Cthulhu Wars – Core Game (CWO2)
The premier horror strategy game with high-quality miniatures and great competitive gameplay and tactics.
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With mechanics that make sense and brilliantly– written flavor text that is positively creepy, and you are completely plunged into the Mythos…this game is phenomenal
— Joshua Davis, gamingtrend.com
Every part of Cthulhu Wars resonated with me as both a gamer and a fan of the Mythos… A stunning looking miniatures game…great asymmetrical game play…it’s a win all around.
The immediacy of this game– coupled with its easy play and approachability– makes this one of my favorite designs in this genre space… Setup and commitment are minimized. Impact and engagement are maximized.
— Michael Barnes, nohighscores.com miniaturemarket.com
A game that is as rewarding to the mind as it is to the eyes. Simply excellent and a game I highly recommend.
— Cyrus, fathergeek.com
The game’s asymmetry is front and centre. Big time. Everything is different for each faction from their spell books, to the monsters and Great Old Ones they can summon. The only identical thing for each player is their starting tools of six cultists and a controlled gate.
— tabletoptribe.com/review– cthulhu– wars/
The game really comes alive through the factions… each player plays in a different way, which keeps play fresh and interesting from game to game.
— Shannon Appelcline, rpg.net
This was my best play, the best game we had. We’ve talked a lot about Cthulhu Wars on these podcasts, and this is another shining example of why this is such an amazing game. We walked away saying, we want to play it again.
— Ding and Dent broadcast, episode 44 – dinganddentcast.com
Cthulhu Wars boasts what are among the best plastic minis seen in any board game in the history of the genre… large and beautifully sculpted, and really draw players into the eerie world of the Cthulhu mythos.
— Cody K. Carlson, deseretnews.com
The gameplay is fast and addictive, the strategy is deep yet accessible, and the arresting quality of the components sets a new bar for board games.
— Michael Langlois, goodreads.com
Fantastic miniatures, fantastic game. I’ve got to find those expansions somehow
— ridureyu, nerditis.com
The game is easy to learn, setup, and actually play
— David Guyll, Points of Light
In three words: simple, tactical, deep. A premium game for a luxury experience. Sandy Petersen shows once again his mastery.
— JEUX DE ROLE MAGAZINE
It plays beautifully. All of the new factions and creatures slot into the core game seamlessly. And it’s fun as hell.
— Michael Langlois, michael– langlois.net
If you’re tired of the normal Lovecraft game where you’re another investigator trying to lure another Old One back to sleep, than I highly suggest you try out Cthulhu Wars and, for once, actually mean to bring about the apocalypse.
— Andrew Dodson, playertheory.com
You’re getting a fun game that for all its size is reasonably easy to learn and should provide you with plenty of replay potential.
— Paul Fricker, blasphemoustomes.com
The twisted shapes of each faction are beautifully grotesque, rendered in surprising detail.
— Henry Glasheen, slugmag.com
Everything in this game has been polished and practiced and worked on to the point of exhaustion– it’s a true labor of love for the designer, Sandy Petersen, and it shows.
— Chris Foster, nerdsbreakgames.com
The game is easy to explain to new players.
— wingdingdingo, caffeinecrew.com
The gameplay is so intuitive, the placement of your monsters is incredibly satisfying, the combat is so streamlined, you’re not mentally exhausted after playing it … it’s an excellent, excellent game.
— Nate (littleturd), boardgamegeek.com
This is a title beyond just its theme and the massive miniatures… It is a game of wild asymmetry; fans of area control and asymmetric games will want to take a long, good look.
— James (Brother Jim), boardgamegeek.com
It’s a lighter game, featuring gigantic monsters destroying the world (and each other). It’s very fun to play if you’re into that (and who isn’t?).
— Ryan Abrams (ryanabrams), boardgamegeek.com
Overall fun: Definitely a yes. We never got bogged down into the minutia of the rules
— Ben Burns (BenTheRat), boardgamegeek.com
|Dimensions||16.9 x 12.4 x 5.7 in|