Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales is the second expansion for the acclaimed game of castaway survival, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island! This expansion includes an entirely new way to play, in addition to some familiar components to add variability to your base game. Embark on an expedition where haunting challenges await. Play two new scenarios that will test even the most experienced players! Experience Robinson Crusoe with the all new Horror Mode!
The box for Mystery Tales is packed with high quality components – you get 7 scenarios in total, multiple decks of cards, piles of tokens and markers, campaign book and a rulebook, as well as the new board tiles!
Mystery Tales expansion introduces an entirely new mode – Horror mode. Take an entirely different journey, and enjoy the increased replayability of the scenarios from the base game – Adventures on the Cursed Island. What’s more, Mystery Tales is introducing new Non-Player Characters – or just NPC’s if you will – who will accompany players while playing either with the use of a Horror mode or going through the Campaign. Once a character dies or goes insane (Yeah, that’s right, the expansion introduces a brand new way to ‘die’), it doesn’t have to mean the end of the game! Now you will be able to choose one of the available NPC’s (that is if any are still alive and well) and flip their card to the other side, and continue with new playable character, so you see, the death of any playable character won’t always end your adventure. However, be warned – this rule does not make the game easier all of a sudden – surviving in the horror mode is a real challenge!
Oh, and keep in mind that if any of your characters go insane – you can bet that they will be back to haunt and probably hurt you. They will create chaos and will do their best to make your life harder with the use of new Insanity Cards, that goes into the Adventure decks.
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales introduces a new campaign, called The Lost City of Z. It consists of five connected scenarios, that form a complete story.
Mystery Tales is the first Robinson Crusoe expansion that introduces real story choices, presented in a “choose your own adventure” style book. It makes each event that you experience during the game more immersive and interactive. While you are going through the campaign, you will face choices, presented to you in the adventure book, which will have an impact on your game, while you explore the mysterious story behind Col. Fawcett’s expedition.
An entire campaign can be played and discovered many times, while each time you can make different choices, and learn other consequences to your decisions. This campaign can end in either victory or defeat. Are you able to win on your first?
Playing a single scenario will take something between one and two hours. With each scenario that last the same number of rounds, you will need to consider and optimize your moves to win.
You will find nine new characters for Robinson Crusoe inside the Mystery Tales box. Designed for this expansion, and meant to be used with the new horror mechanics. However, you can use these new characters while playing the scenarios from the base game with the Horror mode.
An entirely new and unique event deck for the campaign. With each event being a real challenging for the entire expedition of brave adventurers. All of them should increase your immersion with the story, but for the obvious reasons, we can’t tell more about them since we don’t want to spoil anything!
What’s more, the horror mode also has an event deck, where each card is creating a dark and terryfing atmosphere during the game of Robinson Crusoe. Those events can push your characters to their limits when they lose self-control or go insane. There might be some new, powerful beasts lurking in the darkness, entirely immune to the regular weapons and its damage… The events are going to have a massive impact on your sanity, some even can make your character Delusional. Delusion is yet another new mechanic represented with new tokens, explicitly created for Mystery Tales.
Each adventure card, same like events, will help you with the immersion into this new world of horror. Lots of them will have different effects depending on whether or not your character is Delusional. After all, there are dozens of unpleasant surprises awaiting you in the jungle. Worst of all, what if they aren’t? What if it’s only your imagination playing a trick on you? How will that impact your sanity?
Without spoiling too much, you will find a new type of Beast cards in the Mystery Tales, which you can only defeat if you use a special kind of weapon. They have the same backs as the existing Beast cards for a reason, because they are lurking and waiting to strike you when you least expecting it. It means that a typical hunt action may turn quickly into a fight for your life!
In the Mystery Tales expansion you can find also two, entirely new and unique scenarios for Robinson Crusoe:
Hunt for convicts
This scenario just proves how amazing our fans are. Wojciech Utrata wrote this scenario which you can play both in standard mode and horror mode. Hunt for convicts is a dark story about a ship catastrophe, a ship filled with criminals. The crew ends up on an abandoned island, and they need to round up all of the missing convicts before the help arrives.
In the belly of the beast
All we will say about this one is that it increases the horror mode experience to the maximum. You will face dangerous fanatics, who are worshiping mythical and powerful entities – but are you ready for it?
Diary of Expedition Participants
5 Dice Stickers
60 Adventure Cards
24 Mystery Cards
9 Character Cards
2 Native Cards
82 Event Cards
3 Wrekage Cards
8 Condition Cards
10 Cultist Cards
3 New Invention Cards
27 Insanity Cards
1 Local Guide Card Double Sided (for 2 and 3 Players)
17 Equipment Cards
5 Lair Cards
9 Convict Cards
4 Character Boards
10 New Tiles Double Sided
3 Madness Tokens
3 New Number Tokens
4 Discovery Tokens
8 Stone Tokens
1 Breakdown Token
4 Defensive painting Tokens
6 Mythical Danger Tokens
4 Delusion Tokens
1 Gathering Tile
1 Hunting Tile
1 Trap Tile
1 Cultist Tile
8 Player Action Pawns
2 Local Guide Action Pawns
1 Green Marker
8 Equipment Markers
9 Sanity Markers
1 to 4 Players
60 to 120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 21 May 2019