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Year Published
2005
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1 − 8
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(856 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 − 240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
(293 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(398 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Arkham Horror
Alternate Names
Horreur à Arkham
Horror w Arkham
Rettegés Arkhamban
Ужас Аркхэма
アーカムホラー
魔镇惊魂 (魔鎮驚魂 )
아컴호러
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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!

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Components (Revised Printing):

  • 1 Rule Book
  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 First Player Marker
  • 5 Dice
  • 16 Investigator Sheets
  • 16 Investigator Markers
  • 16 Plastic Investigator Stands
  • 198 Investigator Status Tokens:
    • 56 Money Tokens
    • 35 Sanity Tokens
    • 35 Stamina Tokens
    • 48 Clue Tokens
    • 24 Skill Tokens
  • 189 Investigator Cards:
    • 44 Common Items
    • 39 Unique Items
    • 40 Spells
    • 20 Skills
    • 11 Allies
    • 35 Special Cards:
      • 8 Retainers
      • 8 Silver Lodge Memberships
      • 8 Bank Loans
      • 8 Blessing/Curse Cards
      • 3 Deputy Cards
  • 8 Ancient One Sheets
  • 20 Doom Tokens
  • 179 Ancient One Cards:
    • 63 Location Cards
    • 67 Mythos Cards
    • 49 Gate Cards
  • 60 Monster Markers
  • 16 Gate Markers
  • 3 Activity Markers
  • 3 Explored Markers
  • 1 Terror Track Marker
  • 6 Closed Markers

Revised printing in 2006; these can be identified by "revised printing" on the cover.


Arkham Horror League

Fantasy Flight Games released Scenarios.

Season 1
Season 2 - Introduced Story Chapters with Scenarios.

Arkham Horror Spanish League

Edge Entertainment released Scenarios (Translated into English)

Season 1
Season 2

BGG Arkham Horror Play By Forum

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Ужас Аркхэма
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Russian third (revised) edition
Publisher: Hobby World
Artist: Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburg
Year: 2012
Product Code: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Russian
Release Date: Apr 18, 2012
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Arkham Horror
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Fantasy Flight Second Revised Printing 2011
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2011
Product Code: VA09
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Mar 2011
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Publisher: Arclight
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2010
Size: 12.00 x 12.00 x 4.00 inches
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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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8 Arkham Horror Monsters
A colour coded two page list of all Monster Tokens from the Base Game and all of the expansions. Helps if you wish to separate the expansion Monster Tokens from your Monster Cup. Monsters are colour coded by movement type, listed by expansion and marked as Normal / Spawn / Mask with totals of each. Please feel free to comment if I've missed anything.
English
2015-03-22
12 Remind Me-thos
Remind Me-thos is a free and open-source tool that lists everything effecting a player in a simple list divided by phases and includes both global effects (from Mythos cards and the Ancient one) and those that effect just the selected player (from Items, Curses\Blessings, Skills, Allies etc..) - No more forgetting to take a certain effect into account. In addition, it will also display the movement of all black and red monsters on the board in response to a Mythos card, all you need to do is add the monsters to the board by simply selecting a symbol and color and clicking on the relevant location, then monster will animate into their new location once a new Mythos card is drawn - no more scanning the board for monsters every Mythos phase. The app also shows what you can get in...
English
2015-01-11
5 Fases 3,4,5 diagrama de flujo version 2.7 español
Traducción del diagrama de flujo al castellano. Agradeceria que alguien revisara y sugiriera/subiera una versión con un ingles mejorado. En breve subiré las fases 1 y 2
Spanish
2014-11-18
2 Памятка
Shinner
Russian
2014-11-02
2 Rettegés Arkhamban - folyamatábra
Alapjáték folyamatábrája. Igény esetén a kiegek is bekerülhetnek. :) update: Eszméletvesztés és Őrület javítása
Hungarian
2014-10-16
4 Probability distribution of Gate and Mythos cards
This sheet gives the probability distribution for drawing a mythos/gate cards if you play with all expansions. I have a video on how I use it here http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/54809/arkham-horror/fixing-ah-setup-time-including-all-expansions
English
2014-10-04
8 Arkham Horror Turn Phase Reference
Version 1 of a single page Word document summarizing step-by-step each phase of the game in a very condensed and readable form. For the casual player, this serves as a nice visual to have off to the side of your board telling what needs to happen for each turn phase, in an easy to read large font. Please feel free to comment, suggest additions, changes, etc.
English
2014-05-22
11 Arkham Horror Reference Glossary
Version 3 of a two page Word document summarizing all basic game concepts and rules in a very condensed and readable form. For the semi-experienced player, this reference has most everything you need, without having to continually resort to paging through the rulebook. We keep these 2 pages back to back in a single clear plastic sleeve to make a very handy reference - hope it helps you all out as well! Please feel free to comment, suggest additions, changes, etc.
English
2014-05-22
9 Arkham Horror – Kurzübersicht
Übersicht über die Phasen und den Ablauf des Spiels. Inkl. Verweise zu Seitenzahlen in der Spielregel. DIN A5 inkl. Anschnitt oder DIN A4 (S. 3 des PDFs).
German
2014-05-22
5 Investigator - Rust Cohle
He's crazy, he's wild but he's got a nose for clues like a bloodhound. Why not take this true detective for a spin?
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2014-03-26
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