Elder Sign is a fast paced dice game based around Lovecraftian horror.
The players 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. By matching certain dice in certain combinations players will be rewarded with items that help them in the game or even the a coveted Elder Sign. Failing to roll correct combinations results in harm to the player that can eventually lead to their death.
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Pro Allows for casual play
Elder Sign is a good game to play with newcomers unfamiliar with the rules due to the game not being super difficult (like Ghost Stories). While it does offer a challenge it is not completely stacked against the players like some other titles in the genre.
Pro Good for short bursts of co-op gameplay
Elder Sign is styled as a co-op experience that uses tightly integrated dice mechanics to allow for short and succinct play times of around 90 minutes.
Con More than 4 or 5 players can lead to a lot of downtime
Elder Sign says it can be played with up to 8 players but playing with that many people can lead to a lot of sitting around, which can be boring.