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Do you know any similar games to the Mansion of Madness? I mean Roleplaying Board Games.
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arkham horror, elder sign
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Betrayal at House on the Hill
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When I was playing my recently acquired D&D: The Legend of Drizzt, I kept drawing comparisons back to Mansions of Madness.

It follows a completely different them as you could probably guess, but the game plays out with miniatures and monsters that spawn on the board and various campaigns to complete while fighting them.

Drizzt does not have as much story elements during the game like Mansions, but at the same time is much quicker to set up in my brief experience.

There is also not a "dungeon master" role in Drizzt, instead events are carried out by the game itself and monsters are distributed among the players to allow everyone to move the monsters according to the "tactics" defined on the monster cards.

In short, Drizzt provides a different experience with a different setting, but still satisfied the same part of me that Mansions did. (And it takes so much less time to set up!)
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at a stretch Last Night On Earth
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And what about Descent?
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spav wrote:
Do you know any similar games to the Mansion of Madness? I mean Roleplaying Board Games.


If you're talking about games with a strong storytelling element, there's almost nothing out there like Mansions of Madness. The closest would probably be Arkham Horror and Android, both of which are terrible games (Arkham Horror is passable if you enjoy games where you just roll dice and a bunch of random stuff happens). The only other one that might be similar is Tales of the Arabian Nights, but from what I know of this game it's more like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book in board game form rather than an actual tactical board game.

Alternatively, if you're talking about a mystery game with investigators exploring a house of horror, then Betrayal at the House on the Hill is probably your closest bet, though again it's a lot more random than Mansions.

Descent and Dungeons & Dragons are not really RPG-board games as such, just tactical mini games with a fantasy theme.

Elder Sign is a dice game and has almost no RPG elements to it at all.
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Battlestations is a tactical board game with RPG elements, but otherwise is nothing like Mansions of Madness. But, I'd call it more of a Roleplaying Board Game than MoM.
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willco wrote:


Whoa, I just checked out that game and it looks like something I'd like to play. Somehow missed that one totally! Thanks William!

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Android is a masterpiece!!!!

But I agree Arkham is plopfest.
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