Arkham Horror: Miskatonic Horror Expansion
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- Nearly 450 new cards to supplement your existing Arkham Horror expansions
- Introduces the new Institution variant
- Player reference sheets give you quick access to the pertinent rules information
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If you're completely new to Arkham Horror, I DON'T recommend you buying this product. Why? Again, pretty much what this box does is expand on all the previous expansions. So if you don't have any of the old expansions or only half of them, this box is a heavy drop in the wallet for you. Buy this expansion last out of all of them and you'll feel your money's better earned. Or after you've purchased all three of aforementioned board expansion sets.
The box also includes some quick reference cards that tell you your limits based on # of players like monster limit on board, outskirt limit, # of open gates until the AO awakens. These cards are surprisingly useful. When I first looked at these I thought they'd be useless as you just remember this stuff anyways but with the cards it's a great quick reference for everyone at the table to glance at. So we use them all the time.
The last thing the box introduces are institutions. These are similar to Guardians except they're man-made and man-run organizations like the Miskatonic Univeristy, the Crime Organization and the FBI Bureau. Since we've played a few games with all of them, my players (and most everyone on the net) think these cards weren't thoroughly play-tested. All of them could have been tweaked just a bit.Read more ›
Does that mean that if you just own Arkham Horror this set is useless? No, there are some parts that can be used to expand just the base game, however if you don't own any of the expansions you will likely be very disappointed by the price of the set for very little value.
One of the things that I find infinitely helpful are the cards included that detail "if you have this many people playing, monster limit is X, gate limit is X" and so on. They should have included these in the original set and have corrected that oversight with this expansion. It isn't worth buying for these alone, however.
What it is worth buying for is if you want to add cards or a hand full of variants to your game IF you own other AH expansions. ALL of the expansions (minus the original Curse of the Dark Pharaoh set) have new cards added with this set. While none of the cards add anything jaw dropping amazing, they do definitely add to the difficulty and fun of the expansions and the main game itself.
If you go in to buy this set as a normal AH expansion set, be prepared to be disappointed. If you approach it as an expansion of the expansions you already own, then you will likely be happy. There is roughly an expansion set, one of the larger expansion sets, worth of new cards. There are no new game boards, however, which makes the $50 MSRP seem a touch high to me.
I really like what it adds to the sets I own, but since there isn't a new game board I don't think the MSRP is completely justified.
Well, thank Azathoth Itself this was the last expansion for the game because FFG would have gotten no more money from me afterward anyway.
My own fault in a way, because I pre-ordered it based on the fact it was a new expansion and the box was one of the big ones. I was expecting a board-based expansion.
Yes there are a lot of cards in the box, but most of them have such specific prerequisites that you'll only usually be playing with a fraction of them (unless I've completely misunderstood the purpose).
The box is the same size as the "board" expansions, but could have been an Elder Sign sized one as most of the internal space is air. I opened mine in front of my LFGS owner and we both just stared and said "What the..."
The cards are beautiful, the usual high quality affair and that does cost to put in front of people, but the fact is that each of the subsets of these cards could have been made available for those who felt the need at a fraction of the cost of the full "one-size fits nobody" version, maybe in sachet packaging.
My overall feeling was that I'd been royally taken and I decided right there that I'd not buy anything else from this game series again.
I also question the utility of cards that can only be used if more than one expansion is used, since adding two extra boards to the basic set would require something the size of an English billiard table to accommodate, a footprint I doubt very many can achieve in the home. I stand ready to be contradicted.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
if you want a complex game based on H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos this is your game.Published 10 days ago by K. Vogel
Boyfriend was thrilled to receive this for the holidays. Was a little disappointed there weren't more Gods in the box and confused why there were Dunwich Horror sheets in the box,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miranda Sheehan
You can't play without this ! It ties everything together while all extention were a bit clumsy, Miskatonic horror just do what Arkham should have done from the startPublished 6 months ago by Léon Sweert
This adds a ton of content to the game which is needed if you play the game a lot.Published 12 months ago by Abel Jones
If you only have the vanilla base game, then don't get this expansion. This is an add-on for all the other expansions before it, so it won't be a full fledge expansion with boards... Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Maraxus Lee
It really is the worst expansion of the game. That being said, Arkham has had some wonderful expansions. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Nicholas Jenkins
If you own Arkham Horror and at least one of the other "big box" expansions, this expansion is a must. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Warners
This is a great expansion pack for Arkham Horror... if you already have expansion packs. This pack adds cards to the packs you already have. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Jeremy Kittleson