So tonight no squire or Sir Animal. This still left five so we decided to play a game of Elder Sign. This is a simple dice game base in the Arkham Horror universe (and is a very good app on iOS). A cooperative game, each player takes a character with unique abilities and attributes to undertake tasks in rooms around the museum. The idea is to get enough elder signs to thwart the return of an old one....
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.
Elder Sign includes: 1 Cardboard Clock 8 Customized dice 1 Entrance Reference sheet 80
Oversized cards 76 Small cards 144 Cardboard tokens and markers
No. of Players 1 - 8 Duration: 60 to 120 minutes Min. Age: 13
We also included the Unseen Forces expansion, which includes blessings, curses, companions and additional cards. It also splits the safe locations so that some might close as a result of midnight striking..... We actually won the game quite easily. The King in Yellow was defeated as the characters deployed worked well and the dice rolls seemed to smile upon us. This a great quick and fun game for a lot of players. It plays well with five as well as seven. I plan to get the new expansion soon so look out for more play reports....