specific abilities as the heroes’ power grows. Regardless of which classes are chosen, players will have to work together to balance out each other’s weaknesses with their own strengths.
Heroes of Terrinoth is a reimplementation of Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game and follows a similar gameplay structure. Each of the scenarios within the game have unique setup and victory conditions so it’s hard to really pin down the goal of the game as a whole. But ultimately, kill the bad guys is never a bad plan! On each player’s turn, they will activate one of their ability cards. This often involves rolling custom dice and resolving effects based on the results of the dice and the card itself.
Then the enemies take their turn and each have different ways of performing their turn, as dictated on their cards. Then the Peril increases. Peril is a game mechanic which ramps up the intensity of the game and triggers certain in game effects. As the Peril increases, things become more dire for the players. Speed of success is key to survival!
This was overall a VERY broad overview of Heroes of Terrinoth. However, attempting to get any more detailed would basically require getting into the specifics of each card and there are far too many to do that here!
If you’re a fan of action/adventure roleplaying card games, Heroes of Terrinoth is likely right up your alley. It’s quick to set up and avoid a lot of the clutter so many other games find themselves bogged down by. It plays quickly, compared to other similar games but doesn’t skimp out on the depth of gameplay.
From Fantasy Flight Games
Heroes of Terrinoth – $39.95 – Available Now
- 1 – 4 Players
- 30 – 60 Minutes
- Ages 14+
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