Gloomhaven sequel Frosthaven crosses $5M on Kickstarter in less than 24 hours

From CNET: One of the biggest board games in the world is getting a sequel. Frosthaven hit Kickstarter on Tuesday and like its 2017 predecessor, the crowdfunding campaign is raking in millions even given widespread financial uncertainty.

Within a few hours of launching the campaign, Frosthaven had already been funded for over $3 million with more than 20,000 backers. Now, less than 24 hours after the launch, it's been funded for over $5 million.

Frosthaven is the follow-up to the immensely popular board game Gloomhaven. Gloomhaven casts you and your friends as mercenaries in a dangerous town on the edge of the world. The core of the game consists of scenarios in which you control your characters as figurines and move them across a grid-like board to fight monsters. Besides being a critical hit, the $140 game is also famous for coming in a gigantic 20-pound-plus box and taking hours to play.

The original Gloomhaven consists of almost 100 scenarios and you unlock more characters to play as you progress. Frosthaven will supposedly be just as big, with just as many brand-new characters to play as and enjoy. You'll also be able to import your favorites from the original or start with new characters. The Frosthaven Kickstarter has details on six new characters you can play when you start the game and teases 10 more secret ones to unlock throughout.

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