Welcome to H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham in the 1920s. There will be many mysteries to uncover in this storytelling game of Lovecraftian terror. Using the provided newspaper, a list of allies, the directory of Arkham residents, and a map of Arkham, your job is to follow the clues from location to location, suspect to suspect, to unravel the mystery and answer the questions posed at the end of each scenario.
Your score in Mythos Tales depends upon the number of clues points you needed to visit, the risks you took to your sanity in your investigations, and your ability to find the correct answers to the questions. Match wits with Armitage, the man who has been exposed to the sanity-blasting truth about the existence of the age old evil! Can you beat his score?
With that in mind, it is time to collaborate with Armitage’s investigations to complete your training. This is not a typical board game: No dice, no luck, but a challenge to your mental ability.
The cases that appear in print edition are:
Case 1 – A Grain of Evil Case 2 – Flesh and Blood Case 3 – The King Cometh Case 4 – The Slumbering Solace Case 5 – The Serpent’s Vengeance Case 6 – The Star of Tokelau Case 7 – The Vanished Girl Case 8 – Pasquel’s Wager
Most similar to Sherlock Holmes but with the interesting feature of night and day phases during the investigation.
A very interesting experience. Atmospheric. In the style of books. I look forward to continuing with impatience.
Mythos is the love child of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective and H.P. Lovecraft. The game is not a proper game, but more an activity: there are no rules, and players must visit various places to solve a mystery. The key differences between Mythos and Sherlock are the supernatural element, and an internal clock that forces players to rush towards a solution. Cases appear more straightforward than in SH, but somewhat engaging anyway. The italian edition makes a good job separating the cases in small booklets, but loses the bigger map of its english counterpart. The translation incorporates the errata (fixing the quibbles of the english edition), but is a bit shorter of being top-notch.