Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Horror, Oh the Horror!

We finally got in our first game of Arkham Horror that Nate purchased some time back. This game is set in the Call of Cthulhu universe with crazy Lovcraftian monsters. The game is a purely co-op affair which is rare in the tabletop gaming arena. The wife enjoys the co-op games so I'm always on the look out for more like Pandemic and Battlestar Galactica (this is only sudo co-op, someone is a cylon) I enjoyed the flapping 20's setting, not unlike the time period in Penny Arcade Adventures. The game is quite complex and we didn't get down all the game's rules and nuances this first time though we are confident we will be better prepared next time. This is one of those meaty games that will take the brunt of your gaming day/night vs. the half hour to hour games of Munchkin, Aquaduct, Last Night on Earth, etc.... Overall I really liked Arkham Horror and I look forward to visiting Arkham again soon. It's also way over produced and full of hundreds of bits in typical Fantasy Flight fashion. They always seem to have amazing production values.

Chad and I are also investigating the Call of Cthulhu LCG for some more standard, quick, card based play. I'm digging the LCG format that Fantasy Flight is pioneering. Instead of buying pack after pack after pack of cards hoping you might get a rare these will be released in fixed sets. You buy the set you have all the cards. Done. Now it's not about who spent more money to get that rare card but who is better at deck building and strategy. Go Fantasy Flight.


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