Eldritch Horror

Vergessenes Wissen


As an investigator you solve mysteries in order to ban the Great Old One. A round begins with an action phase for traveling, resting, exchanging, preparing, looking for support and using „action“. In the encounter phase you fight monsters or resolve encounter cards and in the myth phase you resolve a myth card, including doom marker, revenge effects, appearance of gates, monsters and clues, displaying a rumor and myth markers and other events. When three mysteries and maybe the Last Mystery have been solved, investigators win, but there are several ways to lose the game.

The expansion “Vergessenes Wissen - Forsaken Lore” introduces a new Great Old One - Yig, The Father or Serpents, complete with his monster sheet, new myth cards and new mythos cards, for Yig and also the Great Old ones featured in the core game. Add to this 148 ne encounter cards, accompanied by artefacts, supports and spells as well as a few rules.

A few rules refer to encounters with non-epic monsters and epic monsters. Most of the new rules refer to a new status, “Verloren in Zeit und Raum - Lost in Time and Space”. An investigator in this status removes his marker from the board and can no longer move or implement actions, myth cards and other effects have no effect on him and he cannot contribute to group expenses. To return to earth and to the game he must open a dimension door.

Vergessenes Wissen provides interesting and challenging supplements for the game and a trying status with „Verloren in Raum und Zeit“, and the epic monsters are hard to cope with - all in all a must-have expansion for all fans of the genre.


Players: 1-8

Age: 14+

Time: 240+

Designer: Nikki Valens, Corey Konieczka

Artist: Michael Silsby and Team

Price: ca. 23 Euro

Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag 2015


Genre: Fantasy, adventure, horror

Users: For experts

Special: 1 player

Special: Many players

Version: de

Rules: de en fr it jp pl pt ru

In-game text: yes



Needs core game to play

Components are added to the core game

A few new rules


Compares to:

Eldritch Horror and other games in the Cthulhu universe


Other editions:

Fantasy Flight Games, Edge Entertainment, and Arclight; announced for Galakta, Hobby World, Giochi Uniti, Galapagos Jogos


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0