This may get long winded. If you want to the good,bad, and wierd, go to "get on with it!"
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- The game is incredibly fun and always worth a play. The amount of variety that can be had due to the utter randomness of the game is awesome.
- The game is balanced to the point of being difficult to pick up and master, yet rewarding enough that you want to master it.
- Its difficult. Short and simple. This game was first described to me as a game you don't win. You just do better each time you play.
- Rich and full of character. There are books upon books about anything in the board game. As someone who has read a few of the books, I spot references all the time. We have people read their card to add to the fun.
- Tons of viable methods for play. You aren't railroaded into any particular method for play.
- Nothing is more fun then watching other people get beat on. because there are more than a few people playing, you get to watch more bad for other people, than bad for you. We have people read their card to add to the fun.
- Even though the game kills you, stomps you into the ground, and asks if you want seconds, It gives you the chance for seconds. Death isn't as permanent as it usually is. Even if devoured(Permanent death) you simply start a new character
- Tons of expansions that are full of more awesome.
|Bad guys never win....unless this is a horror story|
- While the game is fun, it is long. You have to have people willing to stay the haul or else people get lost coming in.Also, randomness can backlash against a player with nothing they can do.
- The game is almost too balanced. The group I started with missed one rule and the game was pretty easy. We haven't lost yet although its been tough and close many times. The group I found to play now has beat the game 4 times in 3 years of play. They missed one rule (a primary rule for how to get gate trophies which are the easiest currency to attain) and the game was nearly impossible.
- You probably should have a veteran assist you in playing for the first time. Like the article so far, set up and getting things ready to start that if you don't know what you are doing, you could take an hour or two to set up.
- Rich and full of character can be simply to much for some people. Some people play the game to win. A lot can be missed
- Tons of viable play methods can result in a steep learning curve for new players.
- There are alot of methods to stop players. Gate opens in the area you are standing on, get sucked in and lose a turn. Die? lose a turn. die in another world? get sucked into a special spot on the board that makes you lose a turn, then come back and lose a turn. It can avalanche quickly.
- expansions cost money
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- Oddly enough, as hard core as this game is, it is a beer and pretzels game. You can't take it to seriously or else you won't play this game.
- When the world is strange, strange and awesome/dreadful things happen. They are cinematic just from the feel. You can take a character and play them any way you want and even give life to a piece of card stock.
- While things can come from out of the imagination of one of the best horror writers ever (I love H.P. Lovecraft) , things are firmly planted in reality enough to not feel out of place.
- The game takes bad things and horrible timing and devastating effects and makes them fun.
Overall, the game is fun. Play it for yourself. It is worth a hefty price tag, but you get a ton of stuff. Its a game I want to play with all of my friends. You need the standard arkham horror set to play. It runs about 60$ and it is well worth it. More sets give you more cards and can even expand the rules. If you can find someone that has it, definitely ask to play. You want 3-5 players. It is about a 4 hour game. Get it. Try it. You wont be disappointed most of the time. Have fun and happy gaming.