Publisher: 8th Summit
Product Code/SKU: 8TH0019
Number of Players: 1 to 8 players
Estimated Playing Time: 60 to 120 minutes
Other Editions: Arkham Investigator (1st Edition)
From the back of the box:
Welcome to H.P. Lovecraft's Arkham, Massachusetts. You are an investigator working alongside Miskatonic University librarian, Professor Henry Armitage, tasked with unraveling bizarre mysteries inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. You have at your disposal the Arkham Advertiser, a list of allies, a directory of businesses and residents, and a map of Arkham. You must follow the leads, consult with allies, and chase down suspects in order to solve each mystery. Twist and turns abound, and sometimes things may not be what they seem. Your sanity is at stake and your time is limited. Your friend and mentor, Professor Henry Armitage, will be conducting an independent investigation to which your skills will be compared.
Each investigation presents a win/loss scoring system. There are no dice. Players work together, making decisions collectively to compare the most efficient investigation possible. Mythos Tales uses an open-world system developed by experienced writers.
Comments / Trivia
This game is modeled after the 1980's game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, although they are not officially connected.
While Arkham Investigator has two cases, Mythos Tales has eight in the book, plus a ninth published separately (but included in the box).
Not to be confused with Cthulhu Tales, an unrelated game.