Arkham Horror: The Card Game is getting an updated core set

July 6, 2021 - 2:46pm

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a revised edition of the core set of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. There are no gameplay changes for the living card game, rather the new edition focuses on some quality of life improvements. First, the new core set has enough cards and components to support up to four players for the initial campaign. In the original base box, the limited quanity of cards would only support two players, so two copies were required for a campaign with four players. Additionally, the new offering has different card art for the investigators, a first player token, and numbered tokens for resources, clues, and threat to make it easier to deal with higher quantities. It also includes some of the higher level cards from early expansions to provide more deck customization options from the get-go, as your investigator gains experience. Finally, the card packaging has been revamped. This will make it easier to find specific cards as you are building and revamping your investigator deck. Each investigator comes packaged next to their recommended starting cards, and each scenario comes separately packaged. 

Arkham Horror: The Card Game sees players take on the role of investigators in FFG's classic Lovecraftian setting. Players campaign through scenarios that each have a different agenda players are trying to achieve, as well as a different menace that grows through an act progression. Each investigator has their own deck of allies, items, and events, as well as asymmetrical starting traits and a special ability. The scenarios have various locations that players traverse, uncovering clues and fighting or fleeing from enemies. Ability checks are modified by a pull from a token bag that can be adjusted to change the difficulty. Investigators gain experience as they progress through scenarios, enabling them to replace cards in their deck with more powerful options. The game is designed by Nate French and MJ Newman, with art by Christopher Hosch, Marcin Jakubowski, Ignacio Bazán Lazcano, Henning Ludvigsen, Mercedes Opheim, Zoe Robinson, and Evan Simonet.

The revised core set of Arkham Horror: The Card Game is scheduled to release this October.