The Rats in the Walls
Publisher: Sphinx Games
Product Code/SKU: Sph-E30
Designer(s): Henning Poehl
Artist(s): Markus Buelow
Number of Players: 3 to 6 players
Estimated Playing Time: Not Given
Recommended Ages: Ages 12 +
Other Editions: Die Ratten im Gemäuer (German)
From the rules:
This game is based on the eponymous story by H.P. Lovecraft. In the story, the protagonist gradually loses his sanity because he imagines hearing rats in the walls of an old building (this part of the story forms the essence of this game). In the conclusion, the imaginary rats lead the protagonist to a bizarre cave full of gnawed bones. Falling over the body of a companion, he completely loses his mind (this end of the story can occur under certain conditions in the game).
Comments / Trivia
This game was concurrently published in German by Sphinx Games (Sphinx Spieleverlag) in 2013.
If a player has two copies of the game, they can be combined to double the maximum number of players (six more players or twelve total.)