Arkham Horror, published by Fantasy Flight Games, is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s early 20th century horror fiction. Just like his stories, it’s a hoot. The players (1-8 of the lucky pikers), take on the roll of intrepid investigators and gang up to stop the town of Arkham from being overrun by an eldritch deity from another plane. A few of the protagonists may go insane or be hospitalized in the process, as often happened in Lovecraft’s stories as well (along with a fair number of suicides). But, it’s all in good fun!