Arkham Horror (Third Edition)*

Arkham Horror (Third Edition) is a cooperative board game set in the atmospheric backdrop of 1926 Arkham, at the height of the Roaring Twenties. This edition offers a rich narrative experience based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, where players become investigators battling against the encroaching darkness of the Ancient Ones, otherworldly beings threatening to overrun our world.

Gameplay Overview

  • Cooperative Play: Players work together as investigators, each with unique abilities and backgrounds.
  • Eldritch Conflict: The goal is to prevent the Ancient Ones from invading and dominating our reality.
  • Clue Gathering and Monster Battles: Players collect clues, confront terrifying monsters, and acquire tools and allies.

Special Features

  • Lovecraftian Theme: Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos, offering a deeply immersive narrative experience.
  • Dynamic Scenarios: Each playthrough presents unique challenges and storylines.
  • Rich World-Building: The game captures the eerie atmosphere of Arkham in the 1920s.


Arkham Horror (Third Edition) is an ideal game for those who enjoy cooperative, story-driven board games with a strong thematic presence. It blends strategy, teamwork, and a rich Lovecraftian atmosphere, making it a captivating experience for fans of horror, mystery, and the supernatural.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 1 - 6 Players
  • 120 - 180 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Arkham Horror (Third Edition)

  • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror (Third Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
    Video is in English

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

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