In the sleepy town of Arkham, Massachusetts, a small band of intrepid investigators seeks to uncover the nature of a sinister menace that threatens humanity. But beware! The arcane realm hold countless terrors, and the investigators must take care to maintain a tenuous grip upon their very sanity, and survive.
Arkham Horror LCG is a 1-4 player cooperative game in which each player assumes the role of an investigator and attempts to solve terrifying eldritch mysteries. Each game is a chapter in a longer campaign, in which decisions carry far-reaching and unexpected consequences. As a Living Card Game®, new cards and adventures are released regularly, allowing players to customize the contents of this core set, or to create their own original decks.
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.
To be honest, nothing about the game itself has changed. This is still the same Arkham Horror LCG 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, and 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.
5 Investigator Cards
111 Scenario Cards
245 Player Cards
61 Resource Tokens
44 Chaos Tokens
27 Horror Tokens
40 Damage Tokens
57 Clue/Doom Tokens
1 Campaign Guide
1 Learn to Play Book
1 Rules Reference Guide
Game Length: 45 minutes per player