|This is a 4 player game set up and ready to go, to give an idea of the amount of playing space needed!|
The Good Points
- Arkham Horror is a very involving game, allowing players to lose themselves in a single campaign against the other worldly monsters for an entire evening.
- It's a beautifully presented game, with nice quality artwork throughout.
- The skill checks work off a nice simple D6 system, preventing the need for complicated skill tables.
- As a game for 1-8 players, this is something that can be played by a gaming group of pretty much any size, and can also be practiced alone to help gain a better understanding of the rules.
- With 16 investigators and 8 Ancient Ones, there are enough variables to prevent playthroughs from becoming too similar.
The Bad Points
- Arkham Horror is very complicated, and so it will take a long time and a lot of commitment for players to have a firm grip on the rules.
- It takes up a lot of space, so players living in small apartments may not have room to set up and play the game.
- The game could do with more Arkham Encounter cards, as these will be quickly re-used in larger games.
- It's very poorly balanced, with the ease of the game increasing with the number of the players.