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2013
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120 − 240 minutes
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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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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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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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Artist: Anders Finér
Year: 2014
Product Code: EH01
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Product Code: HE564
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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5 Eldritch Horror Cards
This is a reference to the number, type and size of the cards in the base set and expansions, to help with the task of buying sleeves.
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2015-08-28
6 Investigator Spreadsheet
Includes name, title, stats, special action, passive, starting cards, and starting location.
English
2015-08-26
3 Task Cheatsheet
Reference sheet to help strategize when to flip Task Unique Assets or keep developing them. Heavy shorthand used for brevity, basic knowledge of the cards is recommended (i = number of Investigators, Inv = Investigator, (A)AM = (advance) active Mystery, rest should be self-evident. Details such as "on any space" or "of your choice" omitted.) Version 1.0 up to date for Strange Remnants expansion
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2015-08-20
1 New one Y-Golonac
Expansion Y-Golonac made by Wellington Oliveira the group Eldritch Horror Brasil facebook.
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2015-08-17
2 Laser cut insert for eldritch horror + FL
Contains the inkscape files for a laser cut box insert made on 3mm (1/8th inch) MDF. the small angled inserts in the files will not fit the final product, did not fix in this version...use at own risk :)
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2015-08-15
2 Übersicht Rundenablauf
Kurz gehaltene Übersicht über den Rundenablauf zur Orientierung. Besonders hilfreich für neue Spieler. Format DIN A5 damit jeder Spieler eine Übersicht bei sich liegen haben kann, ohne dass der Tisch zu voll wird. Based on the reference by Gary Kressner: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/108574/eldritch-horror-turn-phase-reference-v3 V 1.1: Pfeile bei "Rache" hinzugefügt um zu verdeutlichen, dass die Effekte der Reihe nach abgehandelt werden.
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0 EH Sabor da Vitória
Algumas correções e adição do Yig da expansão "Conhecimento Perdido".
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8 Eldritch Horror Card Template Set (Investigators, Assets, etc.)
Updated with a new font and text formating guides.
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6 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
13 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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