Arkham Horror is a hugely popular game from Fantasy Flight Games (originally by Chaosium). It’s famous for good reasons; a great investment, a clever game and quite a challenge. It’s famous for less good reasons; not easy for new players and taking around 30 to 60 minutes to set up if you know what you’re doing.
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Need some tips for Arkham Horror? I don’t blame you. Green Knight Games offers some strategic inight which we can paraphrase below.
- Assign roles to your investigators; collectors, gate sealers, monster sweeper, etc.
- Be flexible with your goals but try and get those gates closed.
- Areas like Independence Square, the Witch House and the Woods are most likely to spawn gates.
- Seal high priority gates first.
- Elder Signs are very powerful. Check the curiosity shop for them.
- Green Diamond locations are safer than Red ones.
- Don’t forget to use your focus to adjust skills.
- Visit the Hospital or Asylum to recharge.
- Remember you can swap gate trophies at the Science Building, Church and River Dock for help.
- Many Lore encounters test your Luck skill.
- Some encounter cards say ‘may’. This means they’re optional but failure tends to be more harsh.