Sleeping Gods Board Game Review


Name of the game: Sleeping Gods

BGG Weight: 3.23 / 5

Year Published: 2020

Publisher: Red Raven Games

Designer: Ryan Laukat

Number of Players: 1-4

Playing Time: 60-120 minutes

Game Category/Theme: Adventure, Exploration, Fantasy

Board Game Mechanics: Action Points, Cooperative Game, Events, Hand Management, Narrative Choice / Paragraph



Strategy: 8.5

Complexity: 7.5

Player Interaction: 7.5

Replayability: 9.0

Game Rating: 9.0

Cost: 7.0



Weight Rating = (7.5 + 8.5) = 16

Playability Rating = [(9.0 + 7.5 + 9.0) – 7.5] = 18.0

Play Rating Score = (16 + 18) x 2 = 68

Value Rating = 68 / 7 = 9.71


Final Score Rating = 68 + 9.7 = 77.71



Sleeping Gods is a cooperative adventure game where players must explore a vast, mystical world and complete various tasks to awaken a group of sleeping gods. The game mechanics are a blend of pick-up and deliver, deck, bag and pool building, storytelling, and variable player powers, offering a unique and immersive gaming experience.

The game can be played solo or with up to four players, each controlling a group of adventurers with different skills and abilities. Throughout the game, players must navigate various obstacles, complete quests, and interact with different characters to progress the story and awaken the sleeping gods. The game also features a unique exploration mechanic where players must reveal and explore new locations using a modular map system.

The gameplay is challenging but rewarding, and the game’s story-driven approach keeps players engaged and invested in the outcome. The game also offers high replayability, with multiple paths to victory and various storylines to explore.

Overall, Sleeping Gods is an excellent game for fans of adventure and exploration-themed games. The game’s blend of mechanics, immersive storytelling, and high replayability make it a must-play for anyone looking for a unique and engaging gaming experience.


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