The latest in Lovecraftian goodness from legendary game designer Sandy Peterson easily blasted to its Kickstarter funding goal within minutes and if you take a look at the project you’ll easily see why. Not only does Cthulhu Wars carry the pedigree of the Call of Cthulhu creator himself but the components look absolutely stunning. You might be tempted to back the project just for the amazing miniatures alone! I will mention that the current level of support in oder to receive the game ($134) does seem a bit pricey in my book though… Although if we’re talking about 60+ minis and all, maybe the price isn’t too bad.
About the project:
“Cthulhu Still Lives …” H. P. Lovecraft
Now, the designer of the original Call of Cthulhu role playing game, Sandy Petersen, brings a colossal new chapter to the Cthulhu Mythos.
The marketplace today has many boardgames featuring the Cthulhu Mythos. In these games you strive to avert the impending catastrophe. But in Cthulhu Wars you ARE the catastrophe! The Great Old Ones have returned to claim the ruins of Earth, and you are one of them!
Like the Cthulhu Mythos, strategy gaming has survived the test of time. From Risk to Twilight Imperium, we have enjoyed these games. The concept behind Cthulhu Wars is to apply the principles of strategy gaming to the Cthulhu Mythos. In terms of gameplay, Cthulhu Wars probably resembles the Fantasy Flight product Chaos in the Old World as much as any single other game, but, ultimately Cthulhu Wars is its own beast.
Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 3 to 5 players produce cultists and monsters, build mystic gates, and awaken Great Old Ones. The players earn spellbooks, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their bases. Each faction has its own unique set of monsters, spells, and its own Great Old One(s).