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Arkham Horror: The Card Game

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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.

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Nate French, Matthew Newman
1 - 4 Players
60 - 120 Min
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Card Games, Customizable, Fantasy, Horror
Co-operative Play, Hand Management, Variable Player Powers
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  1. Good But Limited 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2017 Mar 13th

    It's a smart game, I really enjoy it. But it's pretty limited with just the Core Set. You'll be investing in this game to build up your collection and different scenarios and campaigns, but worth it.

  2. Arkham's First impressions 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2016 Nov 24th

    I have to say I have played over 100+ games of Lord of the Ring LCG (in Campaign mode Sagas) so I was anticipating this title quite highly.

    After running the first two scenarios twice (out of the 3 in the core box) I have to say I am impressed with the game immersive and narrative depths. The graphic design is awesome and gameplay offers a very rewarding experience, in solo or multi-player modes.

    I find it much more similar to the gameplay feel I have been getting into LOTR, however, because the grinding is much less present than in LOTR, it has a slight negative impact on the game's replayability (you keep going even if you don't fully succeed a scenario, and the resulting decision lead to bifurcating effects). So rerunning a scenario does not provie the same experience as you know some of the outcome, which is slightly different form LOTR.

    Otherwise a very cool game and beautifully designed game that I am likely to stick in the foreseable future... now let's chase some cultist (plus it does not make me want to shelf my LOTR). Double-win here !!!

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