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- Endure adventures within the museum and prevent the Ancient One's arrival
- Innovative dice mechanics
- Cooperative game for 1-8 players
- Standard game duration of 1-2 hours
- Ages 13+
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Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient One. Armed with tools, allies, and occult knowledge, investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs, the eldritch symbols used to seal away the Ancient Ones and win the game.
1 Cardboard Clock
8 Customized dice
1 Entrance Reference sheet
80 Oversized cards
76 Small cards
144 Cardboard tokens and markers
From the Manufacturer
The Swift Descent to Madness and Horror
It is 1926, and the museum’s extensive collection of exotic curios and occult artifacts poses a threat to the barriers between our world and the elder evils lurking between dimensions. Gates to the beyond begin to leak open, and terrifying creatures of increasing strength steal through them. Animals, the mad, and those of more susceptible minds are driven to desperation by the supernatural forces the portals unleash. Only a handful of investigators race against time to locate the eldritch symbols necessary to seal the portals forever. Only they can stop the Ancient One beyond from finding its way to Earth and reducing humanity to cinders.
Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient Ones. Armed with cards for tools, allies, and occult knowledge, investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs, the eldritch symbols used to seal away the Ancient Ones and win the game.
To locate Elder Signs, investigators must successfully endure Adventures within the museum and its environs. A clever and thematic dice mechanic pits their exploration against monsters and the sheer difficulty of staying sane and healthy, all within the standard game duration of one to two hours.
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However, that game takes far too long to play.
This feels, thematically, the same. It is superbly designed so that tactical choices can be made team wide to solve difficult cards.
One problem is the instructions; they are rather badly written and I found them hard to follow. I suggest getting the Android game (It's only £2.50) and playing that as a primer.
I wouldn't call it especially deep, as after all, this is a card / dice game. But it is fun solo or with 2 or more players, get the drinks and snacks out and have a laugh.
Some reviewers claim that this game is too easy, i don't agree, as it is easy to miss out on some of the tighter rules. I think if the rules are followed then the game is of a decent enough difficulty.
I own and have previously reviewed Last Night On Earth and Mansions of Madness, which i both love. This game creates an alternative to the above and sits nicely next to them thematically.
If you like rolling dice, a bit of horror, like making choices that are not overly complex and don't mind a chunk of random luck chucked in, then this could be the game for you.
However, I'm still rating it 5 stars because I love it. My favourite Fantasy Flight game is still Arkham Horror but finding the time to play a game and the players willing to sit through a 4 to 6 hour session is challenging. This takes much less time and although it looks complex when all the bits are laid out it's still a relatively straightforward dice resolution game at heart. All the game mechanics fit together very well. The clock phases that trigger mythos and location events, items and spells that power-up investigators, health and sanity, monsters, etc. Then you have the special abilities of the different investigators that will make the group think a bit different about how they approach the game and the special rules that each ancient one brings to the game round off a good set of variations.
I've already played this more than Arkham Horror despite having only just got it a few months ago and I'm looking forward to seeing what the expansions bring. I'd just like to feel that we're heading closer to the brink, or that we have to take more risks to win.
Elder Sign reclaims this, and brings back the playability of the original game while being dosed with a strong sense of mood and atmosphere. It's basically Arkham Horror with adventure resolution courtesy of Risk Express, and has worked really well in the sessions we've had so far. There has been talk of it being too easy in some forums, but this hasn't seemed to be the case so far: probably the only real drawback of this release is that you *need* to read the FAQ that clarifies a few rules (especially the distribution of new monsters) and does make it harder! The tiny pieces in some cases are a nuisance, but nothing worse.
It would have been nice to have the game a bit bigger, as I get the sense that there'll be a few add-ons with more monsters and players and rules, and then we're back to square one with the whole lack of immediacy. But for the moment this is a lot of fun, a much faster game than its parent, but just as thrilling and scary.
First off I have to say that the production quality is absolutely excellent. All of the tokens are sturdy, and well designed with great artwork. The same goes for the cards which definitely feel robust (although I might get sleeves for them later down the line).
Elder Sign can be played with anything from 1 to 8 players. I have only played 1 and 2 player games at the moment, but would definitely like to get some more players involved. Even as a 1 player game, this really stands up well, but I roped my daughter into playing and we had a blast. The games so far have lasted 1-2 hours, with the first taking the longest as I was constantly referring to the rules, but once I had the basics down it got a lot quicker.
I mainly bought this, as my daughter has recently started enjoying games, but doesnt cope well with the competitive side of things, so we play as a team. Both the games I have played have been very difficult, but we won both times.
I really enjoy the fact that by shuffling and randomly dealing the demon/adventure/investgator cards you can have a completely different game every time.
Although this is initially a deep game to get in to, it doesnt take long, and Im pretty much hooked already. Im already looking into the expansion packs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a solo player I found this game very exciting. Needless to say, I lost by being using one character but after adding another, I was short of two Elder signs and list again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
an Excellent game, we enjoyed it very much and love playinbg coopPublished 3 months ago by Frank Kruger
Although I've always been a big gaming fan I only recently started getting into the hobby seriously, after taking some time to read several reviews I decided to make Elder Sign one... Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Clifford
Do you like Yahtzee? Do you like (or fear) Cthulhu? Do you like fun?
I guess two out of three isn't bad. Read more
This team game is tough, stressful and at times can seem hopeless. Which is exactly what you want from a Lovecraftian horror game! Feels really satisfying to beat. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David
Little bit horror and a lot fun in one. Great for big and small companys. Easy to understand. Not to long to play. Great dice and story game. Read morePublished 8 months ago by kamile
Good fun but hard. Sometimes the deck is cruel and the dice are too! :)Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great game, have played solo and with others. Good re playability.Published 10 months ago by Odile O'Byrne