Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the LionÂ is a standalone game that takes place before the events ofÂ Gloomhaven. The game includes four new characters â€” Valrath Red Guard (tank, crowd control), Inox Hatchet (ranged damage), Human Voidwarden (support, mind-control), and Quatryl Demolitionist (melee damage, obstacle manipulation) â€” that can also be used in the originalÂ GloomhavenÂ 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 LionÂ 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 â€” i.e., learning the game â€” has also been lowered through a simplified rule set and a five-scenario tutorial that will ease new players into the experience.