|Arkham Horror | Published 30 November 2009|
Mysterious strangers lurking in the streets, dangerous cultists trying to awaken the Ancient Ones, portals to other dimensions releasing hideous creatures that bring horror and madness into this world... And only a handful of brave investigators stand before the dread of the unknown.
A new weapon in the fight against evil will soon be available! Back in September, we announced the upcoming release of Arkham Horror Dice Sets. Now, we are pleased to say that these dice are now shipping to distributors, and will be available at retailers very soon.
Designed by Q-Workshop, producers of high-quality polyhedral dice, these highly-detailed six-sided dice are cast from hand-carved originals, and feature sculpted number faces as well as Elder signs on the "5" and "6" sides indicating successes. Keep an eye out at your local retailer over the coming week, then arm yourself against the horror of the Ancient Ones!
Arkham Horror is a board game of mystery and madness set in Arkham in the 1920's. 1-8 players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing.
Packaging-packaging. I agree- but Jerusalem Jones is right- ugly packaging gets you nowhere. FFG doesn't staple dice into a ziplock baggie. This box looks good on the shelf and I'll buy at least one box- maybe two.
If you think the packaging is too wasteful then recycle it.
Why do people have to complain about packaging? Lets face it if people cannot notice the product, they are not going to buy it. Packaging is the often the cheapest component to create, these look nice and are eye catching. And I bet they are no bigger than the "dice boxes" that D&D dice or Battle Dice or other dice games come in. Any smaller, and many people would not even see these dice, or realize that they are Arkham dice without someone telling them. And the plastic cases that Chessex uses I am sure actually have a larger carbon footprint, being all plastic.
I look forward to getting a set, probably next week.
Five dice? I'm curious about the price. One has to understand that I roll with Farmers, and 5 dice is barely getting started on my Fight checks.
Still, this completes my Christmas shopping for many a geeky buddy.
Packaging packaging packaging.