|Unspeakable Horrors Invade Your Pocket
The Arkham Horror Toolkit is now available on the iTunes App Store
|Arkham Horror Toolkit | Published 14 January 2011|
Pete stumbled back from the bank of the river, falling into a pile of soft leaves, and Duke yipped ferociously at the menacing form emerging from the river. Clutching at the ground in a panic, Pete searched desperately in the darkness for something to throw or swing... anything with which to defend himself.
Arkham’s unlikely heroes have a new weapon in the ongoing fight to keep their streets safe. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the Arkham Horror Toolkit, a convenient digital accessory for the popular Arkham Horror board game, is now available on the iTunes App Store!
A Range of Functions
The Arkham Horror Toolkit is a full suite of tools designed to augment and enhance your Arkham Horror experience. Whether you use the Investigator tool, Dice Roller, 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.
With the Investigators tool, all the information pertinent to your character is at your fingertips. Choose from any of the base game characters (or those from any expansions you’ve added), or let the Arkham Horror Toolkit select one randomly for you. Then, you can monitor and adjust important stats like Sanity, Health, Money, Clue Tokens, or any of your Skills. You can also quickly access your character’s starting location, possessions, and backstory!
The Dice Roller lets you roll up to fifteen dice at a time, and will clearly display your successes at the top of the screen. It can even be adjusted for when you’re Blessed or Cursed, and you can spend clue tokens (the App remembers how many you’ve earned) to roll additional dice!
The Location Deck tool is perhaps the most time-saving feature of the Arkham Horror Toolkit, as it will conveniently randomize and reveal Location and Gate cards for all of Arkham’s many locales (or for those of any expansions you’ve downloaded). Simply choose your location from the alphabetized list (or change the list to limit it to Other World locations of those of specific expansions), then keep your fingers crossed as the Arkham Horror Toolkit chooses a random result. Including its many expansions, Arkham Horror features hundreds of unique location cards... but with the Arkham Horror Toolkit, you’ll spend less time shuffling, and more time playing!
Finally, the Map function brings the streets of Arkham right to your screen. Use the map as a convenient reference (and add other cities by downloading expansion content), or zoom in to a location and double tap to draw a random Location card!
With the Arkham Horror Toolkit, your struggle against ancient and unspeakable evil is more convenient than ever before. Visit our Arkham Horror Toolkit website for more details, then download your copy at the iTunes App Store today!
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.
Another vote for an Android App please.
Love your games.
+1 for android app
another request for an android version! would purchase in a heart beat…
Please remember us Android users, we are just as big a set of customers… We love you AH!!! lol Just want the App tooo…..
Arkham Horror is the favorite of the 15 or so Fantasy Flight games we own. This app sounds like it would add to the experience of the game and I would purchase it right now; however, there is a small problem, I have and Android phone! We really need this on the Android market as I have yet to and have vowed never to purchase an Apple product.
Android App pls +1
Please make an Android version!
Add to me to the list of those deeply desiring an Android version of this toolkit. What a tremendous resource!
Great App - great idea.
It'd be good if it was set up for iPad as well as iPhone. Higher res for the great artwork and easier to read. Also a searchable rules set that only searches the rules for sets and expansions you have turned on would be a time saver.
Also - if you scale it to ipad resolution please don't make it a HD version that we have to buy again along with all of the expansions.
Apart from that - its awesome!
I'm primarily a lurker on the FFG site and boards. I give the site a quick check each day to look at the announcements. I would like to say though that I am fairly new overall to FFG. It actually started for me when I received Talisman a couple years back as a gift. This one gift resparked my love for board games that I had simply drifted away from since college and work life took a toll on my time. Somewhere along the line, I just got too busy. Anyway, I was pulled in by the quality of their games and quickly picked up Arkham Horror, Chaos in the Old World and a few others. Beautiful stuff. Their support of things like the Ipod Touch really sets the bar high in my opinion and I hope that such applications grow and expand to some of their other games.
Thanks, and keep them coming
Another +1 for Android. I'd definitely buy one copy and probably two, since I don't expect account sharing to work anytime soon.
+1 for android app.