Gloomhaven Expansion 'Frosthaven' Revealed at PAX Unplugged

12/05/2019 - 16:00 | By: Robert N. Adams
To the Far North

After several years of hinting, the Gloomhaven expansion Frosthaven has finally been revealed at PAX Unplugged.

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Gloomhaven, I should warn you that reading further on is pretty much like opening up Pandora's Box. That said, Gloomhaven is more or less a Dungeons & Dragons-style game experience in one convenient box. And by "convenient", I mean that it has so much stuff in the box that it weighs 22 pounds. Yeah.

Now, this game is being followed up with an expansion called Frosthaven. Here's the description of the game from a newsletter that's been submitted to the /r/boardgames subreddit alongside a tweet which shows off the front doors to PAX Unplugged:

I know, I know, we just announced Jaws of the Lion, and now there's this, too! So much new Gloomhaven! Or, err, I mean Frosthaven.

While Jaws of the Lion is geared towards bringing in new players to the Gloomhaven world, Frosthaven is my chance to tell another epic story on the scale of the original game, with the same complexity and grandeur. This is Gloomhaven 2.0, with 16 new characters, over 25 new enemies, over 100 new items, somewhere around 100 new scenarios, and so much more.

So why Frosthaven? Well, that is the name of a small outpost far to the north of the capital city of White Oak. There, a group of mercenaries at the end of their rope will help bring back this settlement from the edge of destruction. Not only will they have to deal with the harsh elements, but there are other, far more dangerous threats out in the unforgiving cold as well.

There are Algox, the bigger, more yeti-like cousins of the Inox, attacking from the mountains, Lurkers flooding in from the northern sea, and there are even rumors of machines that wander the frozen wastes of their own free will. The party of mercenaries must face all of these perils, and perhaps in doing so, make peace with these new races so they can work together against even more sinister forces.

Gloomhaven Expansion Frosthaven cover art

 
 

Learn About the Gloomhaven Expansion Frosthaven at PAX Unplugged

If you're one of the lucky few who are attending PAX Unplugged, you'll be able to learn more about Frosthaven in just a few short days.

According to the same newsletter, there will be a Q&A  at PAX Unplugged. Simply head on over to the Mothman Theater on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10:00 AM. This live Q&A will also feature Tom Vasel about this upcoming expansion.

Don't worry if you can't make it to PAX Unplugged, though — that same Q&A will be live-streamed on twitch.tv/pax2. The Gloomhaven expansion Frosthaven will be heading to Kickstarter sometime in March 2020. In the meantime, you can pick up the original Gloomhaven on sale at Amazon at the price of $109.54 or your regional equivalent, a 22% discount off of its price of $140.00.

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What do you think of the Gloomhaven expansion Frosthaven? Are you going to pick it up when it launches on Kickstarter? Let us know in the comments below!


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