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Arkham Horror: The Card Game

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Reviewed by Michael, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A fantastic co-operative experience, if you're prepared to commit

The Arkham Horror LCG core box is less of a game and more of a flimsy covering to a deep, deep rabbit hole. At it's best, the game is a co-operative card-based RPG with the players fighting against an array of otherworldy horrors, with strong branching narratives and deep replayability. However, to get there, you may need to look beyond just the base set which is a little bare-bones and punishingly hard as it tries to teach players than the aim is not to win, merely to survive.

As an LCG (Living Card Game) there are several (six at the time of writing, expected to be at least ten before FFG are done) additional story cycles consisting of a deluxe expansion and six mythos packs that provide an eight part campaign and an slew of new player cards to expand your deckbuilding options. It's a big commitment, but it pays it back in spades with a minimum of 16 hours of playtime for a campaign, before you consider a repeated runs with different characters and decisions.

It is a fantastic experience, with very few comparable games out there, but you may have to put in a little effort to see it truly shine.

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Reviewed by Lewis, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The Best of a Dark Situation

Arkham Horror doesn't set out to let you thwart your way through Lovecraft's menagerie of elder things. It wants you to suffer and claw every scrap of hope you can from each dark and dire situation it throws at you.

That being said, I've never had so much fun relentlessly struggling for a positive outcome. In AH you (and maybe some friends) will tackle dark and cosmically horrific linked scenarios, and hopefully growing and adapting along the way. Replayability is vast in my opinion, the outcome to a scenario, and the effect it has on the next chapter of your twisted journey are intrinsically linked to you successes or lack there of. Not to mention death isn't the end for your intrepid investigators! they can carry on to the next scenario, albeit slightly warn down and closer to true death or insanity.

The unrelenting nature of the game might sound like a put off, but even totally failing a scenario will lead to a resolution that will take you to the next one with differing outcomes.

If you like tactical gaming, co-op debates on the best course of action and cosmic horror ruining your day, I highly recommend AH.

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Reviewed by David S., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Super!

It took some time getting my head around the rules, but that is mainly because I’m an old dolt, but in the end this game is brilliant fun. I bought it from the shop in Bath as a treat after lockdown ended, and I’m very pleased I did. The excellent staff there heartily recommended it to us, and they were spot on. Can’t wait to buy all the expansions!

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Reviewed by Matthew H., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

An excellent roleplaying-lite experience, though be aware replayability is less than with some board or card games

I bought this having heard it was generally better designed and less fiddly than its larger Cthulhu mythos boardgame brethren.

I found this to be quite true - it's genuinely impressive how varied and clever the game can feel. The designers really knew how to use mechanics to reinforce theme and the writing is quite evocative too. One thing to be aware of is that the core set contains 3 linked scenarios to be played as a campaign and while they are fun to replay a couple of times, they will eventually get stale as you know what will happen. Thankfully as this is an ongoing living card game, there are many, many more scenarios and campaigns available to purchase.

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Reviewed by Cameron, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great cooperative game

The best cooperative game out there that is a welcome difference to the usual competitive games out there.

I just wish I didn't have to invest so much money to buy the expansions that are available!

(Though I probably still am going to!)

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Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences,Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of Lovecraftian mystery, monsters, and madness!

In the game, you and your friend (or up to three friends with two Core Sets) become characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. You have your talents, sure, but you also have your flaws. Perhaps you've dabbled a little too much in the writings of the Necronomicon, and its words continue to haunt you. Perhaps you feel compelled to cover up any signs of otherworldly evils, hampering your own investigations in order to protect the quiet confidence of the greater population. Perhaps you'll be scarred by your encounters with a ghoulish cult.

No matter what compels you, no matter what haunts you, you'll find both your strengths and weaknesses reflected in your custom deck of cards, and these cards will be your resources as you work with your friends to unravel the world's most terrifying mysteries.

Each of your adventures in Arkham Horror LCG carries you deeper into mystery. You'll find cultists and foul rituals. You'll find haunted houses and strange creatures. And you may find signs of the Ancient Ones straining against the barriers to our world...

The basic mode of play in Arkham LCG is not the adventure, but the campaign. You might be scarred by your adventures, your sanity may be strained, and you may alter Arkham's landscape, burning buildings to the ground. All your choices and actions have consequences that reach far beyond the immediate resolution of the scenario at hand — and your actions may earn you valuable experience with which you can better prepare yourself for the adventures that still lie before you.

 

1-2 PLAYERS | 60-120 MINS | AGES 14+

 

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Reviewed by Michael, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A fantastic co-operative experience, if you're prepared to commit

The Arkham Horror LCG core box is less of a game and more of a flimsy covering to a deep, deep rabbit hole. At it's best, the game is a co-operative card-based RPG with the players fighting against an array of otherworldy horrors, with strong branching narratives and deep replayability. However, to get there, you may need to look beyond just the base set which is a little bare-bones and punishingly hard as it tries to teach players than the aim is not to win, merely to survive.

As an LCG (Living Card Game) there are several (six at the time of writing, expected to be at least ten before FFG are done) additional story cycles consisting of a deluxe expansion and six mythos packs that provide an eight part campaign and an slew of new player cards to expand your deckbuilding options. It's a big commitment, but it pays it back in spades with a minimum of 16 hours of playtime for a campaign, before you consider a repeated runs with different characters and decisions.

It is a fantastic experience, with very few comparable games out there, but you may have to put in a little effort to see it truly shine.

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Reviewed by Lewis, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The Best of a Dark Situation

Arkham Horror doesn't set out to let you thwart your way through Lovecraft's menagerie of elder things. It wants you to suffer and claw every scrap of hope you can from each dark and dire situation it throws at you.

That being said, I've never had so much fun relentlessly struggling for a positive outcome. In AH you (and maybe some friends) will tackle dark and cosmically horrific linked scenarios, and hopefully growing and adapting along the way. Replayability is vast in my opinion, the outcome to a scenario, and the effect it has on the next chapter of your twisted journey are intrinsically linked to you successes or lack there of. Not to mention death isn't the end for your intrepid investigators! they can carry on to the next scenario, albeit slightly warn down and closer to true death or insanity.

The unrelenting nature of the game might sound like a put off, but even totally failing a scenario will lead to a resolution that will take you to the next one with differing outcomes.

If you like tactical gaming, co-op debates on the best course of action and cosmic horror ruining your day, I highly recommend AH.

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Reviewed by David S., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Super!

It took some time getting my head around the rules, but that is mainly because I’m an old dolt, but in the end this game is brilliant fun. I bought it from the shop in Bath as a treat after lockdown ended, and I’m very pleased I did. The excellent staff there heartily recommended it to us, and they were spot on. Can’t wait to buy all the expansions!

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Reviewed by Matthew H., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

An excellent roleplaying-lite experience, though be aware replayability is less than with some board or card games

I bought this having heard it was generally better designed and less fiddly than its larger Cthulhu mythos boardgame brethren.

I found this to be quite true - it's genuinely impressive how varied and clever the game can feel. The designers really knew how to use mechanics to reinforce theme and the writing is quite evocative too. One thing to be aware of is that the core set contains 3 linked scenarios to be played as a campaign and while they are fun to replay a couple of times, they will eventually get stale as you know what will happen. Thankfully as this is an ongoing living card game, there are many, many more scenarios and campaigns available to purchase.

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Reviewed by Cameron, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great cooperative game

The best cooperative game out there that is a welcome difference to the usual competitive games out there.

I just wish I didn't have to invest so much money to buy the expansions that are available!

(Though I probably still am going to!)

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