You arrived too late to stop the loathsome rite, and a monstrous, transdimensional Ancient One tears through reality. An iridescent rift slashes across the darkened skies, heralding the nightmarish creatures that pour into the hallowed buildings of Miskatonic University. As howls and screams cut through the night, there is only one path left for your fearless investigators—hold back the horde long enough to somehow reverse the summoning.
Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a fully cooperative, fast-paced board game for one to four players. After a loathsome ritual summons an Ancient One, an endless tide of monsters sweeps across the Miskatonic University campus and reality begins to crumble. You must hold back the fiends and search for the ritual components you need to end this insanity. Playable in under 60 minutes, your fate depends on cooperation between you and your fellow investigators. The odds against you are astronomical, but if you don’t succeed, this will indeed be the final hour for Arkham... and the world.
Arkham Horror: Final Hour is played over a series of rounds where investigators move around the board, attack monsters, and investigate clues, while the monsters strike back and attempt to halt their progress. Then, the Ancient One produces horrible effects that alter the shape of reality and more monsters are spawned on the campus.
Your investigators have eight rounds to scour Miskatonic University for the necessary materials and reverse the summoning ritual, repelling the Ancient One and its forces. If you fail to reverse the ritual, if an investigator falls in the fight, or if the ritual location is overrun with monsters, both the University and the world will fall to the powers of darkness and a new age of terror and madness will begin. Your mission is simple: banish the Ancient One, close the gate, and save the world!
Take on the role of your favorite Arkham Horror Files investigators in the race to save the world from complete destruction. You may become the dilettante Jenny Barnes, the rookie cop Tommy Muldoon, or others as you fight for your life and your sanity. Each investigator has their own unique deck of action cards which they must prioritize and balance with the skills of their other team members, working together to defeat monsters and uncover clues on how to reverse the ritual. But watch out for one another. You win or lose as a team, and if a single investigator perishes, all is surely lost!