DAY 12 – Announcing Cthulhu Wars: Duel

by | Dec 10, 2020

“This is Cthulhu calling. Now, I Cthulhu, the Greatest of the liberated Old Ones have come to teach you new ways to shout and revel and enjoy yourselves. Behold my works. 
Cthulhu Wars: Duel – now you puny cultists can become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil. Now all the Earth can flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.”

The premier horror strategy game re-imagined as a compact, two player experience!

The Old Ones have risen. Monsters walk the Earth. Humanity is finished, but the struggle continues. Which Great Old One will rule the ruins of Earth? Now, you take charge!

Cthulhu Wars: Duel is a fast moving two player strategy game in which you play as Great Cthulhu himself or the Black Goat, a cosmic goddess of hideous fertility. Each side is strikingly different with unique units, abilities and strategies available.

This is the most accessible version of Cthulhu Wars we’ve ever made!

A new game map of Lovecraft Country 

Travel Friendly Components

In Cthulhu Wars: Duel, the giant plastic miniatures have been replaced with cardboard standees. This not only allows the game to be more affordable, but also makes it travel friendly and saves table space. This means you can drop a box of Cthulhu Wars: Duel in a bag and take it to your game night with minimal space requirements. 

Cthulhu Wars: Duel – unleash YOUR inner Great Old One.

Reviews will be published 12/10/20 at 10:00am CST

Fans have asked for this for a long time. It’s a cost-effective tabletop sized version of Cthulhu Wars designed for two players, with some incredible rule twists. The game plays quickly with an engaging table presence. If you love the Cthulhu mythos, then it will be an instant buy for you.  

Meeple Mountain

I really like that its smaller than Cthulhu Wars and you can travel with it. Also, that its a cheaper game for people to buy, so more people will be able to enjoy Lovecraftian Horror. This is a legit real Cthulhu Wars experience that will spread the good word.

Grey Wizard Gaming

Cthulhu Wars: Duel gives those non-believers what they’ve been asking for–a small game box and a low price point. Honestly, Petersen Games couldn’t have picked a better time to make this game. In this horrible, crazy year they made their flagship game accessible for all gamers and fans to try out and hopefully enjoy. Plus, they gave us a great new low player count option for quarantine gaming. Well played Petersen Games, well played.

Board Game Quest

Cthulhu Wars: Duel is a dream for tabletop gamers that wanted to play in the realm of the Elder Gods. Petersen Games has allowed budget conscious gamers to dip their toes into the stygian depths of cosmic horror and reward them with an amazing game at an affordable price that is destined to be a legend in living rooms and game shops. Even the new box fits easily on a book or gaming shelf where it will take a place of honor in some dark hearts! There is so much to enjoy in this game from the amazing artwork to the wonderful strategy and gameplay. So, what better time than the holiday season to bring some unrelenting doom to the gamers that you love in and out of your family with Cthulhu Wars: Duel!

Geek Dad

Cthulhu Wars: Duel distils Miskatonic mayhem into a travel-ready, two-player clash. Take up the mantle of the many-tentacled dreamer Cthulhu or the fecund horror that is the Black Goat as you struggle to dominate a world already conquered by beings beyond mortal imagination.


Cthulhu Wars: Duel is a pleasant area control game that stays fresh as it develops, with a fun Lovecraftian theme and fun implementation of the theme. From time to time it’s nice to be the bad guy!

Marco Omnigamer