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Hello one and all.
Firstly I have not played the Call of Cthulu or even read any Lovecraft books (although the necromonicon is on my Christmas wish list .)
But I recently bought my self the Arkham Horror Game published by Fantasy Flight Games
See details here.
Fantasy Flight Games [Arkham Horror] - Leading publisher of board, card, and roleplaying games.
I got in via my local gaming shop Jabberwocky Games –
Anyways I’ve gone through the game solitaire after bending my head around some of the rules and still not quite remembering what blood drops represent or what skill cards look like.
But I sat down and unfolded the game on the dinning room table and started moving around, next thing I know I am getting told my a slightly annoyed girlfriend that’s its time for bed and I have been playing for over 3 hours!
I was no way close to finishing the game, but I was so drawn in to the atmosphere this didn’t really matter.
The point of this thread is a general discussion for those who may have played it, any one who is interested in it. And if any one can help clear up some of the rules that are little bit confusing to say the least. Or with any advice on running it solitaire?
Anyways Great game J
W1 / L1 / D1
I love this game!
Your girlfriend will definitely hate you and this game if she's not already into stuff like this game because it's very involved and it takes lots of time to play and there is a lot of complex stuff to learn.
I've never played it single player but, this game is definitely hard and you'll most likely lose a lot.
I would recommend playing with something like 4 people and make sure everyone actually wants to buckle down and learn to play. It's a hard game to keep people interested in if they already don't feel like trying to learn.
As far as help learning the rules... All I can say is get those people together and play through the game following the rulebook verbatim over and over until you get the turn process and gate steps down.
Honestly the best way to learn this is to play with people who already know how to play. If you don't have friends that are into boardgames and stuff you should look around your area for some boardgame groups. I don't think any self-respecting boardgame group will have not played this.
Yeah, I was so absorbed into it; honestly it’s been better than a few of the supposed ‘classic’ Xbox 360 games of late.
I wasn’t specifically asking for any one t teach me the rules, was making a comment on the seemingly obscure pictures used to represent certain things ( unique cards etc. ) at the moment I have spend a lot of time flicking through the rule book just trying to find what a certain card looks like. Although this maybe something that is more related to the books, I am not sure.
But I cant sing praises for this game enough, the edition I got ( from the link provided in my first post ) is lavishly detailed beautiful pictures excellent thick stock pieces ( and plenty of them!! Think it totals in at something like 190 odd little token bits, money, sanity token, health, attributes sliders, elder symbols, charicter pieces, monsters, gates, character sheets, ancient one sheets could do with more dice though )
I am just trying to be able to work through an entire gamer alone without using the rules book to much so that when I do take it to the gaming group (again one at the www.jabberwockygames.co.uk ) I will be able to run the game quickly with out people getting bored as I flick through trying to discover what -3 on the movement side of a monster card positioned above the 3 blue things all means
W1 / L1 / D1