Eldritch Horror box

Eldritch Horror unboxing

I got an early Christmas present of Eldritch Horror, the new game from the Fantasy Flight Games Arkham Horror stable. It is AH on a global scale with streamlined, story-driven rules.

Here is a picture of the box contents (the board is still folded):

Eldritch Horror contents

This is the board, with the map of the world to travel. You can see the new-style doom track along the top.

Eldritch Horror board

There are twelve new investigators to play, including a spy, a psychic, a shaman and a martial artist. The investigator sheets are laid out like passports, which is cool. The skills are simpler here. They don’t have the fiddly focus bars any more, which we always ignored anyway.

Investigators

The investigators are up against one of the Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Azathoth, Yog-Sothoth or Shub-Niggurath. The aim of the game is to solve the specific ‘mysteries’ for the Great Old One instead of just closing gates. This sounds more story-like.

GOOs

There are lots of lovely tokens and counters, clues, investigators, train and ship tickets:

Counters1

The second sheet has even more tokens, gates, health, and lots of sanity to  lose.

Counters

I’ve downloaded the rules and reference, and next up is to give it a play-through.