The Essex County Express: Mythos Pack is a small expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. It is the second Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle and was released in 2017 by Fantasy Flight Games.
This chapter of the story sees your team of investigators leave Arkham on the Essex County Express. What could go wrong on a simple train ride? When your activities have drawn the attention of unspeakable horrors from beyond our reality, it seems that there’s quite a lot that can throw a spanner in the works…
The Essex County Express continues the story from Arkham Horror: The Card Game’s big box expansion, The Dunwich Legacy. Like other Mythos Packs, you need both the base game and the large expansion to be able to play with these cards. The scenario itself can be played as a short, standalone game or as part of a longer Dunwich Legacy story. It comes with 60 new cards, including 28 player cards.
As you play with these cards, the mystery of the Essex County Express will unfold. You’re travelling away from Arkham on the train, when all of a sudden it grinds to a halt. Unsure of what’s going on, you and your fellow investigators head towards the engine car. Something isn’t right. Horrors and monstrosities shift and ooze just out of sight. If you can’t get the train going again soon, you may fall prey to the madness...
The Essex County Express: Mythos Pack is a novel setting for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Instead of exploring buildings and rooms you’re stuck in the cramped confines of a train, with very little separating you from the horrors that lurk in the shadows. Speed is of the essence. Delay too long, and those oozing, creeping things will catch up with you. With the fate of the world in your hands failure is not an option...but it is a very real possibility.
Player count: 1-4
Time: 60-120 minutes
Age rating: 14+