The town of Arkham, Massachusetts, is in a panic. Horrific and bizarre events have begun to occur with increasing frequency - all seeming to point towards some cataclysmic event in the near future that may spell disaster for everyone. Only one small band of investigators can save Arkham from the Great Old Ones and destruction!
Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure board game based on H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The game was originally published in 1987, and then republished in 2007. This new edition of the classic game has taken the game to new heights of popularity, and inspired a number of expansions.
In Arkham Horror, players take on the role of investigators who take to the streets of Arkham in an attempt to save the town from an Ancient One, a powerful being that, if allowed to enter our world, may ultimately destroy it. Portals to other dimensions open around town, and investigators must avoid or fight the creatures that enter Arkham through these gates, enter the gates themselves, survive the alien places beyond, return to Arkham, and close the gates. If 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!
Arkham Horror Games & Expansions
- Arkham Horror
In Arkham Horror, the end is near! The year is 1926, and the place is Arkham, Massachusetts. Gateways to places horrible beyond imagination are opening up all over town, releasing hideous creatures into the streets to stalk the night. Worse yet, if enough of these gates open up, then a creature of unfathomable power will be unleashed on the world! Pitted against these overwhelming odds is a small band of investigators determined to beat back the uncaring forces of the universe. They'll have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Mythos and use all of their skills, weapons, and spells if they want to have even a slim chance of success. The classic game of Lovecraftian adventure returns in a new edition after almost 20 years!
- Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh (Expansion)
Miskatonic University's faculty are excited as they've ever been over a seemingly harmless room full of dusty antiques. One member however, Professor Armitage, turned ashen white when he saw the Pharaoh's sarcophagus. The following night some very weird things began to happen... Curse of the Dark Pharaoh is the first expansion for Arkham Horror focusing on Egyptian themed game play, incredible art, and strange tales! Curse of the Dark Pharaoh can be added as a permanent part of the Arkham Horror base game or included when a taste for additional evil dictates. Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion is compatible with the Dunwich Horror Expansion. (Not a standalone game; requires the base game Arkham Horror to play.)
- Arkham Horror: Dunwich Horror (Expansion)
Terror has come to New England once again, this time spreading to the town of Dunwich, just a few short miles from Arkham. Dunwich is a place where dark deals are made with unknown forces. A place where city folk go to disappear without a trace. Regardless of how much the people of Dunwich mistrust outsiders, they desperately need your help to defeat the Horror that has recently manifested itself on the Whateley farm... This expansion addresses imbalances in the base game and includes an add-on map as well as injury and madness cards that reduce the game's "death penalty." It also includes new investigators, new Ancient Ones, new monsters, dozens of new items and skills, and enough encounters to double the size of the location decks! All in all, the expansion adds over 300 new cards to the base game. (Not a standalone game; requires the base game Arkham Horror to play.)
- Arkham Horror: Kingsport Horror (Expansion)
In H.P Lovecraft's vision of Massachusetts horrors abound, and the Kingsport Horror Expansion takes you there. Join your fellow investigators in a search for someone (or something) willing to help you in your battle against the Ancient One. Kingsport Horror brings new concepts to the Arkham Horror board game, including Epic Battle cards, Guardians, wandering dimensional rifts, and cunning monsters that must be tracked down before they can be fought. There are also eight new investigators, four new Ancient Ones, 2 new Heralds, dozens of new skills and items, over 20 new monster markers, and an expansion board featuring the city of Kingsport. (Not a standalone game; requires the base game Arkham Horror to play.)
- Arkham Horror: Miskatonic Horror Expansion
Step into the lecture halls of the prestigious Miskatonic University! The world Arkham is larger and more terrifying than previously thought, but the members of this hallowed institution's faculty have seen true horror and stared into the face of madness. Heed their lessons well, for your ability to stand against ultimate cosmic evil and to survive with your mind intact is about to be put to the test! Miskatonic Horror is a new type of Arkham Horror expansion that builds upon the materials found in the ample library of other Arkham Horror expansions. The Miskatonic Horror expansion provides components to supplement every expansion of Arkham Horror!
- Arkham Horror: The Black Goat of the Woods (Expansion)
Arkham is now home to a new cult! These aloof heretics and madmen are associating with the nefarious dark powers, offering sacrifices to the Ancient One, enticing swarms of ferocious monsters to swoop in on the town. You and your fellow investigators must covertly permeate the cult and learn the secrets in an attempt to thwart their plans. Even the most innocent of people can find themselves corrupted by evil, so investigators must exercise caution! Will you and your team successfully stop the Ancient One from arising, or will watch in horror as each member falls to the seduction of the blasphemous herald, the Black Goat of the Woods? (Not a standalone game; requires the base game Arkham Horror to play.)
- Mansions of Madness
Mansions of Madness is a macabre board game of horror, insanity, and mystery for 2-5 players! Gather your fellow investigators and unravel the dark mysteries within... before it's too late. Horrific monsters and spectral presences lurk in manors, crypts, schools, monasteries, and derelict buildings near Arkham, Massachusetts. Some spin dark conspiracies while others wait for hapless victims to devour or drive insane. It's up to a handful of brave investigators to explore these cursed places and uncover the truth about the living nightmares within.
Books From H.P. Lovecraft
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia
The Lovecraft Lexicon: A Reader's Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
The Art Of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft
The Road to Madness
At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror
The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
The Call of Cthulhu: The Celebrated Story by H.P. Lovecraft
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World
The New Lovecraft Circle
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos
Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World
Arkham Tales: Stories of the Legend Haunted City
The Haunter of the Dark: And Other Grotesque Visions