In Eldritch Horror, when a monster causes the closest investigator to move one space closer to the monster, but more than one investigator is on the closest space, who moves?


The final decision is always down to the active investigator when you are deciding the nearest but two or more targets are an equivalent distance.

From the rules reference (page 9):

When determining the “nearest” space or token, find the space or token separated by the fewest number of interconnected paths.

  • If two or more spaces are tied for nearest, the active investigator chooses
  • I did read that, but I am talking about three investigators (read tokens) on the nearest space. This rule does not answer that. Hence the question. Thanks for the response, though. Sep 9 '17 at 3:11
  • The rule specifically talks about spaces or tokens, only the bullet point says spaces. I would infer that the bullet point is generalising when it only says "space" and that the same applies for tokens. Sep 9 '17 at 3:14
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    I would add that when there is no active investigator (for example something happens in the mythos phase), then it's the lead investigator to choose.
    – janos
    Dec 11 '17 at 13:10

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