Game Salute will distribute Green Eye Games’ strategy/horror board game Cthulhu Wars to the trade in Q1 2015.
The Lovecraftian big box game tied to the Cthulhu mythos raised more than $1.4 million from more than 4,000 backers in July 2013 (see "'Cthulhu Wars' Tops $1 Million"), and still holds a spot on the Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarter chart (see "Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarters").
Players take the role of gods and alien races out to expand their power base in the earthly realm, as well as complete six tasks to acquire their faction spell books. On their turn players Gather Power, and in a series of Action Rounds, spend the Power to accomplish goals: moving units, battling others, summing monsters, building gates, awakening their Great Old One. Each faction has a unique set of monsters, special abilities, spell books and requirements, and there are multiple strategies open to each faction to accomplish them. The first player to accumulate 30 points on the Doom Track wins.
Additional components include a map board of Earth (in two pieces, printed on both sides), 4 Faction Cards, 4 Power markers, 4 Doom track markers, 1 Ritual Annihilation Marker, a starting player tile, 24 Spell books, 12 Desecration markers, 22 Gates, a Player Hints & Tips guide, and a rulebook.
The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 90 minutes. MSRP is $199.00. Green Eye Games plans to release additional factions and maps in the future as expansions, so the game will eventually support up to 7 players.
$1.4M Kickstarter Game
Posted by ICv2 on September 26, 2014 @ 2:34 am CT