News for November 2010
Horrific Beasts Lay in Wait 28
An update on Mansions of Madness, the board game of occult horror
Mansions of Madness | Published 19 November 2010

Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They reign again.
     - H.P. Lovecraft, Quoting from the Necronomicon in "The Dunwich Horror"

With over fifteen years of creating the most immersive and thematic gaming experiences available, Fantasy Flight Games has built a reputation for components of the highest quality. Whether exploring a dungeon’s depths in a world of high fantasy, maneuvering a massive fleet through a hostile galaxy, or battling otherworldly horrors in the streets of Arkham, players have learned to expect a level of aesthetic detail that captures the imagination.

It’s with these high standards in mind that we announce an updated estimate for the release of Mansions of Madness, the board game of occult horror and mystery. Some of the initial monster molds resulted in figures that did not meet our expectations of excellence, and consequently had to be redone. While this decision will ensure a product of the highest quality, it will also result in a delay.

Mansions of Madness will be available during the first quarter of 2011. We realize that this is beyond the range of dates we originally announced. However, we’re confident that once you see the final product, you’ll agree it was well worth the wait.

For more on this exciting narrative board game, check out our description page and our past previews: The Origins of Evil, Brought Together By Strange Forces, Follow the Clues, and Your Host for this Evening’s Horror. Keep watching for more in the coming weeks, and prepare to play your part in a sanity-bending story of mystery and terror!

Mansions of Madness is a macabre game of horror, insanity, and mystery for two to five players. Based on the beloved fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Mansions of Madness tells a story in which one player takes on the role of the keeper, a malevolent force working to complete a sinister plot, and all other players take on the roles of investigators, the unlikely heroes who gather to oppose him.

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Published: 11/20/2010 1:30:47 AM

I'd rather wait than get crappy miniatures. It's nice that FFG is informing us about this. There are a lot of games out there and I don't like it at all when I buy a game with subpar components.

Published: 11/19/2010 11:39:14 PM

I think I'd be a lot more disappointed if there had been any indication that this would ship before Solstice.

Published: 11/19/2010 8:48:10 PM

Although it's a shame not to get this before xmas, I'm happy to wait for a better quality product.  Hopefully it also means any of the spelling mistakes that have shown in the previews will also be rectified.

Good on FFG for standing by quality products, rather than rushing sub-standard games to the market.

Published: 11/19/2010 8:00:28 PM

Hope to see an expansion closer to the new release date, a la Battles of Westeros :-)

Published: 11/19/2010 7:30:56 PM

Better that time is taken for quality rather then a rushed release. Not at all surprising about the delay, usually they release items several months after the original given release date anyways. I wondered why Amazon had it at Feb 2011.

I'm expecting April-June 2011.

Still a bummer.

Wish that thought would have applied for Horus Heresy. Ok game, but the buildings were kinda crappy and did not support enough figures. More time was needed on that.

Old Dwarf
Published: 11/19/2010 6:20:29 PM

A bit of a let down but at least it will give me some more time to get other recent purchases to the table.

Published: 11/19/2010 5:26:35 PM

If the game comes with miniatures of such amazing quality as I saw during the demo at Essen Games Fair this year, then it will be well worth the price... And anyway, I have a lot of interesting games to invest these next months, first in the list are the amazing Warhammer 3rd edition, and the new Deathwatch RPG which so far rocks, plus many other non-FFG stuff...

I feel this is going to be a great game, a mix of the best of both Descent and Arkham Horror, so please FFG, take the time you need to playtest the game as much as you can

Published: 11/19/2010 4:27:52 PM

 @ Tarot Mage, +1.

cosmonaut zero
Published: 11/19/2010 4:06:22 PM

Sucks there's a delay, but better a delay than messed up components.  I'm sure it's not exactly free to rework the molds either.  I appreciate the dedication to quality, instead of just trying to rush the game out the door as fast as possible at the expense of the components.  Good on ya.

Published: 11/19/2010 4:06:09 PM

@tarrot mage: don`t get me wrong dude.  i just did it the way you explained...

you maybe need to know that "fury of the bear" was first announced in april 2010, then being "updated" in june 2010 being "at the printer" and then being updated in august 2010 (again) "being at the printer". since then, noe nwes, no updates. that "is" plain ridiculous. no more, no less. i get off. 3 months don`rock my house.bye!

Published: 11/19/2010 3:55:00 PM

I would rather wait than deal with substandard pieces not to par with the rest of the FFG stuff.

Tarot Mage
Published: 11/19/2010 3:54:55 PM

Do what I do, Cipheron - look at FFG's planned release date then tack on 3 more months to it.

You'll never be disappointed again.

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