What are the best Lovecraftian Board Games?

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    #1Arkham Horror

    Arkham Horror

    Arkham Horror is a horror and fantasy game by Fantasy Flight Games. The storyline takes after the works of HP Lovecraft. It can be played by up to 8 players for ages 12 and above.

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    Patricia Young
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Arkham Horror the board game is very cool. It brings every everyone to the table. The main thing about it is the story line and its characters. BUT, one will enjoy it the first, maybe the second time playing it but the surprise and excitement will soon wear off as you dont have more expansions as it is simply a card game. And will need expansions regularly. It's very pricey and when the developers do come up with expansions, one will have to pay for them too. I wouldn't recommend purchasing but rather borrowing it for a board game night "
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    #2Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition

    Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition
    In this updated version of the classic boardgame, the role of the Keeper is replaced by a high quality app, turning the game from a 1 vs many dynamic to a fully cooperative experience where players take the role of one of eight investigators and must work together to solve each scenario and defeat the forces of evil.
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    Jacob Berry
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Great change up if you enjoy playing board games! Instead of your average monopoly, or life, this game adds all new elements to a board game, and allows you to spend time with people you care about at the same time! "
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    #3Elder Sign

    Elder Sign

    Elder Sign is a fast-paced dice game based around Lovecraftian horror. The player's goal is to work together to collect a specific number of Elder Signs. They do this through completing tasks through the use of six green dice with various symbols on them. 

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    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I love playing dice games, and Elder Sign is for sure one of my favorite ones. The rules are simple, and the fun is assured: try it, and you won't regret it!"
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    #4Eldritch Horror

    Eldritch Horror

    Eldritch Horror is a fully cooperative tabletop strategy board game for one to eight players published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2013 and based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. The players explore locales around the world filled with Cthulhu Mythos horrors.

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    Lawrence George
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "i love both lovecraft AND board games. i actually have this game and ive had it awhile now. its VERY good and all the friends ive brought over to play it enjoyed it also"
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    #5Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    Arkham Horror: The Card Game
    Arkham Horror: The Card game is a co-op card game set in Fantasy Flights' Lovecraft universe. In this living card game each player builds a hero deck based around one of the main characters in the game. They then use this character to play through different scenarios over the course of multiple games. During each mission in a scenario players can make choices that impact both the story and their characters.
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    Ishan Dasgupta
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I'm a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan, and told one of my friends I wouldn't mind getting some type of Cthulhu-themed board game for my birthday, and they bought me this. However, it turned out that this was the Arkham horror *card* game, and not a board game at all. It's not bad for what it is, but don't get it confused with the identically named board game, if you're getting a present for a board game enthusiast. And if you do get the board game, try to get the Chaosium original, it's really excellent, much better than the revamped versions."
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    #6Mansions of Madness

    Mansions of Madness

    Mansions of Madness is a board game for 1-5 players. One player takes on the role of the keeper and all other players take on the roles of investigators.The keeper's goal is to fulfil an evil scheme and the investigators have to solve a mystery.

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    $90

    Justin West
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I can and will always sit down for a large plate of Lovecraft. Sadly im not the biggest Board game fan but Lovecraftian Board Games is a table top RPG game! The box alone the game is stored in is appealing. Comes with plastic figures. A couple seemed to have manufacturer errors in the molding. The cards are artistically pleasing and the game board has its own eeriness to it. So far we have only completed 2 of the campaign . No worries of it getting old though as they also have expansions for it. Highly suggested!"
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    #7Betrayal at House on the Hill

    Betrayal at House on the Hill

    The Betrayal at House on the Hill is a cooperative board game offered by Wizards of the Coast. It requires 3 to 6 players and an hour of playtime. This horror game features scenarios with layouts and secrets to be revealed.

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    Douglas Henderson
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "This is a fantastic and different kind of board game. Cooperate... or not... and attempt to escape the mansion together or alone while having a blast along the way."
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    #8Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

    Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

    Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu is a variation on Z-Man Games Pandemic. Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.

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    Kyle Diaz
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "It's okay. Maybe I prefer the original pandemic more. The best Lovecraftian board game is Arkham Horror with the Mansions of Madness expansion."

Summary

Best What are the best Lovecraftian Board Games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Arkham HorrorGames 18 Paid
2Mansions of Madness: 2nd EditionGames 16 Paid
3Elder SignGames 12 Paid
4Eldritch HorrorGames 12 Paid
5Arkham Horror: The Card GameGames 8 Paid
6Mansions of MadnessGames 7 Paid
7Betrayal at House on the HillGames 6 Paid
8Pandemic: Reign of CthulhuGames 6 Paid
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