Arkham Horror meets the iPhone

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 18-Jan-11 | 9 comments

Arkham Horror Toolkit for iPhone

image © Fantasy Flight Games

Being an owner of an iPhone, I’m always excited to see new board game related apps. Fantasy Flight’s new iPhone app for Arkham Horror, the Arkham Horror Toolkit, is one of the best I’ve seen yet. It isn’t the full game, but it’s the next best thing. A constant companion to streamline your gameplay.

The app has four main features:
– Choosing and tracking your character stats
– Rolling dice
– Viewing the city map
– Randomly drawing event cards

Currently going for $2.99, this is a must buy. You’ll get your money’s worth from the dice feature alone. Especially considering it is a third the cost of the Arkham Horror Dice Set (though the physical dice are quite a nice addition).

When you purchase the app you’ll get the characters, maps and event cards for the base game. Not to worry though, because if you’ve purchased an expansion, the toolkit has in-app purchases to add the other expansions to it. These range in price from $0.99 to $1.99.

My favorite feature is being able to just click on the city or other world location and have the app randomly give me an event. I would love to see them add Mythos cards… and with a long history of creating quality products, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

Click here to learn more about the awesome features.

App store link: Arkham Horror Toolkit

Comments (9)

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Miniature Painter
Intermediate Reviewer
Master Grader

Nice, gonna check it out!

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Z-Man Games fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Ireland
Stone of the Sun

Just got this game a month or two ago, have been dreading putting it all out and trying the first game, this looks like a great idea to help beginners like me!

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USA
Mage Wars fan

got the app. really like it

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Football Fan
MERCS fan
Canada
The Gold Heart

I prefer the dice in my hand, it all just feels a little more real.

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Mask of Agamemnon
Paladin
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

O.o

As I wanted to have an iPhone this program …

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Sweden
Bard

The app was a great disappointment to me, but then I hadn’t played the board game beforehand..

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I play orange
Miniature Painter
Veteran Grader
Intermediate Reviewer

Wow. This app is pretty sweet and saves some table space. Wish they’d of included a few more card stacks too though.

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BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

The app has a ton of potential, but is not fully realized. The best feature is the ability to draw Arkham (or expansion town) encounters and Other World encounters. This saves table space by reducing the need for stacks of cards on the table and shuffling.

The other features are just eye candy. The character tracker has no capability to manage items so you’re better off staying on the table for that feature. The dice feature, meh. The board map… well it should be right in front of you. While nice to look at, I can pass on all of these.

The encounter card drawing ability is worth the cost, but the app is not a slam dunk across the board. It does show great potential if it continues to get updates to improve the character tracking abilities.

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I agree 100%, this app is sweet!

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