Arkham Horror

It was bound to happen eventually.  I missed my first blog post yesterday.  Up until that point, I had been blogging everyday since I started this blog.  Yesterday, it just completely slipped my mind.  Daniel took the afternoon off to come keep me company at the comic store, then we came home and enjoyed dinner together.  After dinner, we went on for a short walk then came back to play a new game Daniel had purchased called Arkham Horror.  It is set in the 1920’s, and each player takes on the role of investigators in H.P. Lovecraft’s town of Arkham, Massachusetts.

Throughout the town, gates are opening to different dimensions and planes.  It is the investigators’ job to close the gates and fight or evade the monsters that come through.  If too many gates open, an Ancient One will awaken and the investigators must battle it to save the town.  Each investigator has different strengths, and they can purchase weapons, spells, and other objects to help battle the monsters.

I enjoyed the game a lot, but it was extraordinarily long.  We started playing last night and had to stop because it was getting too late.  We resumed this morning and didn’t finished until 1pm.  Part of that was because it was our first time playing, and we needed to rely heavily on the rules.  I think now that we have a better feel for it, it won’t take quite so long.

Is that...Cthulhu? No, that's just Kelly trying to dance the Hokey Pokey. Oh thank goodness.


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