The Horror. The Horror.
Board Game Quest takes a look at Eldritch Horror in their latest review article.
From the review:
Almost a decade ago, Fantasy Flight Games released a little board game called Arkham Horror. This was a cooperative game of investigation and adventure themed around the Cthulhu Mythos. Arkham Horror went on to spawn 8 different expansions while it skyrocketed in popularity. Yet as popular as Arkham Horror was, it wasn’t without its flaws. The game, while really fun, was a chore to teach and had some really fiddly rules.
In 2013, Fantasy Flight Games once again went to the Cthulhu well (having visited said well in 2011 with Elder Sign) and emerged from the hidden depths with a new game to appease the Great Old Ones. Eldritch Horror is an adventure game that will launch players out of the confines of Arkham and take them around the world as they try and banish the great Ancient Ones. Eldritch Horror has been heralded for having a similar feel as Arkham Horror, but with much more streamlined rules and an overall easier play. Did they succeed? Read on!
Eldritch Horror is a globe-trotting adventure game for 1-8 players that plays in about 2-3 hours. Eldritch Horror plays best with 4 players.