This past weekend, we met for our monthly game of Arkham Horror. My friend has done an amazing job of tricking out his game.
He replaced all the small cardboard tidbits such as hearts, brains and track tokens with color-coded glass beads. Each set of the glass beads also sit in awesome small decorative bowls that match the horror/occult theme of the game.
I am part of an Arkham Horror gaming group that meets up once a month. Arkham Horror is one of my uber-favorite games, but it’s hard to find people who are down to play it. Until I connected with these Arkham folks this past summer, I would play it about once a year. Yeah, pretty sad for a game I adore.
Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos. Who is H.P. Lovecraft, you ask? Lovecraft was an American horror fiction writer from the early 20th century. He didn’t see any success during his life, but his works later influenced many writers such as Stephen King and Neil Gainman, and various works of pop culture, such as Batman and HBO’s “True Detective.” In Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, Great Old Ones exist, and humankind is unable to to comprehend their cosmic horrors should a Great Old One (also known as an Ancient One) awakens.
Hello, people of the Internet! I just started this blog to talk about all things board games, and to learn a thing or two about blogging. This is an entirely new process for me. I plan to write about my board-game nights, new purchases, board games that I enjoy or don’t enjoy playing, and next month, my first attendance at a board-game convention.
I’m super excited to be doing all this. Thanks for reading!