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Publisher
Year Published
1987
# of Players
1 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Family
Primary Name
Arkham Horror
Alternate Names
Horreur à Arkham
アーカム・ホラー
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Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game themed around H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The game has players exploring the town of Arkham as they attempt to stop unmentionable horrors from spilling into the world. It's possible for everyone to go insane and lose in this game.

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Arkham Horror (2005)

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Components

  • 8 Investigator cards (70×104 mm)
  • 4 Retainer cards (64×38 mm)
  • 8 Skill cards (idem)
  • 16 Gate cards (idem)
  • 8 Charity cards (idem)
  • 37 Item cards (idem)
  • 24 Spell cards (idem)
  • 2 Local Character cards (idem)
  • Rules
  • 2 Arkham gazettes
  • 4 tear-apart money sheets (35×1 $, 14×5 $, 7×10 $)
  • 1 Roll of Honor
  • Game board
  • 50 counters
  • 8 pawns (colour-matched to the investigators)
  • 16 paperclip-like sliders
  • 2 dice
  • Catalog
  • Response Card

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Arkham Horror
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Chaosium First Edition
Publisher: Chaosium
Artist: Tom Sullivan
Year: 1987
Product Code: 1050
Size: 8.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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アーカム・ホラー
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5 Location Table Reference Good/OK/Icky - Contains both pdfs - one for base set and one for Second Edition never published.
This contains the pdfs to print out the version with base set of Arkham Horror and the Second Edition 1989 never published set as well. This quick reference allows you to quickly see what locations are better than others and see the types of equipment/stat changes you get.
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2012-03-17
4 Arkham Gazette Second Edition - from the never published expansion 1989-Part 2
Permission obtained from [person=4819][/person] and Charlie Krank([company=23][/company]) to post the high resolution pdf for this online! Thank you! :D Last page of the Gazette! Link to part 1 is here: [filepage=77280][/filepage] Link to cross reference: [filepage=77282][/filepage]
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2012-03-17
4 Arkham Gazette Second Edition - from the never published expansion 1989-Part 1
Permission obtained from [person=4819][/person] and Charlie Krank([company=23][/company]) to post the high resolution pdf for this online! Thank you! :D This was reconstructed on what was originally designed in 1989 by [person=4819][/person] and Keith Herber. Link to part 2 is here: [filepage=77281][/filepage] 1. The Second Edition Gazette is always used at the same time as the original Gazette, it can not stand by itself. A player chooses if they want to use the original or the Second Edition Gazette prior to the roll of the D6 2. On the first page I placed all 13 of the new gates. So for the first original 8 you refer to the 1st Edition guide. I think that was their intent. 3. The font size was increased from the original Gazette to make it easier to read. 4. Using modern...
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2012-03-17
5 Arkham Omnibus Gazette (original plus expansion Gazette by original designer)
Roll a different color die and a regular die. Odd or Evens on the different color die determine which of the 2 Gazettes you use for location events! Highly recommended.
English
2008-07-13
13 Arkham Horror 1987 Rules that make Sense
From ~spookshow. Excellent Rules for this game. Highly recommended.
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2008-07-13
5 Arkham Horror Rules Reference.
My reordering and combining the original rules in to a single reference for the original Chaosium version of the game. Version 1.2 - Monster attacking and sneaking from. Version 1.1 - Mythos stage - monster attack corrected.
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2008-06-25
6 AH_ENG_Rules.doc
English Rules
2007-06-14
8 AHComp.txt
Component List (with card/counter breakouts)
2004-02-04
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Board Game Rank: 2387
Thematic Rank: 367
Num Ratings: 411
Average Rating: 6.59
Standard Deviation: 1.60
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