Arkham Horror*

Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure board game set in the 1920s, deeply rooted in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It offers a rich narrative experience as players take on the roles of investigators in the eerie city of Arkham.

Gameplay Overview

  • Thematic Setting: Immerse in the Roaring Twenties amidst flappers, speakeasies, and a looming cosmic threat.
  • Cooperative Play: Players work together as investigators to prevent the awakening of an Ancient One.
  • Character Customization: Choose from 16 Investigators, each with unique abilities and development paths.
  • Combat and Exploration: Fight various monsters and explore the city to close gates to other dimensions.
  • Skill and Resource Management: Acquire skills, allies, items, weapons, and spells to strengthen your investigator.
  • Closing Gates: Prevent the proliferation of interdimensional gates to thwart the Ancient One's plans.
  • Final Showdown: If too many gates open, face the Ancient One in a climactic battle to save the world.


Arkham Horror is perfect for players who love atmospheric, story-driven games with a blend of strategy, teamwork, and role-playing elements. The game captures the essence of Lovecraftian horror, challenging players to strategize and cooperate effectively under the pressure of an impending cosmic threat. With its rich narrative, diverse characters, and immersive gameplay, Arkham Horror provides a deeply engaging experience for fans of the horror genre and cooperative board games.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 120 - 240 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Hard to learn

We like Arkham Horror so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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