Cthulhu Wars Duel

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.

Featuring...

A new game map of Lovecraft County

Great Cthulhu vs Black Goat

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Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


Artists

Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


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 also doesn't take up as much table space as the original, allowing it to be played in smaller spaces. In short, this is the most accessible version of Cthulhu wars we've ever made!

Cthulhu Wars Duel: Extinction

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: Extinction is a fast-moving two player strategy game in which you play as The Sleeper, primordial god of slumber and hunger or Ithaqua, the Windwalker, god of outer space and all that is coldest and darkest. Each side is strikingly different with unique units, abilities and strategies available.

Cthulhu Wars Duel: Extinction is fully compatible with the original Cthulhu Wars Duel game. Both are standalone products, but Factions and Maps can be mixed and matched in any combination!

  • Available for Pre-order Now!
  • Ships in July
  • If you pre-order by April 10th get the new Family Reunion expansion FREE!

Featuring...

A new game map of Cretaceous Earth

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Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


Artists

Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


Rulebook

The Sleeper vs The Windwalker

Travel Friendly Components

In Cthulhu Wars Duel: Extinction, 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: Extinction in a bag and take it to your game night with minimal space requirements. Cthulhu Wars Duel: Extinction also doesn't take up as much table space as the original, allowing it to be played in smaller spaces. In short, this is the most accessible version of Cthulhu Wars we've ever made!

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Game Design

Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


Artists

Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


Game Info


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Game Design

Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


Artists

Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


Awards & Reviews

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.  

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Andy Matthews

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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DiceBreaker

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!

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Marco Omnigamer

Cthulhu Wars: Duel is an easy recommendation because you get 80% of the flavor of Cthulhu Wars for 15% of the cost. It’s an immensely satisfying game that somehow blends euro-like precision and dice-chucking. It’s a very easy play-it-once, switch sides, and then play-it-again proposition. While I may always prefer the big brother for the additional diplomacy elements that the 3+ player games offer, this duel is a great alternative for those who want it. 

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Board Game Barrage

Cthulhu Wars: Duel takes the rules, strategy and tactics from the full Cthulhu Wars game and condenses them down to an affordable two player, 30-minute game. As fans of short two player games with depth, we look forward to many more plays. Bring on more Great Ones! 

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Rolling Dice & Taking Names

A highly asymmetrical 2-person game where every decision counts.
Unconsidered actions are quickly your downfall, as Alex was allowed to find out himself :).

We are already looking forward to further factions.    

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Hunter & Cron

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Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


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Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


Cthulhu Wars Duel News

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Sandy Petersen
Lincoln Petersen


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Richard Luong
Damien Mammoliti
Graey Erb


General Downloads

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2 Minute Dino Deal Rulebook 1.62 MB 128 downloads

The Time Scoop works! Now you can reach back in time to seek out prehistoric monsters....

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    Sandy Petersen
    Lincoln Petersen


    Artists

    Richard Luong
    Damien Mammoliti
    Graey Erb


    Game Info


    Game Stats


    Game Design

    Sandy Petersen
    Lincoln Petersen


    Artists

    Richard Luong
    Damien Mammoliti
    Graey Erb