Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion - Acquired (Plus, Giveaway Incoming!)

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Yup, the weight checks out. Definitely a Gloomhaven Jr.

For the first time in my life, I made a trip to Target as soon as it opens so that I can get my hands on these! One copy is for @trentellingsen to review (which I'll keep afterwards and get a chance to review myself). The second copy is reserved for a future giveaway!! :D

For those trying to secure a copy, if you don't see it up on the shelves, make sure to get help from a rep and ask if they have it on the back (that's what I had to do). I'm really looking forward to sharing about this this week!

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5 months ago

Looking forward to hearing from you and @trentellingsen about this one!

Supporter5 months ago

Will hopefully happen today! Man, my excitement for games these days are all between this, #Too Many Bones, and #Aeon's End. I'm changing. 

5 months ago

And now you threaten this change within us all? So be it!  :) 

Supporter5 months ago

Excited to see you guys check this out. 

5 months ago

This looks great! I did not buy #Gloomhaven, because is just too big and expensive, but Jaws of the Lion is very tempting. I look forward to your impressions!

Supporter5 months ago

Will be coming very soon! From what I've seen so far, it seems like an ideal choice for me and my wife since we have very limited time for gaming together. I honestly didn't expect myself to be as excited as I am about this one.

5 months ago

Any chance we can see a pick of that box next to the original Gloomhaven box?  Be great perspective

Supporter5 months ago

I don't have a copy of #Gloomhaven, so we'll have to see from @trentellingsen on that haha. But as for info I have on hand from online and rough measurement of Jaws of the Lion box:

#Gloomhaven: 20 lbs, 16.2" x 7.5" x 11.8" tall (online)

#Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion: 11.2" x 9" x 4.3" tall (rough measurements and can't weigh the box on my electric one)

5 months ago

Nice, will be interested to read how it differs from the base game. How much of the base game have you and Trent played through at this point?

Supporter5 months ago

Zero for me! As for @trentellingsen and his wife, I have no idea.

Supporter5 months ago

Joanne and I have played about 20 scenarios so far. We took a break since having our second son and haven't gotten to jump back in but there was a point we were playing 4 nights a week for a bit.

Supporter5 months ago

Wow nice!!

Supporter5 months ago

And of the two which do you like better?

Supporter5 months ago

I love them both. They are different games in how they play. 

Supporter5 months ago

I’ve always wondered (without doing much research on Gloomhaven how it compares/stacks up with Imperial Assault)?  The only thing I know is they both have campaigns and they both appear to be dungeon crawlers.  What do you think?

Supporter5 months ago

Did you see the comparison article I wrote a while back? I get into decent detail on this topic. 

Supporter5 months ago

I don't recall if I did.  I'm going to try and find it.

Supporter5 months ago

What did you think?

Supporter5 months ago

It was definitely helpful.  I will keep Jaws of the Lion on my radar, seems like it could be a really good solo option for an RPG video game player like myself.

Supporter5 months ago

I agree. I’ve been playing mage Knight. Spoiler alert. It’s everything everyone says it is. 

Supporter5 months ago

Good to hear that.... 

Supporter5 months ago

How much was it?

Supporter5 months ago

It was $50.99 before tax for one copy! 

Supporter5 months ago

Woo, not bad compared to the big boy but still a little high (unless I win a giveaway 😂🤷🏼‍♂️).

Supporter5 months ago

Review will be coming today! I'll also likely be able to play today or tomorrow and share some of my first impressions :)

5 months ago

Wow, that's awesome! I'm interested to see what they did to make the game more approachable! I haven't been following the development, so it'll all be new to me whenever Trent puts out his review.

Supporter5 months ago

Trent will have a point of comparison since he has the original haha. For me, I'll be entirely focusing on its accessibility as a first-timer to the series

5 months ago

Glad you got your copy. Hope you enjoy it very much.

Still a long wait to get mine 

Supporter5 months ago

Did you pre-order? Thank you and I'll be reporting in a few days about how it goes!