Folklore The Affliction


You move carefully through the stone hallway, lit only by a patch of moonlight and the smoldering stump of a torch in your hand. Sweat drips from your forehead – if you make a sound, it could be your last. Somewhere in this estate hides a creature who is neither living nor dead, who drinks the cherry blood of his guests, and whose gaze warps the mind of all who meet it. You clutch the wooden spike tightly to your chest, your pounding heart daring you to drop it. Finally, you find the door that leads to the master bedroom. You hold your breath, savoring it as you reach for the cold iron knob...



Folklore: The Affliction is an adventure board game for 1-5 players, in which your characters progress through a series of stories in their quest to rid the land of evil. Every story is broken into chapters, allowing players to control the length of each game session. Most chapters take 45-60 minutes to complete.

Become one of six unique characters, increasing in knowledge and skill as you embark on a frightful journey to save the world of Folklore from the horrors that plague it. Will you survive the adventure that awaits? Will your courage falter and your friends fail you? Or will you become legends? Open and find out…


  • A cooperative campaign requiring no game master (including solo play).
  • Six stories with multiple paths and endings – over 13 hours of replayable content!
  • Customize your character with an archetype, focus, and branching paths.
  • Unlock abilities, prayers, and rituals for defeating challenges both in and out of combat.
  • Discover over a 100 unique items, equipment, and ancient artifacts to aid in your quest.
  • Beautifully rendered double-sided terrain maps, 35 highly detailed miniatures(1st edition only), 72 illustrated standees(2nd edition only), and hundreds of gorgeous illustrations!


Rob Looks at Folklore Fall of the Spire Expansion (Published on Jun 4, 2021 by Rob's Tabletop World) YouTube

A Review of Folklore The Affliction (Published on Jan 17, 2019 by CBK gaming) YouTube

Folklore the Affliction Part 2 - Jul 21, 2018 (Meet Me At The Table) YouTube

Folklore the Affliction Part 1 - Jul 16, 2018 (Meet Me At The Table) YouTube

Daily Game Unboxing - February 17, 2018 (Tom Vasel) YouTube

Folklore: The Affliction review - with Tim Jennette (The Dice Tower) YouTube

Gencon Bonanza 2017: Folklore The Affliction Interview (Bower's Game Corner) YouTube

GenCon 50 - Folklore Board Game (Board to Death Reviews) YouTube

Folklore: The Affliction Unboxing and Demo (By Greenbrier Games) YouTube

This Week @ TEGG Episode Fifteen: 07 August, 2017 (The Ed Greenwood Group) YouTube

Folklore: The Affliction Encounter Combat Game Play Preview (By Greenbrier Games) YouTube

Folklore: The Affliction Promo Video  YouTube

Folklore: The Affliction Review (UndeadVikingVideos) YouTube

Bower's Game Corner: Folklore: The Affliction Preview  YouTube



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Selected Articles

  • "Drew’s Reviews - Folklore the Affliction: I will never tire of this game"

    - Published on December 18, 2018 by Logan Chops ,
  • "GamerNode Show 83: Folklore – A True RPG Board Game?"

    - Published on September 18, 2018, by Eddie Inzauto,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction Game Overview "

    - Posted by Scott on June, 2018,
  • "‘Folklore: the Affliction’ is the Board Game to Get Your Group into RPGs"

    - Posted by Charlie Theel on October 30, 2017,
  • "Those Were Dark Days Indeed: ‘Folklore: The Affliction’ Reviewed"

    - By Jeff McAleer - Oct 29, 2017,
  • "It was so novel that that I could not resist setting up the game and having a solo run through it. A lot of fun indeed. Two of my sisters happened to be visiting last week and I played a couple of chapters with them and they also quite enjoyed it. Now all that is left is to convince my wife to have a go......she says maybe!"

    - Posted by john de terre neuve at 18 October 2017,
  • "Is a cooperative more adventure RPG with some dungeon crawling elements so its I really a blend of so many things, you can't really pigeon hole it. It's the closet game I've ever played to an RPG that's still a board game. (Episode 51 - Folklore: The Affliction - Starts:29m30s Ends:42:45)"

    - By Ding & Dent - Sep 14, 2017,
  • "Outside the Box: ‘Folklore: The Affliction’ from Greenbrier Games"

    - By Jeff McAleer - Sep 6, 2017,
  • "‘Folklore: The Affliction’ Nears End of Hugely Successful Kickstarter Run"

    - By Jeff McAleer - Oct 24, 2015,
  • "Greenbrier Games Launches Folklore: The Affliction Board Game Kickstarter"

    - Posted by Polar_Bear on Oct 7, 2015,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction (BG Newz)"

    - Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2015,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction Now on Kickstarter – Video by Club Fantasci"

    - Posted by David Lowry on Oct 6, 2015,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction Now on Kickstarter – Video by The Lowry Agency"

    - Posted by David Lowry on Oct 6, 2015,
  • "Greenbrier Games Launches Folklore: The Affliction Board Game Kickstarter"

    - Posted by Jennifer Gaylord on Oct 6, 2015,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction is LIVE on Kickstarter [GAME PRESS RELEASE]"

    - Posted By DarkestGoth Industry News on Oct 6, 2015,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction | First Impression"

    - by Matt H. (Buns) Oct 6th, 2015 ,
  • "Greenbrier Games to Unleash Folklore: The Affliction on Kickstarter Tomorrow"

    - by Raine Oct 5th, 2015 ,
  • "Greenbrier Games is Launching Folklore: The Affliction on Kickstarter"

    - by Aaron T. Huss Oct 5th, 2015 ,
  • "Folklore: The Affliction coming to Kickstarter in September"

    - by Keith Schleicher Aug 25th, 2015 ,
  • "Greenbrier Games Announces Folklore: The Affliction Coming to Kickstarter"

    - By Polar_Bear Aug 25th, 2015 ,
  • "TEGG and Twin Fire Join Forces, June 2015"

    - Posted by EdsMinion on June 29, 2015,
  • "GreenBrier Games Teams Up with Twin Fire Productions"

    - Posted by Elliott Miller on April 20, 2015,

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