Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sweet supernatural horror!


I've decided to take a break from Warmachine for a while. This is largely due to painting burn out.... I still need to take some damm photos of the models I finished for A Call to Arms.

I'm a finicky bugger and I think I need some time away from painting to recharge my batteries. (I aim to play in the next local tournament though). I paint in bursts and when my painting muse is gone I can look at a model for days without feeling any desire to paint the damm thing, and when I force myself to I just get grumpy.

Also, after my last post about the tournament I have got hitched (A civil union in fact... its like a marriage without the religious/patriarchal overtones). I've spent the last few weeks doing that and having a good time with the significant other. While we were on leave we played a fair amount of one of my favorite games of all time.... Arkham Horror

Fighting Cthulhu! FOR GREAT JUSTICE

This is madness.....  THIS IS ARKHAM!!!!!!!!

Arkham horror is a cooperative boardgame where a team of characters from the 1930's take on certain death and destruction in the form of the monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos. This isn't a review of the game at all, im just gonna say how much fun I've been having playing it.

You see, Arkham is a cooperative puzzle.

My pet Thulli will be keeping dead investigators company
While I look a good competitive head-to-head game, I also enjoy cooperative games. Ones where team work and coordination are the deciding factor between success and failure.

Arkham can be exceedingly brutal and that's the charm of it. No matter how comfortable you think the game is going, it can just bite you on the ass.

I love the team play, risk management and resource management required to succeed. If you are looking for a good game to play that requires team work, look this one up.

Currently I am playing 2 campaigns of Arkham (one with my partner, and one with the lads).

I'm trialing out rules that allow you to keep characters between games, however if a character dies in the campaign they are gone for good. See the pic above, poor Finn heroically sacrificed himself to seal an extra-dimensional gate to another world. Arkham, being the bastard of a game it is, conspired to have that seal removed only two turns later.... Finn died for nothing.... bastard game!


  1. Arkham Horror is still one of the best board games out there. Definitely one of my all-time favourites. Strangely I don't own it myself... but literally everyone I know does! :P

    1. I thought you owned EVERYTHING! Or is that just everything with minis in it :)

      My Arkham set has paid for itself many times over in the last 7-8 years. I've played at least 100 games with it over the years which is more than I can say for many other games I own.

      Sometimes I play it solo even, its actually an enjoyable puzzle game to play by oneself when you just want some quiet time to think (like doing a crossword or sodoku.... but with tentacles)

  2. Congratulations on getting hitched

    1. Cheers Cameron! You shoudl really get a blog an put some of your minis and armour on line.


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