Witch of Salem

Step into the terrifying world of storyteller Wolfgang Hohlbein, a mythos inspired by the tales of H. P. Lovecraft.

It borrows from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos as does Arkham Horror, but this is much more of a Euro-style game. Stunning board art by Franz Vohwinkel makes you wish he’d worked on that other game, whose board is somewhat bland. Witch of Salem is a good enough game, but I think I’m getting a bit tired of the current fashion for cooperative games—it’s time to bring back the competitiveness!

There are some similarities with Arkham Horror—co-operative investigators in Arkham, gathering objects, closing portals—but the game is in a far simpler style, for a more ‘game-like’ and less roleplaying experience. The artwork is absolutely stunning, especially the board, and the game is extremely challenging, though relatively easy to learn.

Update Log

Date Version Changelog
Oct 2018 1.1 Small typo fixes and change to gender-neutral language
Nov 2009 1 Original release

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