You realise that the original fairy tales were dark and horrible stories right? It’s things like The Grimm Forest that make you forget that.
Last year, there was a Kickstarter project for The Grimm Forest. Looking at it, I knew up front that it wouldn’t be a game destined to be the next hotness. The idea of an area control/worker placement style game in a fairy tale land gone wrong had a simple appeal to me. A slightly heavier game for younger players in my collection is always a welcome thing.
Well, last night my copy of The Grimm Forest arrived. I knew from the Kickstarter project that the art was pleasant enough, but it was late, and I wanted to have a look. Opening the outer box, I was presented with the game in a sleeve that made it look like an old book. It has an embossed style cover, with that old time leather look to it even though it’s a simple cardboard sleeve.
Then I saw the ‘back cover’.
It was a lovely little thought that brought a genuine smile to my face. There have been a lot of Kickstarters with acknowledgements and letters of appreciation in the contents. This was just a little touch that was immediately seen and appreciated.
I will be doing a full review of The Grimm Forest in about three weeks time. I am looking forward to sitting down with it properly tonight and going through the contents.
Until next time,