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The Joy of Unboxing: Arkham Horror

By April 5, 2018Boardgames, Videos

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

The year was 2005 and a new game appeared called Arkham Horror. Revolutionary stuff at the time! Let’s dive into a fresh copy all over again.

It seems I’ve actually reached that stage of my long gaming life when I’m re-buying old games because the old ones are falling apart! Poor old Arkham Horror was showing the signs of board damage, and besides, my first printing edition had the old ‘dark’ board that didn’t match the later expansions. So I grabbed a newer copy while it was on sale. Here it is unboxed: a little trip down memory lane for those of you who own it, and a reminder about an old classic for those of you that don’t.

4 Comments

  • Sean says:

    Ah yes, this unboxing reminds me why I choose Eldritch Horror much more often than Arkham Horror. Sure, EH doesn’t have the same wild sense of adventure or those moments that only the original Arkham can bring. But I guess I’m OK with predictable and, more importantly, the reliably consistent playtime of EH. You never know if you’re going to up to one in the morning on a school night with Arkham.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  • This was the first board game my wife and I played together (using your summary as well!), We actually came up on our 3rd anniversary last year and still haven’t finished the game! In all seriousness, we won due to a lot of luck and me having played a dozen times before, but this is still a great nostalgia trip, thanks for doing the unboxing!

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