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.AWARDS & HONORS 2022 Tric Trac Nominee 2022 Tric Trac Expert Nominee 2022 Tric Trac d'Argent Expert 2022 Gra Roku Best Two Player Game Nominee 2022 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee 2022 Geek Media Awards Hardcore Game of the Year Nominee 2021 Kennerspiel des Jahres Recommended 2021 International Gamers Award Two-player Nominee 2021 Goblin Magnifico Winner 2021 Goblin Magnifico Nominee 2021 American Tabletop Complex Games Recommended 2020 Guldbrikken Best Expert Game Winner 2020 Golden Geek Heavy Game of the Year Winner 2020 Golden Geek Heavy Game of the Year Nominee 2020 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner 2020 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee 2020 Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee 2020 Golden Geek Best Cooperative Game Winner 2020 Golden Geek Best Cooperative Game Nominee 2020 Dragon Awards Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Nominee