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Announcing a New Standalone Adventure for Arkham Horror LCG

July 22, 2019

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Murder at the Excelsior Hotel standalone scenario for Arkham Horror: The Card Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States!

I have answers.
Room 225. Tonight. Come alone.
They’re watching.

Reports of strange occurrences have been circulating around Arkham about the prestigious Excelsior Hotel: disappearances, bizarre sightings, sudden closures that go on for days without warning. You tried talking to the police about these suspicious claims, but they dismissed you with little more than a glance up from their desks. So, when you receive a note promising answers if you come to the mysterious location, you feel compelled to make the meeting.

Fantasy Flight Games Announces Path of the Serpent for Mansions of Madness

July 1, 2019

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Path of the Serpent expansion for Mansions of Madness—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States!

For all its beauty, the jungle conceals many perils. From unrelenting heat and dwindling supplies to cursed idols and booby-trapped temples, any who would dare face these dangers are sure to long for the relative safety of the city they knew. Now in Mansions of Madness, you take on the role of Arkham’s bravest investigators who must step into the unexplored wilderness of the Amazon jungle and explore crumbling ruins, discover the secrets of lost civilizations, and stop a serpent’s curse before the world descends into chaos. In three new scenarios, you will battle horrifying serpent creatures, face stone monstrosities that come to life, and beat the ever-present danger of being lost to the jungle forever. Are your ready for a new challenge?

Pack your bags and prepare for adventure in the heart of the jungle. Once there, you could make the discovery of a lifetime…or become another soul lost to curiosity and ambition. The only way to find your fate is along the Path of the Serpent!

Pre-order your copy of Path of the Serpent (MAD28) from Fantasy Flight Games! This expansion will hit retailers in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

In The Clutches of Chaos Expansion Pack for Arkham Horror TCG Announced

Feb 23, 2019

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce In the Clutches of Chaos, the penultimate Mythos Pack in The Circle Undone cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through the FFG website!

You thought your mission was simple—discover the fate of four missing persons who disappeared from a charity event hosted by the social elite. But at every turn, you have been forced to face truths more terrible than anything you could imagine. And now, after what you saw at the Unvisited Isle, your faith in humanity is on thin ice. You feel as lost and wayward as one of the spirits that haunt your every moment, whether awake or dreaming. Are you going mad? Is this what the world is now? Or has it always been this way?

WizKids Announces Hako Onna

Feb 22, 2019

WizKids is thrilled to announce the first ever English language release of Hako Onna,the hit Japanese horror game!

In this excitingly atmospheric asymmetrical dexterity game for 3-5 players, one player becomes the Hako Onna, or “Box Woman,” haunting the house where her spirit resides and eliminating all who encounter her. The rest of the players are Visitors, trapped in the house with this vengeful spirit, and must either escape or defeat the Hako Onna once and for all.

After building the house via randomly connecting 9 Room Tiles, Visitors explore, searching for items that will allow them to safely exit the house or lay the Hako Onna to rest. But they must be cautious- the Hako Onna is travelling through the house too, and players who encounter her are immediately killed, becoming Hakobito—servants of the sinister Hako Onna.

This wicked shadow is attracted to sound, so each turn, players must stack a noise disc. The stack grows with each player’s turn, and if the stack collapses, or if a fifth disc is placed on the noise tile, the Hako Onna awakens and immediately takes a turn. The Hako Onna may secretly move throughout the house on her turn— travelling to an adjacent room tile and masquerading as one of the many objects scattered throughout the room by switching that story tile with her own tile. She may also draw power cards in order to use them later by “crying out,” revealing her general location in order to draw a new card.

Visitors also have a variety of actions they can take- after adding a noise disc to the stack they may move to an adjacent room or search one of the story tiles in their current room. Story tiles may feature items which will help bring the visitors closer to victory, but they can also encounter the Hako Onna herself or one of her Hakobito servants, resulting in immediate death.

If the visitors successfully lay the Hako Onna to rest, or collect the keys to the house and locate the secret exit, they safely escape and win the game! But if all players are killed before they can complete their objectives, they meet their doom at the hands of the Hako Onna and are cursed to remain in the house with her…forever.

Components*

  • 7 x Rectangular boards
  • 9 x Room tiles
  • 60 x Story tiles
  • 1 x Noise tile
  • 6 x Noise discs
  • 1 x Door Barrier marker
  • 28 x Cards
  • 6 x Noise cards

*subject to change

MSRP: $29.99

Money Talks in The Circle Undone for Arkham Horror TCG

Dec 23, 2018

The Circle Undone is a new expansion now available for Arkham Horror the Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games.

In The Circle Undone, a new team of investigators must unite to confront the terrors of Arkham’s macabre past as Arkham Horror: The Card Game moves into its fourth cycle. When four people disappear from an estate in French Hill, you begin your search for answers—but when the evidence points to witches and figures hidden in the mists, you must begin to question your own sanity. All you can be certain of is that Arkham’s oldest and most prestigious league, the Order of the Silver Twilight, is somehow connected.

Moving against this powerful organization is a dangerous task, but there are those who have a history with the Order and will do whatever it tasks to expose their true nature. Today, we’re proud to introduce you to Joe Diamond and Preston Fairmont, two of the new investigators you can add to your team in The Circle Undone—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through Fantasy Flight Games!

Shattered Aeons Mythos Pack Available for Arkham Horror TCG

Nov 22, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that Shattered Aeons, the sixth and final Mythos Pack in The Forgotten Age cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, is on sale now at your local retailer or online through their website!

Your time is up.

In The Forgotten Age, you journeyed far from home on a scientific expedition, but your search for knowledge had unexpected consequences as you unleashed secrets that should never have been brought to light. You have worked to undo your mistake, retracing your steps and continuing beyond the realm of reality to set things right, but have your efforts been in vain? Your last chance stands before you at the heart of the Nexus—do you have the courage to take the final steps?

You have come so far and learned so much. This campaign has changed your investigators and you have watched them grow as individuals and a team, but you have also lost more than you ever feared. If you could go back, if you could undo all that has happened since you first signed on for that expedition, would you? It’s no use pondering the past—all you can do now is try to set it right, even if it costs you everything.

CMON Acquires Licence for Night of the Living Dead

Oct 30, 2018

CMON Ltd., maker of worldwide best-selling tabletop games including their flagship title Zombicide, has acquired the license from Living Dead Media to create branded board games and associated play accessories (including miniature PVC figures, board, dice and tokens/coins, cards) based on Romero’s original iconic movie.

These new games are officially approved by Image Ten, the original production company and custodians of George A. Romero’s iconic film, making them the definitive tabletop products based on the horror classic.

Geoff Skinner, CMON’s VP of Media Development, said of the partnership, “Night of the Living Dead is the quintessential zombie movie. It’s an honor to work with such a property, and we are excited to be able to partner with Living Dead Media and Image Ten on creating a game worthy of the movie’s legacy.”

For this release, CMON Ltd. is once again working with Evolution USA LLC, the licensing and brand management agent of Living Dead Media. Their first collaboration was a tabletop game based on the popular Gaumont-produced Netflix series, Narcos. That game is slated to hit store shelves on November 23rd.

Travis Rutherford, Partner/Chief Revenue Officer at Evolution, said, “We’re thrilled for Night of the Living Dead to be hitting gaming tables all over the world next year and are excited to see what the team at CMON has cooked up. Just like their work on Narcos, we know this will be a fitting addition to a legendary franchise.”

“Living Dead Media and Image Ten are proud to partner with CMON to bring legions of fans a new way to experience Night of the Living Dead. And, Living Dead Media will be honoring George A. Romero by donating a portion of its profits to the newly formed George A. Romero Foundation known as GARF,” said Steve Wolsh, CEO of Living Dead Media.

The announcement to create games based on Night of the Living Dead coincides with CMON Ltd.’s opening of their new L.A. office. From there, CMON looks to further work with licensors to create tabletop products. Earlier this year, CMON successfully launched the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game based on the NYT Bestselling book series by George R. R. Martin as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game based on Sony’s best-selling PS4-exclusive video game, Bloodborne.  In Q2 of 2019, they will be releasing a family tabletop game based on Hanna-Barbera’s classic Wacky Races cartoon series. The L.A. Office is being led by Geoff Skinner.

Of his mission in L.A., Geoff Skinner said, “CMON is the premiere tabletop gaming company in the world, and I couldn’t be more proud to help establish our footprint in Hollywood. By opening an office in L.A., we’re looking forward to strengthening our licensor relationships in the film, TV, and electronic gaming communities, as well as to forging partnerships that will expand the narrative of our own IPs into television, features and animation.”

Horrific Journeys Expansion for Mansions of Madness Announced

July 6, 2018

Evil haunts strange, far-flung places in Horrific Journeys, the newest expansion for Mansions of Madness available for Pre order now from Fantasy Flight Games!

Reality has begun to deteriorate in the New England countryside, danger rains from the skies, and even the seas are not safe as evil emerges from the depths. In the countryside, a speeding train desperately flees from a threat that defies all laws of reality. In the clouds, a dirigible’s voyage is interrupted by a vicious murder as a storm rolls in. And on the waves, a luxury ocean liner has been sabotaged by some madman planting explosives to sink the vessel.

In this latest expansion for Mansions of Madness, the investigators of Arkham find themselves far from the comforts of home, and the danger increases with each step they take away from their beloved city. To stand against the coming darkness, Horrific Journeys calls upon four new investigators from a wide variety of backgrounds, including a sailor, a spy, a musician, and a waitress. These brave men and women are each more than meets the eye, and the unique backstory on the back of their investigator cards tells you what has led them to this point—how they went from living the life of an average citizen to being thrust into the world of Elder Gods and monsters beyond comprehension.

To help them fight against and survive the mythos, each investigator has a special ability gained from their personal travels and years of living in a sleepy town on the edge of madness. The sailor Silas Marsh may not have much experience with the supernatural, but he is willing to push himself further than anyone to aid his allies, flipping his horror cards faceup to reroll his dice during a test. Meanwhile, Trish Scarborough, the skilled spy, finds it easy to succeed while performing a search action. Jim Culver is one of the world’s most talented musicians and he begins each game with his treasured Golden Trumpet. Finally, Agnes Baker is a waitress with dark powers that she is only beginning to understand, starting each investigation with her own signature spell.

When you choose to step into the shoes of these investigators and bring them to life, you’re accepting the responsibility of defying maddening monsters with the knowledge that you will never receive thanks or even an acknowledgement that your fight exists. Arkham holds its secrets close. Most of its citizens insist that their sleepy town is the very definition of normal, but those who dare to look closer know that all is not right in Massachusetts. Now, as the evil that rots Arkham from within spreads beyond the city limits, you have little choice but to chase down the darkness and bring it to heel.

Wherever evil emerges, the investigators of Arkham will be there to fight back the darkness and protect our world from the terrors that thrive beyond our reality. Should you join them, there is no guarantee that you will survive the journeys that await, and even if you can survive, you will not be unchanged. But the call to take a stand is not one that you can deny. Pack your bags, climb aboard, and steel your nerve for the horrors ahead!