Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is a standalone game that takes place before the events of Gloomhaven. The game includes four new characters — Valrath Red Guard (tank, crowd control), Inox Hatchet (ranged damage), Human Voidwarden (support, mind-control), and Quatryl Demolitionist (melee damage, obstacle manipulation) — that can also be used in the original Gloomhaven game. The game also includes 16 monster types (including seven new standard monsters and three new bosses) and a new campaign with 25 scenarios that invites the heroes to investigate a case of mysterious disappearances within the city. Is it the work of Vermlings, or is something far more sinister going on? Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is aimed at a more casual audience to get people into the gameplay more quickly. All of the hard-to-organize cardboard map tiles have been removed, and instead players will play on the scenario book itself, which features new artwork unique to each scenario. The last barrier to entry — i.e., learning the game — has also been lowered through a simplified rule set and a five-scenario tutorial that will ease new players into the experience.
Ages: 12 and upArtist: Francesca Baerald, Cat Bock, David Bock, David Demaret, Alexandr Elichev, Jason D. Kingsley, Josh T. McDowellDesigner: Isaac ChildresFamily: Category: Dungeon Crawler, Components: Book as Board, Game: Gloomhaven, Mechanic: Legacy, Players: Games with Solitaire RulesMechanics: Action Queue, Campaign / Battle Card Driven, Cooperative Game, Grid Movement, Hand Management, Hexagon Grid, Legacy Game, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Simultaneous Action Selection, Solo / Solitaire GamePlayers: 1 - 4 PlayersPrimaryName: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the LionProduct Title: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the LionPublisher: Cephalofair GamesTime: 30-120 MinutesYear: 2020