We played our first game of HEXplore It: The Forests of Adrimon. It sure would have helped if I had had more time to actually read the rules properly beforehand. I am a bit intrigued and there’s a lot of things I liked. Replacing a lot of tokens and cards with dry-erase markers works well for the most part, but the game really suffers from a lack of player aides. A huge QOL-improvement would have been a mat with all the items for all the players, preferably with boxes to mark how many you have. Having the conditions listed on the back of the Battle Mat is also very annoying. Amazingly there’s no player aid with the different keywords either.
All in all the game felt very uneven, but I suspect a lot of that is us not being very familiar. I am cautiously optimistic that the game will improve with some more plays. I’m probably sounding more negative than I am, but my first impression is that the game does a lot of things right, but some of these things unfortunately pulls in different directions. Really looking forward to the next time we get it to the table!