Mon
Jan 4 2010 3:00pm

12 Days of Cthulhumas: Day 11

On the eleventh day of Cthulhumas Tor.com gave to me...
Gibbering terrors taunting,
Arkham wafts a-whirling,
Tentacle sigils squirming,
Looting and a-leveling,
Cuties for a-cuddling,
Silver and jewels a-shining,
A dark, eldritch seal,
Strange aeons past,
Grim tales told,
Yule horror spawned,
And Old Ones wrought in effigy.

Gibbering terror: Arkham Horror board game, from Fantasy Flight
Arkham Horror was originally published by Chaosium, Inc., in 1987. This new, updated edition features stunning new artwork and graphical design (including a new gameboard, counters, cards, and playing pieces) as well as revised and expanded rules from the game’s original creator, Richard Launius.

Players can select from 16 unique playable investigator characters, each with unique abilities, and will square off against the diabolical servants of 8 Ancient Ones, including Ithaqua, Hastur, and the terrible Cthulhu! No fan of the Cthulhu Mythos will want to miss the opportunity to acquire this classic Call of Cthulhu board game!

Arkham Horror is a cooperative game for 1-8 players ages 12 and up, and can be played in 2-3 hours.”

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, January 11th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail in the following days—if you do not respond we select a new winner.

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248 comments
Daniel3141
1. Daniel3141
First?

Save the post on this game earlier, looked a bit confusing, but like a lot of fun.
Daniel3141
2. T. Rohl Underbridge
Who knew, so much....

Cthulhu?
Daniel3141
4. ChrisGK
Must... defeat... Old ones...
Tranylle Simmons
5. tranylle
I love board games and I only own like 1 personally so I definitely need this! It looks awesome.
Daniel3141
9. Mark Bukovec
Looks more interesting than Sorry.
Scott Taylor
10. izzylobo
Heh. Better (in)Sane than Sorry, actually....
Bobby Berry
11. bvberry
Lovecraft in a board game. So very cool.
Daniel3141
12. Clair4792
Awesomest thing I have ever seen.
Shay D.
14. shaydchara
An excellent reason to round up some sacrifices... I mean. Friends. Hehehe
Daniel3141
15. thermalsatsuma
I'd like a copy of the game! Now, please excuse me while I go and investigate that strange scratching sound coming from the walls ...
Daniel3141
17. nevarus
I would love to play this game!
Daniel3141
18. Matt Carpenter
OK, here is a list for me. This is the Lovecraftian fiction I have in my collection but have not yet read.

The Ceremonies - Klein
The Darkest Part of the Woods - Campbell
Mr. X - Straub
Al Hazred - Tyson
The Necronomicon -Tyson
Blue Devil Island - Rainey
The Nightmare Frontier - Rainey
Move Under Ground - Mamatas
Shadows Over Baker Street -ed Pelan
The Last Continent - ed Pelan (more Smith than HPL)
Return to Lovecraft Country - ed Aniolowski
Song of the Black Worm Gism - ed Mitchell
The Drums of Chaos - Tierney
The Sleep That Rescues - Henderson
Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley - Pugmire
Blood Will Have Its Season - Pulver

Books I plan to reread to see if my original impression was right:

Lovecraft Slept here - Dumars
Nightmare's Disciple - Pulver

Otherwise I am pretty up to date!
Evil Loanword
20. Illogician
Having only played half a game of this, I would quite like to try again.
Daniel3141
22. Amanda M.
Ah, a tentacled board game!
Daniel3141
23. Story Cottage
I would probably return any other winnings (if there are any) for this one (or maybe not, but give me the option and we will see).
Daniel3141
24. Mad scientistin
count me in !!!!
Rob Klingenberger
26. rsklinge
I've not played this one, but I am really interested in it. This one looks like a lot of fun! :)
Daniel3141
27. LouWW
A Cthulhu Monopoly?
Daniel3141
28. R. Emrys
It's all fun and games until someone loses a tentacle.
John Riggs
29. jmvreality
That looks like very much fun. Maybe I could get my fiancée to play it with me...
Daniel3141
30. Doug M.
Yes, please. I'd love to play this with my kids!


Doug M.
Mrs. Micah
31. MrsMicah
I shall be the envy of my entire acquaintance. Well, of a small sliver. And I shall invite them over to play it with me! :)
Daniel3141
34. Jason (No, the other one)
What a great addition to game night!
Daniel3141
35. Tuka Returns
Oh to fight against minions! Count me in several times please.
Daniel3141
37. danscale
This boardgame is amazing, it is my ultimate favourite. I already own it but I encourage you all to try it! Just keep in mind there are 8 expansion sets for it :)

More Info: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15987/arkham-horror

Enjoy!
David Levinson
38. DemetriosX
Finally, something that interests me in these giveaways!
Daniel3141
40. Dr Tucker
Oh to share the horror with my friends and family! Pleeeeaaaaaaaasssssseeeee!?!
Daniel3141
41. f56fhj7
I love this game.
Donald Clarke
43. trevayne
Sounds interesting. I remember the RPG.
Daniel3141
44. nicole rich
adorableness as always.
Jacob Silvia
45. aethercowboy
How can I talk my wife into playing this with me...?
Daniel3141
46. Cmaaarrr
Bloody brilliant game!
Daniel3141
48. Rob Barrett
Love this game--often play the flapper while trying to acquire a pair of twinned .45s.
Daniel3141
49. AAsh
Could 49 be my lucky (unlucky?) number?
Daniel3141
50. i4
Being in the first 50 has got to mean something, doesn't it? I think they should not allow any more entries now.
Daniel3141
52. E Michael K
This would be a cool addition.
Daniel3141
54. Michael B Sullivan
I would like Arkham Horror.
Joe Mills
55. nonchalance
I played this once and it was awesome. I would enjoy playing it again and again and again and again.
But the sixth thime brings everlasting insanity, so only five.
Daniel3141
58. OriginalMe
Great game, haven't played the latest edition.
Daniel3141
59. Krisbjork
If I can win only one thing, let it be this! Ftagn!
Rudi Dewilde
62. BalRatMort
Me, me, me!!! (I sound like a plastic Arkham plastic duck here)
Daniel3141
64. NotMyselfToday
Tough to top this tomorrow.
Daniel3141
66. johnnylump
#66. Kind of cursed, yeah?
Daniel3141
67. HrmmmIndeed
Though if I win, who will I play with? Hrmmmm...
Monica Annis-Hilliard
68. beltempest
This sort of looks like a board game version of Call of Cthulhu I used to play.
Nathan Horn
69. CaptCommy
Figure it's worth a shot. My friends and I don't play enough board games as it is.
Daniel3141
70. JoeNoir
Please start my new year off on the right tentacle! Thanks!
John Massey
72. subwoofer
Follow me! I know the way! Heyahhh!

Woof™.
Daniel3141
73. SkinnyLeaf
Wow, that looks like a lot of fun.
Daniel3141
74. Dave Doolin
Sure, why not?

I'm coming back this way after a long hiatus. The game sounds fun.
Daniel3141
76. patmcc19
Something to do
Kristoffer Michael Madrazo
77. longpiglivin
I've been meaning to buy this! I wouldn't mind terribly if I get it for free.
Daniel3141
78. Xak
I like these game giveaways!
Daniel3141
79. Th'erUckus
comment comment
Daniel3141
80. usagichan
definitely wouldn't mind getting this. =)
Daniel3141
81. BritMandelo
Games are good. *g*
Daniel3141
82. chris McConnell
sweet gameage!!
Daniel3141
83. DaveQat
Oooh, Yes please!
Daniel3141
85. Other Alias 2
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Daniel3141
86. Travis D Lubbers
Would _absolutely_ love to have this. In fact, nearly bought it just a couple days ago. I guess I can wait to see if I've won it. Random chance, pick me!
Daniel3141
87. Barnesm
Cool, I had the older version years ago and loved it. Lost it in a house move. SO can't wait to try this newer version.
Daniel3141
90. Robyne
So sad the days are almost at an end.
Daniel3141
95. The_Halibut
Fantastic
Daniel3141
96. Alain Ducharme
I heard good things about this game.
Daniel3141
97. Ashtalet
It's a solid game I'd like to play more often.
Daniel3141
98. arthurwyatt
Pah, the odds are TERRIBLE.
Tim Lewis
99. RaPToRFunK
I was looking for a new board game. Huzzah!
Daniel3141
100. Esmeraldus
A fun time in Arkham!
Daniel3141
102. m.c.d.
Risking gibbering madness if I actually win and play that game...
Daniel3141
103. Mori-neko
played this at a con years ago, one of the most complicated board games I know of, yet strangely fun
Tomasz Galazka
104. tetrix
This game. My paws. A marriage made in R'lyeh.
Daniel3141
105. JennyJ
This looks like the perfect party game!
Pasi Kallinen
107. paxed
Oooh, all my friends should go crazy too!
Per Beltoft Madsen
111. Herr_Flick
Wee. The article about it really sounded fun.
Daniel3141
115. Jake Steinmann
Great game. I'd love a copy.
Daniel3141
120. thomstel
Go go gadget contest!
YouDont NeedToKnow
122. necrosage2005
It would be great to be able to play a good board game with my friends again. I haven't done that in years.
Daniel3141
123. Swanpoint
Amazing! A game about my childhood....
Daniel3141
124. Steve Capell
Looks like a GREAT board game ... lets see when is that last time I played a board game ... wow a long time ago. I guess it's time to do that again with family and this game looks like it might be fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Daniel3141
125. rubydog
It looks like a great game!
Please enter me.
Thanks
Daniel3141
126. Herewiss13
Looks awesome!
DUANE SWAB
128. Qtip6
Must accept the dark, and bow to the Old Ones . . .
Daniel3141
129. aetherical
This looks like it'd be fun. Especially if you can play a cultist in their noble quest to take over the world!
Daniel3141
130. jefff
Love it...want it...
Daniel3141
133. Elizabeth...
This would be a fine excuse for a party some snowy weekend.
Daniel3141
135. StormbringerGrey
Love the CoC RPG
Goetz Kruppa
137. goetznl
Naa, 2-year-old Emma and a game for 12-years-up? that won`t work. But I know just the right boss for this game - and a raise for myself!
Greg Lincoln
139. glshade
Would love to grab this at sometime... its a solo game too
Daniel3141
142. Finny
Missed this yesterday!
Daniel3141
143. Alex Freed
I really should just buy the thing! It's a great game.
Daniel3141
144. Harry Connolly
Comment, please.
Daniel3141
145. rcutshaw
Another game based on the Master's works.
Daniel3141
146. WayBackMachine
So my chances are one out of 146 (so far)...? Still worth the try.
Daniel3141
148. Joe09876543
This would be great to have.
Daniel3141
150. Tarzimal
I only wish I could buy this where I live...
Daniel3141
151. wickerman
I do love board games!
scott hhhhhhhhh
152. wsp_scott
I love boardgames and Boardgamegeek.com loves this one, so sign me up.
Amy Gray
153. Amy
This looks like just the thing for those long days here in the Arkham Asylum.
SP Kelly
155. SPKelly
I remember playing the original version of this game.
Daniel3141
157. necronom
fun, arkham FTW!
Daniel3141
160. Moonsp1ke
I'm ready...I think. Bring on the evil!
Daniel3141
162. fishbreakfast
I love this game, it always ends up with everyone cooperating against the game to win. My son has absconded with mine so I would be glad to have another copy.
Jennifer Baughman
163. JenniferBaughman
This is such an awesome game! I prefer co-op style games, anyway, and this is one of my favorites!
Katrina Templeton
164. katster
Oh, I already know who I'd play this game with if I were to win it!

-kat
Daniel3141
165. Yeznik
This looks like the best prize yet!
Daniel3141
167. ShanaR
Please pick me.
Julian Lighton
168. jl8e
Like I don't have enough games already...
steven alvey cliff
169. vamos_atomos
This would give me the perfect excuse to get a table.
Daniel3141
172. Pilmun
OMG so cool! Gaming is my passion.
Daniel3141
173. f. lopez
i know someone who'd love this.
Daniel3141
174. Manet
Comment added here!
Daniel3141
177. LadyD
This is the best prize ever.
Joseph Soler
178. travellinguist
Not enough people play these fun old board games, but I certainly would and would rope in a few of my friends to do so too.
Daniel3141
180. ChrisW
Merry Cthulhumas!
Daniel3141
181. Drewwulf
Board gamers unite!
Daniel3141
182. P-Dub
Mmm. Delicious.
kathlyn smith
184. castiel
you forgot to say you need a HUUUUUGE table for all the bits, but it's a great game and sooooo much fun! (play it with our roleplay group but i've love my own copy to play with other friends too!)
William Fee
185. WTBFee
If my SAN points could stand it, I'd love to play this game ;-)
Daniel3141
186. Zorro
Wow!! A scary boardgame!!
Daniel3141
187. Kathleen Chadwick
ooo, I've heard this is really good.
Daniel3141
188. KatVit
I want to go to there! omg.
Daniel3141
191. JakobP
This is a great game! I'd love the chance to win it!
Daniel3141
195. John Schmidt
Cool contest!
Daniel3141
198. Karloff's Ghost
Woot!
Daniel3141
200. Asylum Girl
Count me in!
DeeAnn S
201. sweepster49
A new board game to add to my collection! Thanks.
Iain Coleman
202. Iain_Coleman
I trust the board is appropriately non-Euclidean.
Daniel3141
203. JAPartridge
I played this once. Almost figured it out. I need another shot at it.
Daniel3141
205. LeslieSmith
I'm already a big fan of Fantasy Flight Game's other works like Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader. They really do make good stuff. If nothing else you have to admire the quality and attention to detail.
Daniel3141
211. rambell
I always wanted to get the game! Now is a great chance :D
Daniel3141
212. Olof the Viking
A game for me! Please let me win, and I promise to teach it to my children for three generations!
Daniel3141
215. jamiekswriter
Looks like a lot of fun!
Trey Palmer
216. Pilgrim
It can be fun. That's why I want one.
Karolína Košťáková
217. Awaris
I didn't know this game existed. But now that I know, I definitely want it:)
Daniel3141
220. debbie54321
comment.
Daniel3141
222. aaronB
Anal Nathrak Uthvas Bethod......
Daniel3141
223. mister slim
Shouldn't be boring.
Daniel3141
226. matthew Loewen
I love board games.
Daniel3141
227. wayne mc.
I've played the original, but not the update. 'twould be a nice gift for my game group.
Daniel3141
228. nmakely
Maybe a board game could be my wife's "gateway drug" into Lovecraft...? Let's give it a try!
Daniel3141
230. chromiumman
how do i not remember an arkham boardgame?
Daniel3141
231. azmodean
Aah yes,I believe I could talk some people into playing this.
Daniel3141
232. JohnC
Too Cool! Must Have!
Daniel3141
233. time_to_read
I would like to play this, thank you very much.
Daniel3141
234. Kitsune_SD@cox.net
But will it drive the cats in my house insane too?
Phil Sutherland
237. philsuth
My cats are already both intermittently inane and insane. But maybe this will let me join them.
Daniel3141
238. Diane Turnshek
> revised and expanded rules
Yeah! Sounds great. I've been playing "Nature of the Beast" -- looking for something new.
Daniel3141
239. spedwin1
Cool! I would like to play that game.
Scott Raun
241. sraun
I love playing this game! Having my own copy would make doing so much easier.
Daniel3141
242. Wenchbabe
Love playing board games and spending more qyality time with my loved ones.
Daniel3141
243. seatterry
oh my god, I want to win this too!
Daniel3141
244. AdrianConquest
Games are good...
Warren Denning
245. bioball
This game is great! I've played it many at time and it certainly captures the underdog battle against eventual doom (all with a light-RPG feel).

If you like board games, this is a MUST. Its also very cool in the fact its full co-op-- you and your friends vs. the mythos.
Daniel3141
247. Story Cottage
Do the winners for any of these get posted? I am still salivating over this one, hoping that you have either not selected a winner, or that winner did not respond so you are getting around to contacting me as a back up.
scott hhhhhhhhh
248. wsp_scott
I just wanted to say thanks to Tor.com and Fantasy Flight games (assuming they donated this). The game showed up yesterday and looks awesome. I can't wait to play, but I need my 1 year daughter to take a long nap :)

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