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2013
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14 and up
Playing Time
120 − 240 minutes
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14 and up
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Eldritch Horror
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Les Contrées de l'horreur
Eldritch Horror: Przedwieczna Groza
Древний ужас
エルドリッチホラー
全球驚慄
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Across the globe, ancient evil is stirring. Now, you and your trusted circle of colleagues must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, brutal encounters, and obscure mysteries will take you to your limit and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction?

Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world. Each Ancient One comes with its own unique decks of Mystery and Research cards, which draw you deeper into the lore surrounding each loathsome creature. Discover the true name of Azathoth or battle Cthulhu on the high seas.

While the tasks on these Mystery cards (along with the locations of otherworldly gates, menacing monsters, and helpful clues) will often inform both your travel plans and the dangers you confront, you can find adventure anywhere in the world...even where you least expect it. It is during the Encounter Phase of each turn that players resolve combat or, alternatively, build their investigators' personal stories by reading an encounter narrative from one of several types of Encounter cards. You might go head to head with a monster in Istanbul or find yourself in a tough spot with the crime syndicate in a major city. Maybe you will embark on an expedition to the Pyramids or research a clue you uncover in the unnamed wilderness. You may even find your way through a gate and explore a dimension beyond time and space.

Should you fail an encounter, the cost is steep. If you are fortunate, you will merely incur physical or mental trauma. However, you might also be compelled to take a Condition card, which represents a specific injury or restriction gained throughout your journey, such as a Leg Injury or Amnesia. You could find yourself getting in over your head to acquire assets and receive a Debt condition – or maybe you'll owe a favor to something far more insidious than a debt collector, and enter into a Dark Pact! Whatever your condition, you would be wise to find a resolution with haste; many conditions have a "reckoning effect" which, if triggered, ensure a much more sinister fate.

All the while, the arrival of the Ancient One approaches. Its malign influence is manifested in Eldritch Horror as you draw Mythos Cards, which govern the appearance of otherworldly gates, fearsome monsters, and other ominous elements. Mythos cards keep your investigators under pressure, introducing new threats, even as the arrival of the Great Old One draws nearer! Since the investigators draw a new Mythos card each round, they're certain to have their hands full battling foul creatures and following up on strange rumors, even as they work to solve their three all-important mysteries.

With twelve unique investigators, two hundred-fifty tokens, and over three hundred cards, Eldritch Horror presents an epic, world-spanning adventure with each and every game.

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Game Components:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Reference Guide
  • 12 Investigator Sheets w/ Matching Tokens & Stands
  • 4 Ancient One Sheets
  • 51 Mythos Cards (21 yellow, 18 green and 12 blue)
  • 16 Mystery Cards (4 backs, 4 each)
  • 14 Artifact Cards
  • 40 Asset Cards
  • 36 Condition Cards
  • 20 Spell Cards
  • 4 Reference Cards
  • 122 Encounter Cards
    • 8 America Cards
    • 8 Europe Cards
    • 8 Asia/Australia Cards
    • 12 General Cards
    • 24 Other World Cards
    • 18 Expedition (6 backs, 3 each)
    • 12 Special Cards (2 backs, 6 each)
    • 32 Research Cards (4 backs, 8 each)
  • 245 Tokens
    • 43 Monster Tokens (34 normal, 9 epic)
    • 1 Lead Investigator token
    • 1 Active Expedition Token
    • 20 Travel Ticket Tokens (8 train, 12 ship)
    • 30 Improvement Tokens (6 for each skill)
    • 9 Gate Tokens
    • 20 Eldritch Tokens
    • 36 Clue Tokens
    • 1 Mystery Token
    • 4 Rumor Tokens
    • 78 Health and Sanity Tokens
      • 30 (1 Health)
      • 12 (3 Health)
      • 24 (1 Sanity)
      • 12 (3 Sanity)
  • 4 Dice

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Optionally required (not included in game):

  • 189 FFG Std American Board Game size (4 x 50) or Mayday USA Chimera (2 x 100 Std, or 4 x 50 Premium)
  • 114 FFG Mini American Board Game size (3 x 50) or Mayday Mini Chimera (2 x 100 Std, or 3 x 50 Premium)

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Year: 2014
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7 King in Yellow Prelude
Version updated with cards. V1.1 is the play and V2.0 is the book.
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2015-07-05
12 Eldritch Horror rules summary
Eldritch Horror rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. Incorporates any clarifications from Fantasy Flight's FAQ from 24-Jan-2015. Includes the added rules from the Forsaken Lore expansion.
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2015-06-23
4 Fan-made Investigators, etc.
Some fan-made investigators ready for use. Message me any questions, typos, suggestions, criticisms, anything!
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2015-06-19
8 MYSTERY OF THE ELDER ONE- real deduction!!!
hello everyone. I've always loved the atmosphere of Research and Mystery in eldritch horror, so I decided to change some of the rules to make the game a real detective work, to try realize the upcoming threat... i can tell this variant work like a charm - have fun. if you want to see the original post: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1368486/mystery-elder-one-real-deduction
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23 Horizontal Tuckboxes for Sleeved Cards
These tuckboxes are for sleeved cards, specifically designed to accommodate FFG sleeves. This box holds the 92 Condition cards (36 base + 24 FL + 32 MoM). For a full list of my tuckboxes, check out [geeklist=183263]My Tuckbox Geeklist[/geeklist]!
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12 Eldritch Horror themed dice bag image for custom printing
I really like Eldritch Horror, but didn't have a solution for mixing up the monster tiles and drawing them blindly. So I put together this image and had it printed at inkedplaymats.com They did a really good job. Just thought I would share the file in case anyone else is looking for something like this. You can see the final product on this thread. [thread=1309823][/thread]
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2015-01-27
8 Current player token and phase indicator
Just a quickly made token to keep track on phases and whose turn it is.
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2014-11-30
15 Rundenüberblick - Deutsch
Version 1.0b: Einseitige Übersicht, größere Schrift. German Turn Summary, based on Nersi's excellent english Reference Sheet.
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2014-11-19
2 Aide-mémoire pour joueurs Contrées de l'Horreur
Ceci est une aide de jeu très légère destinée aux joueurs, pour se souvenir des éléments principaux concernant le déroulement du tour et les limitations des actions. Chaque page permet d'imprimer trois aides de jeu. *** This is a very light player support to remind players of main elements and action limitations. Each page may be used to print player support for three.
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2014-11-01
14 Custom Investigator "The mystic" (v.1)
A "complete" custom investigator Zhang Linsi "The mystic". He is designed as a supporting character, and a powerful late game spell caster due to his massive natural lore and starting location. His support function comes in the way of a "onetime death prevention", which can be later repeated at the price of consuming artifacts in the possession of the investigators. He does this through the interplay of his personal abilities and the new artifact item (Beads of Xianzhong) that he starts the game with.
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