Miskatonic University’s contains a lot of strange and esoteric works. There’s also a lot of rather dangerous pieces in the collection, usually hidden away and not read specifically because of the possible horrors they might unleash. However, it’s into the Restricted Collection you must go in order to find the information needed to save the world. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection, a new board game from Reiner Knizia and Greg Stafford. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Hi, I’m Susan, the board games line editor for Chaosium.
Last year, after some 25 years away, Chaosium got back into boardgames. This first foray brought together Reiner Knizia and “the Grand Shaman of Games” himself Greg Stafford, for the family game Khan of Khans set in the mythic world of Glorantha. Now we’re back with a Kickstarter for our first Lovecraftian board game since 1987! I’m excited to be working with Reiner again, exploring the world of horror in a fast-paced, fun-filled, push-your-luck game.
Set in the treacherous and terrifying Restricted Collection of Miskatonic University’s Orne Library, the game features grimoires, elder signs, academic politics and madness — and that endlessly renewable resource, graduate students! We hope you’ll join us on our journey by supporting this Kickstarter and make the Miskatonic University game a reality!
The game is a quest. An extremely dangerous quest. Dr Henry Armitage, Chief Librarian, needs you to search the perilous Restricted Collection for fragments of lore from among the grimoires, and recover pieces of a particular sigil.
It all began when, as leading scholars at Miskatonic University, you were gathered together to discuss who would be awarded the coveted position of Head of the Library Committee. Suddenly tragedy and horror struck—a monster had been unleashed, presumably by some foolish graduate student! Dr. Armitage leapt into action and asked for your help. He needs you to gather the necessary tools to banish the foul abomination.
You explore the Restricted Collection for the grimoire fragments and sigils he needs. However it is a perilous journey and you must be prepared to flee before you are driven mad! The victor is the professor who finds the most sets, while retaining a semblance of sanity. Also, look out for hapless wandering graduate students as they can aid in your defenses!
The Kickstarter is more than 2x funded with still 12 days left to go.