I asked this question in the Arkham Horror and Mansions of Madness forums and wanted to get everyone's take- in your opinion, what's the best H.P. Lovecraft game in Fantasy Flight Games' catalog?
Best H.P. Lovecraft Game?
Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:45 AM
The three product lines are difficult to compare though as AH has some much more in terms of expansion than the other two.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:52 AM
True, Once ES gets its own expansions we can compare them. In the meantime, AH is the best Lovcraft game out there.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:39 PM
For me it's always going to be the Call of Cthulhu LCG. The ability to take on the roles of not just investigators, but the occult forces themselves has great appeal, but I also enjoy the story resolution aspect of the game. Though it's technically still oppositional unlike AH, ES, and MoM, you're not just playing against your opponent, but rather competing with them to resolve stories.
Also the shear number of different characters and monsters trumps any of the other games for Lovecraftian depth of subject.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:56 AM
As a long time Call of Cthulhu RPG player, I would say Arkham Horror, however, I have been really enjoying Mansions of Madness as an RPG on the board. I enjoy them both. Elder SIgns and CoC LCG both have a good feel to them as well. I have been finding it difficult to find ES and CoC player. None the less, good change as needed. Still madness ensues.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:58 AM
Elder Sign. Playable in less than 13 hours and with a rulebook smaller than an encyclopedia.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:39 AM
I recently asked the same question on Board Game Geek- some of the replies might be of interest