Elder Sign: A Game Review

wpid-2015-02-10-23-32-43_deco.jpgThey who must not be awaken should remain so. Only the Elder Signs can push them back to their slumber.

Elder Sign is another game distributed by Fantasy Flight Games that still reeks with the Cthulhu mythos.

The game play is pretty similar to the game application. The goal of the game is collect Elder Signs that corresponds the number needed for the Ancient One to return back to sleep.

How to do it?

Each character will choose a task that s/he needs to complete and  roll six green dice. If the character wants to add additional dice, then a red and/or yellow dice is added to help the character to complete the tasks. Successfully completing of the tasks will be rewarded, while failure will be punished.

There are key differences between the game application and the board game which are as follows:

  • There are only 8 Ancient Ones that are playable and each one has their own difficulty.
  • You can play up to 8 players in a game.
  • When a character dies/become insane/devoured, players have an option to pick a new character and start over.
  • Rolling the dice easier compared than its game application counterpart.
  • Interaction between players as you are playing with your friends and having fun.
  • Manually adjusting the clock and sometimes it gets forgotten when everyone is frantically trying to save the world.

wpid-2015-02-10-23-35-42_deco.jpgDespite the release is only months apart from its phone application, this is a solid game that can occupy ones time. The game is pretty hard easy to its game application counterpart. It’s also faster than the Arkham Horror games, minus the story aspect.

The downside of this game is the rule book. There’s a lot of questions in the rule book that was answered when the game application came out and additional online FAQs was released to clarify some of the rules.

Other than that, it’s a good, fast game that will entice players who love the Lovecraftian mythos.

For the phone application review, go here!



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