News for July 2011
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An update is available for the Arkham Horror Toolkit
Arkham Horror Toolkit | Published 19 July 2011

The Ancient Ones and their cult followers spread evil through the streets of Arkham with secrecy, dread sorcery, and otherworldly powers. Only a small band of stalwart investigators works to counter their growing influence in the world. They will need all the resources they can find.

The most recent updates to the Arkham Horror Toolkit, Miskatonic Horror and the revised The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh, are now available on the iTunes App Store! These expansions greatly enhance an already comprehensive suite of tools designed to enhance your gameplay, reducing setup time and allowing you to focus on your objective–ridding Arkham of the Ancient Ones’ evil.

Two new in-app expansions enrich and simplify your Arkham Horror experience by trimming shuffle time and clearing table space.

Miskatonic Horror Expansion

A recent find at Miskatonic University has unearthed even more mysteries pertaining to the strange happenings in Arkham. While the worshippers of the Ancient One grow in strength, the stalwart defenders of this sleepy town are put to the ultimate test!

The Miskatonic Horror Expansion seamlessly boosts your game with 152 new gate encounters and an astounding 600 new location encounters for Dunwich, Kingsport, and Innsmouth.

The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion (Revised)

“Know, O Thief, that these things are mine, for I am the Dark Pharaoh, him of the Crawling Chaos. Take what is mine and your blood will boil in your skin, as I reveal to you my Other Faces and my True Glory.”
    –Whispers of the Dark Pharaoh

The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion updates your Arkham Horror Toolkit with 135 location encounters and 78 gate encounters from the revised expansion for Arkham Horror.

This update replaces the content from the original The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh expansion and better integrates the expansion with Miskatonic Horror and the rest of the Arkham Horror experience. The revision updates the original expansion’s Barred from the neighborhood mechanic to the improved Patrolled mechanic, and reflects the expansion’s new rules for Benefits and Detriments.

All your favorite dual-color Gate cards remain, and players who already own The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh for their Arkham Horror Toolkit receive a free, automatic update.

Start digging into the mysteries of Arkham’s darkest exhibits. The Arkham Horror Toolkit is customized to help you speed up your games. Head over to the App Store today to pull these artifacts off the shelves!

The Arkham Horror Toolkit is a full suite of tools designed to augment and enhance your Arkham Horror experience. Whether you use the Dice Roller, Investigator tool, Location Deck, Map Display, or all of the above, the Arkham Horror Toolkit will take care of the bookkeeping for you. This wide range of time-saving functions will let you concentrate on what’s most important: ridding Arkham of the dark forces that seek to overtake it.

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Published: 7/19/2011 7:22:33 PM

I also vote for an Android app! I know more people who have Droids than iPhones.

The Spaniard
Published: 7/19/2011 6:20:50 PM
FFG Staff

The physical game has more encounters per card (i.e. locations have 3 per card), the app only displays one encounter per draw. The number of actual encounters is identical.


Published: 7/19/2011 6:06:27 PM

 Are there more cards in the toolkit than are actually in the game?

This description says that revised CotDP adds 135 arkham encounters and 78 gate encounters. The actual expansion has 27 gates and 45 arkham encounters.

Similarly, this says that Miskatonic has 152 gates and over 600! location encounters for the expansion boards, but the rulebook clearly lists 56 gates and a total of 200 locations encounters for the expansion boards.

Even with adding the 49 gate cards from the base set, that's still underneath what these numbers are.

Where did they come from?!

Published: 7/19/2011 5:47:32 PM

 If customers keep asking for it, it might become more likely. =D

Android version would be super FFG!



Published: 7/19/2011 5:44:43 PM

@Brine, no there is every reason to keep asking. I have no plans to purchase an iphone or an ipad. I, and dozens of people I know, are ready to buy this app when it is available for the Android. As long as we keep telling FFG that we want an Android version, and when they see that we are willing to pay just as much as apple zombies for the app, they at least realize that there is a market for their game.

My guess is that since they use Macs and Apple product it is easier to keep making Apple Apps, because saying that there are too many versions of the Android OS to create an Android version just doesn't exactly cut it. If they were willing to make an Android app for "Hey, That's My Fish," why not the Arkham App as well? It is their best selling game of all time.

Published: 7/19/2011 5:09:40 PM

This does look great. I'll be getting an iOS device in a few months and this will be my first app.

Published: 7/19/2011 3:38:32 PM

They've already discussed why an Android version is unlikely, so there's no reason to keep asking.

Published: 7/19/2011 2:54:49 PM

Is that a typo on the flavour text on the Dark Pharaoh expansion? Should it say, "Take what is mine..."?

[ADMIN: Yes, it was a typo. Thanks.]

Published: 7/19/2011 2:50:13 PM

 I concur, what about Android? 

Published: 7/19/2011 2:24:53 PM

 How about an update to run on Android ... or a windows laptop/tablet ... or WP7 ... 

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