Fantasy Flight has a reputation of creating challenging games. After creating one of their famous Arkham Horror Fantasy Flight has developed another amazing game to enjoy, their newest game is already out in the market which is the Elder Sign ($6.99 HD for iPad / $3.99 for iPhone).
Elder Sign: Omens is a smaller version of Arkham Horror, but do not think that it is going to be an easy one, especially for new players. This game will surely be keeping you the whole evening. This maybe a perfect game for overnight stays. I find it hard to teach new players the rules and the how to’s of the game. I find it easier to learn the game while playing that explaining the details to my friends. Well let me try for every one’s sake.
Getting to Know the Game More
You can play the game alone if you do not want to do some explaining stuff to your playmates but it is more fun to play with your friends and family. Well, regarding the game you can have a team with a maximum of 4 members. You can choose from 16 investigators (note that each of these investigators has their own statistics like their strengths, weaknesses, stamina and abilities). For me I tend to choose an investigator that collects more item than the others I find it very helpful specially in accomplishing my missions.
The game takes place inside an old horrifying museum; here you will have selections of missions you need to accomplish (of course!). Since this is a tabletop version you need to roll a dice every time you go on a mission. The better you do in matching clues you find the greater chances you’ll have in getting rewards and defeating the horror in this game. Try your luck in this game and be as investigative as you can or else you might go insane or die (just as the character in this game).
But I bet it will be easier to learn this stuff as you play the game. Watching the tutorials also help in playing and understanding this game. Just keep on collecting the Elder Signs to get rid of the Great Old One (You can choose from any of three). If the Great Old One awakens the game is all over.
The game is a real fun and horror. The visual presentation is fantastic and the game itself really is a good one. It will really bring out the happiness in your group as you play the game. Make sure you have all the luck you need to win this game. You need luck and strategy to win. Fantasy Flight is really a genius creating this complicated yet easy to play tabletop games. Do not lose your sanity while waiting for your turn.
This is a game for you and your friends and family to play. No matter what happens. You lose or you win, you won’t be cleaning up the table.