Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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The Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion board game 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.


Game Details
NameGloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (2020)
ComplexityMedium Heavy [3.64]
BGG Rank10 [8.44]
Player Count1-4


1 review for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

  1. Nick Welford

    Jaws of the Lion shrinks the excellent Gloomhaven into a more playable package with clever design choice, while still retaining what makes the game brilliant. The same hand management system is in effect offering great choices, a lot of control and tempting upgrades. JotL guides your on storing the game too so set up is quick and painless. Rather than using tiles to create a map, JotL makes clever use of a spiral bound book for maps and extra rules and story. This leads to a great flow of gameplay and allows the maps to be creative and fun. If you are unsure about Gloomhaven this is a no brainer starting place – some of the components can even be used with the main game!

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