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 ›
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 ›
I do not have all of the expansions, but after seeing some of the cards in this set, I think I might have to get them.
Plus there are officially printed versions of The Dunwich Horror and a couple other things you could get off the website, but probably not print on glossy cardstock the way Fantasy Flight can. Now all the eldritch evils are on nice shiny cardstock!
An excellent expansion overall!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the Arkham Horror games, and this adds another layer of character and depth to the game, not just in Arkham, but in the expansions as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KS
if you want a complex game based on H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos this is your game.Published 6 months ago by K. Vogel
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 12 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 18 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