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CPH0501

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
 
average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
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    11 Reviews
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100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
11 Reviews
Reviewed by Shami T.
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Average play time
2-3 Hours
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Secure Packaging
  • Good Prices
  • Best Place for Board Games
  • Knowledgeable Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Built-in tutorial scenarios

The game naturally teaches you aspects of the game bit by bit in the first five scenarios. Could not be done better.

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Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Andrew C.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
30-60 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Quick Delivery
  • Secure Packaging
  • Easy to Use Webstore
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Best Place for Board Games
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great service. Awesome game.

Received an update as soon as this was available and when I finally managed to get my order in before the new copies were snapped up it wasn't long before a pristine new copy was at my door. I've bought this new copy for my parents who love cooperative games. Unlike the original Gloomhaven which throws you in at the deep end and has a very big unwieldy rulebook, Jaws of the Lion, a standalone game in its own right, eases you in. During the one day allowed with my parents over Christmas, I was able to show them the first couple of scenarios and they really got into it. This game is fun, right out of the box. I can't wait to give them their pristine new copy when this lockdown finally ends. On my own copy, I've nearly finished the campaign for a second time. It's not short; we've just not been able to stop playing it! And it is so easy to set up! I now see original Gloomhaven as an extensive challenging expansion for the superb game of Jaws of the Lion.

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Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Chaos W., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic game

This is a great way into the Gloomhaven franchise. The way that the introduction scenario’s slowly add the new rules a bit at a time is a really clever idea and means that it is quick and easy to get started (combined with the Watched It Played videos). There is also enough content in the box to keep you playing for a long time. I like the card play to be your actions, I find the enemy AI easy to deal with and I like upgrading my character. I have been playing with my son and we have both enjoyed it a lot (we have not yet finished the whole campaign).

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Reviewed by Lyndon, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A nice primer for Gloomhaven

The core gameplay is exactly that of Gloomhaven, but with setup and some of the fiddly aspects drastically reduced. Instead of map tiles and setup, the scenarios are printed on the pages of the book directly. Some of the campaign aspects are missing, taking a little away from the persistent RPG aspect but some remain, and things do carry across between sessions. The turns and combat are card based in nature, and leave plenty of room for creativity with your actions and allow you to react as the turn progresses. There's plenty of scenarios to work through and I'd expect this game to last a good few months for all but the most hardcore of groups. Once you're done with this, you could graduate to the full GH experience, which also has add-ons. Then Frosthaven is on the way next year.

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Reviewed by Spimmo, from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love it

We've been interested in Gloomhaven for a while, but it was a bit too much commitment in terms of time. Jaws of the Lion avoids the long set up aspect, but you get to experience a lot of the core gameplay aspects. It's engaging, easy to understand and really fun. I'd recommend watching the "Watch It Played" video rather than delving straight into the daunting rule book immediately.

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 1-4 PLAYERS  |  30-120 MINS  |  AGES 14+

 

Product Reviews

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    11 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
11 Reviews
Reviewed by Shami T.
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Average play time
2-3 Hours
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Secure Packaging
  • Good Prices
  • Best Place for Board Games
  • Knowledgeable Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Built-in tutorial scenarios

The game naturally teaches you aspects of the game bit by bit in the first five scenarios. Could not be done better.

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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Andrew C.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
30-60 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Quick Delivery
  • Secure Packaging
  • Easy to Use Webstore
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Best Place for Board Games
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great service. Awesome game.

Received an update as soon as this was available and when I finally managed to get my order in before the new copies were snapped up it wasn't long before a pristine new copy was at my door. I've bought this new copy for my parents who love cooperative games. Unlike the original Gloomhaven which throws you in at the deep end and has a very big unwieldy rulebook, Jaws of the Lion, a standalone game in its own right, eases you in. During the one day allowed with my parents over Christmas, I was able to show them the first couple of scenarios and they really got into it. This game is fun, right out of the box. I can't wait to give them their pristine new copy when this lockdown finally ends. On my own copy, I've nearly finished the campaign for a second time. It's not short; we've just not been able to stop playing it! And it is so easy to set up! I now see original Gloomhaven as an extensive challenging expansion for the superb game of Jaws of the Lion.

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Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Chaos W., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic game

This is a great way into the Gloomhaven franchise. The way that the introduction scenario’s slowly add the new rules a bit at a time is a really clever idea and means that it is quick and easy to get started (combined with the Watched It Played videos). There is also enough content in the box to keep you playing for a long time. I like the card play to be your actions, I find the enemy AI easy to deal with and I like upgrading my character. I have been playing with my son and we have both enjoyed it a lot (we have not yet finished the whole campaign).

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Reviewed by Lyndon, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A nice primer for Gloomhaven

The core gameplay is exactly that of Gloomhaven, but with setup and some of the fiddly aspects drastically reduced. Instead of map tiles and setup, the scenarios are printed on the pages of the book directly. Some of the campaign aspects are missing, taking a little away from the persistent RPG aspect but some remain, and things do carry across between sessions. The turns and combat are card based in nature, and leave plenty of room for creativity with your actions and allow you to react as the turn progresses. There's plenty of scenarios to work through and I'd expect this game to last a good few months for all but the most hardcore of groups. Once you're done with this, you could graduate to the full GH experience, which also has add-ons. Then Frosthaven is on the way next year.

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Reviewed by Spimmo, from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love it

We've been interested in Gloomhaven for a while, but it was a bit too much commitment in terms of time. Jaws of the Lion avoids the long set up aspect, but you get to experience a lot of the core gameplay aspects. It's engaging, easy to understand and really fun. I'd recommend watching the "Watch It Played" video rather than delving straight into the daunting rule book immediately.

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Postage is worked out by spend and delivery type. These options are listed below. There is also the option to collect your online order at our café, no delivery charge is made.  

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