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**Elder Sign: Omens for iPad is sold separately and is only compatible on iPads.**

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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available on your mobile device! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits!

*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with exciting in-app purchases*

Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?

While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:

-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth in difficult mode, or Cthulhu in very hard mode (in-app purchase required to face Cthulhu).
-A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
-Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.

What's New

Version 1.5.0

Updated to support 64-bit iOS devices!
Optimizations to reduce overall file size.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fun, but practically impossible


This game would be a lot more fun if it were more possible to win. The main issue is that the game itself doesn’t scale and it’s too luck-heavy.

The game sometimes (and usually) starts you off against tasks that require far more preparation and items than you start with, making it near impossible to get the ball rolling. Even if you do manage to beat an early task, the game can easily spiral out of control.

As with most games involving dice, this game is a little too dependent on luck. Even if you’re fully stocked and armed to the teeth, you can still scrub out and fail the task, potentially getting killed off right off the bat. There’s very little strategy involved.

However, this app is probably better than buying the actual board game and getting frustrated at how much money you spent on that, so I would recommend the app over the board game if you NEED to play it. All in all, though, save your money and buy something like Ascension instead.

Favorite iOS Boardgame


So many boardgames that make it onto iOS just don't capture my imagination, but this one's different. Maybe it's the fact that it's cooperative rather than competitive. Maybe it's because winning is so rare that you can enjoy a good game even if you lose. Whatever it is, this one's my favorite, and I'm glad they took the time to update it to 64-bit.

Great game - faulty update


The game is addictive and the expansions (small extra cost) really create some interesting variants. With the recent update however, the sound no longer works quite right and lost the ability to skip through the opening story and other story elements (which takes awhile - really don’t enjoy sitting through that every time).


Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
411.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. The Call of Cthulhu $2.99
  2. The Trail of Ithaqua $2.99
  3. The Dark Pharaoh $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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