Arkham Horror (2nd Edition)

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This article is about the second edition of the board game. For other uses of Arkham Horror, please see Arkham Horror (Disambiguation)

Arkham Horror (2nd Edition)


Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

Product Code/SKU: VA09

ISBN: 978-1-58-994210-3

Year: 2005

Designer(s): Richard Launius, Kevin Wilson

Artist(s): ?

Number of Players: 1 to 8 players

Estimated Playing Time: 120 to 240 minutes

Suggested Ages: 12 +

Expansions: Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh (First Edition), Arkham Horror: Dunwich Horror, Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow, Arkham Horror: Kingsport Horror, Arkham Horror: The Black Goat of the Woods, Arkham Horror: Innsmouth Horror, Arkham Horror: The Lurker at the Threshold, Arkham Horror: The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh (Revised Edition), Arkham Horror: Miskatonic Horror, Arkham Horror: The Door to Saturn (Fan-made expansion)

Other Editions: Arkham Horror (1st Edition)


From the back of the box:

The End is Near!

The year is 1926. 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 is an adventure boardgame for 1 to 6 players, taking 2 to 6 hours to play.

Comments / Trivia

The box refers to this as a Call of Cthulhu boardgame.

The 2nd Edition has a Revised Edition, first published in 2006, which has incorporates rules changes and errata into the game rules and components.

In addition to the core game and the expansions, publisher Fantasy Flight Games also produces a "Toolkit" app for Arkham Horror bookkeeping (available for iOS devices), painted figures for monsters and investigators that can replace their equivalent game markers, and custom dice.

Not to be confused with Arkham Terror, an unrelated game.

Part of the Call of Cthulhu and Arkham Horror Files lines of products.