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

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Can You Reroll Successes For Reserves?

Say I have 2 influence and want the shotgun which is 4 successes. If I roll 2 successes, can I spend 2 clue tokens to reroll my success to attempt to get the shotgun or does rerolling a die remove ...
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Abhoth - where should I put defeated cultists

When I play Abhoth (from Under the Pyramids expansion) as the Ancient One, his Setup section says: Set aside 8 Cultist Monsters and all Abhoth Special Encounters. Then the Reckoning effect for ...
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What tokens are endless despite having a limited supply?

What tokens should be treated as unlimited in supply despite having a limited number in the game box, i.e. focus tokens, travel tickets, and the like? Naturally it makes the game 'harder' for the ...
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Does passing a horror or strength test mean 1 success or enough to avoid losing sanity or health?

Some monsters say if you fail the horror check, then there are consequences. Do these consequences occur if you get zero will test successes or if you take even 1 point of sanity damage? Ie if a ...
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Can I gain a random Ally card from the reserve if the deck and discard do not have one?

When instructed to gain a random Ally card, if the asset deck and discard do not have any ally cards (and the reserve has 1), can I take the Ally from the reserve? The rulings of interest are from ...
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Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case to avoid activating Dark Pact?

Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case to increase a fail roll 1 on 2 and thus avoid activating dark pact condition? (2) Lucky Cigarette Case Trinket Once per round, you may add 1 to the result ...
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When Purifying the World, can you keep or track monsters you don't usually return to the drawing pile?

Purifying the World allows an investigator to collect the monster tiles of defeated monsters and then flip the card to perform some action based on the number or toughness of tiles he's collected. ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how do you deal with cases when an event forces you to draw a condition card that you already have?

The rules state that a player cannot choose to take a condition when he already has one of that type. How do you deal with cases when an event forces you to draw a condition card? As an example, ...
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If the ancient one awakens after an investigator dies in the mythos phase, does the player draw a new investigator?

When an investigator is defeated after the ancient one awakens, that player is eliminated. What if the investigator is defeated and the ancient one awakens before the end of the mythos phase? The ...
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Once the last mythos card is flipped, is there no point to continuing the game?

Since most (or all) mysteries require waiting until the end of the mythos phase to officially complete them, is there no point to continuing the game once you flip the final mythos card and still ...
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Do I remove eldritch tokens placed on the board after a mystery that placed them is solved?

Some mysteries will require you to place eldritch tokens on various spaces. When such a mystery is solved, do you remove the eldritch tokens placed by that mystery? I have concluded that the tokens ...
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Can I discard Funding anytime to remove a debt?

When can an investigator discard funding to remove a debt? Can he do it during anyone's turn anytime to remove it immediately? Also, can he discard it after the mythos card reveals there is a ...
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Does the Blunderbuss require you to use only the +2 strength bonus in order to use its roll effect?

When resolving a Combat Encounter, you may gain +2 Strength. If you do, each 6 you roll when resolving a etc etc If I have a +5 weapon, typically I take the higher bonus as my bonus (they are not ...
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How does Finn Edwards' passive ability affect the directive to discard Unique Assets?

There is a specific faq item regarding Finn Edwards' passive ability as pertaining to Unique Assets, but I cannot make heads nor tails of it. Q. What happens if Finn Edwards uses his passive ...
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Should reckoning effects be executed as if done simultaneously?

Should reckoning effects on an investigator's conditions execute as if done simultaneously (starting with the lead investigator)? Two situations come to mind here. 1) If a reckoning effect condition ...
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Does Yig's awakened reckoning effect spawn a cultist on each space fulfilling the requirement, or just 1 on a space of your choice?

The reckoning effect is Spawn 1 Cultist Monster on a space containing a Mystery token, Eldritch token, or Epic Monster. Does this mean 1 cultist on each space with any of those items, or 1 ...
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If I am Lost in Time and Space during a reckoning effect resolution, do I continue to resolve remaining reckoning effects?

Being lost in time and space leaves you immune to reckoning effects, but what if the reckoning effect of a mythos card is what causes you to become lost in time and space, and you still have a few ...
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What is the reason for investigators not being eliminated when Yig awakens?

When Yig awakens, one of the rule items says: When an investigator is defeated or devoured, that player is not eliminated What is the significance of this rule? What is the non-eliminated ...
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Should Eldritch Tokens only be used as tokens for the original reason they were placed?

Eldritch tokens are often used for differing purposes and different mythos cards and effects. Can they or should they be used generically across all active effects? Here is an example. The Cthulhu ...
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Does “advance the active mystery” apply to an AO's final mystery?

The two most recent expansions for Eldritch Horror have introduced the "advance the active mystery" effect that makes it possible to make progress on the mysteries via other channels. How this works ...
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If you already have a condition or there are none left in the deck, can you gain an effect--that normally induces a condition--for free?

I believe if all the cards of a certain kind are gone from the deck and you are told to take that condition, you simply gain the benefit of not having to take the condition. What if you are offered ...
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When a monster is discarded, is it considered “defeated”?

One of the Shub-Niggurath mysteries calls for action after a monster is defeated. Does this include when you discard a monster from a Tokyo encounter or kill it from inducing a loss of health from ...
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Are epic monsters treated differently than regular monsters with regard to taking damage or being discarded remotely?

There are many cases in Tokyo encounters where you can cause damage to a selected monster and one case where you can "discard" a monster. Can these actions be taken on epic monsters as well? I ...
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Can two investigators trade the same spells?

If two investigators each have the same spell (but with different flip side consequences), can they trade these spells during the trade action?
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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 ...