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Despite Arkham Horror being a cooperative game, one of the glaring holes I noticed the first time I played was that it doesn't appear that multiple investigators can attack a single monster, and vice versa.

I've read the rules a couple of times, but wanted to make completely sure:

If two investigators are in the same space as a single monster, Investigator A has to either Evade the monster or pass a Horror check, then fight until they either win, flee or die. If Investigator A flees or dies, Investigator B has the same option to either Evade or pass a Horror check, and fight as normal. At no time can they somehow gang up together and add their Combat together against the monster, correct?

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That is correct. With the exception of the Final Battle, all combat is one-on-one. Investigators cannot team up against monsters, and multiple monsters in a single location do not team up against an investigator.

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Yep, as mentioned above, combat is one-on-one. Just wanted to add that there are rules for "team battles" at Arkham Investigations if you want to use them.

http://arkhaminvestigations.barkingdoginteractive.com/

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Interesting, I'll have to take a look at those, thanks! –  LittleBobbyTables Nov 17 '10 at 17:06

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