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Eldritch Arkham

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DesignerVincent van der Zwaag
🎨Sandro Rybak


PDF Eldritch Arkham Rules [English] (12.1 MB)


Will you bring an end to madness, or cause it? Play any of the asymmetrical roles in a fight for dominance over Arkham. Will you side with civilians or the eldritch? Play the fast-paced strategy game for 0 to 6 players.

In the asymmetrical strategy game Eldritch Arkham, players fight for dominance over the city. Each player takes on a unique role, with different components, actions, and objectives. Each role belongs to either the Eldritch faction or the Arkham faction, making the game semi-cooperative for players of the same faction.

Each player will gain his own Omen (a foretelling of victory) and must be the first to complete this in order to win the game. However, each role has two sides, allowing the player to choose the method in which to use his components, as well as what his Omen requires.

The entire game focuses on easy-of-play. With the wide variety of roles, each player will find the one matching his or her own playstyle. By introducing alternative roles and random setups, the game also holds a high replayability. In short, new players will be able to quickly join the fun, while experienced players will always be surprised by the synergy of the different roles, random monsters, different board layouts, and other special events.

Eldritch Arkham can be played with 0 to 6 players. Though the core mechanics revolve around area-control and avoiding hostile units, each role houses its own unique mechanic. From set-collecting to roleplay, from deduction to wargaming, and from resource-management to exploration, this game has it all.

Strategy, Asymmetry, Area-control.

About the designer:
Interested in both game-design and narrative-design, Vincent creates games that balance between communal storytelling and classical games. The one thing that is most prevalent in his designs is playability; how easy it is for a (new) player to start playing the game.
With a strong preference towards boardgames, even the digital games Vincent creates find their roots in the tabletop world. It’s his first time here at Fastaval, and he’s eager to meet everyone, so drop by! Follow him on Twitter at @MyVincentGames.

I det asymetriske strategispil Eldritch Arkham kæmper spillerne om kontrollen over Arkham by. Hver spiller har en unik rolle, med forskellige komponenter, handlinger og mål. Hver rolle tilhører enten Arkham- eller Eldritch faktionen, så spillet er semikooperativt for spillernen i samme faktion.

Hver spiller modtager sit forvarsel om sejren, og skal opfylde det først, for at vinde spillet, men hver roller har også to sider som spilleren kan vælge imellem, hvilket giver forskellige muligheder for at bruge sine komponenter og hvad forvarslet kræver for at blive opfyldt.

Spillet er fokuseret på at være let at gå til. Med det store udvalg af roller vil enhver spiller have noget der passer til vedkommenes foretrukne spillestil. Med alternative roller og varierede set ups vil der også være noget nyt i hvert nyt spil. Nye spillere kan hurtigt komme i gang, mens erfarne spillere vil opdage nye detaljer og synergierne i de forskellige roller, monstre, opsætning af spillebrættet og de forskellige begivenheder.

Eldritch Arkham kan spilles af 0 til 6 spillere. Selv om kernemekanismerne er område-kontrol og at undgå fjendtlige enheder, har hver faktion sine egne unikke mekanikker. Fra samling af stik til rollespil, deduktion til wargaming, fra resource indsamling til udforskning – Eldritch Arkham har det hele.

Played at

Fastaval - Otto Under the Sea (2019)


Fastaval - Otto Under the Sea (2019)

Nominated, Bedste Innovation [+]


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