This is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Save and invest, steal and extort, arrest and get arrested – in single-player and multiplayer modes, with ranks and ladders. Unleash your inner gremlin!
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Mostly Positive (82 reviews) - 79% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (726 reviews) - 87% of the 726 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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June 27

The Winners!



It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of this weekend's tournament, which saw over 600 players competing for top places in the ladders of Amsterdam and Singapore servers!

AMSTERDAM

player – points (sessions won/played)
  1. SunnyRay – 309 (6/9)
  2. Adrick – 308 (7/9)
  3. excellent – 308 (7/9)
  4. Archer – 279 (6/7)
  5. Zmg – 275 (6/10)
  6. Сэр Печенька – 275 (6/10)
  7. anatman – 265 (5/8)
  8. Евгений – 258 (8/16)
  9. seven_andrew – 249 (6/9)
  10. uCANdoMAGIC – 229 (6/11)

SINGAPORE

player – points (sessions won/played)
  1. Nakano Azusa – 205 (5/6)
  2. Silence – 147 (3/4)
  3. FRAUSONNE – 133 (3/9)
  4. crotail – 118 (2/4)
  5. semAz – 88 (2/2)
  6. POP[A] – 88 (2/4)
  7. uCANdoMAGIC – 74 (2/5)
  8. KILLERxam – 59 (1/6)
  9. che – 59 (1/2)
  10. ✪ Ignat3z1o – 59 (1/6)

We'd like to take a moment to direct our attention to the three leaders of the Amsterdam server: very successful in most of their tournament sessions, they have created a situation where the second and the third places are tied for score, and were decided by the global rating of the participants. Meanwhile, the winner of the tournament is in the lead by just one point !!

Our congratulations to everyone who decided to participate in this weekend's tournament: we wish you best of luck for the next time! Winners: please contact Qfasa to claim your prizes, after 2 weeks they will expire.

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June 23

What a great bundle!



We're honoured to confirm that for the duration of Steam Summer Sale, Gremlins, Inc. is a part of the Turn-Based Strategy Bundle that includes 5 great games and offers 58% off – or more!

Included in this bundle are:

The Banner Saga: player reviews –  VERY POSITIVE
Invisible, Inc.: player reviews –  VERY POSITIVE
Thea: The Awakening: player reviews –  VERY POSITIVE
Hard West: player reviews –  VERY POSITIVE
Gremlins, Inc.: player reviews –  VERY POSITIVE

The bundle is in effect until July 4: here's your opportunity to complete your collection!

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Reviews

“A smart, well implemented digital boardgame about making money and screwing people over in a steampunk Gremlin dystopia.”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Cheat, steal, and bribe your way to victory while destroying your friendships in this digital board game.”
Impulsegamer

“If Monopoly and Mario Party had a Steampunk Baby.”
COGconnected

The DLC trilogy is now available!


These DLCs bring new character portraits, new music tracks, new emoticons, new messages and global effects, new themes for player profiles, new lobby icons – and new menu backgrounds.

Gremlins, Inc. – Uninvited Guests
Gremlins, Inc. – Automated Competitors
Gremlins, Inc. – Astral Gamblers

About This Game


This is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Save and invest, steal and extort, arrest and get arrested – in single-player and multiplayer modes, with ranks and ladders. Unleash your inner gremlin!

HOW DO YOU PLAY THIS GAME?


Gremlins, Inc. is designed for 2 to 6 players, in multiplayer or in single-player mode (with AI bots). Each player has 6 cards on their hand (replenished from the same deck), and uses them to move around the playing field and to perform a number of different game actions. There is a lot of interaction with other players, and duels are significantly different from 3-player or 4-player games. You play for score limit, or rounds, or for time limit in custom or ranked sessions (with matchmaking by rating). Password-protected private sessions are also available.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PLAY ONE SESSION?


The game offers different session settings to make them fit your available time, and single-player mode offers automatic Save/Load function at every turn so that you can take a break whenever you want (multiplayer mode offers re-connect functionality as long as the session is still in progress). A quick duel for 20 score points with a fast timer can finish in under 20 minutes, while a 4-player session for 60 rounds can last for 2 hours or more.

SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM STRATEGIES?


There are different types of cards in the game (permanent, regular, secret and criminal) and as each card can be used either to move or for action, you will develop both short-term and long-term strategies for making the most out of where you are, and what you have in your hand. Normally you spend half of your game time accumulating things, and another half controlling other players (stealing, arresting, making them pay a fine, initiating player conflicts, and so on). The more you play, the more new strategies you will discover, especially when combining the effects of several cards played in a row.

MAKE DECISIONS, PLAN YOUR MOVES


  • This is an intense strategy game: make decisions at every round! Plan your moves, then adjust to the actions of the other players and new cards drawn.
  • The design of the playing field and the layers of optional features allow for a variety of strategies. The more you play, the more roads to victory you discover, using a combination of features based on the particular setup of the session.
  • The game offers a resource system that allows for many comebacks even after you're robbed or arrested (or both). With score, money, votes, malice, income and bribes, the tension remains until the very last round.
  • In this game, you have to be mean to win: not letting the others to score is as important as scoring yourself. The only true moment of unity in a multiplayer session is when everybody's united against the player who's about to win the game. Earn and steal resources, set traps, arrest, initiate Player Conflicts, bluff and climb up the political ladder to become the Governor.
  • The multilayer mode of the game features a system of ratings, ladders and ranked sessions: compete in a specific league, and take part in the regularly organised tournaments (normally, over 1,000 players participate). A system of anonymous masks allows everyone to compete on equal terms in a ranked session, so that you can't really disregard someone as a newbie player, or target a veteran as your prime suspect in a political race.
  • In addition to the multilayer mode, the game offers 9 single-player challenges plus the option to create custom single-player sessions with different AI bots (with each major update, we keep adding new challenges).

FACTS & FIGURES


  • The game currently features 169 cards in the main deck: permanent, regular, secret and criminal, each with a hand-drawn steampunk illustration (with each major update, we keep adding 1-2 new cards to the core deck).
  • The game also features 34 telegrams of Misfortune in the Misfortune deck: send and receive events that may disrupt another player's plans, or significantly improve your own standing (with each major update, we keep adding 1-2 new cards to the Misfortune deck).
  • Chaos Cards: an optional set of 6 cards available to every player in the game, that changes the dynamics of the session.
  • Special Character Abilities: an optional feature that enables 12 sets of abilities unique to each character type, which then defines the core strategy of every player.
  • There are 11 locations – the Office, the Plant, the Dump, the Marketplace, the Inferno, the Jail, the Casino, the Court, the Treasure, the Bank and the Astral Plane – and 7 spot types – Danger, Gamble, Police, Income, Bribe, Misfortune and Tribune.
  • The game took us three years to develop from concept to Early Access and to full release, and we're committed to the continued support of the community and development of new features and new content. It is the brainchild of Alexey Bokulev, the acclaimed creator of Eador.Genesis. There are currently over 35,000 players of Gremlins, Inc. on Steam from all over the world, including USA, Russia, China, Japan, UK and France. Collectively, players launched over 400,000 single-player and multiplayer sessions since the game's full release in March 2016.

FINALLY, WHO ARE THE GREMLINS?


You think that’s just a pocket watch in your hand, a watch that’s a bit late because you keep forgetting to wind it up? No, no and no – you couldn’t be further from the truth! What you carry around is a whole gremlin town packed into this tiny mechanism: a town with its own bank, its own casino… and even its own jail! Gremlins are the microscopic creatures that inhabit any mechanism that they can possibly infiltrate. If a watch or a telescope malfunctions, then it’s probably due to gremlins who took up a residence there.

More than anything in life, gremlins value money, political power and prestige: prestige that one can claim after completing some sort of a grandiose engineering project. Aside from working on their own projects, gremlins mostly spend their time preventing other gremlins from building something even more grandiose. This they achieve through bribing officials and lying to the electorate, as well through stealing from their competitors - and outright arresting them.

A DISCLAIMER (JUST IN CASE)


We felt it important to note that Gremlins, Inc. is not a free-to-play game. Also, this is not a CCG or TCG: you do not need to buy boosters or packs, in every session the game offers the same deck to every player, and everyone's chances are equal.

OUR DLC POLICY


We remain committed to the principle of continuously updating the game with new features (e.g. special character abilities) and new content (e.g. new cards, new Misfortunes) that come in the form of regular updates that are FREE for every owner of the product. At the same time, from time to time we create and release fun stuff (animations, character portraits, alternative music themes) that is not related to the game mechanics, as paid DLCs. If you like it, you can support our efforts by your purchase. However, there is absolutely no pressure to own any of the DLCs in order to play the game or compete in the tournaments.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ONLINE CONNECTION


Gremlins, Inc. was designed as a digital board game with the multiplayer mode at its heart. This is not to say that we don't like single-player – we do, and there's a separate section with the single-player challenges as well as the mode where you can create any custom single-player session that you like. However, the architecture of the game is built in a way that allows us to continually update the game mechanics and AI logic, which for this reason is processed entirely on the server side. Therefore whether you play Gremlins, Inc. in a single-player mode or in a multiplayer mode, your game client needs to be connected to Steam, and game's server, at all times. If you are looking specifically for a game that can be played offline, then Gremlins, Inc. in the current state is not the right product for you. An offline-only version of the game is currently in development for release later in 2016.

AMSTERDAM AND SINGAPORE SERVERS


The game currently supports 2 separate servers: Amsterdam and Singapore. Players are able to check their ping value for each of these servers, and play on the server that is the most convenient. Each server has its own player ladder, statistics and player profiles. Most players choose Amsterdam, since ping to Amsterdam from anywhere in the world rarely exceeds 300. However, as we saw more and more players from the Asian region join the game, especially from China, we added the server in Singapore in order to be able to offer faster connection specifically to these players. We hope that this works well for every player, as good player experience is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the quality of our server/client connection in order to adapt the servers to the changing requirements and we thank you for your patience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 4800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9XX or AMD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: internal
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9XX or AMD
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: internal
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9XX or AMD
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
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spotme_2
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I haven't played this for very long I know, however I thought I would let people know how good this game really is. Although I have only played SINGLEPLAYER so far, it's been fun & frustrating (although laughable) when actually trying to win the game! On my second game I was so close to obtaining the required 20 Cogs to win, but as I got to 19 and looked like I was just one play away from winning, my opponent took away 2 of the cards that I needed to use in order to take that win (although either card would have been sufficient!) I won shortly after, but it could have been and should have been earlier, I called my opponent names (won't mention what here lol) then laughed right after.

Brilliant game imo, fun and frustrating and laughable right the way through. The music is good too, the layout and friendly menus make it worth it.

Not sure why the guy earlier complained on how long it takes to win, because you can customize the game to suit your needs, play short game or a longer one, entirely up to you. Perhaps he didn't realise this and lost his temper for the lack of knowledge of the game. But come on, there's a Tutorial for those that can't get into it properly. Plenty fun for any type of player, again imo!
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Argel Tal
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
My opinion, If you do not like board games then chances are you will not like this game, however if you do you'll have a great time playing this. Great balance of randomness and skill. No local play which is a big bummer for me at least.
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hinokni
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
As someone with consistently terrible luck, this game was exactly as fun as I should have expected. It's a clever game with some interesting ideas, just far too reliant on luck. The worst part for me was that there was no way to do anything about my bad luck. Don't have cards that will get you to where you can use the other cards in your hand? Too bad. You're simply relegated to turn after turn of not doing anything and hoping you get better cards. That's not fun; that's torture.
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enemynn
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 26
Good board game with interesting mechanic, but with non-intuitive UI.
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The Potato
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
10/10 Would jail a gremlin again
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Abraham Blink-In
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A very fun game, but best played with friends so you can hear the reactions when you send your buddy to jail. The game itself is naturally a social experience that seems a little hindered by the lack of online options for interaction.

If you have a group of buddies to kill some time with I would reccommend it.
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Netherfall
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The game is really addicting, funny to play and challenging. You never know what can happen and how the game can turn out. I really enjoy playing it with other people online.
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CHARGER05
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
overpriced good card game
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shaidr733
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Beautiful game and very polished.
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sonicx110x3
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Right now, the game is really good as a whole, but most people dont buy ti because of the 15$ cost. I decided to do because the game looked really fun and all, but was left a bit dissapointed. I even leave most of my games because they just last for WAY too long. A normal game is around 1.5 hours to even 3 sometimes, and it's not unusual. I really hope the developers put some more time into the game, as it is really good and has potential
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Gremlins, Inc Online anger mismanagement program.

1 Do people often comment on how passive and calm you are?
2 Do you sometimes wish you could lose control of your temper?
3 Would you like to become angry?
4 Have you ever wanted to lose control of your anger to the point where you become violent or abusive?

For $14.99 Gremlins, Inc. can bring out your inner gremlin and help you become that Angry, Violent and Abusive person you always wanted to be.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I got sent to jail, became a kingpin, took EVERY BIT of someone's gold, and then won the game because one gremlin decided to deny another gremlin a ton of points, unintentionally setting me up to win what amounts to Monopoly meets Munchkin with lots of dice.

Prepare to praise Nuffle and curse RNGzus if you dare to pick this gem up.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Ok, I have to admit: I love boardgames. So if you don\'t, this may not be the right game for you.

This game plays like Monopoly on crack. You earn cash, you draw cards, you gamble and you can go to jail. But wait, there\'s more! Every player needs to earn points (necessary to win a game, depending on the settings of the current round) and votes. The latter are used to become the gouverneur and become immune to the police and bribes you need to pay. And if you need to work with the devil to win: No problem!

I played it a few rounds against the AI and had a lot of fun.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
A well polished digital boardgame that perfectly balances luck and stratregy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Gremlins inc is an awesome mp strategy card/board game. I love the tense nature of building up a solid deck and coming up with a plan to go around the board gaining political capital and other resources to eventually end up on top. The feeling of having a plan like that succeed is only amplified by the fact that there are other players who are scheming just as badly and there is a real chance you were the one to fall on their path to victory. The game is deep and well designed with a lot of different systems that work well in tandem with each other, having you to consider every single factor twice to make sure you dont get screwed.The game is beautiful with a fantastic artstyle that makes everything a joy to look at. Overall this game is a must play for strategy game fans, especially those who like playing mp strategy as the experiences you want from that type of game are right up your ally here.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I haven't played this for very long I know, however I thought I would let people know how good this game really is. Although I have only played SINGLEPLAYER so far, it's been fun & frustrating (although laughable) when actually trying to win the game! On my second game I was so close to obtaining the required 20 Cogs to win, but as I got to 19 and looked like I was just one play away from winning, my opponent took away 2 of the cards that I needed to use in order to take that win (although either card would have been sufficient!) I won shortly after, but it could have been and should have been earlier, I called my opponent names (won't mention what here lol) then laughed right after.

Brilliant game imo, fun and frustrating and laughable right the way through. The music is good too, the layout and friendly menus make it worth it.

Not sure why the guy earlier complained on how long it takes to win, because you can customize the game to suit your needs, play short game or a longer one, entirely up to you. Perhaps he didn't realise this and lost his temper for the lack of knowledge of the game. But come on, there's a Tutorial for those that can't get into it properly. Plenty fun for any type of player, again imo!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This is a great game boosted by the lovely artstyle and music. There are great player interactions and card mechanics that wouldn't discourage casual players from trying. I expect many boardgame enthusiasts would enjoy this.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Great game! Would definately reccomend! It's an excellent success at a computer only board game and the strategy element and character uniquety is amazing! I play it all the time!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you can get a couple of buddies together (Or even just one) this game is incredible, many laughs was had, much hatred was given, such wow
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
A very stylish and polished digital boardgame. Fun theme, too.
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