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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616617667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616617660
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.7 x 2.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Customer Reviews

Each story gives you an eerie feeling and a sense of impending doom.
Namish
I love Arkham Horror but it takes a lot of dedication to play a game, especially with an expansion.
G G Tuens
I've only played this twice so far, still trying to beat the starter god with my friends.
Doc Hack

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Cody Carlson VINE VOICE on December 15, 2013
Stop me if you've heard this before, but Fantasy Flight Games has done it again. "Eldritch Horror" takes all the things you loved about "Arkham Horror," streamlines them, adds some cool, intuitive new rules, widens the scope, and significantly condenses playing time. This game also reminds me quite a bit of Flying Frog Production's "Fortune & Glory." I don't know if I'll play F&G ever again.

At its heart, "Eldritch Horror" is a story telling game. Players search the globe for clues in order to solve mysteries that will prevent an Elder God from coming back to Earth to destroy humanity. In each location they visit they encounter ghouls or smaller mysteries, usually requiring them to roll dice equal to their specific skill set. Characters also are given the ability to enhance their skills by visiting certain locations. One of my favorite aspects of the game is how when your character dies, you are not eliminated, you simply select a new character to play. Your original character does not just disappear however- he becomes an encounter and your new character or someone else may attempt to gain their fallen comrade's clues and assets. It's really a cool mechanic that I haven't seen before, and adds to the thrilling, grand narrative.

If you like grand adventure games and enjoy a fun, horror theme, you really need to get your hands on "Eldritch Horror." I'm already jazzed thinking about what future expansions will bring to this wonderful game!
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 4, 2013
Eldritch Horror is from Fantasy Flight Games, who brought both Arkham Horror and Elder Sign to the board game world. As with the other two games, Eldritch Horror pulls from themes in the Cthuhlu mythos to provide a cooperative experience for 1-8 players. The basic theme of the game is a race around the world to acquire clues and solve mysteries in order to prevent the end of humanity by one of four ancient evils. Each player takes the role of an investigator (each with unique abilities) whom will investigate various cities and locations to discover some information, then proceed to solve the mystery of the ancient evil in order to banish it. Along the way, the players may have to handle various impediments, such a defeating monsters, closing portals, or preventing other catastrophes. As a result, players will have to work together to handle these issues at the same time focusing on banishing the ancient evil.

The game plays very smoothly, and anyone who has played either Arkham Horror or Elder Sign will have at least a familiarity with the mechanics of the game. Players will general roll a set of D6s to complete some task, with any results of 5 or 6 counting as a "success" on the roll. Each task makes use of different stats that are unique to each character (and may be improved), whether trying to bribe someone or to fight some monster. A successful roll will have some kind of "positive" result (though there might be consequences to the success), whereas a failed roll will almost always result in some kind of "detrimental" result. The actual game play lasts about 2-3 hours depending on how the players approach the game. (Expect about a half hour or so of "learning curve" the first time in.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Cpt. Roboto on November 30, 2013
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I'll keep this short. If you are a fan of Arkham, get this. If you've never played Arkham, get this. It's stream lined Arkham. The instructions (compared to Arkham) are fantastic. You get a quick (16 pages) rule book and also a reference book to bring to the table. During our first play through the reference book was a great asset (especially when rolling for assets:).
Overall the game is great fun. It is Arkham on a global scale yet more manageable and easier to jump into. Also, the theme still holds up. And as always, Fantasy Flight components are top notch.
Only word of warning: it comes with only four Ancient Ones. I'm assuming, like Arkham, there are many expansions forthcoming.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lucie Peek on March 1, 2014
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My husband and I had purchased Arkham Horror on a whim, (not a good idea, in general always do your research first) because after we began to learn the game, we became extremely frustrated with trying to play AH. Little did we know that our first attempt at getting into RPG board games, we had purchased the most difficult game in existence. We loved the story and the general play of AH, but we could barely finish the game because spent more time learning and reading the rules for the game than actually playing. After multiple attempts and fights, we shelved the game. Then after some months had passed, we came across Eldritch Horror.
Before we even came close to considering purchasing the game, we did some research, (our big mistake with AH). After seeing that it was faster and got rid of the heaviness of AH, we decided to enter the battle against the Ancient Ones again. Am I glad we did!
We love playing this game! It has everything that you want from an HP Lovecraft themed game, without all the heaviness and clumsy mechanics. If you loved the idea of what AH was but hated actually playing it, this game will scratch that itch and more!!! But do your own research! Lots of great play through videos on youtube to demonstrate the play. They are long but well worth the watch to make a good decision and learning the play.
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