So a guy at my local game store went to some convention ran by Fantasy Flight and bought a copy of "Arkham Horror - the Card Game" which he ran as a demo last night. I went hoping it would be simple (see my thread on easy Mythos board games for more of what I'm looking to find) and I think it was easier than both Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror, but still a lot of set-up and a ton of fun.
Apparently the main box comes with enough cards to build decks for 2 of the 5 investigators, so you need two copies of the box set to build four investigators. We had three players, so it was nice that we had a double-set to work with. I don't really understand these card games but guys at the table said it was similar in many ways to the LotR one, but since I've never played it I can't comment much about it.
You get three actions per turn, and these include movement, playing a card, drawing a card, gaining a resource chit, and so on. There is also an encounter deck so you constantly have things to overcome, which consumes a lot of cards and resource markers as you assist each other. Seems highly cooperative and the whole group needs to work together if you want a prayer of survival.
The scenario was designed to start us in a room and if we could do enough skill checks to obtain enough clues then we could get out. This led to a hallway attached to several rooms. I don't want to spoil anything but we wandered around a while and eventually got destroyed by the big bad guy. There are campaign rules so that if you move from one scenario to the next you can have carryover of character traits and such.
I didn't pre-order a copy because I don't think I understood the game quite enough to teach it and also because getting my group to play a card game is really hard, but it was a blast and I'm hoping to play it again sometime.
Anyway, I hadn't heard of the game before I saw the advertisement for the demo in the game store. Has anyone else had an experience with this game?