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An Arkham Horror virgin ponders is it time to lose it?

Miira Auroora
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Okey, now I've said it. I'm an Arkham Horror virgin modest.

And because I had hard time sleeping last night(because of a stupid loud neighbor) I started thinking about why I haven't played AH. You see, I am sometimes a bit embarrased about this.

Of course there are multiple reasons. For starters, none of my gaming friends play it. I think most of them prefer something less time consuming. I do know one friend of a friend who according to Facebook loves AH, but I have a feeling she doesn't play it right. She says their sessions only last about 1,5 hours. Doesn't everyone else say it lasts at least 4 hours? Or maybe she and her friends are just THAT good at it. How could I know.

There's always my fiancé who does play almost anything I desire.(And that wasn't supposed to sound so dirty...) But he does have one minor flaw. He sucks at listening to rules explanation and he refuses to read them by himself. Usually he starts to yawn when I read the rules and when we start he doesn't have a clue what he should do.

Now, I've gotten the impression that the rulebook of AH is a huge son-of-a-b.... So I'm a little concerned my fiancé would lose his sanity before the game even starts.

But then again, he loves Elder Sign. And we own Mansions of Madness, just haven't gotten around to explain the rules to him. That's going to take a while... But the point is, that I think the theme might be appealing to him. We both do love games with somewhat supernatural theme.

And then there's the co-op aspect. So far, my fiancé has liked every co-op game we have played. But is AH too much for him?

I just don't know what to do here. If I wanted to play AH I presumably would have to buy it because none of my friends have it. And then if we end up not liking it, I'll just have to let it gather dust on the shelf or sell it to someone. I guess I'll just go look at some video reviews and try to figure out this thing. Is it time or not?
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