Miskatonic University - The Restricted Collection

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Miskatonic University The Restricted Collection is a push-your-luck, set collection card game set in the world of Call of Cthulhu by world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia.

  • 2-5 Players
  • 30-45 minutes
  • Ages 13 and up.

Set in the treacherous and terrifying Restricted Collection of Miskatonic University's Orne Library, the game features grimoires, elder signs, academic politics and madness — and that endlessly renewable resource, graduate students! 

It’s an old adage that academic politics are so vicious because the stake are so low. But as leading scholars at Miskatonic University, the fabled seat of learning, nestled in witch-haunted Arkham, you know the stakes couldn’t be higher.

In Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection, you are all vying with each other for the prestigious position of Head of the Library Committee. This evening, you are gathering in Dr. Armitage’s office, where he will decide who is to receive the coveted position. But just as the meeting is about to get underway, you hear blood-curdling screams...

The game is a quest.  An extremely dangerous quest. Dr Henry Armitage, Chief Librarian, needs you to search the perilous Restricted Collection for fragments of lore from among the grimoires, and recover pieces of a particular sigil to help him defeat the foul abomination that has invaded the university.

You explore the Restricted Collection for the things he needs. However it is a perilous journey and you must be prepared to flee before you are driven mad! The victor is the professor who finds the most sets, while retaining a semblance of sanity. Also, look out for hapless wandering graduate students as they can aid in your defenses!

What's in the box?

  • 5 Player Desk Boards 
  • 84 Library Cards
  • 5 sets of Defense Cards 
  • Scoring Cards 
  • Rule Book (features English, German, French, Spanish and Italian rules)

There are five rounds in the game. Each round continues until no-one is left in the library, having left voluntarily or having been expelled. 

Basic play consists of taking turns to select a Library Card and placing these cards face up on your player mats. There are three types of Library Cards. Sigil Pieces, Grimoire Fragments and Graduate Students, that fit neatly into the player mat.

Defense cards are a key part of the game: you can use them to drop the card you just picked up, steal from other players, give them gifts and other useful actions.

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection’s distinctive design is by the award-winning graphic artist Ian O'Toole, whose work includes such games as 'The Gallerist', 'Vinhos Deluxe' and 'A Study in Emerald' 2nd edition and Chaosium’s double Gold ENnie award-winning Khan of Khans.  


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