Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
Behind our own dimension lurk horrors beyond comprehension. No longer can you drift blissfully unaware on the blind side of the veil. Evil lurks around every corner. Can you save the world with your sanity intact?
Arkham Horror Third Edition is a cooperative board game for one to six players who take on the roles of investigators trying to rid the world of Eldritch beings known as Ancient Ones.
Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters and find tools and allies if they are to stand any chance of defeating the creatures that dwell just beyond the veil of our reality.
You and your fellow investigators won’t know how to win the game immediately—it’s not as simple as just closing gates to other worlds! Every scenario begins with archive cards that narratively propel the scenario and provide short-term goals for your investigators to accomplish.
As more cards are added to the codex, the mystery begins to unravel, and the investigators just may discover a way to impede the darkness. But as with all games in the Arkham Horror Files, things never quite go according to plan. As doom spreads across the city, other cards will be added to the codex, cards that see the world inch ever-closer to being engulfed by the unknown. The spread of doom, the approach of an Ancient One, and even the investigators’ own choices can lead to new cards being added to the codex, making every turn vital to your success.
With a fully narrative approach and a branching path within each scenario, Arkham Horror has become a more thematic experience than ever before. As with other games in the Arkham Horror Files, researching clues will often be the key to victory. But this is not always the case, you can never be sure what your next goal will be, meaning you must quickly adapt to new plans.
Players of Arkham Horror: The Card Game and Mansions of Madness will already be familiar with these investigators, as they are some of the most prolific heroes of the Arkham Horror Files!