Your ultimate guide to the list of best Eldritch Horror expansions. The original game came out in 2013 and has since churned out a total of 8 quality expansions over the years. These do everything from giving you new missions, new investigators, new rules and world elements to everything in between. In case you are unaware, Eldritch Horror is cooperative adventure that has you solve mysteries to stop an unknown Elder God. The base game is great, but it can be made better. This is our comprehensive guide to the best Eldritch Expansions.
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LARGE EXPANSIONS (8 TOTAL)
#08 | Expansion 4: Under the Pyramids (2015)
Under the Pyramids takes the lowest spot on the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it just doesn’t provide the goods like the other expansions. This opens up some cool new areas and brings in new investigators but doesn’t really put any meat on the bones. This main thing is the six new locations throughout Egypt in 1920s. Amid the cultural tumult and political instability of this modernizing African nation, countless Cultists are working to bring about the return of an ancient and powerful evil known as the Dark Pharaoh.
#07 | Expansion 6: The Dreamlands (2017)
The Dreamlands takes a lower spot list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because while it is still a great expansion, it is certainly not the place to start. This opens up new areas of the world like the Enchanted Wood or Underworld via an entirely new side game board. As the realm of dreams leaks into our waking world, you’ll find eight new investigators that stand united against two insidious Ancient Ones: Altach-Nacha the Dreamweaver and Hypnos, the Lord of Sleep. With a massive array of new Spells, Conditions, Assets, Adventures, Mythos cards, and encounters for every location, The Dreamlands expansion provides some good times.
#06 | Expansion 3: Strange Remnants (2015)
Strange Remnants lands in a middle spot on the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it brings in several great elements. You and your fellow investigators travel to the haunted ruins of massive stone monuments across the world. You must learn the secrets to save the world. The new Mystic Ruins deck featured in this expansion allows investigators to explore monuments like Chichen Itza and the Great Wall of China. New Glamour Spells and Relic Unique Assets offer you powerful tools in your struggle and four more hardy investigators dedicate their lives to saving the human race. Four additional Prelude Cards introduce fresh scenarios and quests, doing a great job of transforming your games.
#05 | Expansion 5: Signs of Carcosa (2016)
Signs of Carcosa takes a solid spot on the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it contains just enough madness to influence all of your games. Hastur enters the game as a new Ancient One, spreading insanity and dissension. Against this foul abomination from Aldebaran, four new investigators join the fight to save the world. A host of new Encounter cards for every continent ensure that fresh adventures are always around the corner, even as a wealth of new conditions, spells, assets, artifacts, and Mythos cards draw you deeper into a world of madness and fear.
#04 | Expansion 2: Mountains of Madness (2014)
Mountains of Madness hits the center of the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it has some great things to offer. Eight investigators offer new roles to play as you confront these chilling, inhuman threats. Numerous additional Assets, Spells, Artifacts and Conditions may help investigators or harm them, and for the first time, Adventures and Prelude cards shape the international struggle against the Ancient Ones. You will need the strength to survive Antarctica’s frozen wastes, encounter the Mountains of Madness, and stave off the end of human civilization.
#03 | Expansion 8: Masks of Nyarlathotep (2018)
Masks of Nyarlathotep lands near the top of the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it brings in a great universal enemy and pieces to the world that really raises the stakes. The horrific creature: Nyarlathotep is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. Investigators must work to stop the cults springing up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate. This expansion brings in new Adventures, a new “Personal Stories” feature that is unique to each character and adds stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator and a Campaign mode adds challenge and enriches the narrative.
#02 | Expansion 1: Forsaken Lore (2014)
Forsaken Lore nearly tops the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it gives you tons of interesting new ammo to take on this world. This expansion thrusts investigators headlong into perilous and strange new encounters, where defeated Ancient Ones are back. In order to stop them, investigators will need to uncover new mysteries, and dig even deeper into the lore surrounding each of the game’s Ancient Ones with the help of new Research cards. Meanwhile, Yig’s cultists and Serpent People work to prepare for world domination. Forsaken Lore expansion brings in new Spells and Assets and mighty new Artifacts.
#01 | Expansion 7: Cities in Ruin (2017)
Cities in Ruin takes the top spot on the list of the best Eldritch Horror expansions because it brings in a wonderful mechanic ever in the form of disasters that really turn the game on its head. Violent earthquakes contort cities to unrecognizable ruin, torrential typhoons eradicate coastlines, and deep below the Earth, something ancient stirs. This expansion brings four new investigators and a slew of new monster and encounter cards to the world of Eldritch Horror. New Ancient One Shudde M’ell’s presence brings a destructive twist to the game in the form of deadly disasters.