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The Mansions of Madness FAQ is now online
Mansions of Madness | Published 09 March 2011

Tonight you've witnessed living nightmares proving that evil exists. Gnawing at your mind is the question, should you press on? But when every step could be a misstep, how can you? If only there was somewhere you could find the answers you've been seeking...

Check out the Mansions of Madness FAQ before you go insane! Now available for download (pdf, 642 KB), the FAQ will satisfy your queries. Visit the support page and keep your wits.

Mansions of Madness is a macabre game of horror, insanity, and mystery for two to five players. Based on the beloved fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Mansions of Madness tells a story in which one player takes on the role of the keeper, a malevolent force working to complete a sinister plot, and all other players take on the roles of investigators, the unlikely heroes who gather to oppose him.

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Published: 4/2/2011 6:17:10 PM

For Story 5, Component Setup should also have Crowbar listed under Exploration cards since it is Story Coice #5.

Published: 3/20/2011 1:42:49 PM

Here's another vote to say that a revised rulebook and new cards to replace the mistake ones should be offered to people who already bought the game. I love FFG but this kind of crap is getting irritating. My beautifull ToI designer book has marker in it just to fix the dumb mistakes. It really makes the book embarrassing.

Published: 3/16/2011 2:33:10 AM

Does FFG send out new cards if you send them the cards listed in the errat ?

Published: 3/12/2011 5:06:21 PM

I'll think I'll wait for the error free second edition reprint.

Published: 3/11/2011 8:35:55 AM

@ mikelosaurus

If you read the rulebooks that FFG produces, you will find under credits the names of the playtesters. These are typically FFG employees or people who are intimate with FFG.

In short, playtesting appears to be done in house for the most part that I can see.

Published: 3/11/2011 7:12:04 AM

Given the number of mistakes that get through the net with each product this leads me to conclude that the pool of playtesters for a given game must be quite small.

What I find most curious is that I've e-mailed FFG a number of times to volunteer as a playtester/proofreader but no-one has ever gotten back to me.


Published: 3/11/2011 7:08:47 AM

@Porpus Boy

Inside every box there is a small slip of paper with some errata on it, as well as 7 replacement cards.  Clearly they spotted some errors after it went to print but before shipping, so had the chance to change this.

Sadly, it appears they were quite far from catching them all...

Don't worry, you'll get them

Porpus Boy
Published: 3/11/2011 5:33:33 AM

I ordered my game already.  It is disturbing to read all these posts about misprints.  This is not cool FFG.

I looked at the errata PDF.  What do they(FFG) mean by:  "A small pack of seven replacement cards are
provided to replace the misprinted cards of the same name." ???

Is FFG going to send us all a small envelope with these cards in it???  Provided where?  In the box?

I ordered my game from a third party online shop, not from FFG directly.  Am I screwed?

Thanks ahead of time for whomever answers me~

The Thing In The Attic
Published: 3/10/2011 12:26:36 PM

If I was charging you £58 to read my post then yes the spelling and grammar would have been checked and poof read. As this is a forum i don't have to do such a thing, you should try typing on my lap top it's got really small keys and I keep hitting the wrong ones.

Another thing I can't understand is that the game was delayed over the quality of the miniatures. However, all of the humanoid minion minis in my set are bland an lack good detail, not a patch on the Talisman minis for example.

I love all FFG's games including this one, which is why I'm so infuriated and frustrated with rookie mistakes like this. FFG are a $10 Mil turnover business this shouldn't happen on this scale.

Published: 3/10/2011 12:15:03 PM

I am also surprised not just by the unusual ammount of mistakes in rules and cards, but specially by the importance of them. Things like Clues, Keeper and Mythos cards should have been playtested and proof read to death. Components Set Up and Seed cards are affecting gameplay dramatically as stated in the rules themselves...and yet there are important mistakes in those spotted barely a couple weeks after release.

And hiding some errata (like the flaming Zombie Event card or the Evade against stunned monsters) in the FAQ is not very nice either.

I expect quite a few more to come once the community starts playing every scenario more times.

You guys had a great idea and an amazing design, but failed in the game execution and producing. Please, fix it in the coming expansions since the potential of this game is one of a kind.


Fryd Pickles
Published: 3/10/2011 11:38:49 AM

I'm with everyone on this one.  I started a thread on boardgamegeek if anyone wants to chime in to get more exposure.  I sure hope they send first edition buyers new cards and rules.  I'm very dissappointed about this.

Published: 3/10/2011 11:10:48 AM

I will be writing to FFG support to send me some replacement cards...I have the Proof of purchase counter (which I think is what this issue is for).

I have not paid £50+ for a game where I have to biro on errata because it was released incorrect.

I understand that these things happen but it seems to be a regular occurance...

Come on FFG...stamp this out!!!

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