Mansions of Madness Board Game, Second Edition (Core Set)
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a fully cooperative, app-driven board game of horror and mystery for one to five players that takes place in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign. Let the immersive app guide you through the veiled streets of Innsmouth and the haunted corridors of Arkham's cursed mansions as you search for answers and respite. Eight brave investigators stand ready to confront four scenarios of fear and mystery, collecting weapons, tools and information, solving complex puzzles and fighting monsters, insanity and death. Open the door and step inside these hair-raising Mansions of Madness: Second Edition. It will take more than just survival to conquer the evils terrorising this town.
Mansions of Madness Second Edition includes a conversion kit, which is designed to incorporate your first edition Mansions of Madness investigator figures, monster figures and map tiles into the game. These additional components will significantly expand the app’s choices when generating maps and monsters, as well as the set of investigators from which you can choose.
The app will be available for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. You will be able to download it from the Apple iOS AppStore, the Google Play store or the Amazon Appstore. It will also be available for Mac and PC on Steam.
"That the influence of the old house was unwholesome, he could not deny; but traces of his early morbid interest still held him there. He argued that the fever alone was responsible for his nightly phantasies and that when the touch abated he would be free from the monstrous visions. Those visions, however, were of abhorrent vividness and convincingness and whenever he awaked he retained a vague sense of having undergone much more than he remembered."
– H.P. Lovecraft, The Dreams in the Witch House
While the haunting spirit of the classic favourite remains the same, Mansions of Madness Second Edition’s innovative app takes a new and unique approach the sinister Arkham universe. In removing the need for a Keeper player, the app enables you to play a fully cooperative game and shrouds each scenario’s randomised secrets in complete and utter darkness. Throughout every game, the app generates an entirely unique map, full of differing items to utilize, monsters to confront and events to endure. Instead of the map being fully visible from the start of the game, however, the app obscures the majority of the board in shadows until you endeavor to explore further.
Something Has Happened
Spine-chilling creatures will pursue you through claustrophobic and daunting scenarios as you search for answers to Arkham’s many mysteries. Your quest for truth and respite may take you through a looming mansion or down the deserted streets of Innsmouth, but no two games will ever be the same. Should you choose, for instance, to investigate the puzzling happenings at the Vanderbilt mansion in Cycle of Eternity, you will find yourself entering the same foyer and seeking the same ultimate truth every time. But through each door beyond lies the unknown, as the map and the monsters hiding in its shadows change with every play.
Whichever identity you assume will have great bearing on your ability to conquer the monsters and mysteries before you. Each of the eight keen investigators is gifted with unique skills, abilities and attributes and may either take you down the road to success or to madness. The athletic Rita Young, for example, is strong and willful, able to take up to nine physical damage before failing to overcome the pain. Wendy Adams, on the other hand, can take only six damage, but little Wendy has a keener eye and a less fragile mind. Each of your investigator’s six skills: strength, agility, observation, lore, influence and will have the chance to help you escape a terrible fate. Find yourself overwhelmed by injury or insanity, though and your whole world may unravel.
Step Into The Shadows
Once you begin playing your chosen scenario, the companion app will serve to guide you every nerve-wracking step of the way. In removing the need for a Keeper player, the app allows you and your fellow investigators to play a fully cooperative game, seeking out each clue and fighting every monster as a team. Should you desire to confront whatever waits in the shadows by yourself, the app even supports single-player games.
Not only does the app take over the responsibilities of the Keeper, but it does so in a wholly unpredictable way, randomly generating the scenario’s map, the monsters that haunt it and the paralyzing events you will have to endure, all in unique combinations every time. While your ultimate objective remains the same, each unexpected and twisted detail will be exposed as you explore the map and the the app reveals its gruesome secrets to you. The rooms still concealed behind closed doors and the terrors within, however, will remain unknown to you until you are able to reach them.
There Is No Escape
The unnatural and vicious monsters of Arkham await your bold entry into the terrifying world of Mansions of Madness Second Edition. Prepare to advance your team of investigators through dark and desolate halls and alleys, fighting back the bloodthirsty fiends and solving intricate puzzles as you discover the truth and save this cursed region from a horrible fate. Can you feel your spine tingling? The horror is just around the corner.