Greenbrier Games Inc.
Based in Marlborough, MA (USA)

Release date:
2017 (US)

Of Dreams & Shadows (2016) (BGG)


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Of Dreams & Shadows


Synopsis (thematic)

“The signs have come. Shadows flicker and stir in the Hollows. A chill has settled in those ancient ruins and expedition pack animals refuse to enter the underworld realm. There are new sightings of large beasts roaming the countryside and strange unnatural calls fill the night air. Hunters have gone missing without a trace and it is no longer safe to explore very far into the woods.

My sisters wake from the same nightmares. A skeletal hand, pale and white as snow, grasping out from darkness. Thousands of red-eyed crows flying over a field of dead. A bloody maw gaping open with rows of gleaming teeth the size of daggers. I see these images in my own dreams and I fear for what is coming.”

Synopsis (non thematic)

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.


Gordon Alford has been an avid gamer since the ‘90s and loves role playing, card and board games. His favorites are Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Legend of the Five Rings. He also plays massively multiplayer online games with a heavy focus on realm vs. realm, under the call-sign “Kiamar”.

Of Dreams & Shadows is a fully self-funded project that has been in development since early 2014. Gordon’s goal is to create a cooperative board game with an interactive story and strong roleplaying experience. He has recruited the artistic talents of Matt Forsyth and Steven Preisman to bring his game world to life.

They hit it off with Greenbrier Games at Spiel Essen 2016, and are now partnering together for a North American release.


  • Recommended Ages: 14+
  • Time to Play: 150 minutes co-op campaign
  • 2-6 Players
  • Gorgeous illustrations and graphic design
  • Vast world building and deep narrative
  • RPG experience with no DM required
  • Selectable Villains shape dynamic gameplay and storyline
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 29.9 x 6.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 Kg


Of Dreams & Shadows - Brettspiel - Essen 2016 live English  YouTube

Of Dreams and Shadows (Unboxing Video by Geek Gamers) YouTube

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Selected Articles

  • "The 9 Most Intriguing Games Debuting at Essen Spiel 2016 (Of Dreams & Shadows)"

    - October 9, 2016, remeshed.com
  • "Top 10 Essen Releases 2016 (4. Of Dreams and Shadows) (Dutch)"

    - Auteur: Wesley 6 oktober 2016, ameritrash.nl

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Original Publisher(Self Published)
Official Webpage ofdreamsandshadows.com.

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Purchase Of Dreams & Shadows (1st Edition)
amazon.ca CDN$ 64.99 amazon.ca.

About Greenbrier Games Inc.

Greenbrier Games, an independent game company based out of Marlborough, MA, is a small team of tabletop games designers and publishers headed up by Jeff Gracia. The company has expanded from their original goal of game design to game publishing, miniatures design, and taking on games in a variety of tabletop styles that all have one common factor; they’re fun to play.

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Of Dreams & Shadows Credits

Gordon Alford
Original Creator/Publisher(CA)

Matt Forsyth

Simon Buckroyd

Steven Preisman

Greenbrier Games Inc.
Publisher (US)

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