While you are accustomed to enormous boxes from Gloomhaven and Frosthaven with large setups, Buttons & Bugs fits in a tiny box of 108mm x 78mm x 75mm for that portable and combat experience. With the quick setup you can play a scenario in 20 minutes, and play it almost anywhere, as it requires minimal table space. It boasts a similar playstyle to Gloomhaven, at a fraction of the size or playtime.
You have 6 characters to chose from, with different abilities. Then each game features a single scenario card that presents you with various enemies with simplified actions and AI to encounter. Attacks are determined with a die together with a modification table, and both the table and character abilities can be upgraded throughout the campaign. Trough a round you will also play ability cards, which has top and bottom actions to activate, which can provide various actions such as move & attack, just attack, just move etc.
With 20 scenarios provided in the box, you'll have a nice length campaign to play though where you also can upgrade your character with new abilities, upgraded modifier card and more. There is also a interesting story by Isaac Childres to explore along the campaign!
Upcoming is also the second edition of Gloomhaven, which is said to be a completely refined experience. Along the changes are rebalanced and redesigned characters, monsters and scenarios. There is also a re-written story, all-new art and graphical design as well as a new faction reputation system. So in other words a pretty hefty alteration!
The previously announced RPG game is also up for purchase for the RPG interested crowd, alongside lots of miniature sets and a new print run of the wildly succesful Frosthaven game.