Arkham Horror: Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
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- Introduces Corruption
- New items, spells, and monster tokens to enhance your game of Arkham Horror
- For Ages: 12+
- Number of Players: - 8
- Playing Time: 2-4 hrs
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- The Herald "Black Goat of the Woods" is one of the deadliest and most exciting Heralds, mostly for it's ability to make monster rushes and gate openings harder. Gate openings now release an extra monster into the board (which can be annoying) and half the monsters released whenever a gate opens or a monster surge occurs must be hexagon so you must have harder monsters. Furthermore, monsters surges make the Ancient One awaken faster. These effects prevents what I call investigator momentum where investigators begin gaining power faster than the game can respond and then the game is almost guaranteed. Every gate opening is exciting and changes the momentum of the game.
-Played with Shub-Niggurath as the Ancient One makes is a definite must. She makes monsters tougher and increases the deadliness of the Herald. With investigators unwilling to spend monster trophies, this makes the game harder.
-Relationship cards are a good counter mechanic to the Herald. Often they boost your fighting ability or make it easier to get items.
-Some of the new spells are interesting especially when combined with the ones from other expansions. And as always, new encounter cards make camping at locations less feasible. Even if you don't play with the Herald, you should shuffle the investigator and Ancient One cards into your regular deck. When combined with cards from other expansions, this drastically changes the game.Read more ›
It'll take about one game to get the new rules down. Certainly it's worth the money and time to get new cards and items that make the game more interesting and versatile.
This expansion adds MORE dark young(one of the most difficult monsters in the game) to the board. Also the amount of monsters will that this expansion spews out at during play is almost comical. All I could do is watch and laugh as our poor investigators go insane and become "currupted" from killing so many hexagon monsters. I mean, this bad boy expansion curb stomps you at every mythos. It adds " gate burts" which spawn gates on spaces even if they have an ELDER sign.
I've only beaten this herald sheet once on a fluke with my wife. We had extremly lucky rolls, mythos, and pulled some top notch investigators. I've tried beating it multiple times since with no luck.
The black goat is a race against monsters and the terror track. It raises remarkably fast if you don't start closing gates. Your sneak skills and will checks better be on their best rolls; you'd best find every elder sign in the deck; holy water will be your best friend; investigators with 3 or 4max sanity will struggle and cry for mommy.
I've your an experienced arkham player looking to add large amounts of difficulty to the game; yes get this unholy expansion. If your new and you just want to add some flavor to arkham stay away. I recommend the lurker in the threshold expansion (small box) or the king in yellow(small box). Dunwich horror expansion is also really good and adds really good ingredients to the game.
With all that said arkham is suppose to be hard and I'm glad I bought it for my collection for arkham. I'm giving it 3 stars because it's just TOO difficult and only master arkhamists should really play it.
The only negative I have is the "Black Goat of the Woods" Herald card which is, like most Heralds, ALL negative. The bargaining power of the Lurker at the Threshold is really fun and allows for some variation in the game without making it all just harder. Sometimes Arkham can fall into that trap of expansions only making the game more difficult and the Black Goat Herald does that, but the rest of the expansion is a lot of fun and definitely adds to the game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
if you want a complex game based on H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos this is your game.Published 17 days ago by K. Vogel
A challenging addition to Arkham Horror. Really enjoy all the aspects of this expansion. If you don't have it, it is definitely worth picking up.Published 3 months ago by gmcastle
As a Arkham Horror I was very intrested in getting this expansion and was not disappointed. Both me and my wife enjoy the game and we play it often. Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. T. LOTT
See, my husband and I love Arkham Horror. We already have the Dark Phaeroh, and were looking for something else to liven up our games. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeff
This is a great expansion and I really enjoyed my first play today. I think it adds a great theme.Published on January 6, 2013 by Spanky Classic