Fantasy Flight Games Announces Arkham Horror: The Card Game

August 3, 2016 by deltagamegirl22

“Assuming that I was sane and awake, my experience on that night was such as has befallen no man before. It was, moreover, a frightful confirmation of all I had sought to dismiss as myth and dream.”

–H. P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out of Time

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Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the latest game announced from Fantasy Flight Games. It’s a game of cooperative investigations for one to two players (or up to four players with two Core Sets).

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You and your friends become characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. You have your talents, sure, but you also have your flaws. Perhaps you’ve dabbled a little too much in the writings of the Necronomicon, and its words continue to haunt you.

Perhaps you feel compelled to cover up any signs of otherworldly evils, hampering your own investigations in order to protect the quiet confidence of the greater population. Perhaps you’ll be scarred by your encounters with a ghoulish cult.

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No matter what compels you, no matter what haunts you, you’ll find both your strengths and weaknesses reflected in your custom deck of cards, and these cards will be your resources as you work with your friends to unravel the world’s most terrifying mysteries.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a blend of the traditional customizable card game and roleplaying experiences. You become one of the game’s investigators and customize your deck of cards to reflect your personal strengths and resources. However, as the investigators of Arkham LCG all have their own distinct personalities, each comes with his or her own deckbuilding requirements.

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Because Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game, the Core Set is not just the beginning of your adventures, it is your gateway to new worlds, new dimensions, and a whole new level of thought and understanding.

While the Core Set comes with enough cards to promote a wide variety of different decks, and its adventures will reward you with hours upon hours of fascinating and horrifying mysteries, it also sets you apart from the vast majority of humanity, all those people who blissfully and ignorantly go about their lives unaware of the other worlds that border upon ours, the Ancient Ones that inhabit those alien realms, and the foul rituals conducted on earth by those mortals who worship them.

If you enjoy the Mythos of Lovecraft and living card games, then this is definitely one to watch out for. Arkham Horror will be hitting the shelves in the fourth quarter of 2016.

What do you think about bringing the world of Arkham Horror to a card game?

"No matter what compels you, no matter what haunts you, you'll find both your strengths and weaknesses reflected in your custom deck of cards..."