Jaws of the lion uses the same rule set as gloomhaven, but introduces them in a more gradual fashion, over the course of 5 scenarios you learn all of the core rules. A jaw is a jaw, and jaws are jaws.
Once you understands its systems, it is less complicated than many other board games that i play. It also has you weighing tradeoffs like whether to work towards a new class or to have one really high level class. Gloomhaven delivers a captivating rpg... Read More
The story is fun, the character progression is interesting and customizable. The depth is staggering. This is an exceptionally well crafted game.
Gloomhaven brings together the fun of a dungeon crawl adventure and the smoothness of a modern eurogame brilliantly. Game is challenging and entertaining.
Reviewer says setup is a real drag and the whole experience makes me wonder what else i could spend my time on. It's dull to play. It looks great, but in the end, it's just boring. This is not a game for casual gamers, or even serious gamers who like ... Read More
There appears to be a misprint or a weird cut with one tile page. Most of the time we cannot get them to connect without pushing the tiles down hard and then it ends up bending the cardboard all up.
Poor quality, missing parts, and slow (if it's even happening) turn around on replacements absolutely cripples the experience. Disappointed though it was damaged for the expense of this. Not worth the $100+ asking price.
Reading the manual is a bit of a chore, watch the youtube instructions. The instructions are very messy, but we watched a video and it made everything clearer.
The good parts is all the realism, yet simplicity of the cards. The deck is huge, so there's plenty of replayability. I am about to buy a 3rd copy of the base games as my cards are starting to fray and look ragged.
Play is probably around 2-4 hours maybe, faster if you are veteran players. However, if one or both players focus on the terraforming then the game gets quite quick and there is usually a race to the finish.
One is as an engine builder like le havre. This is thematic, but it might disappoint some players.
The components are so flimsy that after i took it out to play i just put it away. Gameplay is the most important part of a game, but i refuse to get ripped off paying a premium price for a subpar product. The bigger issue is that my copy came missing ... Read More
Cards are barely cards at all. No holders are provided for any of the parts. Even the game boards that were included (the four i received) are on a thin photo-type paper, not even on cardboard! All aspects of the game pieces and cards were shrink-wrap... Read More