**Please note that this verision of Elder Sign: Omens is iPad only. The iPhone version is sold separately**
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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available on your mobile device! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits!
*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with two exciting in-app purchases*
Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?
While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:
-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth or Tsathoggua in hard mode, or Cthulhu or Ithaqua in very hard mode (in-app purchases required to face Cthulhu and Ithaqua).
-A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
-Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.
Updated to support 64-bit iOS devices!
Optimizations to reduce overall file size.
Ratings and Reviews
In all seriousness, this is one of my favorite iOS ports of a tabletop game in existence. It gives a nice taste of the mythos, and provides just enough of a challenge to still be fun.
If I were to offer one criticism, however, I must say I miss being able to skip cutscenes. I don’t want to have to sit through that long intro every time I play.
Gorgeous and wonderful version of the game
I love this tabletop game and so I was very interested to see how this would translate over into an app since it is so involved. This app did not disappoint and is a perfect version of the game. I would even say it really clears some extra questions I had about the board game rules up too! It's clean, the graphics are great and it plays easy. I love playing four different investigators and using their abilities. I found it was much easier to almost win. Definitely worth the price!
Hands Down My Favorite iOS Boardgame
So many boardgames that make it onto iOS just don't capture my imagination, but this one's different. Maybe it's the fact that it's cooperative rather than competitive. Maybe it's because winning is so rare that you can enjoy a good game even if you lose. Whatever it is, this one's my favorite, and I'm glad they took the time to update it to 64-bit.
- Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- 410.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- The Call of Cthulhu $2.99
- The Trail of Ithaqua $2.99
- The Dark Pharaoh $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.