A cooperative game where players play the role of investigator trying to stop the Elder Gods from ravaging the Earth.

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In Eldritch Horror, when a mythos card refers to a monster's toughness, does it mean its current or max toughness?

The Blood Flows mythos card says under its event: The Lead Investigator discards 1 Monster of his choice and loses Health equal to its toughness Do I use the monster's current or max health?
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Completing the third mystery during the same round as Doom track reaches 0

If I finish my third mystery during an encounter phase, but then Doom track reaches 0 during the related mythos phase, do I win the game? Or does the Ancient One awaken and I need to solve the final ...
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What to do with “Antarctic Guide” and “Dog Sled” while playing against an Ancient One from the base game?

The unique asset deck in Mountains of Madness expansion features two cards which only have an effect if you are on the Antarctica Side Board. What if I am playing against an Ancient One from the base ...
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Is the unique asset deck reshuffled when cards are discarded?

It is quite clear from the base game rules that normal asset cards are put in a separate discard pile when they are discarded, whereas condition cards and spell cards are shuffled back into the deck ...
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In Eldritch Horror, do epic monsters have to be encountered before non epic monsters?

The guide by The Esoteric Order of Gamers says If you are on a space with 1 or more monsters, you must resolve a single combat encounter against each monster there, one at a time, in the order of ...
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Who is the male investigator on the cover of Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, and Eldritch Horror?

The 30- or 40-something dark-haired male on the cover of these games appears to be the same character, but it's not clear to me which. Is it one of the in-game characters?
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Can I choose an encounter if I am unable to complete the clues requirement upon passing the test?

The Dimensions Collide mythos card is a rumor card that says "As an encounter, an investigator on space 11 may attempt.... If he passes, he puts an end to their rituals; he may spend Clues equal to ...
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Are there any conditions or situations that prevent a player from choosing to be lead investigator?

The lead investigator may pass the token to another player. Are there any situations or conditions that prevent a player from receiving the token? I initially wondered this when an investigator ...
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Can I attempt to get rid of my Cursed condition on the same reckoning phase that a Warlock inflicts me?

The warlock monster can inflict the closest investigator with Cursed during the Reckoning Phase. Since conditions are handled after monsters during the reckoning phase, can I then roll to see if I can ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how much complexity and extra playing time do expansions add?

How much more complexity in terms of additional rules, things to remember, do either of the expansions (Mountains of Madness, Forsaken Lore) add to the base game. I don't really consider new cards, ...
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Can an investigator ever have more than 1 of a kind of condition

The Growing Madness rumor says the lead investigator gains a madness condition then discards 1 eldritch token from this card for each madness condition he has I would have expected the card ...
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With the Silver Key artifact, what effects can I spend 1 less clue?

The description for the Silver Key artifact is Once per round, you may spend 1 less clue to pay for an effect This boardgamegeek thread discusses it, but I am still not clear what effects this ...
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Monster encounter tactics

My feeling is that, until my characters are boosted quite significantly with bonuses, re-rolls, and preferably a blessing, many of the monsters are at best a coin flip to beat in a single monster ...
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Taking, searching, and managing card decks

After reading various sections on Eldritch Horror's deck management, namely the sections on Searching, on Gaining Possessions and Conditions, and on Discarding, I've tried to sum up some aspects of ...
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How difficult is Eldritch Horror with differing numbers of players?

Removing the element of how easy or hard it is to work as a group, and assuming that you are 1 player controlling all 1 to 8 players, what numbers of players are easier or harder to win Eldritch ...
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Complexity of Eldritch Horror versus Arkham Horror

I have heard Eldritch Horror described as a "streamlined Arkham Horror", as if the makers of AH considered how to make a faster, more accessible successor. Having played and enjoyed Eldritch Horror, ...
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Can I use “De Vermis Mysteriis” every round?

The "De Vermis Mysteriis" card seems very strong. The card does not have any rules for discarding after use. Is it really possible to keep it an improve a skill round after round? Combined with some ...
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Can all all ability bonuses aside from weapons “+” effects be stacked?

By ability bonus, I mean any quality of an asset at all, not just the "+N" to an attribute. My question centers around how to compound effects on assets. The quick reference explains that weapon "Gain ...
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Delayed and detained

Say your investigator gets delayed (cannot perform any actions bare "standing up") and then get Detained (for example, via a Mythos card). The Detained condition states that the investigator can only ...
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Eldritch Horror test resolutions in other board games [closed]

I'm new at modern board-games, basically, and I got Eldritch Horror as a present. I love the test resolution system where you through n number of dice and the number of 5 or 6 determines if a test is ...
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Storage for Eldritch Horror

Is there an optimal strategy for storing Eldritch Horror cards and tokens so that game play is facilitated. I am not looking for answers that including "zip bags" and other things to keep the game ...
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Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case on another player

My question is rather simple, but we can't quite put a finger on the correct answer. Items such as the Lucky Cigarette Case ... can we use them on other player rolls or just our own? The text says to ...
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Can I use multiple items and spells in one action?

I was wondering if I could use multiple items and spells in one action. The rules say Although an investigator cannot perform a component action from a single component more than once each ...
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Dark Pact condition

Say I have a dark pact condition (however that was acquired) and have an encounter that gives me a choice of taking another dark pact. The rules say that you cannot have more than one condition of ...
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Debt condition abuse?

The rules states that you cannot have two of the same conditions. You can take a debt condition to gain two additional successes on your influence test to gain assets from the reserve. Thus if you ...
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What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Eldritch Horror?

Is there a solid strategy that you can apply to increase the chances of a win? Of course the Eldritch Horror statistics do help in working out what can go wrong/right. But they do not offer a ...
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Items already in possession of another character

What happens if a player should gain an item but that item already is used by another character? For example, if the Spy comes into play (because your old character is dead/insane), she possesses a ...
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Getting rid of Conditions when blessed

To get rid of a negative condition, you have to role a 5 or a 6. If you are blessed, where 4 count as successes, does the condition disappears on a 4, 5, and 6?