Arkham Horror: The Card Game Revised Core Set is a cooperative Living Card Game set in the early 1900s against a backdrop of Lovecraftian horror. As unspeakable evils and unknowable horrors seek entry to our world, one to four investigators work to unravel the arcane mysteries and conspiracies before it is too late.
Each player assumes the role of one of these investigators and builds a deck of cards that represents the abilities and assets of that character. During your turn, you can put cards into play, move your investigator from location to location, investigate for clues to advance the story, or attack—and hopefully defeat—a monster. Once all players have taken their turn, the game shifts focus to the machinations of the Mythos, and new threats will spawn that you and your fellow investigators will need to deal with. If you take too long, then the enemy’s agenda will advance, which could lead to an unfavorable outcome for the scenario!
What’s new in the Revised Core Set?
To be honest, nothing about the game itself has changed. This is still the same Arkham Horror: The Card Game that many have come to know and love and none of the cards included in the Revised Core Set are new to the game. The rules are the same, the campaign is the same, the experience is the same. Even the cards are mostly the same, with the only difference being inclusion of a handful of higher-level cards from some of the game’s earlier expansions to give newer players more options when spending experience.
The contents of the box have received an organizational upgrade, meaning that it’s much easier to find specific cards than it was before. Each investigator is packaged right alongside all the cards in their suggested starting deck, and each scenario has all of its cards packaged separately from the others, which means all you will need to do to get started is shuffle the decks and you’re ready to go. On top of that, some additional quality-of-life improvements have been made, such as new numbered resource and clue/threat tokens and even a lead investigator token!