The latest epic release from GreenBrier Games, Of Dreams & Shadows, has now arrived in stores. In the game, two to six players travel a dark fantasy realm in a series of cooperative adventures. Of Dreams and Shadows is for 2 to 6 players, ages 14+, and plays in about two to two and a half hours. The core game and the first expansion, The Monster Within, are both available right now and each carries an MSRP of $59.95.
Of Dreams & Shadows is a cooperative board game for up to six players who take on the role of Champions trying to save their realm. Set in a dark fantasy world, the players will journey from the underworld ruins of a long-dead people to the heart of untamed forests where otherworldly creatures dwell.
As they direct the actions of their Champions on the game board, the players will participate in a collaborative story. Scenarios introduce encounters and conflict, which are resolved through passing a test or making a choice. The consequences advance the storyline and drive a unique experience as part of the story changes based on each outcome. Failing a test could have dire results such as receiving one of several types of debilitating Afflictions. Many Scenarios will also present players with a moral dilemma where a decision could aid their cause, but not without sacrifice.
Opposing the players is one of three selectable Villains. Beings of myth and legend, the Villains have their own host of deadly servants to face in combat. Developing flexible tactics and teamwork among players will be crucial as there are over 30 different enemies, each with their own special ability. You must band together with your friends if you hope to survive.
The Monster Within expansion allows you to you can further your adventures.
A season has passed since the Champions saved the realm. Winter has come, blanketing the land in snow and ice. The kingdoms are rebuilding, but tensions rise as food becomes scarce. The Werefolk are in decline and there are rumours of something exterminating their kind. New disappearances are happening across the realm. Some who have gone missing are later found, but turned into ravenous cannibals. The surviving Champions learn that these monsters have been created for some greater purpose.