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Tim Taylor
United States
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10
Jul 2011
The expansion expansion.

Wow!

Since I have all the other expansions, I sincerely mean that!

The process of insinuating this expansion into my ever-changing AH line-up was actually a pleasure.

Removing said cards when I change the expansions played, that's likely to be another story...
2012-08-14
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Matthew Vantries
United States
Woodbury
Minnesota
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10
Sep 2011
This is a fantastic expansion! It makes using all the expansions at the same time work a lot more smoothly! Highly recommended!
I just hope this isn't the end for Arkham Horror.

edit: If this is the end of Arkham Horror, this was definitely the right way to end it!
2012-01-26
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AMERI-THRASHER!
United States
Milford
Connecticut
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10
Jan 2014
ARKHAM HORROR: MISKATONIC HORROR EXPANSION
Tons of cards for use with every expansion.
2014-02-13
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United Kingdom
Basingstoke
Hampshire
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10
Dec 2011
Completely essential expansion that adds to the base game and adds more as you include more expansions. Brilliant value for money IMO. Just don't use the Mythos Cards when you only have a small box expansion.
2012-11-28
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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10
Jul 2011
Finally, the blender expansion that I've been waiting for. The cross-fertilization really helps with the original problems of dilution. This expansion makes the oeuvre feel complete rather than herky-jerky and rag tag. They did it right. Now you get to see the expansions affecting each other, so you have repercussions and benefits of the actions that you take in Arkham throughout the various cities.

Because every expansion in this series is basically like printing money I expect that there will be more expansions. While I certainly look forward to more of the individual flavor that will come with each subsequent stack of cards and piles of tokens, I would be really happy if we got to see even more ways to access individual expansions in various locations (the way that the new Pharaoh moving exhibition chit grants access). So forgive me if I'm so exited about the success of this that I immediately want more.

BTW, I love the play aid for # of players.
2011-07-22
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Daniel Jödemann
Germany
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Jun 2013
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2011-08-03
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Donald Wilbur
United States
Hanford
California
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10
Aug 2011
Wonderfull addition to an Awesome Game, can't wait to get more expansions so we can use more of this set. It was a gift from one of my Best Friends.
2011-08-22
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Edmond Hyland
United Kingdom
Newport
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10
Dec 2012
Thank you to an awesome secret Santa
2011-12-07
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Erik Ritzen
Netherlands
Stein
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10
Nov 2012
Expansion cards for expansions, GREAT!
2013-06-09
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Social interaction will cease!
United States
Wichita
Kansas
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10
May 2012
Have I mention, at some point, that Arkham Horror is pure awesomeness? Well, it never hurts to say it again.
2013-09-04
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ROMON Paul
France
BOOS
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10
Jul 2014
Boîte plastifiée.
2014-07-04
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Daniel Peterson

Layton
Utah
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10
Jan 2015
Expansion:

Adds a bazillion cards to a great game.
2015-03-23
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Joan Altamirano
Chile
Santiago
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10
Dec 2012
I have all the expansions but Kingsport and this is an amazing addition.
The reference player sheets to know hoy many monster limits we have is excellent.
The Mythos Cards with several options for clue tokens and gate openings is the best idea ever and the fact that some cards MUST be used with specific 2 expansions are also great.
2013-01-03
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fuad akil
Indonesia
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10
Mar 2013
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2013-06-30
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Jez Dedman
United Kingdom
Portsmouth
Hampshire
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10
Dec 2014
Expansion for all the expansions. Adds extra events, cards etc.
2013-10-13
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Matt Steski
United States
Ithaca
NY
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10
May 2014
Does a fantastic job of filling out the game once you have all of the other expansions. The additions to all of the non-Arkham (ie Dunwich, etc) encounter decks alone make this a must-buy.
2015-03-20
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Sebastian Beck
Germany
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10
May 2014
Must have expansion. The more you have of Arkham Horror the more this expansion delivers. More of everything. Yes, there are (almost) only cards in it but Arkham Horror profits from that so much.

Great expansion and a must have!
2014-05-28
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Nathan Milbrath
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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10
Jun 2015
Well I can't officially comment on this game yet since I don't have a play of it yet. I can comment on how much this adds to the game. The expansions to Arkham were awesome...but they really only had a handful of location cards for each one. You'd see the same ones over and over after a handful of games. This expansion essentially doubles each expansion location.

It adds a ton more stuff too. I think this expansion could have been priced $5-10 cheaper, but there is a significant amount of additional card based content that it is worth the $50.
2015-06-23
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Chad S
Canada
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9.5
Jan 2012
It's an expansion expansion. It adds cards to every expansion, cross-linking them all, and improving every aspect of the game. Must-have.
2012-01-14
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Highpoint Gaming Group
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9.5
Jun 2013
roffster
2013-06-14
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Marc Zabia
Spain
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9.46
Jan 2013
Reis 2013 (Anna)
2013-01-07
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Brian Mc Cabe
United States
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9.3
Sep 2011
Since I only use one expansion at a time, I don't use anywhere near all of the new additions and still rate it 9.3. The forty-three Mythos cards alone are worth the cost of this expansion.

The BGofW additional Cult Membership Encounters are extremely interesting and makes the gamble worthwhile. The best way to get a membership is still Speak To Your Friend Corruption card, though.

I've been using the CoftheDP Herald for a few games now, and I'm mixed about the die roll for a curse if an Exhibit Item is obtained. Being cursed is quite a big deal in AH, so the incentive to obtain an Exhibit Item is diminished, when the reality is that the Exhibit Items are the main feature of the expansion. The secret is to have Rex pick them up for a while -- which is hard to do, because of his clue-collecting ability -- or to have an investigator start with Egyptologist Skill and fail the check. (I'm looking at you Carolyn Fern). I usually go about 6-2 against this expansion; but almost every game was a struggle this time and I don't think I did any better than 4-4.

I've only used The Organized Crime Institution, and giving up a Lantern for a Retainer is a pretty good deal. Being able to spend that money is still problematical, though, since the expansions set a frenetic pace and buying wastes valuable clue-acquision time.

The other Institutions require the expenditure of five clues and that's a seal in what, as stated, has become a fast-paced game.

Lurker is still the weak-man out. The Dark Pacts are more a help than a hinderance, and probably shouldn't be used as an "only" expansion.

Played eight games with King in Yellow, but did not use the new Act cards. Again, though, every game was a struggle and my win/loss record suffered accordingly.







2012-02-27
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James Barnes
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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9.25
Oct 2013
Excellent cards to go with every expansion and the base game. I appreciate the extra wealth of encounters. The only thing I truly miss from this expansion are new investigators.
2012-04-15
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Noshrok Grimskull
Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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9.2
Nov 2011
Loads of good stuff in here.

And a very useful set of cards detailing monster limit, open gate limit, etc. for the different numbers of players.
Awesome!
2011-11-29
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Andre Hebben
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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9.2
Mar 2014
In shrink, still need to play it.
But i feel that i need to explore the base game some more
before adding this.

Current rating is based on the based game.
2014-04-20
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Erik Berry
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
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9
Dec 2011
I really like that balancing factor that Miskatonic Horror has brought to Arkham. We tend to play with several expansions at once, and Miskatonic goes a long way to helping us smooth that out.
2011-12-11
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Max Maloney
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Nov 2011
This is the kind of expansion fans beg for in many games. It's a dream come true. It expands and intertwines so many elements from other expansions that it is quite simply amazing. A fantastic effort by FFG.
2011-08-11
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Brett David Spain
United States
Lee's Summit
Missouri
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9
Oct 2011
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2011-10-03
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Torsten Winkelsträter
Germany
Freiburg
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9
Feb 2013
great addition to all the different expansions.
2015-01-18
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Kevin B
Canada
Brampton
Ontario
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9
Mar 2013
Adds a considerable amount of content. Notable draws for me were more mythos cards for the base game, more madness/injury cards, and fixes for the King in Yellow.

The catch is that the less big box expansions you own the less you'll get out of this - right now I have a box of cards that are sitting in a box unused.

Also introduces the concept of institutions:
Miskatonic University - only useful if playing with expansion boards.
The Mob - almost makes the game too easy. Gives you too much benefits without penalty.
Bureau of Investigations - too fiddly and doesn't really help gameplay much - appears to be a mechanism of whittling away the weaker monsters but the clue cost is so expensive it just isn't worth it.

It's hard to rate this in terms of game play as it's adding more content. And the number of content you'll get out of it will depend on the number of expansions you already own. On it's own however the sheer quantity of stuff you get is impressive.

Recommended buy if you own at least 2 big box expansions.
2013-03-17
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United States
San Antonio
Texas
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9
Nov 2011
Thank you, Boards and Bits!
2011-09-14
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Tim C.
United States
Utah
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9
Jan 2014
The expansion for the expansions. Well worth owning even if you only have a couple of expansions.
2013-11-01
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Harri Kokkonen
Finland
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9
Nov 2011
This really helps to combine the mythos and other cards better. However, as I am still missing black goat and kingsport a lot of the cards are not in use yet.
2011-11-17
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Andrew Dowling
Australia
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9
Jan 2013
An expansion expansion that adds extra components to each previously released expansion, helping to avoid expansion dilution in sprawling games. It will take me a long time to play with everything this one adds.
2013-01-07
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Megan Hunter
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Jan 2014
Miskatonic is an expansion that beefs up all your other expansions. While it's clearly a money grab to try and guilt you into buying anything you previously skipped out on, I can never fault a game for getting more content to me, so I found it well worth the price. There's even a few cards that can only be played if two seperate expansions are used, ie, if you're a damned crazy fool.
2014-01-03
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Erik Miller
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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9
Oct 2011
Should be a staple for every Arkham fan. Adds a ton of new cards that really twist the game in good directions.
2013-01-03
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Jon Phillips
United States
Redding
California
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9
Nov 2012
More cards! More cards!
2012-11-18
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Eðvarð Hilmarsson
Iceland
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
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9
May 2013
An expansion for the expansions that I have for my favorite game..... whats not to like. Also sorts out some dilution issues and makes for a better experience.
2013-05-06
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Alexandre Magalhães
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
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Jul 2014

Muito boa. Acrescenta bastante a todas as mecânicas das expansões, corrigindo vários problemas existentes. O jogo ficou muito melhor e mais fluido com a adição dessas cartas.
2014-07-31
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Josh Trumbo
United States
Fargo
North Dakota
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9
Feb 2013
The "expansion expansion" is a fantastic idea and helps make everything more active and exciting. I would've liked to have seen a little more done with the brand new stuff (Institutions), but overall a great addition.
2013-02-21
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Vincent Streuner
United States
Lompoc
California
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9
Sep 2014
thumbsup This one really brings all of the expansions together for the ultimate Lovecraftian experience.
2013-09-10
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Jim Lederer
United States
Farmington Hills
Michigan
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9
Sep 2012
List price expensive (I paid $35). Really nice to have more encounters for my 3 expansion boards, and double gate opening mythos cards to reduce dilution.
2012-09-17
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Joel Carlson
United States
Westford
Massachusetts
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9
Sep 2013
An absolute must-have for anyone that uses multiple Arkham Expansions.

I was skeptical at first, but the very first game I used it in pulled multiple cards that affected more than one game board.

The factions are interesting, but are yet another thing to keep track of. We used Organized Crime, which gave you a couple of good options if you were stuck in the streets... again, lol.

Overall I'm very happy that I picked this up, and would encourage other expansion hoarders to throw it in the mix.
2013-09-15
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Claus Nielsen
Denmark
Denmark
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9
Oct 2013
See my comment for the main game, it also applies here.
2013-08-04
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Scott Rogganbuck
United States
Woodstock
Illinois
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9
Nov 2013
It's an expansion - for other Arkham Horror expansions. With all of the possibilities presented by all of the Arkham material that has been put out there, this game is incredibly immersive. You can literally shape it to the difficulty level you want (mostly - no game of Arkham is ever that easy) with as much breadth as you wish.
2014-01-06
Dan Devine
Australia
Lara
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Jan 2014
Expansions for expansions? Sure, why not.. Miskatonic adds some great content, and works well when supplementing the base game and one or two of the expansions. My favourite combination to date is base game, Dunwich, and Miskatonic (occasionally with Lurker thrown in for spice.)
2014-01-02
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Garrett Gfeller

Spokane
Washington
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9
Jul 2014
See main game review.
2014-07-18
Want To Buy
United States
Virginia
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9
Aug 2015
Cool expansion - adds a lot of optional elements.
2015-08-10
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Joe Pilkus
United States
South Riding
Virginia
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8.75
Jan 2012
Mixing it up for all expansions ~ Brilliant!
2012-01-03
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Adam Frandsen
United States
Salt Lake City
UT
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8.75
May 2015
A much-appreciated fleshing out of the original expansion components, and an excellent way to cap off this gaming masterpiece.
2014-12-21
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