After many whispers, it's finally official, 'Mansions of Madness' is getting a nice new edition 'Mansions of Madness Second Edition'. We're big fans of the original game, so this is great news and the addition of an app, interesting stuff. There's also a conversion kit, here's the skinny on that:

Mansions of Madness Second Edition from Fantasy Flight Games - Australian board game news Mansions of Madness with an App! WTF?

Mansions of Madness Second Edition includes a conversion kit, which is designed to incorporate your first edition Mansions of Madness investigator figures, monster figures, and map tiles into the game. These additional components will significantly expand the app's choices when generating maps and monsters, as well as the set of investigators from which you can choose.

Mansions of Madness second edition app Does this make you hAPPy? Mansions of Madness with an app?

Fantasy Flight has a LOT of info on the entire thing, but in a nutshell, new edition, it sounds like the app might take on the role of the keep (GM) which allows for some solo play and also means there's no need for a player GM. Also sounds like you'll be able to use your first edition and get the ‘conversion kit’ to allow play (but if you buy the new edition you’ll get new characters / monsters and map tiles).

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Conversion kit for Mansions of Madness Second Edition.

1-5 Players
2-3 Hours
14+ Ages

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Check out the full presser for “Mansions of Madness Second Edition” over at the Fantasy Flight website.