The Terrible Experiment

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The Terrible Experiment is a mythos card. If first appeared in the Arkham Horror board game.

Card Information

Mythos Type: Rumor

Gate Opens: Unvisited Isle

Clue Appears At:

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Mythos Ability: When this card enters play, place 5 monsters from the cup on it. Any player may choose to fight one or more of these monsters while in the Miskatonic U. streets during the Arkham Encounter Phase. If defeated, they are claimed as monster trophies. These monsters do not move, are not considered on the board, and do not count against the monster limit.

Ongoing Effect: Place a monster on this card at the end of every Mythos Phase (beginning the turn after it entered play).

Pass: If there are no monsters on this card, return it to the box. Each player draws 1 Skill.

Fail: If there are 8 monsters on this card, return it to the box. Raise the terror level to 10 and place the monsters that were on it in play in the Miskatonic U. streets.


Any effects which would affect the monsters in the Miskatonic U. neighborhood do not apply to those placed on this card.