Arkham Horror LCG: Core Set

Product #FFGAHC01

Regular Price: $39.95

Special Price: $35.95

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Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games

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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the unknown."
- H.P. Lovecraft

In the sleepy town of Arkham, Massachusetts, a small band of intrepid investigators seeks to uncover the nature of a sinister menace that threatens humanity. But beware! The arcane realm holds countless terrors, and the investigators must take care to maintain a tenuous grip upon their very sanity, and survive.

Arkham Horror LCG is a one or two player cooperative game in which each player assumes the role of an investigator and attempts to solve terrifying eldritch mysteries. With a second copy of this core set, up to four players can play the game together. Each game is a chapter of a longer campaign, in which decisions carry far-reaching and unexpected consequences. As a Living Card Game, new cards and adventures are released regularly, allowing players to customize the contents of this core set, or to create their own original decks.

The Ancient Ones await. Can any among us uncover their secrets and live to tell the tale?

Ages: 14+
Players: 1-2
Game Length: 60-120 minutes




Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a complicated but very fulfilling card game.
Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a complicated but very fulfilling card game. With this set you have enough cards to play with just 2 players that are working cooperatively to battle the horrors that are abound around the town of Arkham. The setup is pretty deep and sorting out the cards takes a little bit of work and thought but once you get to that point it's all downhill from there.

You can either create a couple decks that are already designed and written in the instruction manual for an easy play or once you get more accustomed to how to play you can create your own decks. However I will say that this set does not come with much variety of cards to create your own decks, you will want to pick up one of the MANY expansion decks to really delve deep into creating your own decks.

I really love how you can play through a story campaign with your deck and the effects of what happened to your character and some of the loot you pick up carries over. One section of a story campaign can take as long as a couple hours depending on how well you do so to get through the entire campaign scenario would be a multiple night adventure. What's even more awesome is there are sooooo many campaign expansions and card expansions that can be bought that this is a very good investment for a long term game.

The one downside that I give this (and honestly any Fantasy Flight game for that matter) is the box and packaging. I cannot stress enough that if there is one single thing that Fantasy Flight needs to work on, it's their packaging. Once you get all the tokens punched out and the cards opened there is literally no good way to put them back in this box that comes with a single insert. The cards will go all over the place and mix in with the many tokens, a huge mess. My advice is to go out and buy some smaller plastic bags to individually store the pieces and cards. Considering that you will end up re-using the same deck to play through multiple campaigns, it would have been prudent for the packaging to have at least some sort of plastic insert for storage of a couple decks.
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Review by Wickdawg01 on 10/9/2018
An LCG to call your
This card game manages to overcome the Eldrich Horror in immersibility. It is a game that expands the feeling of living a story H.P.L. The details of the local atmosphere and gameplay are undoubtedly the best game in the cuthulhu universe. The basic box follows a campaign with 3 matches with its history very well articulated. The first players try to solve a situation in the house of one of the investigators, the second they leave the house and depart to disrupt a conspiracy and the third I have not played. The immersion of the game is very great with antagonists and sites for investigation as well as excellent quality gear. Not to mention that the game allows to create several inspirations for the RPG and vice versa, that is, it allows a creative mind adpte (home made) an adventure of RPG for the card game. The community is full of fantastic adaptations. Well worth it, I hope this franchise is very successful.
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Review by JOÃO RENATO on 7/10/2018
Absolutely fantastic!
Image a tabletop game similar to a RPG experience. This game gave us this experience! Amazing, terrific, wonderful and a lot of more qualities we can list here! Absolutely fantastic!
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Review by Daniel on 6/1/2017