Glow game rules – how to play glow

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Get ready to Glow!

Welcome to the world of Glow, where I get to become an adventurer and an entrepreneur at the same time! It’s my job to build my very own company from scratch and make it shine. In this exciting game, each player takes on the role of an adventurer, just like me.

The aim of the game is simple. We need to recruit new workers and make sure we hire people with different skills. That way, our company will become the best it can be. We’ll have a team of talented individuals, each bringing something special to the table.

But there’s a challenge ahead of us. The land has been engulfed in darkness, and it’s up to us to dispel it. We need to create the brightest Glow imaginable. Piece by piece, we’ll bring light back into people’s lives and brighten up the world around us.

So, are you ready? Strap on your adventurer boots and let’s embark on this incredible journey. Together, we’ll conquer the darkness and create a Glow that will leave a lasting impact. Get ready to make your mark, because this is Glow!

Getting Started

First things first, let’s set up the Glow game board. You and your fellow players need to choose which side of the board you want to play on. Select an adventurer to represent you in the game and grab the corresponding element for the chosen board.

Now, let’s take a look at the board. You’ll see there are five large dice and one small dice placed on it. Any adventurers that are not being used should be placed back into the box.

Next, we need to organize some tokens. Put the footprint tokens, reroll tokens, and firefly tokens in separate piles next to the board. Make sure they’re easily accessible to everyone. Shuffle all the spell tokens and create a facedown pile.

Grab the companion cards and shuffle them up. Draw three cards from each pack to form a starting hand. It’s time to determine the first player. To keep things fair, randomly choose one player who will receive the first player token. The player to their right gets two reroll tokens.

When you start playing the game, you’ll roll nine small dice. Depending on what numbers come up, you’ll place these dice on different spots on the board. But here’s the twist – if the purple die shows a footprint, you have to roll it again. Also, make sure to mark all the spots on the board that don’t have a die yet with a special footprint token.

Glow game rules - how to play glow


Welcome to Glow, a fantastic game of strategy and chance! Let me tell you all about how it works.

Glow is divided into eight rounds, each representing a day. Within each day, you’ll experience different parts like morning, late morning, noon, afternoon, and evening. Once you complete all these parts, a new day begins, and you continue your adventure.

Your goal in Glow is to collect as many bursts of light as possible. These bursts are valuable and can bring you great fortune!

Playing the game involves a mix of luck and strategy. You’ll need to make clever moves and consider your options carefully. You’ll earn or lose bursts of light by playing certain cards or by rolling a special combination on the dice.

Let’s break it down step by step. The first thing you do in each day is recruit a companion. Your companion will be your ally and help you throughout the game.

Next, it’s time to roll the dice. This happens in the late morning, and you can use rerolls to get the best possible outcome.

After you’ve rolled, it’s noon, and you’ll need to resolve any cards you have. The cards have different effects, so make sure to pay attention and choose wisely.

In the afternoon, it’s time to move. You can either move your entire group or choose to move one of your boats across the board. The decision is yours, and it depends on how you rolled the dice earlier.

And that’s how you play Glow! It’s a thrilling game with lots of surprises and opportunities to strategize. Will you be able to collect the most bursts of light and emerge as the winner? It’s up to you!

At the end of each round, when the evening falls, we, the players, will swap our small dice and reset the game, preparing for the start of a new day. We will repeat this process for a total of eight days, playing from morning till evening.


The game reaches its conclusion once the eighth round concludes. It is at this point that we, the players, will conduct a final count. We will gather up all the bursts of light we have acquired during our adventures and tally them up. Afterward, we will move our score markers along the track, advancing a number of spaces equal to the lights we have in our village. We shall also count the bursts of light located on any islands where our boats have landed.

We will also tally up the fireflies and footprints we have collected. The player who has accumulated the most points and made the most progress along the track will emerge as the victorious champion!

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