Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Item Number: CPH 0501
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Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, a Game of Characters, Monsters and Adventure for 1-4 Players (Cephalofair Games)

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.

Sleeve your cards (note: insert will not fit sleeved cards):  

  • GameGenic Standard Card Game Sleeves
  • GameGenic Mini European Sleeves


  • Ages: 14+
  • Players: 1-4
  • Playing Time: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Designer: Isaac Childres


Staff Comments:

You will probably never play with everything in the box, which is just a testament to the amount of content in this box. Your friend will probably have a schedule change, or a family member will get a new game that distracts you from Gloomhaven.  Which is a shame because you will keep thinking about playing Gloomhaven a lot and keep trying to get the band back together to continue playing.  The concept of using cards to perform your actions rather than rolling dice is a great way to give you the feeling of control.   Even losing a random card from your hand was your choice, so its not your fault "The Favorite" card got lost, you could have long rested instead!   The four characters all have very different playstyles and are very customizable leading to a fresh feel all the time.  I see Jaws of the Lion being in my top games of all time along with Cosmic Encounter, Love Letter, Agricola, and Gaia Project. -Derrek

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