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Arkham Horror

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"Deeply complex but satisfying."
5 stars"

This a fantastic game, whether you play cooperatively with a group of friends or even by yourself on a winter's evening. The essential premise of the game is to use investigator characters to prevent the Great Old Ones from infesting the world. Because each game involves such an enormous amount of variety, the game has an extraordinarily high replay value that makes it worth every cent.

Components are of excellent quality (there are over 700 pieces!) and the rules are beautifully presented. The board and all of the cards are fantastically illustrated (like the box art) lending the game an incredible Lovecraftian flavor. Highly recommended for all lovers of Lovecraftian horror and/or engaging cooperative board games.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Hard to pickup (initially), easy to get deeply engaged"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Arkham Horror has a lot of rules and things to think about while playing, yet the stages of the game are straight forward and easy to follow with common sense :) very fun game – very difficult to win. LOTS of monsters everywhere, but that's what makes it fun ;) great game to play alone… if that's what you're into. Time ranges from 2 hours (excl. setup) to well over 4 hours!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Great theme, good co-op gameplay"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The theme of this game is incredible, particularly if you like horror. It captures the feel of being constantly in trouble very well. The sole flaw is that you can somewhat learn to beat the game, I'm told the expansions fix this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

The End is Near!

The year is 1926. The place is Arkham, Massachusetts. Gateways to places horrible beyond imagination are opening up all over town, releasing hideous creatures into the streets to stalk the night. Worse yet, if enough of these gates open up, then a creature of unfathomable power will be unleashed on the world.

Pitted against these overwhelming odds is a small band of investigators determined to beat back the uncaring forces of the universe. They'll have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Mythos and use all of their skills, weapons, and spells if they want to have even a slim chance of success.

The classic game of Lovecraftian adventure returns in a new edition after almost 20 years! Players can select from 16 unique playable investigator characters, each with unique skills & abilities. Square off against the diabolical servants of 8 Ancient Ones, including Ithaqua, Hastur, and the terrible Cthulhu! No fan of the Cthulhu Mythos will want to miss the opportunity to acquire this classic Call of Cthulhu board game!

Game Contents:

  • Game Board
  • Rule Book
  • 16 Investigator Sheets
  • 16 Investigator Markers
  • 16 Plastic Investigator Stands
  • 5 Dice
  • 196 Investigator Status Tokens
  • 189 Investigator Cards
  • 8 Ancient One Sheets
  • 20 Doom Tokens
  • 180 Ancient One Cards
  • 60 Monster Markers
  • 16 Gate Markers
  • 14 Miscellaneous Markers
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2008
Manufacturer code:
VA09
Age Groups
Character
Number of Players
1-8
Play Time
120-360 minutes
Recommended Age
14 years or over
Theme
  • Horror
Board Game Type
Board Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Box Dimensions (mm)
290x295x70
UPC
9781589942103
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1592656

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