Solo Spotlight: Arkham Horror the Card Game

Ever want to fight back against the things that go bump in the night? How about doing it alone? This week we pull the mask off of Arkham Horror the Card Game, hugely popular and highly rated (Top 20 overall, maintaining an 8+ on BGG with over 4,000 comments). Sure, but how is it solo? Our friends over at Solosaurus podcast are peering into the darkness as well - and this week they also have a special announcement! You should check out Episode 66 to see what all the fuss is about.  

While we don't know if this received the coveted Solosaurus Stomp of Approval, but we have a few thoughts of our own. Bottom line, it's a fast paced deck construction card game that seemingly has it's roots in roleplaying games. Extremely replayable and highly customizable with the numerous available card packs and expansions, there's plenty of fun to be had in this Lovecraft universe. The story telling is superb and suspense is high throughout the game, you rarely know exactly how things will turn out. The production is excellent, art is spot on, theme is one of the finest around, and the customization is top notch. It's not a perfect game though, and luck is a factor (tokens replacing dice) which can swing games out of reach if the draws remain consistently bad. While we consider it a strength, some find the move / investigate / combat flow to be too simplistic. Really though, this is the kind of game that everyone should at least try. There are plenty of player aids and helpful files to quickly bring you up to speed. We have to warn you's highly likely to sink its hooks in you...

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