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Michael Barnes
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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Dec 2005*
I'm eating crow on this one, I initially thought this was an good game buyoed primarily by the Lovecraft theme but after 10 plays I think this game is tremendous in terms of an old fashioned, 1980s style adventure game. Arkham Horror is clearly the best of that field chiefly due to the ridiculous number of interactions, possibilities, and variety the game offers. Unlike any other board game, Arkham Horror creates a real world for the players to move about in and some great opportunities for collusion and cooperation that aren't immediately evident, largely due to a somewhat protacted learning curve. After a few plays a level of familiarity sets in and the game moves from "good" to "great". Two things should be noted however, one is that games with more than 6 players can be a disaster of downtime and completely unchallenging, therefore uninteresting. Also, the high degree of variability means that some games are inherently more thrilling than others, but when it all clicks (which is really about 80% of the time) it's magical. Black magical. I still think the "fight the monster" endgame is bizarre and not really very Lovecraftian, but at least the redesign team saw fit to include Azathoth, whose attack is "Destroys the world". Great dark humour, hopelessness, and insanity round out another terrific FFG production that puts just about everyone else to shame in terms of graphic collateral and design. Top tier, all the way- the best adventure board game ever published.
2005-12-24*
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Dec 2007*
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Robert Anderson
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
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Feb 2016
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Art Decaneas
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10
Aug 2013
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Jim Nave
United States
Canby
Oregon
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9.5
Jul 2011
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
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9.3
May 2010
One of the best and more thematic Ameritrash games out there. Full of components and theme, and excellent in strategy.
2013-01-22
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Adam Lovell
United States
Spring Hill
Tennessee
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9
Jun 2010
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Robert Corrina
United States
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Washington
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Sep 2012
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Adam Ptak
Poland
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Jan 2013
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Bishop of East Anglia
New Zealand
Lower Hutt, WELLINGTON
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I'm, I'm afraid there's been a mistake. The man who has been speaking to you is an impostor. He is not in fact the Bishop of East Anglia, but a man wanted by the police. I am the Bishop of East Anglia and anyone who doesn't believe me can look me up
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8.5
Nov 2010
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Forrest Bower
United States
Fort Wayne
IN
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Sep 2015
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Benny Meyers
United States
Lisle
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Oct 2009*
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K Johnson
United States
San Diego
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Mar 2008*
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Daniel McCollum
United States
Augusta
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ake arnouts
Belgium
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Aug 2013
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Jeremy Voltz
Canada
Toronto
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Dec 2009*
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United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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May 2010
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Tom Hasert
United States
Eagan
Minnesota
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May 2009*
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Robert Mullenix
United States
San Jose
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Oct 2009*
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Matti Saarenketo
Finland
Rovaniemi
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Every Wednesday at 16:00 in the library.
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Jan 2010
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Harrison Plott
United States
Alabama
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May 2010
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brendan b
United States
chicago
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Jan 2014
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Pedro Correia
Portugal
Nazaré
Leiria
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Dec 2013
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Nate Icart
United States
North Carolina
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Jun 2012
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sander wygaerts
Belgium
stokrooie
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Nov 2013
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Mark S
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Feb 2013
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Michael Krueger
Germany
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May 2014
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Gwen Tevis
United States
Santa Barbara
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7.5
Jun 2007*
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Kelly M
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Aug 2009*
Have played with friends, wish they would like to play as much as I do!
2009-08-27
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Vilho Väisänen
Finland
Iisalmi
Savo
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Jan 2007*
Played the old version quite a lot. It's light and fast enough for casual play. New version seem to be too heavy (=slow), but I'm not sure. I have played it only once.
2007-01-12*
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Dean Denby
United States
Nederland
Texas
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Jul 2008*
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Tiago Nunes
Portugal
Odivelas
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Sep 2009*
Arkham Horror is a 1 to 8 player game in which the players play the roles of Investigators of the supernatural trying to avoid doom brought forth by an Ancient One (something like an evil god). It has been said that this is a game for Lovecraft fans, but it is also a game for horror fans in general and for people who appreciate difficult games.

From 1 to 8 players.
Ages 12 and up.
Playing time: 120 to 180 minutes
2011-11-06
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William Whiddon
United States
Sioux Falls
South Dakota
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Nov 2009*
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Alex Walter
United States
Lenexa
Kansas
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Nov 2010
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Deano Ware
United States
Farmington Hills
Mi
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Oct 2012
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Alexandre Dupuis
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Aug 2009*
Insanity is contagious! Seriously, great co-op game but I find that there's just too much randomness in the game. Also, I do think they try to make you insane with all the rules! Do this before that but you can do this if you do that... ARG!
2013-03-22
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Anthony DuLac
United States
Blaine
Minnesota
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Aug 2010
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Dan Oldenkamp

Federal Way
Washington
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Mar 2010
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Vincent Darlage
United States
Columbus
Indiana
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Apr 2015
Best played when everyone knows the rules and stories and are into HP Lovecraft - otherwise, the game can really drag when learning.
2010-07-28
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Chuckhazard
United States
Fayetteville
Arkansas
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7
Mar 2011
All hail the mighty trasher. Back when this was basically THE game we had, we'd get together early on a Saturday to plow through a few games - at 2-5 hours per game. Resigned to losing but triumphant when we won, those were some great snack pizza and cardboard filled days. It's still a fun game, but takes too long and there are many mythos alternatives now.
2011-11-03
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Caitlin
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Jun 2013
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JJ Pearson
United States
landrum
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Mar 2012
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J B
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Oct 2013
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Bradley Huttner
United States
Mount Crawford
Virginia
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Mar 2014
One of my primary experiences was a 14 player game. . . DO NOT torture people with this. The down time is extreme. I've also played with 4-5 people. These games are a little better, but I'd still like to play with 2-3 players to get an actual feel of the game. My rating may improve at a later date.
2014-03-11
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Lap
United States
Saint Charles
IL - Illinois
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Dec 2009*
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FullContactGEEK
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Aug 2007*
Picked up June 2006 - traded away
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Cooperative as well as solitaire play.

Played my first solo game Aug 1, 2006
2 characters - The Gangster and the Researcher vs Yig
It was a short game as they managed to close 3 gates. The Gangster started with one Elder Sign and he managed to be near the first opened gate. It didn't take him long to close it. During several Mythos rounds new gates were unable to appear. The Researcher had very high Evasion ability so was easily able to circumvent the monsters in her way to close her gate. There was a quick dash to the third and final gate and although the Gangster ended up lost in time and space, the Researcher got lucky and was able to pull herself back into Arkham via a mysterious rope immediately. A new gate was unable to open up so a monster appeared, which the Researcher was able to defeat. As soon as she did, she successfully closed the gate, sacrificing the Gangster for the good of all Arkham. All in all rather fiddly, but the turns did flow better than I was expecting. My initial rating is a 6 for now, but I will play it again because I think there is something here I have yet to discover. I think some organizational aids will be pretty helpful too.
2007-08-11*
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Sara Guerreiro
Portugal
Mafra
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Aug 2009*
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Stian Wannebo
Norway
Trondheim
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Sep 2010
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Zack Feeland
United States
Austin
Texas
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Nov 2010
nice themed game. good fun a handful of times but I'm unsure of it's re-playability.
2010-11-08
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Alexandros G
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Aug 2015
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