Witch of Salem (2008)

Average Rating: 6.68/10
Board Game Rank: 1135
Thematic Rank: 223
Strategy Game Rank: 600
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(25 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(8 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Witch of Salem
Alternate Names
Cthulhu: Lo Stregone di Salem
Der Hexer von Salem
Salem: L'ombre de Cthulhu
La Sombra de Cthulhu
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Witch of Salem is a cooperative boardgame based on Wolfgang Hohlbein's book series which in turn is based on H.P. Lovecraft's mythos.
In this game, the players attempt to close all the gates to the other dimensions that have opened in Arkham city and thus preventing the Old One from entering our world. Players need to banish monsters and collect items in order to seal the eight gates before time on the doom-tracker runs out and the Great Old One awakens.

The gameplay follows three steps in a fixed order: bringing new creatures in the game, the player actions and drawing an event card.
The game can be won by succesfully by completing different goals: find out the active Great Old One, seal all eight gates and send a player with the right combination of items to the Great Old One to banish him.
Losing the game cane be done in three different ways: the doom track runs out, the players fail to reveal the Great Old One in time or the players all go insane.

From the publisher:

Step back to early 20th Century New England. Here, the horrible "Great Old Ones" mysterious inhabitants of a dark, unfathomable void-seek entry into our world. One of their imprisoned overlords gathers them, just as his worldly servants open portals throughout Arkham for the coming onslaught. Only Salem's master witch, Robert Craven, holds the key to safeguarding mankind. He plans to gather a team of intrepid scholars to find the hidden portals and close them with powerful magic seals. The noble witch's elite team must battle the threat of madness, duel the dark servants, tackle mystical challenges, and face their ultimate nemesis: an unidentified Great Old One with an unknown and incalculable strength.

In "Witch of Salem," you step into the terrifying world of renowned storyteller Wolfgang Hohlbein, a mythos inspired by the tales of H. P. Lovecraft. You play one of the witch's scholarly allies. Working cooperatively with your cohorts, uncover the secrets of the Necronomicon, combat creeping insanity, defeat the coming Evil, and bar the Great Old Ones from exiting the inter-dimensional abyss.

Contains:
1 game board, 4 game figures, 1 witch figure, 1 Necron Stone, 1 battle die, 26 creature cards, 6 Great Old One cards, 12 event cards, 6 overview/turn cards, 32 minor location cards, 4 player boards, 34 item markers, 4 sanity markers, 6 artifact markers, 8 portal tiles, 1 cloth bag, game rules, brief history

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Mayfair Edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
Product Code: MFG3309
Size: 11.90 x 11.90 x 3.00 inches
2.90 pounds
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Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
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Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2008
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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0 Traduction française des cartes avec indication textuelles des cartes monstres, grands anciens et événements
Traduction française (VF) des cartes du jeu. Le texte français vient du site AubergeDeJeux qui hébergeait anciennement ces traductions qui avaient été faites par Régis Moranzoni et Thomas Hubert mais n'est plus disponible online. Le fichier a été reconstitué à partir des illustrations du site hébergeant la version NL de la traduction de l'original en allemand et les textes hébergés par l'Auberge des Jeux.
French
2015-05-20
1 Italian language Characters AH Like for Witch of Salem V1
Italian language Characters AH Like for Witch of Salem ( Lo stregone di Salem ) translated and united in one pdf file based on the good work of BGG user Nicola Zee that I would like to thanks! I'm as usual available for any correction, update, remove based on author's request.
Italian
2014-01-16
2 Cards in Spanish version 1.0
Cards in Spanish [geeklist=148780]Mis otras traducciones y ayudas de juego.[/geeklist]
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2012-10-30
13 Arkham Horror Characters for WOS
As promised the 8 new characters now are in the form of 8 player mats. Each mat is the same color - which may be an issue if you are using the original wooden counters.
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2012-08-18
8 La Sombra de Cthulhu - Resumen de reglas.
Resumen de reglas en castellano de "La Sombra de Cthulhu".
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2011-07-01
15 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
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2011-05-05
0 Witch of Salem - NL Kaartenoverzicht
Overview of all cards containing text, in Dutch
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2011-04-28
2 Portal Checklist
Here is a PDF of a checklist for each portal. You can give one to each player or use one for the entire group (if you are playing shared knowledge).
English
2011-02-28
9 Witch of Salem Knowledge Cards Variant v1 PDF
Unofficial simple variant that adds 7 "Knowledge" cards which players may use to deal with specific unfortunate events. Using them has a card and score cost however. Intended for those who find the base game a little too difficult.
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2010-12-29
4 Tuckbox for Sleeved Cards
Two tuckboxes for *SLEEVED* Witch of Salem cards. I use thicker Mayday Premium sleeves. One box for all the larger cards, one for all of the smaller cards. Print with no scaling on letter paper. Tested from Adobe Reader.
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2010-11-17
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1135
Thematic Rank: 223
Strategy Game Rank: 600
Num Ratings: 1363
Average Rating: 6.68
Standard Deviation: 1.37
Num Views: 163030
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 84
Personal Comments: 451
Users Owning: 1849
Users Wanting: 176
Users Trading: 67 [find trade matches]
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DJ18: Especial Sant Jordi: jocs i literatura
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2013-04-23
28 Games Later: Witch of Salem
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2011-04-18
OBG 048: Events of All Kinds
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2010-08-09
PGGK 047: Witch of Salem
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2009-10-21
Spiele-Podcast Nr. 47: Der Hexer von Salem (Kosmos)
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