About Us

Petersen Games was founded to make games with top-grade components, amazing art, and great depth of gameplay. We are explicitly trying to provide a luxury, high-end product for the hobby community.

We got our start decades ago when Sandy Petersen first conceived of the idea of doing a roleplaying game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s stories. That original idea, the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, is still in print today. Since that time, Sandy has worked on many tabletop products, including helping develop the original Arkham Horror board game. He also spent almost 20 years in the computer gaming industry, as a designer on the teams that produced Civilization, Doom, Quake, the Age of Empire series, and Halo Wars. He returned to the world of tabletop gaming with the famed Cthulhu Wars strategy game, and now he is Chief Creative Officer of his own company.

Our team are all fanatic game players and designers in our own rights, and between us, we have almost a century of combined experience.

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