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Bruno Freitas
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Hi!

I am a former Arkham Horror owner and I'd like to know if this game is as good as it's told.

I really like Lovecraft theme and like cooperative games (with solo options).

Thanks!
 
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I have never played Arkham horror but I must say elder signs is a great game. Some people say it can be too easy but i have never found that to be the case. The expansion is worth getting along with it for the extra old ones and adventure cards really improve things.

Also if you buy the Unseen Forces you don't need to pick up the revised edition of the main box, as some cards that need replacing are provided
 
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Thanks!

Just bought the base game + the expansion, as it was not that expensive.

I've already downloaded the manual, so I'll have plenty of thing to read in the weekend.

I've also noticed that some people find this game too easy.

Is this true? AH was a very difficult (and complex) game.

Is this also so complex?
 
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Elder sign is far simpler than AH.
 
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JJWonderboy wrote:
Elder sign is far simpler than AH.


I've heard that too.

AH is a great game, but taking 4 hours or more is extremely taxing for me, besides the setup time that is really big.

I'm very anxious to see this game hiting my table!
 
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Venshad wrote:
JJWonderboy wrote:
Elder sign is far simpler than AH.


I've heard that too.

AH is a great game, but taking 4 hours or more is extremely taxing for me, besides the setup time that is really big.

I'm very anxious to see this game hiting my table!


As long as you know to expect the more abstract nature of a dice game and have enough of an imagination that you can still apply the Lovecraft theme to it, then you should enjoy this game just fine.

Otherwise, you will just write it off as "Cthulhu Yahtzee" like so many other people.
 
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In fact I really liked AH, but it takes so long to setup that I just get tired before even rolling dices.

I also want a HP Lovecraft game for multiple players.

I'm also in the Cthulhu Wars KS.
 
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Alex F
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It's easy to houserule to make it harder and tenser without breaking anything.

We play with the following:

1)A mandatory doom token is added each Midnight after first turn before resolving the next Mythos card(makes for close games every time)

2)One clue token can be used to reroll up to 2 dice( up to 3 dice for Joe Diamond)

3)Devoured investigators are eliminated from the game. (This encourages calculated and strategic gameplay.)

Have fun! It's an awesome game.
 
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magmaxtic wrote:
3)Devoured investigators are eliminated from the game. (This encourages calculated and strategic gameplay.)

Have fun! It's an awesome game.


I liked this variant.

Game and Expansion already bought!

Thanks!

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Both games are great solo or multiplayer.
Elder sign is by far the easier to get into or a quick session.
I love them both
 
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Peej65 wrote:
Both games are great solo or multiplayer.
Elder sign is by far the easier to get into or a quick session.
I love them both


Thats good to know!

I'm really into good and fast games.
 
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