I was researching games to get to play at our gaming club and found excellent reviews on AH and after scouring Melbourne for a copy (To No Avail) all the gaming stores had no copies I had wait 2 weeks for stock to come in.
When I finally received it in the post, I looked at the box and found it odd when it said that it was for players 1+. This really intrigued me as I love playing games Solo (As for years did not have anyone to play them with, while they were fun they just lacked the interaction)
I have played AH about 8 times already (Once with a friend) and I absolutely loved it.
I play with 3 investigators and have beaten the game only once against Hastur and am at the moment have it setup for my 9th game where I think its already going to end badly with only 1hr of play.
I am itching to get the expansions as this is the best game I have ever played and I would love to see more games out there that gives you the 1 player option.
Heh... It's a great game isn't it? :')
I'd recommend you hold off on buying the expansions until you start mastering the base game (you'll know when that is— when you're winning 60-90% of the time).
And of course :') you should also be able to do that with two investigators as opposed to three.
Funnily enough I just finished my latest game and won with the 3 investigators. I was committed to closing gates and managed to seal 1 but too many gates opened up and filled up Ithaqua's doom track and he awoke.
The investigators I had were:
The Gangster (High Fight Skill and Tommy Gun came in handy)
The Salesman (Seemed to decimate the monster encounters on the board, but rolled pretty badly with the Final Battle)
The Photographer (With Shotgun was able to get successes easier and bring down the GOO alot quicker)
With the high fight skills and the investigators having high stamina levels managed to last it out and finally defeated Ithaqua in the end with losing just the Salesman. But it was a great game and the quickest I've played.
In any case I'm going to get the first of the card expansions: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh and then perhaps with a bit more money Dunwich Horror.