Last night the wife and I were able to give Arkham Horror our first attempt,
and I have to say, this game lives up to it’s name.
I love how each Location, Other World, and Mythos card all have a small story to add to the game.
For example, one of the Mythos cards we drew was a Headline. This headline read much like a newspaper article and described how more murders by a particular killer (I forgot the murders name) have popped up in one of the city districts, until caught (success die roll) he murders one ally from our Ally deck until all allies have murdered.
This was merely one card story which added to the depth of the game we played, and I loved it! It added a depth which most games do not offer, I felt I really needed to safe those citizens!
In the end however, the wife and I lost the game, though it did give us a much better understanding of the mechanics, and we had a fantastic time. Next play Arkham will be saved, you can count on it!