The aim is to collect 6 different key stones and return to the hub, where you need to enter exactly at your own number. Then you should NOT draw your own piece of paper from "the Source of the Fear".
The game uses a VHS video tape as a 'video clock' giving the players one hour to complete the game, which is interrupted now and then by the Gatekeeper on the video, who says what the current user may or must do. This makes the game quick and stressful, as you want to conclude you turn as fast as possible, so you won't be the player affected by the Gatekeeper.
It's a modular game board that allows for several different setups.

Atmosfear: The Harbingers is an Australian video board game designed by Brett Clements and Phillip Tanner and published by Mattel as a major update to the Atmosfear series. The object of the game is to collect six different coloured "Keystones", face player's worst fear and thus beat the "Gatekeeper".

Each player adopts the persona of one of the "Harbingers", otherwise they must play as a "Soul Ranger". The game is set in a place known as "The Other Side". The Gatekeeper is to ensure the other characters do not "escape" from The Other Side.

The game board is made up of a central hub and six two-sided interchangeable "Provinces" which fit together, creating a hexagon. A videotape is included with the game, and acts as a game clock. The videotape stars Wenanty Nosul as The Gatekeeper.

Difficulty: Medium
Year: 1995
Players: 3-6 players
Playing time: 60 minutes
Age: 12+


  • 6 Piece Double Sided Hexagon Game Board (more than 2,000 different combinations of playing track)

  • Plastic Central Hub

  • Well of Fears and Lid

  • 6 Plastic Character Card and Keystone Holders (slabs)

  • 36 Plastic Keystones

  • 12 Plastic Playing Pieces (6 Harbingers, 6 Numb Skulls)

  • 36 Fate Cards

  • 36 Duel Cards

  • 9 Character Cards

  • 3 Quick Reference Cards

  • 4 Gates and 4 Plastic Holders

  • Paper Pad and Pencil

  • Stickers numbered 1-6

  • 2 Dice

  • Fully illustrated Rules Leaflet with step by step instructions

  • VHS tape – VHS Rated PG – Parental Guidance for children under 15 Years (Supernatural Themes)