Just a dozen hours remain for Sandy Peterson’s Cthulhu Wars Kickstarter project but the game is going to finish among the seven biggest table top gaming successes on the crowdfunding platform. With a current minimum buy in of $138, the title has over 4,000 backers and has raised more than $1.25 million. It’s a given not only the game itself drove backer support but the spectacular large scale miniatures garnered a lot of attention.
About the title:
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).