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A strange wind blows in Arkham. Mysterious strangers walk it’s streets and exotic artefacts trade hands in shady back-room deals. A museum exhibit of relics and tomes from Ancient Egypt has come to town, and with it an influx of dangerous cultists, supernatural events and the all-too-familiar danger of an Ancient One awakening from its slumber. Once again, the investigators are the only ones who can, through luck, lore, and courage, stop it.



The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh was the first expansion pack for Fantasy Flight Games' Second Edition of Lovecraftian adventure board game Arkham Horror, released in 2006.

Overview Edit

One of the small-box supplements, The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh was a cards-only expansion. Included were the soon-to-become-standard set of 76 Investigator cards featuring additional Items, Spells and Allies for players to select from, along with 90 Ancient One cards to diversify the ways in which the core game could be played.

In addition, The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh introduced rules to simulate the arrival of a travelling museum exhibit - complete with cursed yet useful artefacts - to Arkham.

The new mechanic provided with this set (nearly every subsequent expansion would feature the addition of optional game mechanics in some form or other) was that of being excluded from certain locations. This, like most of the subsequent optional mechanics, increased the difficulty of winning a game of Arkham Horror, an already tough game to beat.

Revised Edition Edit

In 2011, Fantasy Flight released a Revised Edition of The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh in order to bring its contents into line with later packs, as more recent expansions had introduced game concepts which were incompatible with the original. It also came with a sheet allowing the Dark Pharaoh himself to be played against as a Herald.

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