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Logan Daugherty
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Title says it all. Thanks!
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I think you get a lot of bang for the buck in the King in Yellow small box. It's easy to integrate into the game and doesn't add travel. So that's a pretty low cost entry to an expansion.

If you're planning on a big box, I always recommend Innsmouth, but Dunwich is easier. It kind of plays as an optional place in some games.
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Any but Innsmouth or Miskatonic for your first.

Additionally, see this:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/7167185
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For small box I would look at Black Goat or the revised Dark Pharaoh.

For big box, Kingsport gives you most bang for the buck.

If you are looking at seriously getting into the game, the first expansion should be Miskatonic. Even if you use just the base set, the new Mythos cards add a nice boost to difficulty (including gate bursts). As you add more expansions, it integrates with and enhances each one.
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I think a great part about Arkham Horror is that, once you start adding the expansions, you can integrate the new mechanics as much or as little as you like. If you buy the Dunwich Horror expansion, you get a lot of great pieces(like the Injuries and Madnesses decks) that just be integrated into the base game.

I would definitely suggest Dunwich or King in Yellow.
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Small box: get King in Yellow.

Big box: get Dunwich Horror.




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I was actually wondering this same thing recently. I checked on Amazon and it looks like buying ALL the expansions at once would run me about 216$. It doesn't completely break my budget, but it's probably best to start small.

If one were looking at buying 2 or 3 expansions to play simultaneously, what are some good pairings?
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Vomix wrote:
I was actually wondering this same thing recently. I checked on Amazon and it looks like buying ALL the expansions at once would run me about 216$. It doesn't completely break my budget, but it's probably best to start small.

If one were looking at buying 2 or 3 expansions to play simultaneously, what are some good pairings?


Miskatonic Horror is a must when playing with other expansions. The material in MH supplements other expansions.

Otherwise I like King In Yellow paired with either Dunwich Horror or Innsmouth Horror. Black Goat of the Woods would also play well with either DH or IH.
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Vomix wrote:
If one were looking at buying 2 or 3 expansions to play simultaneously, what are some good pairings?


http://boardgamegeek.com/article/edit/5498691

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Went with King in Yellow. Didn't seem to overwhelm them but, man, they turned it into Arkham Imperium 3. Too them about six hours to finish!
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