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Elder Sign: Omens HD

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$6.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
1 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1–5 players
(222 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
(64 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(77 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Expansion
Family
Primary Name
Elder Sign
Alternate Names
Das Ältere Zeichen
Il Segno degli Antichi
Le Signe des Anciens
El Símbolo Arcano
Znak Starszych Bogów
Знак древних
エルダーサイン
遠古印記 (繁體版)
엘더사인
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Game description from the publisher:

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 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.

To locate Elder Signs, investigators must successfully endure Adventures within the museum and its environs. A countdown mechanism makes an Ancient One appear if the investigators are not quick enough. The investigators must then battle the Ancient One. A clever and thematic dice mechanism 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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Components

  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Cardboard Clock
  • 8 Customized Dice (6 green, 1 yellow, 1 red)
  • 1 Entrance Reference sheet

  • 80 Oversized Cards

- 48 Adventure Cards
- 8 Other World Cards
- 16 Investigator Cards
- 8 Ancient One Cards

  • 76 Small cards

- 12 Common Item Cards
- 12 Unique Item Cards
- 12 Spell Cards
- 8 Ally Cards
- 32 Mythos Cards

  • 147 Cardboard tokens and markers

- 16 Investigator Markers
- 30 Stamina Tokens
- 30 Sanity Tokens
- 15 Clue Tokens
- 22 Monster Markers
- 5 Mask Monster Markers
- 12 Doom Tokens
- 17 Elder Sign Tokens

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Знак древних
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Russian edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2013
Size: 9.76 x 9.76 x 2.36 inches
Russian
Release Date: Apr 22, 2013
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Das Ältere Zeichen
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German Revised edition 2013
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Dallas Mehlhoff
Year: 2013
Product Code: 1718AUG13
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
German
Release Date: Dec 2013
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Znak Starszych Bogów
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Polish edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Dallas Mehlhoff
Year: 2012
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
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German edition 2012
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Dallas Mehlhoff
Year: 2012
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
German
Release Date: July 2012
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Le Signe des Anciens
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French first edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Dallas Mehlhoff
Year: 2012
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
French
Release Date: Mar 12, 2012
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5 Elder Sign Score Sheet
Updated with a bit clearer headers. Enter the end results under Results.
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2015-11-22
7 Jude's Clockless Variant and Balance Chart for Elder Sign
Jude's Clockless Variant removes the Clock from the game, while still retaining the nightly Midnight and Mythos effects. This variant will work well with the base Elder Sign game and also with the Unseen Forces expansion added in. I have not tested it with Gates of Arkham expansion or any later expansions. Also included is a Balance Chart, which can be used alone or with the Clockless variant, for adjusting the difficulty with different numbers of investigators.
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2015-10-05
14 Elder Sign: All Cards, All Expansions
Details of every card from every the base game and both expansions: text, effects, etc.
English
2015-07-28
63 The Math of Elder Sign
What are the chances of success while attempting to pass a specific adventure in ES? What's the impact of spending items to add dice to the mix? What's the difficulty level of each installment in the ES series? What are the best strategies to win the game? All the math behind Elder Sign is finally disclosed and debated in-depth [COLOR=#FF0000][b]And please, thumb up this entry so that it remains visible for the community as long as possible :) it's more than 150 hours of our life on this project :) thank you![/b][/COLOR]
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2015-06-22
5 Solo Elder Sign Win/Loss Percentage Tracker
Excel file used to track your Solo Games and calculate your total Win Percentage, The Ancient Ones you played against, and the Character used.
English
2015-06-12
7 Elder Sign Scoresheet
Elder Sign Scoresheet version 1.0. A simple scoresheet to record which investigators were used and how close the end result of the game was (or not). Accomodate up to eight players.
English
2015-05-13
21 Clock Tower
Clock tower for Elder Sign. Brown ver.
English
2015-04-04
22 Fanmade Cardboard Standees
Cardboard standees I made for Elder Sign to replace the mini tokens included in the game, with gracious permission from Fantasy Flight Games
English
2015-02-05
13 Labels for Storage Jars & Turn Marker
For anyone wishing to replicate my storage jars, or to create a turn marker. [imageid=2385091 small] [imageid=2389241 small]
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2015-01-25
15 Wooden Token Stickers
Print onto sticker paper and apply to wooden discs. The B&W side on three of the discs is to show whether that particular characters 'once per day' skill has been used. Flip when used. [imageid=2380677 small]
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2015-01-24
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Thematic Rank: 122
Num Ratings: 11645
Average Rating: 7.00
Standard Deviation: 1.36
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Users Owning: 17910
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