News for November 2013
An Arcane Tome Has Been Unearthed
The Reference Guide for Eldritch Horror is Now Online
Eldritch Horror | Published 06 November 2013

In Eldritch Horror, a board game of mystery and terror, you and up to seven friends take on the role of globetrotting investigators who must must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, obscure mysteries, and brutal challenges will take you to your limits 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?

Over the last several weeks, we’ve previewed each of Eldritch Horror’s three phases: the Action Phase, Encounter Phase, and Mythos Phase, as well as the loathsome Ancient Ones who could bring about the world’s destruction and the unlikely heroes, working against all odds to prevent a global catastrophe.

In our most recent preview, we also posted the rulebook for Eldritch Horror. Today, we’re making the reference guide available for download on the support page (PDF 3.5MB).

A Note About the Rulebook and Reference Guide

We took a new approach to the rules in Eldritch Horror with the inclusion of both a rulebook and a reference guide. The rulebook, posted last week, provides setup instructions, and teaches new players how to play Eldritch Horror quickly and effectively. The reference guide, on the other hand, serves as a companion to the game, where players can find answers to questions that may arise throughout game play, look up common rule exceptions, and find out more detailed rules information as they delve further into Eldritch Horror.

Every game has rules exceptions, interactions, and scenarios that come up during play that require additional explanation. Alongside addressing these important exceptions and in-game scenarios, a rulebook must also teach the game to a new player. These two very different goals are oftentimes at odds with one another, so in order to provide an effective teaching tool, as well as a comprehensive guide to Eldritch Horror, we thought it best to create a separate rulebook and reference guide. With the help of the rulebook, you’ll be able to set up Eldritch Horror, and quickly learn how to play. The reference guide will help you with any questions that may come up during a game of Eldritch Horror.

Eldritch Horror is coming to a store near you soon! Download the rulebook and reference guide today, and arm yourself with the information you need to engage in a global battle against evil.

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 - an elder being intent on destroying our world.

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