Fantasy Flight Games is offering a new edition of its Lovecraft Mythos mystery game Mansions of Madness, starting on August 4 at where else, Gen Con 2016.
Players assume the role of investigators exploring a modular map, trying to uncover a secret plot and put a stop to it before it can threaten all of humanity. Unlike the original version, Mansions of Madness Second Edition uses a downloadable app (for use on iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows), to guide the action and control the enemies, eliminating the need for a Keeper player and transforming the game from an overlord-style to a fully cooperative one. And this will allow players to approach Mansions of Madness as a solitaire game, for the first time, and allows the creation of completely random scenarios and maps, offering unlimited replayability. Keep in mind though, Mansions of Madness Second Edition, however, will not be playable without the app.
For those of you that own the first edition of the game, the new edition will include a built-in conversion kit, allowing you to use the characters, monsters, and map tiles from the original.
Mansions of Madness Second Edition is for 1 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 2 to 3 hours to play. MSRP is $99.95.