Mansions of Madness: Second Edition from Fantasy Flight reprints its predecessor with some major changes. Players each take on the role of one of eight investigators with unique skills and abilities. Investigators work together to solve mysteries in the streets of Innsmouth and an eerie mansion.
The addition of a companion app releases one player from the ‘keeper’ role making the game fully cooperative. Instead of the keeper player controlling the threats to the investigators, the app does it all, including randomly generating the scenario’s map, creating unpredictable combinations with every play. The app adds another layer of terror in the game by obscuring unexplored parts of the unique map until players reach that area. Another big addition to the game made possible by the companion app is solo play. The app will be available from the Apple iOS Appstore, the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, and for Mac and PC from Steam.
If you are a fan of the original Mansions of Madness, and still have a copy, you can incorporate it’s components, including monsters and investigators, to this new addition. There is also a conversion kit that will be available which extends the combinations possible with the previous components, although the kit is not necessary to combine the versions.
Fantasy Flight announced that this will be available in store, online, and at Gen Con on Aug 4th.
Read the full announcement and FAQ from Fantasy Flight.