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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Fantasy Flight Games, usually abbreviated to simply FFG, is a relatively new games developer and publisher from the United States whose primary interest to this wiki is their Arkham Horror Files line of products, which deal with games and fiction related to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.


Founded in 1995 by CEO Christian T. Petersen, Fantasy Flight enjoyed a swift rise to prominence primarily through its releases of popular board games. In 2004 however, they secured the publication rights for a re-release of the 1987 game of Lovecraftian monster-hunting Arkham Horror, which underwent a major overhaul before being released.

Due to the major success of Arkham Horror, since that time, Fantasy Flight have expanded the scope of their Mythos products to include more board games set in the universe, Living Card Games, dice-and-card based cooperative strategy games, a range of miniatures to replace the cardboard counters included in their board games, and a series of novels centered on some of the characters featured in their other products. These have all been released under their Arkham Horror Files label.

List of Arkham Horror Files Products[]

  • Arkham Horror: A board game set in Arkham, Massachusetts, where the players must stop the evil forces of the Ancient Ones from awakening and destroying the world.
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game: A Living Card Game inspired by Arkham Horror, replacing Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game.
  • Mansions of Madness: A board game wherein a small group of investigators uncover the dark secrets of an eerie old house.
  • Eldritch Horror: A streamlined version of Arkham Horror whose events are set on a global scale.
  • Arkham Horror Fiction: a series of novelisations designed to expand on the events featured in Fantasy Flight's other games.
  • Elder Sign and Elder Sign: Omens: Dice-and-cards game set in the Arkham universe, with Omens being the App version of the game.
  • The Investigators of Arkham Horror: A collection of stories to give some flavour to the characters featured in-game.
  • Arkham Horror Premium Figures: Pre-painted miniatures to replace the games cardboard counters with three-dimensional models. Now discontinued.
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game: Another Living Card Game set in the Mythos universe. Now discontinued and replaced by Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
  • Arkham Horror: Final Hour: A board game involving an incursion of monstrous beasts in Miskatonic University.
  • Unfathomable: A betrayal-style board game set aboard a luxury steamer beset by Deep Ones.