Seiji Kanai’s smash hit Love Letter is spawning yet another variant from Alderac Entertainment Group called Lovecraft Letter, releasing on July 19.

In Lovecraft Letter, the players are not seeking the affections of a princess.  Instead, they must follow a series of sanity-bending clues as they investigate the disappearance of their cousin in the ruins of Egypt.  The game adds a new Insanity mechanic to the Love Letter franchise:  players can gain access to more powerful card effects, but if they do, they risk losing their sanity, which eliminates them from the round.

The game comes with 25 cards featuring characters and artifacts from the Lovecraft Mythos, 6 reference cards, 40 protective card sleeves, and 18 sanity tokens.  Lovecraft Letter is intended for 2 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in about 10 minutes.  MSRP is $29.99.

In July, Alderac will also release another game designed by Seiji Kanai called Unicornus Knights (see "Cooperative Fantasy 'Unicornus Knights'").

Check out the gallery for some sample cards from the game.