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Arkham Horror: A Call of Cthulu Boardgame



Arkahm Horror: A Call of Cthulu Boardgame is the classic cooperative game of Lovecraftian Adventure.

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Arkahm Horror: A Call of Cthulu Boardgame is the classic cooperative game of Lovecraftian Adventure.

From BoardGameGeek: In Arkahm Horror, the year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It's a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the war to end all wars.

Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the gates between worlds. These gates have begun to open and must be closed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined domination. Only a handful of investigators stand against the Arkham Horror. Will they prevail?

Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game themed around H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Players choose from 16 Investigators and take to the streets of Arkham. Before the game, one of the eight Ancient Ones is chosen and it's up to the Investigators to prevent it from breaking into our world. During the course of the game, players will upgrade their characters by acquiring skills, allies, items, weapons, and spells. It's up to the players to clean out the streets of Arkham by fighting many different types of monsters, but their main goal is to close portals to other dimensions that are opening up around town. With too many portals open the Ancient One awakens and the players only have one last chance to save the world. Defeat the Ancient One in combat!

From the Publisher: Arkham Horror was originally published by Chaosium, Inc., in 1987. This new, updated edition published by Fantasy Flight Games features stunning new artwork and graphical design (including a new gameboard, counters, cards, and playing pieces) as well as revised and expanded rules from the game's original creator, Richard Launius.

Players can select from 16 unique playable investigator characters, each with unique abilities, and will 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!

Arkham Horror is a cooperative game for 1-8 players ages 12 and up, and can be played in 2-3 hours.

Contents: Game Board, 16 Investigator Sheets, ,16 Investigator, Markers, 16 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


Number of Players 1 to 8
Playing Time 2 to 3 hours
Suggested Ages 12 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics chit-pull system, cooperative play, dice rolling, point to point movement, variable player powers, adventure, fighting, horror, novel-based, Arkham Horror
Designer Launius, Richard and Kevin Wilson
Illustrator Andres Finer, Henning Ludvigsen, and Kurt Miller
Year Published 2008
Binding Box
Condition New


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