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Arkham Horror
Alternate Names
Horreur à Arkham
Horror w Arkham
Rettegés Arkhamban
Ужас Аркхэма
魔镇惊魂 (魔鎮驚魂 )
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The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It's a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the war to end all wars.
Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the gates between worlds. These gates have begun to open and must be closed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined domination.
Only a handful of investigators stand against the Arkham Horror. Will they Prevail?

Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game themed around H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Players choose from 16 Investigators and take to the streets of Arkham. Before the game, one of the eight Ancient Ones is chosen and it's up to the Investigators to prevent it from breaking into our world. During the course of the game, players will upgrade their characters by acquiring skills, allies, items, weapons, and spells. It's up to the players to clean out the streets of Arkham by fighting many different types of monsters, but their main goal is to close portals to other dimensions that are opening up around town. With too many portals open the Ancient One awakens and the players only have one last chance to save the world. Defeat the Ancient One in combat!

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Components (Revised Printing):

  • 1 Rule Book
  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 First Player Marker
  • 5 Dice
  • 16 Investigator Sheets
  • 16 Investigator Markers
  • 16 Plastic Investigator Stands
  • 198 Investigator Status Tokens:
    • 56 Money Tokens
    • 35 Sanity Tokens
    • 35 Stamina Tokens
    • 48 Clue Tokens
    • 24 Skill Tokens
  • 189 Investigator Cards:
    • 44 Common Items
    • 39 Unique Items
    • 40 Spells
    • 20 Skills
    • 11 Allies
    • 35 Special Cards:
      • 8 Retainers
      • 8 Silver Lodge Memberships
      • 8 Bank Loans
      • 8 Blessing/Curse Cards
      • 3 Deputy Cards
  • 8 Ancient One Sheets
  • 20 Doom Tokens
  • 179 Ancient One Cards:
    • 63 Location Cards
    • 67 Mythos Cards
    • 49 Gate Cards
  • 60 Monster Markers
  • 16 Gate Markers
  • 3 Activity Markers
  • 3 Explored Markers
  • 1 Terror Track Marker
  • 6 Closed Markers

Revised printing in 2006; these can be identified by "revised printing" on the cover.

Arkham Horror League

Fantasy Flight Games released Scenarios.

Season 1
Season 2 - Introduced Story Chapters with Scenarios.

Arkham Horror Spanish League

Edge Entertainment released Scenarios (Translated into English)

Season 1
Season 2

BGG Arkham Horror Play By Forum

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Ужас Аркхэма
Russian third (revised) edition
Publisher: Hobby World
Artist: Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburg
Year: 2012
Product Code: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2012
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Fantasy Flight Second Revised Printing 2011
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2011
Product Code: VA09
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.00 pounds
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Ужас Аркхэма
Russian second edition
Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Release Date: Mar 2011
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Japanese edition
Publisher: Arclight
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2010
Size: 12.00 x 12.00 x 4.00 inches
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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen, Scott Nicely, Brian Schomburgmore»
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.41 pounds
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4 Excel Investigator/GOO Selector
Works with all GOOs in AH, EH and ES as at Jan 5th 2016. Simply select the number of players, click the appropriate game, and play. For best results, install the following fonts (not included): UglyQua; My Old Remington; Birmingham.
2 Anti-Shuffle Card Selector
If, like me, you prefer to keep your expansion decks separate, and only add them when you’re playing that particular expansion, you’ll know how long it takes to set up the Mythos, Locations and Otherworlds decks. The tables below list every combination of official releases, and the percentage of each deck. To use, roll a d100 and consult the relevant chart. You can therefore keep all decks separate but still get the variation between decks.
4 Riassunto regole modulare
Riassunto delle regole di Arkham Horror e di tutte le espansioni (tranne Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Revised che non è ancora uscita in Italiano). Le regole sono fornite innanzitutto come documento sorgente in Lyx. Tramite questo file è possibile generare un PDF contenente le regole delle espansioni che si hanno a disposizione o si vuole giocare. Sono inoltre forniti alcuni PDF pregenerati con le regole del gioco base, le regole di tutte le espansioni, e le regole di ciascuna espansione. Si ringrazia l'utente [user=zebulon_][/user] per aver creato il documento base che è stato da me tradotto, espanso, e a cui ho aggiunto alcune House Rule (sempre segnalate all'interno del documento). File originale: [filepage=27852][/filepage] --- Compiled rules for Arkham Horror and all...
4 Guia de localizaciones Arkham horror todas las expansiones
Traducción de la guía de localizaciones según la versión 7.3 publicada por http://www.orderofgamers.com/
4 Arkham Horror Tuckboxes & Inventory sheets
All the tuck boxes & inventory sheets used for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yp9D-3DJ_M (formatted for US Letter sized paper, 8.5x11) Tuck boxes: Location decks, Mythos, Other Worlds (unsleeved) Inventory sheets: Ancient Ones, Players, Guardians/Heralds/Institutions, Maps Inventory sheets were used with http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZZS4FU (small bags) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZZY99K (large bags)
0 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards of base and expansions, 6,5x9,7 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. Box can store about 40-60 cards, depending of their thickness. Use several boxes for some games. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Click here to view full list of boxes and the how-to video.[/url] [ImageID=2831272medium]
7 Custom Institution sheet: Masonic Lodge
Here is the custom institution sheet containing modification of the rules, that this organization introduce to the game. A Masonic Lodge is strictly linked with a Silver Twilight Lodge Membership cards. Enjoy! NOTE: The Viribus Unitis ritual may be perform after Upkeep action! Oh! And sorry for the error: "lower the current doom level" (not "lover" - First masonic rule: "One cannot love a doom track" :)
16 Arkham Horror Monster Tokens
A colour coded two page list of all Monster Tokens from the Base Game and all of the expansions. Helps if you wish to separate the expansion Monster Tokens from your Monster Cup. Monsters are colour coded by movement type, listed by expansion and marked as Normal / Spawn / Mask with totals of each. Please feel free to comment if I've missed anything, or give it a thumbs up if you like it.
14 Remind Me-thos
Remind Me-thos is a free and open-source tool that lists everything effecting a player in a simple list divided by phases and includes both global effects (from Mythos cards and the Ancient one) and those that effect just the selected player (from Items, Curses\Blessings, Skills, Allies etc..) - No more forgetting to take a certain effect into account. In addition, it will also display the movement of all black and red monsters on the board in response to a Mythos card, all you need to do is add the monsters to the board by simply selecting a symbol and color and clicking on the relevant location, then monster will animate into their new location once a new Mythos card is drawn - no more scanning the board for monsters every Mythos phase. The app also shows what you can get in...
6 Fases 3,4,5 diagrama de flujo version 2.7 español
Traducción del diagrama de flujo al castellano. Agradeceria que alguien revisara y sugiriera/subiera una versión con un ingles mejorado. En breve subiré las fases 1 y 2
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Episode 18 - Happy Birthday Megadrive (& Nikki)
64.78 MB
11-02-15: The SPOOKY episode! Arkham Horror on tap, Ghost Stories, Betrayal at House on the Hill and more!
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Episode 51 - Halloween Special
Ep 24 Horror Games
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Vox Republica 091: Arkham’s Finest - An Interview with Richard Launius
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Episode 51- Terra Mystica and Top 3 Games
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004: Live Coop & Improved Audio!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 62
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