The Thing cannot be described—there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. A mountain walked or stumbled.
–H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
You arrived too late to stop the loathsome rite, and a monstrous, transdimensional Ancient One tears through reality. An iridescent rift slashes across the darkened skies, heralding the nightmarish creatures that pour into the hallowed buildings of Miskatonic University. As howls and screams cut through the night, there is only one path left for your fearless investigators—hold back the horde long enough to somehow reverse the summoning.
Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a fully cooperative, fast-paced board game for one to four players. An endless tide of monsters sweeps across the Miskatonic University campus, and you must hold them back, all while searching desperately for the ritual components you need to put an end to the insanity. Playable in under 60 minutes, your fate depends on the cooperation between you and your fellow investigators. The odds against you are astronomical, but if you don’t succeed, this will indeed be the final hour for Arkham… and the world.
Humanity’s Last Defense
The sinister cult behind the Ancient One’s summoning may have escaped your grasp, but along with their gates to other planes, they left behind many clues. If you can find and piece together these clues in time, you’ll discover how to reverse the summoning ritual and cast the monsters back into their alien domains! You have eight rounds to uncover these clues and undo the eldritch rite. If you succeed, you banish the Ancient One back to its own loathsome dimension, but if you fail, the fate of the entire world is forfeit.
In Arkham Horror: Final Hour, you and your friends become the fearless investigators of Arkham, each determined to protect the Earth from the maddening horrors of the Mythos. Each of these unique characters have their own set of skills gained from years of experience and previous encounters with the darkness that lurks just beyond the façade of normalcy that the city tries to maintain.
You may choose to take on the identity of iconic characters like rookie cop Tommy Muldoon or dilettante Jenny Barnes, or any of the four additional investigators included in Final Hour. No matter which investigator you choose, however, you’ll have a unique deck of action cards which you must prioritize and balance with the cards of your other team members, working together to defeat monsters and find the key components needed to reverse the ritual. But even as you use your individual skills to fight and investigate, scattering across the Miskatonic University campus, you must take care to watch out for one another. Arkham Horror: Final Hour is fully cooperative—you win or lose as a team, and if a single investigator perishes, all shall be lost!
Time is Running Out
If you take on this mission, there is no guarantee that you will make it out alive, or that the world will ever know what you have done, but with the end of time before you, you have no choice but to act. Join your allies, reverse the summoning before the final strokes of midnight, and save Arkham from its final hour!
1~4 Players – 45~60mins playtime – Ages 14+
- Game Board
- 3 Ancient One sheets
- 60 Action cards
- 4 Reference cards
- 30 Priority cards
- 9 Item cards,
- 13 Clue tokens
- 6 Investigator tokens
- 6 plastic stands
- 40 Standard Monster tokens
- 15 Special Monster tokens
- 12 Gate tokens
- 18 Damage tokens
- one Ritual Location token
- 12 Health tokens
- 8 Seal tokens
- Lead Investigator token
Developed by Fantasy Flight Games