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Custom Gaming: Parks & Recreation Arkham Horror

Today may be Halloween and while I was tempted to go very spooky-scary, I went the other direction of the NBC Thursday night lineup (and not Community) – Parks & Recreation! Months ago we teased Jean-Ralphio on Facebook, and now here are three more. Are these tested? Nope! Will they work? Probably not! Want some actual insight into Arkham Horror – check out our review of every single expansion. To the cards!

I still think Jean-Ralphio is my favorite, only because I don’t know how Ron Swanson would react to C’thulhu waking from his slumber. I assume he would punch him. Repeatedly.

For America.

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Epic Gaming Arkham Horror: Large Box Expansions

If you missed it, check out our recent EPIC GAMING session where Colin put together an uber-game of Arkham Horror. With that quest complete (barely), we’re breaking down the classic board game to provide you with insight on the best expansions for the game. Previously, it was the small-box expansions and now we have the large boxes.

The small-box expansions are fun and exciting, but the really striking expansions are those which add a whole township to the game. Innsmouth, Dunwich, and Kingsport are all frightening places in Lovecraft’s stories and some might be reticent about traipsing through them. Those people have never experienced the thrill of being devoured by an unpredictable and invisible child of Yog-Sothoth, they’re ignorant of what darkness waits inside the 7th house on the left, and they’ve never watched with horror as the Deep Ones rise from the sea.

I pity them.

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Epic Gaming Arkham Horror: Small-Box Expansions

If you missed it, check out our recent EPIC GAMING session where Colin put together an uber-game of Arkham Horror. With that quest complete (barely), we’re breaking down the classic board game to provide you with insight on the best expansions for the game. Up first, the small box expansions.

There are two types of Arkham Horror expansions and they differ in size and concept. The small-box expansions add a new mechanic (or possibly a handful) to the game which affect everyone everywhere. The large-box expansions add a whole new theater of operations in the form of a new town (with a separate board) and a few localized mechanics which normally only affect things on the new town’s board. The exception to this neat dichotomy is the most-recent expansion Miskatonic Horror, but that’s a special case in many ways. I’m handling the large-box expansions in another post, but in the meantime here’s my take on all the small-boxes…

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Epic Gaming: Arkham Horror

Arkham Horror

This is not a review. This is more a chronicle of an experience. Within the realm of board gaming there is a sector of epic games. Games that require far more effort and time than your normal table top experience. Opportunities to play these games are few and far between, but when they arise, they should be seized. When board gamers are finally ready to step outside the realm of Parker Bros. and into more mature faire, there’s one game that always comes up. A game which tests the abilities of its players, and is consistenly referred to as one of the hardest games to beat – Arkham Horror. 

I’m not really sure when I first heard about Arkham Horror, the boardgame inspired by the world of H.P. Lovecraft and the infamous “Cthulhu Mythos.” I know that I heard about it several years before I ever saw or played it, but when I did it was like my eyes were suddenly opened. This was the first complicated game I played, and it was different from Monopoly, Sorry, and even Risk in inexplicable ways. Like one of Lovecraft’s stories the twisted storyline of the game gripped me and I couldn’t get enough.

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