News for February 2011
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Announcing Miskatonic Horror, a unique Arkham Horror expansion
Arkham Horror | Published 17 February 2011

A recent find at Miskatonic University has unearthed even more mysteries pertaining to the strange happenings in Arkham, Massachusetts. While the worshippers of the Ancient One grow in strength, the stalwart defenders of this sleepy town are put to the ultimate test.

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Miskatonic Horror, an expansion for Arkham Horror. The fight against the unknown forces of the cosmos is far from over, and those that thought they stood a chance against the mythos have a lesson to learn.

Miskatonic Horror is a new type of Arkham Horror expansion that builds upon the materials found in the ample library of other Arkham Horror expansions. While the components and rules found in Miskatonic Horror can be enjoyed with only the Arkham Horror base game, the more expansions you incorporate, the more aspects of Miskatonic Horror you can enjoy.

With nearly 450 new cards, Miskatonic Horror adds new Mythos and Location cards for Dunwich, Kingsport, and Innsmouth, as well as new cards for Gates, Epic Battles, Relationships, Injuries, Madness, Skills, Blights, and much more. Miskatonic Horror provides new materials for every Arkham Horror expansion.

Continue your Investigations

Miskatonic Horror includes:

  • New Skill, Gate, and Mythos cards for the Arkham Horror base game
  • Additional Exhibit Item cards for Curse of the Dark Pharaoh
  • New Injury, Madness, Dunwich Location, and Dunwich Horror cards for Dunwich Horror, as well as an all new Dunwich Horror Herald sheet
  • More Blight and Act cards for The King in Yellow
  • New Kingsport Location, Epic Battle, Blessings of Noden, and Visions of Hypnos cards for Kingsport Horror
  • Over 20 new Cult Encounter cards for The Black Goat of the Woods
  • New Innsmouth Location and Innsmouth Look cards for Innsmouth Horror
  • Additional Relationship cards and Reckoning cards for Lurker at the Threshold
  • Plus new Player reference sheets and a new Institution variant!

Just a Taste of the Coming Terrors

As you can see, Miskatonic Horror is packed with new material for the Arkham Horror base game and each of its expansions. Whether you're looking to expand your Arkham Horror base game, or enhance your expansions, Miskatonic Horror is a veritable library of new material.

To get an idea of how your Arkham Horror expansions can be enhanced by Miskatonic Horror, let's take a look at what's in store for players seeking to learn more about the mysterious cult in The Black Goat of the Woods.

The Black Goat of the Woods expansion adds several new features to Arkham Horror, such as corruption cards and the “One of the Thousand” cult membership cards. Miskatonic Horror further expands the presence of this elusive cult by adding a new deck of Cult Encounter cards to be added to those found in The Black Goat of the Woods.

(The back and front of a Cult Encounter card. Click the Front card to enlarge)

Players must discover the secrets of this growing cult presence in Arkham, but in order to learn its secrets they must infiltrate the secret society. When investigators choose to join the “One of the Thousand” cult, they must draw alternative Encounter cards when snooping around the darker corners of Arkham.

The Cult Encounter deck from The Black Goat of the Woods adds an exciting twist to your normal encounters, and Miskatonic Horror enhances this by delving further into the cult and drawing players deeper into the story that surrounds it

New to the Town

In addition to the cards, Miskatonic Horror also includes player reference sheets to easily keep track of the different happenings in Arkham that correlate with the number of players. These sheets will tell you how many Gates can be open, the Monster Limit (in both the streets and the Outskirts), and how many monsters appear when a Gate opens, all based on the number of investigators present.

Finally, Miskatonic Horror introduces the Institution variant. Similar to the Herald and Guardian variants introduced in earlier expansions, the Institution variant allows players to choose an Institution sheet to incorporate into their game. Several powerful organizations exist in Arkham, each one with their own agenda. When using the Institution variant, one of these organizations is put into play and that Institution will provide investigators with new options and benefits during their game. Stay tuned for more information on these influential Institutions, and what they can do for your investigation.

Open the doors to Miskatonic University and experience the new discoveries that await you with Miskatonic Horror. Whether you're looking to expand your base game, or anxious to enhance each of your Arkham Horror expansions, Miskatonic Horror will deliver. But beware... the terrors that lie inside are expanding, and soon you will see more of what lies in wait for your future Arkham Horror experiences.

Arkham Horror is a board game of mystery and madness set in Arkham in the 1920's. 1-8 players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing.

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Published: 3/19/2011 10:15:25 PM

WHEN we want to know when!!!!

Abdul Alhazred
Published: 3/16/2011 1:22:34 PM

If possible include in this future expansion the official heralds of Dunwich Horror and Black Pharaoh?

Published: 3/3/2011 11:00:35 AM

@ Doc


That would be a great expansion idea, but I doubt we'll see it this time.

Doc Demers
Published: 3/1/2011 9:20:15 PM

I have awaited this expansion for a very long time and it's gonna be added to my collection as soon as it will be on my game store shelves. And, of course, I expect many things from this expansion, but on top of the list it's probably:

give us gates, rifts and monsters in Kingsport !!!!!!

My 2 pennies.

O.K. a gigantic box in which everything would  have fit inside would have been cool, but well...

Published: 2/27/2011 6:56:42 AM

Nice! More cards and variability for the base game is a great thing. Give us more! I don't want to read an encounter that I have read before a single time :)

Published: 2/25/2011 7:14:55 AM

 New locations are always great, and the feeling of having an expansion for expansions is... well, interesting. The more you have, the better. Just a reason for everyone to buy more. Good move, FFG :)

Daeran Angelfire
Published: 2/24/2011 4:33:13 AM

 I can't wait for it!!!

Published: 2/23/2011 2:16:39 PM

Awsome news! Can't wait long enough!!! (Sanity check!)

Published: 2/23/2011 12:58:44 PM

I agree that this would be a perfect opportunity to provide a decent way of organising all the cards, both in the box and for in play.

Published: 2/22/2011 10:30:10 AM

This is great news,thanks FFG!

Published: 2/22/2011 12:30:11 AM

I guess I'll have to buy some new trays for the tackle box I use for my games.  That doesn't hurt my feelings though.

Published: 2/21/2011 2:29:38 PM

So glad to see it :)

With each new expansion I was hoping for more variability for thr expansions. There are so many cards for basic games locations that each game feels unique, but expansions are different story.

I'm totally going to buy it. In fact I'm going to buy Arkham expansions as long as FFG will produce them but it's another story ;)

And yes - one box is no longer enough to fit all the game components. Maybe another expansion with a big, big box (like 1,5 times bigger than normal?).

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