After yesterday’s review, I wanted to present some of my experience that led to it.
On Sunday, as part of a Cthulu Game Day at Our Game Table (my FLGS,) I had the opportunity to partially lead and play in a game of Arkham Horror.
I should not be teaching this game. I barely know the game and only just tolerate it. Sadly, through a series of unfortunate events I ended up with the task of not only learning the game, but learning it so I could teach it.
Lucky for me, I didn’t have to go it alone. The store owner, Kathy, was reading up on the rules as well. We kind of tag teamed it, which is good. I had prepared short demos for 4 players, what we had was a seven player game. Continue reading…
I know I’ve teased this review before, but didn’t deliver. I also know that I have yet to finish a game of Arkham Horror, so there are those of you out there who will find my review invalid. I accept all of that. Those are the terms.
Three times in the last 12 months I have sat down to games of Arkham Horror. I have given the game nearly 12 hours of my life and I have yet to finish a game. I’ve said that twice now. Chances are it’s important to how I feel.
People have told me that I have a problem with the game only because it’s a long game. That if I had finished those games (or any of them) I would probably love the game. I’m just holding the game’s length against it. That’s hogwash. I don’t mind a long game. The fact that I haven’t finished a game of Arkham Horror isn’t my problem with the game. The game’s length is not something I’m going to complain about.