Board Games 101
by Chris Kreuter
Tales sput by H.P. Lovecraft of the occult and supernatural have inspired many books, comics, movies, RPG’s & board games. Many gamers have heard of Chtulu or overheard someone rolling a “sanity check”. Elder Sign is a co-operative game designed by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, and released in the US by Fantasy Flight Games in 2011. Elder Sign is primarily a dice game, designed to be easy to learn and quick to play. Players may be familiar with another Lovecraft themed series of games: Arkham Horror. Elder Sign is considered by most to be “Arkham Horror Lite”, as games typically only take 1-2 hours, as opposed to 3 or more. Elder Sign is designed by the same duo as Arkham Horror, so these goals were in mind during the design.
Posted: October 17th, 2012 | Tagged: Column - Board Game 101