Arkham Horror The Card Game: Revised Core Set
The boundaries between worlds have drawn perilously thin. Dark forces work in the shadows and call upon unspeakable horrors, strange happenings are discovered all throughout the city of Arkham, Massachusetts, and behind it all an Ancient One manipulates everything from beyond the veil. It is time to revisit that which started it all…
With a revamped system of organization and a number of quality-of-life improvements, this new version of the beloved LCG’s core set is the perfect way for someone to dive into the game. The box comes with everything you need to get your Arkham campaigns started, including enough cards and components for up to three other players to join you in your quest against the Mythos. There is a reason why Arkham Horror: The Card Game has captivated players for almost five whole years!
For those of you who have never played Arkham Horror: The Card Game before, this game is a cooperative Living Card Game set in the early 1900s against a backdrop of Lovecraftian horror. As unspeakable evils and unknowable horrors seek entry to our world, one to four investigators work to unravel the arcane mysteries and conspiracies before it is too late.
Each player assumes the role of one of these investigators and builds a deck of cards that represents the abilities and assets of that character. During your turn, you can put cards into play, move your investigator from location to location, investigate for clues to advance the story, or attack—and hopefully defeat—a monster. Once all players have taken their turn, the game shifts focus to the machinations of the Mythos, and new threats will spawn that you and your fellow investigators will need to deal with. If you take too long, then the enemy’s agenda will advance, which could lead to an unfavorable outcome for the scenario!
What Has Changed?
To be honest, nothing about the game itself has changed. This is still the same Arkham Horror: The Card Game that many have come to know and love over the past five years, and none of the cards included in the Revised Core Set are new to the game. The rules are the same, the campaign is the same, the experience is the same. Even the cards are mostly the same, with the only difference being the inclusion of a handful of higher-level cards from some of the game’s earlier expansions to give newer players more options when spending experience. But even then, these cards already exist as part of the game, which means if you already have all the existing Arkham Horror LCG products, then there will not be anything in the Revised Core Set that you need for yourself.
However, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or family member to the game. The Revised Core Set comes with everything a newcomer needs to get their Arkham Horror LCG collection started, including a full playset of cards and components to support up to four players for the initial campaign.