Ghost Stories (2008)

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Ghost Stories The Boardgame

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Year Published
2008
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Ghost Stories is a cooperative game in which the players protect the village from incarnations of the lord of hell – Wu-Feng – and his legions of ghosts before they haunt a town and recover the ashes that will allow him to return to life. Each Player represents a Taoist monk working together with the others to fight off waves of ghosts.

The players, using teamwork, will have to exorcise the ghosts which will appear during the course of the game. At the beginning of his turn, a player brings a ghost into play and places it on a free spot, and more than one can come in at the same time. The ghosts all have abilities of their own – some affecting the Taoists and their powers, some causing the active player to roll the curse die for a random effect, and others haunting the villager tiles and blocking that tile's special action. On his turn, a Taoist can move on a tile in order to exorcise adjacent ghosts or to benefit from the villager living on the tile, providing it is not haunted. Each tile of the village allows the players to benefit from a different bonus. With the cemetery, for example, Taoists can bring a dead Taoist back to life, while the herbalist allows to recover spent Tao tokens, etc. It will also be possible to get traps or move ghosts or unhaunt other village tiles.

To exorcise a ghost, the Taoist rolls three Tao dice with different colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white. If the result of the roll matches the color(s) of the ghost or incarnation of Wu-Feng, the exorcism succeeds. The white result is a wild color which can be used as any color. For example, to exorcise a green ghost with 3 resistance, you need to roll three green, three white, or a combination of both. If your die rolls fall short, you can also use Tao tokens that match the color in addition to your roll. You may choose to use these after your roll. Taoists gain these tokens by using certain village tiles or by exorcising certain ghosts. One of the Taoists has a power that allows him to receive such a token once per turn.

To win, the players must defeat the incarnation of Wu-Feng, a boss who arrives at the end of the game. There are also harder difficulty levels that add more incarnations of Wu-Feng, in which to win, you must defeat all of them.

There are many more ways to lose, however. The players lose if three of the village's tiles are haunted, if the draw pile is emptied while the incarnation of Wu-Feng is still in play, or if all the priests are dead.

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Components:

  • 4 game boards
  • 9 Village tiles
  • 3 Tao dice
  • 1 special Tao die
  • 1 Curse die
  • 55 Ghost cards (blue cards)
  • 10 Incarnation of Wu-Feng cards (red cards)
  • 20 Tao tokens
  • 20 Qi tokens
  • 4 Taoist figurines
  • 4 Yin-Yang tokens
  • 8 Haunting figurines
  • 2 Buddha figurines
  • 1 Inactive Taos marker
  • 1 Enfeeblement Mantra token (a scroll)
  • 4 Inactive Power tokens
  • 3 Neutral Power tokens
  • 1 rulebook
  • 2 play aids
  • 1 sheet to record the results of your games

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Repos multilingual edition 2014
Publisher: Repos Production
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Year: 2014
Product Code: GH0-MU01 Run GA2014R10
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.20 pounds
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Repos multilingual edition 2013
Publisher: Repos Production
Artist: Pierô
Year: 2013
Product Code: GH0-MU04
Size: 11.14 x 11.14 x 2.99 inches
English, French, German
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Repos English edition 2013
Publisher: Repos Production
Artist: Pierô
Year: 2013
Product Code: GHO-US01
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Repos multilingual edition 2012
Publisher: Repos Production
Artist: Pierô
Year: 2012
Product Code: GHO-MU03
Size: 11.18 x 11.18 x 2.95 inches
2.29 pounds
English, French, German, Polishmore»
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Lautapelit Finnish edition
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Pierô
Year: 2009
Product Code: 542501692040
Size: 11.00 x 11.00 x 3.00 inches
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3 Promo Card Rules Page 1 customized to match Rule Book
Page 2 (Hopefully). All images are copyright by Repos and Asmodee.
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2015-04-13
7 Dice Probabilities PDF
[b]Changelog[/b]: [b]v3.0[/b] -> both two tables are now fully complete! And so is the project! -> all grey rows were replaced with new precise probabilities -> in phase summaries what is compulsory and what is optional was emphasized [b]v2.2[/b] -> the grey (verbal) rows were reworded in a more precise way -> explanatory notes on how to interpret the grey rows were added [b]v2.1[/b] -> reworded "5 dice" and "6 dice" into "HS + 3 dice" and "HS + 4 dice" for clarity, where HS stands for the Herbalist's Shop -> some extra wording elaborations included in parentheses for clarity -> added three additional rows in grey colour (the ones removed in v2.0): these probabilities are tricky to calculate correctly, but I gave verbal descriptions of what they should be like [b]v2.0[/b]...
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2 Demo Variant
A demo variant for GS, making the game shorter ans easier without losing the fun.
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15 Ghost Stories Quick Ref. Sheet
A quick ref sheet I've put together. Covers all the main icons of Taoists, Villagers and Ghosts etc.
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3 Ghost Stories - Kurzanleitung
Ghost Stories - Kurzanleitung in deutsch/german
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2014-05-10
3 Fiddly Stats - Ghost Stories - v 1.0
Fiddly Stats provides a way for people to keep track of game stats over time. There is a tab with a lot of random "fiddly" stats that might be interesting. If there interest over time I am willing to consolidate people's data and repost that as well. Please read the comments on cells that have them. Let me know what changes or issues you might run into. I also welcome other ideas for new stats.
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2014-05-08
15 Ghost Stories Player Summary
Updated for v1.3 rules consisting of three changes. Loss condition is always 3rd haunted tile, initiation level play includes each player getting a black Tao token, and the other player move for Dance of the Twin Winds happens before the red Taoist move.
English
2014-05-07
1 Ghost Stories Rulebook+Player Aid (hrvatska pravila)
Unofficial fan content - neslužbeni prijevod pravila
Croatian
2014-03-10
4 Why and how to, balance the Ghost Stories Solitaire deck
Full instructions on balancing the Ghost Stories Solitaire (1 Taoist) deck for a better playing experience, with the reasons it makes it better, and how to vary the decks to suit your preferences. Includes a pre-prepared decklist so you can play straight away or try it out.
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2013-12-16
13 Reglamento en castellano
Con ligeros arreglos.
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