Elder Sign (board game)

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Elder Sign


Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

Product Code/SKU: SL05

ISBN: 978-1-61-661135-4

Year: 2011

Designer(s): Richard Launius, Kevin Wilson

Artist(s): Anders Finder (Cover Art), ? (Game Art)

Number of Players: 1 to 8 players

Estimated Playing Time: 60 to 120 minutes

Suggested Ages: 14 +

Expansions: Elder Sign: Unseen Forces, Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham, Elder Sign: Omens of Ice, Elder Sign: Grave Consequences

Other Editions: Elder Sign: Omens


From the back of the box:

Evil from beyond has come to the museum!

Throughout the museum's history, visitors have been drawn to its unparalleled collection of ancient exhibits and exotic curios from faraway places. But in 1926, unimaginable horrors from beyond threaten to use the artifacts as a means to enter our world, bringing an end to all of humanity. The clock is striking midnight and a small group of courageous investigators desperately search the marbled halls for the legendary symbol that will keep our world safe! The Elder Sign ...

In Elder Sign, 1 to 8 players take on the role of investigators struggling to combat one of the Ancient Ones — vast, powerful creatures that dwell in the space between dimensions. By rolling a pool of special dice, players will face the adventures in and around the museum that has become the focal point of these strange creatures. The investigators' courage and skill will earn rewards, the most prized of which is an Elder Sign, the eldritch symbol used to seal away the Ancient One and win the game. But the clock is always ticking and each night at midnight, the Ancient One gets closer to waking up. If the investigators take too long to seal it away, the Ancient One awakens and humanity is almost certainly doomed!

Inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, Elder Sign is a cooperative game of suspense and horror that can be played in 1 to 2 hours by 1 to 8 players aged 13 and up.

Comments / Trivia

Elder Sign: Omens is a video game based on Elder Sign.

Part of the Arkham Horror Files line of products.