Jan 4 2010 3:00pm

12 Days of Cthulhumas: Day 11

On the eleventh day of Cthulhumas 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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1. Daniel3141

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

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.
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.
12. Clair4792
Awesomest thing I have ever seen.
Shay D.
14. shaydchara
An excellent reason to round up some sacrifices... I mean. Friends. Hehehe
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 ...
17. nevarus
I would love to play this game!
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.
22. Amanda M.
Ah, a tentacled board game!
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).
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! :)
27. LouWW
A Cthulhu Monopoly?
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...
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! :)
34. Jason (No, the other one)
What a great addition to game night!
35. Tuka Returns
Oh to fight against minions! Count me in several times please.
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 :)

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David Levinson
38. DemetriosX
Finally, something that interests me in these giveaways!
40. Dr Tucker
Oh to share the horror with my friends and family! Pleeeeaaaaaaaasssssseeeee!?!
41. f56fhj7
I love this game.
Donald Clarke
43. trevayne
Sounds interesting. I remember the RPG.
44. nicole rich
adorableness as always.
Jacob Silvia
45. aethercowboy
How can I talk my wife into playing this with me...?
46. Cmaaarrr
Bloody brilliant game!
48. Rob Barrett
Love this game--often play the flapper while trying to acquire a pair of twinned .45s.
49. AAsh
Could 49 be my lucky (unlucky?) number?
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.
52. E Michael K
This would be a cool addition.
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.
58. OriginalMe
Great game, haven't played the latest edition.
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)
64. NotMyselfToday
Tough to top this tomorrow.
66. johnnylump
#66. Kind of cursed, yeah?
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.
70. JoeNoir
Please start my new year off on the right tentacle! Thanks!
John Massey
72. subwoofer
Follow me! I know the way! Heyahhh!

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

I'm coming back this way after a long hiatus. The game sounds fun.
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.
78. Xak
I like these game giveaways!
79. Th'erUckus
comment comment
80. usagichan
definitely wouldn't mind getting this. =)
81. BritMandelo
Games are good. *g*
82. chris McConnell
sweet gameage!!
83. DaveQat
Oooh, Yes please!
85. Other Alias 2
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!
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.
90. Robyne
So sad the days are almost at an end.
95. The_Halibut
96. Alain Ducharme
I heard good things about this game.
97. Ashtalet
It's a solid game I'd like to play more often.
98. arthurwyatt
Pah, the odds are TERRIBLE.
Tim Lewis
99. RaPToRFunK
I was looking for a new board game. Huzzah!
100. Esmeraldus
A fun time in Arkham!
102. m.c.d.
Risking gibbering madness if I actually win and play that game...
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.
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.
115. Jake Steinmann
Great game. I'd love a copy.
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.
123. Swanpoint
Amazing! A game about my childhood....
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!
125. rubydog
It looks like a great game!
Please enter me.
126. Herewiss13
Looks awesome!
128. Qtip6
Must accept the dark, and bow to the Old Ones . . .
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!
130. jefff
Love it...want it...
133. Elizabeth...
This would be a fine excuse for a party some snowy weekend.
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
142. Finny
Missed this yesterday!
143. Alex Freed
I really should just buy the thing! It's a great game.
144. Harry Connolly
Comment, please.
145. rcutshaw
Another game based on the Master's works.
146. WayBackMachine
So my chances are one out of 146 (so far)...? Still worth the try.
148. Joe09876543
This would be great to have.
150. Tarzimal
I only wish I could buy this where I live...
151. wickerman
I do love board games!
scott hhhhhhhhh
152. wsp_scott
I love boardgames and 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.
157. necronom
fun, arkham FTW!
160. Moonsp1ke
I'm ready...I think. Bring on the evil!
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!

165. Yeznik
This looks like the best prize yet!
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.
172. Pilmun
OMG so cool! Gaming is my passion.
173. f. lopez
i know someone who'd love this.
174. Manet
Comment added here!
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.
180. ChrisW
Merry Cthulhumas!
181. Drewwulf
Board gamers unite!
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 ;-)
186. Zorro
Wow!! A scary boardgame!!
187. Kathleen Chadwick
ooo, I've heard this is really good.
188. KatVit
I want to go to there! omg.
191. JakobP
This is a great game! I'd love the chance to win it!
195. John Schmidt
Cool contest!
198. Karloff's Ghost
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.
203. JAPartridge
I played this once. Almost figured it out. I need another shot at it.
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.
211. rambell
I always wanted to get the game! Now is a great chance :D
212. Olof the Viking
A game for me! Please let me win, and I promise to teach it to my children for three generations!
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:)
220. debbie54321
222. aaronB
Anal Nathrak Uthvas Bethod......
223. mister slim
Shouldn't be boring.
226. matthew Loewen
I love board games.
227. wayne mc.
I've played the original, but not the update. 'twould be a nice gift for my game group.
228. nmakely
Maybe a board game could be my wife's "gateway drug" into Lovecraft...? Let's give it a try!
230. chromiumman
how do i not remember an arkham boardgame?
231. azmodean
Aah yes,I believe I could talk some people into playing this.
232. JohnC
Too Cool! Must Have!
233. time_to_read
I would like to play this, thank you very much.
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.
238. Diane Turnshek
> revised and expanded rules
Yeah! Sounds great. I've been playing "Nature of the Beast" -- looking for something new.
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.
242. Wenchbabe
Love playing board games and spending more qyality time with my loved ones.
243. seatterry
oh my god, I want to win this too!
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.
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 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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