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Great fun, typically Fantasy Flight difficulty and fiddly-ness

I'd love to give this five stars, really I would ... but just can't. Arkham Horror 3rd Ed is genuinely a great cooperative game, and I've had loads of fun playing at 2-player and solo. The modular board and truly different scenarios (that don't all have the same gameplay mechanics) offer great variety between games. It's immersive, especially with the lights low and a spooky music soundtrack playing. Battle monsters, investigate locations for clues, try to stop the 'old ones' awakening ... and if they do, be prepared for a fight! All of this is GREAT.
But the game suffers, as most Fantasy Flight games do, from fiddly rules that if you get slightly wrong will impact the gameplay balance, and plenty of fiddling with little tokens. Once you get this down 100% right, however, it flows nicely and plays well. It's a long learning curve though, which might be a barrier for some. Oh and the box comes with no storage option, so a compartmented plastic box is a must to keep the tokens etc in place and to speed up setup.
Be prepared to lose a LOT in this game. It is fiendishly hard sometimes, and you often just have to accept how cleverly the game is killing you or driving you insane.