Playing games set in the world of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos continues to be a big deal. Fantasy Flight already has Eldritch Horror, the Call of Cthulhu card game, Elder Sign, and others, and now the company is set to take us back to Arkham with Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
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.
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.
Because this isn’t simply a basic deck building game, each character in the core set has specific requirements in order to add cards to your collection. It sounds interesting, and the promise of exploring even more of the Cthulhu mythos is a giant pull.
Each of your adventures in Arkham Horror: The Card Game carries you deeper into the mysteries that previously haunted only those unfortunate souls touched by madness or otherwise tuned to the senses that few of us often employ. You’ll find cultists and foul rituals. You’ll find haunted houses and strange creatures. And you may find signs of the Ancient Ones straining against the barriers to our world…
It is easy to enjoy Arkham LCG as a series of standalone adventures. However, as much as all of your adventures thrust you into the midst of thrilling and horrifying situations, it is only when you see how they follow upon each other that you truly begin to understand the madness at the edges of Arkham LCG… The basic mode of play is not the adventure, after all, but the campaign. And all your choices and actions have consequences that reach far beyond the immediate resolution of the scenario at hand.
The core set will come with three linked adventures to build the campaign, is designed for one to four players and can be played in a couple of hours.
It is interesting, however, that Call of Cthulhu The Card Game recently came to an end – just in time for this one to be released from Fantasy Flight.
Arkham Horror: The Card Game has a MSRP of $39.95 and will arrive before the end of 2016.