Reviews of Arkham Ritual
Arkham Ritual puts a unique twist on the social deduction genre. It plays quite quickly, and it’s the type of social deduction game that is unlikely to veer into accusations or unpleasantness. It’s light, it’s fast, and it’s engaging, the kind of game you’re going to play multiple times in one sitting. There’s a lot of guesswork involved, and social deduction fans who enjoy playing the odds should certainly check it out on Kickstarter.
Arkham Ritual is such a great small game that is quick and super easy to learn. I do think Ninja Star Games has nailed the theme for this game. The art is so amazing. The use of the character on a simple mono colour yet highly detailed background is quite stunning. Arkham Ritual is such an enjoyable and smart game. It is quick, easy and well thought out. It has a strong theme, a simple and yet enjoyable mechanic and amazing art. I believe this game is going to be one to watch.
Arkham Ritual is a lot of fun. The seemingly simple decision of “Do I keep this card, or pass it?” is often supremely difficult. And, through regular player interaction or special cards, even your best plans can be put to ruin. For me, Arkham Ritual checks off a lot of boxes: it is a great social deduction game, it is fairly fast paced, it doesn’t take long to teach/learn, and it’s entertaining, engaging, and keeps you on your toes.
This is a quick game that can play with higher player counts, which is nice. It also employs a very light Lovecraftian theme without hitting you over the head with it. If that sounds appealing to you at all, you should try it. I mean, where else do you get to join a horrifying Old World ritual where you may or may not make it out alive? Check it out on Kickstarter.
Overall, this is a cool little game, especially if you’re looking for a quick way to open up a night. I imagine it’d go great with a Cthulhu night. Anyways, if this seems up your alley, I’d recommend checking it out! I’ve enjoyed playing it.
Arkham Ritual is an enjoyable game with a large group and it is perfect for the Halloween season with its dark theme. Yet, the theme is implemented pretty lightly. While deeply thematic games like Arkham Horror or A Study in Emerald give you the true feel of Lovecraftian horror, this is a party game so you can’t get into the lore too much. That’s probably best for some players who might be less enthusiastic about Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth.
I like Arkham Ritual as a small filler party game if you don’t mind the little mystery with bluffing. I am giving Arkham Ritual a good rating.
The fun is trying to figure out what is happening and the fun you have with your friends. If you want a game that is light to get the party started for a game night, then check out Arkham Ritual on Kickstarter!
We loved the game. The game is outstanding! It isn’t super strategic game, brain burning game. But the game is super entertaining. It is incredibly fun. I highly, highly recommend it.
There is so much strategy, but it is super subtle and intricate. The fun comes from the cool mechanic of not seeing the card in your hand. There is a lot of tension in this game!
Theme of the game is spectacular. I suggest you look at the Kickstarter. This is THE game if you like social deduction, deception, and lying to your friends. If you’re interested in games like resistance, dark moon, or betrayal at the house on the hill, this game is going to be right up your ally.
Arkham Ritual is an eerily quiet game. As a group, we love social deduction games, and have been known to make such bold statements as, “There are no spouses in board games!” in the heat of the discussions. It took a few hands for us to get into this game because it lacks the easy conversation that other social deduction games have. We ultimately liked this game, and were able to strike up banter in our quest to decipher our sanity.
Our group had a lot of fun playing Arkham Ritual, and this card game could become a memorable great. The social aspects of game play, combined with the card-counting driven strategy are a fun combination, and the quality of the game’s components speak of creators invested in releasing the best possible version of their game.