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2013
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14 and up
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120 − 240 minutes
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14+
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Eldritch Horror
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Les Contrées de l'horreur
Eldritch Horror: Przedwieczna Groza
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Game description from the publisher:

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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Rules PDF

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

Eldritch Horror FAQ & Errata (19th January, 2016)

Protective Card Sleeves

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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Polish edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Anders Finér
Year: 2014
Product Code: EH01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Anders Finér
Year: 2014
Product Code: HE564
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Anders Finér
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Apr 24, 2014
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Publisher: Arclight
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Year: 2014
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French first edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Anders Finér
Year: 2014
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Release Date: May 19, 2014
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2 Eldritch Horror - Foglio riassuntivo
Foglio riassuntivo delle regole. Layout non originale, a colori. [PDF]
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2016-02-05
4 Double sided Cultists
Just made a double sided version of (Hex_Enduction_Hour's) Print on card stock, score on red line, glue and fold together, cut out cultists, Use markers if desired as Hex suggests, put in stand. Let me know if there are any issues. I should note that these will be thinner and won't fit in the character bases that came with the game.
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2016-02-05
15 Cultist Paper Miniatures
Word document containing a six-up image layout of four hooded cultists for use as paper miniatures in Eldritch Horror or any board or roleplaying game. Print in color or black and white. If printing in black and white, I recommend watercolor or very light toned permanent markers to allow the details of the image show through the ink of the pens. Adhere to thick backing boards, cut out, insert in your favorite stands and watch the chaos unleash. I'm not responsible for whatever devious, sinister things these guys unleash upon you and yours... [img]https://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic2873388_md.jpg[/img]
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10 Eldritch Horror Setup
Quick reference for setting up the game.
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2016-01-29
13 Additional Preludes for Eldritch Horror
version 2.0 _Introduction_ The purpose of this module is to provide additional preludes and rule variants for Eldritch Horror. The module assumes you have all the expansions, but most of the preludes don’t require anything specific so you’ll probably be fine if you don’t. My wife and I have played about 100 games of Eldritch Horror, but we haven’t tested every one of these preludes – they look interesting and reasonable to us, but if you try one out and have a suggestion for a modification please email me or post your suggestion to BGG. _Instructions_ You can either select a prelude that looks interesting, or select one randomly before selecting investigators. If you decide to select one randomly you will need to roll two dice: the first die will determine which...
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2016-01-28
6 Card Dividers
Version 2 of the dividers. Changed the small dividers to horizontal and added some dividers to sort within the different categories.
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2016-01-28
4 EH Monster List
Another pdf list of all EH monsters, colour coded by expansions,and including total numbers of Normal & Epic monsters in each set.
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2016-01-27
6 Eldritch Horror component manifest - with expansions
This spreadsheet lists all components for Eldritch Horror and expansions. It was inspired by a similar list for Arkham Horror.
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2016-01-26
2 Eldritch Horror Player Reference MS Paint 2016
Second page has a few things that wouldn't fit on the first.
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2016-01-24
17 Court of Wonders expansion
A fan-made expansion. Includes a new Ancient One (based on the works of Lewis Carroll) with matching rumors, research encounters, and sideboard with location cards and sideboard-specific monsters. Also includes four new investigators, new conditions, and artifacts.
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