Cephalofair Games announces Gloomhaven: Second Edition

June 01, 2023 6 Comments

Gloomhaven Cover Art

Cephalofair Games, publisher of Gloomhaven, Jaws of the Lion, and the most recent Frosthaven, is excited to announce the release, Gloomhaven: Second Edition

As Cephalofair heads into their most extensive crowdfunding campaign yet, launching on BackerKit June 20th with Gloomhaven: The Role Playing Game and Miniatures of Gloomhaven line, the team is pleased to announce the surprise rerelease of the flagship game that started it all… 

Gloomhaven: Second Edition is a revised and elevated version of the award-winning core game of Gloomhaven. This is the culmination of everything Isaac Childres and the growing Cephalofair Games team have learned since Gloomhaven’s initial release, including feedback from the community, playtesters, co-designers, and developers. This new edition is the new best way to experience Gloomhaven.

The world, story, and challenging gameplay are all still the same, but there is a plethora of additional content to explore. Even for those who have played Gloomhaven before, this edition brings new material to the table, with rebalanced and redesigned mercenary classes, items, and scenarios, as well as brand new artwork, newly written narrative and events, updated miniatures, a new faction-based reputation system, and more. 

For those that haven’t played Gloomhaven or have only played Jaws of the Lion, this will be a fantastic way to jump into a larger, epic experience. For people who have already played, this is a great way to revisit the legendary game, see all the updates, learn more about the world, and discover new secrets. 

From Isaac Childres, Founder, Cephalofair Games

“While Gloomhaven is well-loved, I'm not sure anyone would call it perfect. I am excited to have the opportunity to make this incredible game even better with a lot of polishing and refining of the content, based on what I and the team have learned over the past six years by listening to fans and playing the game a lot ourselves. This new edition is going to be even more fantastic.”

From Drew Penn and Dennis Vögele, Project Leads for Gloomhaven: Second Edition -

“Drew and I have spent the last six years reading the community's feedback on all of the Gloomhaven games, so we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve with this project. We hope you enjoy playing Gloomhaven: Second Edition as much as we enjoyed working on it.” 

Gloomhaven:Second Edition will be an additional offering during the BackerKit campaign, showcasing the range of abilities that BackerKit has to offer for this expanding crowdfunding project. 

From BJ Hensley, Art/Creative Director, Cephalofair Games - 

“I'm thrilled to be working with a team of incredibly talented artists such as Paola Andreatta, Francesca Baerald, Phan Tuấn Đạt, Sarah Dahlinger, Mates Laurentiu, Chris Lewis, and others to bring the imaginative world of Gloomhaven to life, both in the board game and the RPG. I have fallen in love with the art and people of this world and hope that through our efforts, others will be able to do the same.”

We are glad to be able to finally announce this project which has been in the works for some time with our design and development team. Bringing all that has been learned over the years into the newest experience to play Gloomhaven

From Maxwell Salzberg, CEO, BackerKit

“Cephalofair’s newest project promises to take the Gloomhaven experience to extraordinary new heights with a thrilling combination of immersive role-playing and intricately designed miniatures. We're confident that both veteran fans and newcomers alike will be blown away by this remarkable gaming adventure. It's a privilege for us to be part of this inspiring journey."

In addition to a new journey into the Gloomhaven board game, this updated edition provides a whole new array of components, tiles, encounters, and more as Gloomhaven: The Role Playing Game enters the scene. The game and all it contains will provide hundreds of game assets, which can be used as a tool box for Gloom Masters and roleplayers as they look to expand their journey into the world of Gloomhaven through the roleplaying game. 

Please join us for the Gloomhaven Campaign on BackerKit on June 20th and be part of the Gloomhaven Celebration! Sign-Up on the Landing Page and be part of the Launch Party on BackerKit.


6 Responses

Torje
Torje

December 28, 2023

Hi! Can you share any more info about release date for second edition? We’re waiting!

Stephane Barry
Stephane Barry

December 18, 2023

Would be nice to have an upgrade package avalable for the owners of the original boardgame

Bret Bernhoft
Bret Bernhoft

December 18, 2023

This game looks like a lot of fun. I’m hoping that this second edition is even more thrilling than the first, which (as this article shares) is already beloved.

Hugo
Hugo

December 18, 2023

Hey. Will these be included in the box (being a complete package)?:

- Solo scenarios
- Env. X reward
- Forgotten circles epilogue

Yusuf
Yusuf

December 18, 2023

Will there be an upgrade kit to the 2nd Edition or is it necessary for owners of Gloomhaven to buy the whole game again?

Efrain
Efrain

December 18, 2023

Wow! Fantastic timing! I’m about to start a new job. I now know what my celebration gift will be.

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