The release of Mansions of Madness in 2011 was a highly anticipated event, which quickly turned from happy excitement to bitter grumblings. The game was plagued by misprints, as well as criticized for its complexity, long set up time, limited number of scenarios, and, of course, those weird little puzzles. Despite this, Mansions of Madness had its fans and received two big box expansions, and 6 print on demand scenarios.
In 2016 the first edition of Mansions of Madness was retired and the second edition of Mansions of Madness was released. This edition did away with the player GM, replacing it with an app, Although some were resistant to the idea of needing an app to play a board game, others praised it for reducing set up time and complexity, and allowing for an easy and less expensive distribution of new scenarios.
What do you think? Is the 2nd edition a significant improvement over the 1st? Do you play either edition? Love it or hate it?