“Despite its simplicity, the Petersen Games play can cause surprising twists, stir your seemingly clear situations a bit with your madness cards, and that’s what makes it really exciting. Its theme is already winning for lovers of the Lovecraft world, its ingredients are absolutely fine, and its price is not dangerous either.”
In this video, Nick Welford provides a solid overview of Unlocking Insanity for Zatu Games.
“If you are looking for a roll and write where you can mess with your opponents, this is a great choice.You’ll get a lot of fun out of this at a good price, with a lot of interaction with the other players.”
“The components were simple and well made. As someone who stresses over consuming game components — like the brain sheets — I’m very happy that the publisher has laminated brain sheets available, along with markers that come equipped with an eraser on the lid.”
“The thing I really loved was how simple it was to figure everything out, but playing successfully against the other acolytes is a different thing altogether. Quick to learn, but it’ll take time to master — which is a good thing in my book.”
“I believe the small incentive to go insane in a color first, coupled with the potential uses of insanity penalties to actually be beneficial adds enough strategy to make Unlocking Insanity a great addition to your collection. You would be ‘crazy’ not to check this game out.”
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Spencer and Lara with the Lighten Up Initiative recently filmed a playthrough of Unlocking Insanity. Learn the rules while watching, and see see the layout with sheets, cards, dice, etc.
This roll and write game managed to make a Cthulhu-themed game without making it creepy or scary! In fact, we found it to be educational for math with our 7 year old. 🙂
It has a cool unique theme behind it. You should definitely check it out.