It's all about the theme!
Pretty straight forward review. I have a couple of clarifications.
a.all the players are familiar with the rulesActually all you need is 1 person very familiar with the rules that is trusted by the other players. Of course, it never hurts if everyone knows the rules too.
- if every player is not sure about all the rules, you will find yourself constantly looking back at the rules for clarification.
2. consider the if you have enough friends that will be interested in this game. The amount of time and learning curve of Arkham Horror is large so it is difficult to find people that share your similar interest. Dont take this lightly because you wont want to spend all this money and never play it.Actually you don't need any friends. Its a very good (some say great) solo game.