Eldritch Horror Masks of NyarlathotepExpansion of: Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep is an expansion for Eldritch Horror, a cooperative boardgame for one to eight players where intrepid investigators must traverse the globe in an attempt to thwart the cataclysmic rise of an otherworldly Ancient One. Strange cults are gathering strength in remote corners and bustling cities all over the world. Though they seem to worship different gods, the investigators have found a thread that runs throughout all of the cultists’ horrific rites.
120m - 240m
1 - 5 Players
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7/30/18 - I'm very disappointed by the heavily marketed "campaign mode" which was a lie, or at least heavily misrepresented. The entire campaign mode is just a simple set of house rules that you don't even need this expansion to play. As summed up by one of the BGG reviews of this game, the rules are: "Don't reuse ancient ones, investigators stay dead, play with 2 prelude cards, do it 6 times." Wow, that's a shame. The concept had such potential. I'm also not really interested in the "personal stories" aspect of the game, but may mess around with them since I paid for them. Resources are a nice new addition, but again just like the campaign mode you don't need to buy this expansion to play with the new rule. Just find a suitable set of tokens to use as resources, and that's all you need. So basically, this purchase just provided me with the equivalent of about 1.5 small box EH expansions, for the price of 2. That sucks. I'm always glad to have more content for this game, but I wish I would have waited and not paid full MSRP in my excitement for a new big box expansion that ended up barely being more than a small box expansion. I'm knocking a couple of points off of my usual "9" rating for EH games, and giving this one a 7. I'm still glad I own it, but I feel misled by the marketing for it.
personal quests really add to the role playing and thematic flavour of the game. We enjoyed having a more fleshed out back story for my character. The rest of the expansion is a little more of the same stuff for variety. The ancient one was quite a interesting. Overall a nice addition if you want more theme.
Really didn't need to be big box, there is a lot of air in there. Titular AO isn't as good as the fan made Masks of Nyarlathotep. I like extra cards for existing decks, but would not recommend this expansion over any others. Worst EH product so far.