Gloomhaven is a monster of a game in which our troop of mercenaries (called the Jaws of the Lion) together stare the widest variety of dangers in the face. In this fantasy setting, that can mean cultists, fearsome monsters or raiders. Each of our characters have special abilities that grow and change over the course of the action-packed, 25-chapter campaign. We don’t just get better at fighting by gathering experience points but we can also use our loot to buy new artifacts. Our characters are controlled by an innovative card mechanic. What makes “Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion” so special is the extremely well-designed tutorial, whose five introductory missions take players by the hand and prepare them step-by-step for the full experience.