Heroica: Ganrash Review
Ganrash is a quick, little add-on to the Heroica game that was sold as a polybag promo outside of the US. Though there is little official information on Ganrash, it’s thought to be a goblin encampment on the coast of Draida Bay. Which makes sense since both sets have goblins and a coastal look to them.
There’s no “boss” in the Ganrash add-on, just a Lv. 1 Goblin Warrior and Lv. 2 Goblin Guardian which, if connected to Draida Bay, give the small map a little more depth and challenge. Aside from the bonus Luck Potion, there is a new treasure item: the Blades of Bounty. These have a unique trait that makes the set a must-have. If you defeat a monster while the BoB are in your possession, you roll the die again for a bonus. If you roll the sword, you get 1 gold piece, the shield gives you 2 gold pieces, but rolling the skull or skull/sword earns you nothing.
There’s a lot of depth in this one little set, more than a larger expansion like its Draida Bay companion. Sadly, this may be the last of Heroica – rumor has it that they put an end to the series. And there were so many more areas they had yet to explore. I was hoping for a few more “terrain” sets like a volcano or snow/ice set. But that’s the fun of the game, and indeed LEGOs themselves: there’s always room for customization!
My Score: (A-) A great little addition to the game, and well worth the wait and frustration of trying to find one! The Blades of Bounty alone are worth the the purchase. My one complaint: I wish it were bigger!