Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Designers: Matthew Newman, Nate French
Publishers: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a cooperative Living Card Game set in the Lovecraftian world of mystery and madness!
You are investigators in the quiet New England town of Arkham and each one of you starts playing with a number of strengths and weaknesses. You are free to build the rest of your deck, loading it with gear, allies, spells, weapons, talents you can develop and events. However, the greatest freedom you gain as an investigator is the ability to take your investigation in whichever direction you want, since your decisions aren’t limited by the cards in your hand.
Your goal in Arkham LCG is to successfully unearth the secrets of the Ancient Ones, their minions, their cults and the evil that is overrunning the streets of Arkham. In order to do this, you must collect enough clues by exploring locations and discovering the clues within. However, you must be fast because apart from you, there are also the forces of evil advancing their agendas.
These forces of evil will confront you in every turn, trying to defeat you and prevent you from investigating any further. Each adventure comes with rules that help you quickly assemble a custom- tailored Scenario deck which reflects the different enemies, obstacles, curses and other treacheries you may face during your investigations.
You can play Arkham Horror: The Card Game as a series of standalone adventures, however, those adventures are designed as parts of larger campaigns and the choices that you make in one adventure may have consequences later on in your campaign. Thus, your characters advance and get prepared for greater challenges that you may face in the adventures to come.