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Cthulhu Wars Board Game

Cthulhu Wars Board Game

Cthulhu Wars is a strategy boardgame in which the players take the part of alien races and gods taken from the Cthulhu mythos created by H. P. Lovecraft. The game is physically large, and includes sixty-four figurines of the cultists, monsters, aliens, and Great Old Ones that range in height from approximately 20mm to nearly 180mm.

The game takes place on a map of Earth. Each player takes the part of one of four factions incuded in the base game. At the start of a turn, players Gather Power, then, during a series of Action Rounds, they spend this Power to accomplish various tasks, such as moving units, engaging in battle, summoning monsters, building Gates, casting spells, and Awakening their Great Old One. When all players run out of Power, the Action phase ends and the next turn begins. Victory is determined by accumulating points on the Doom Track. The first player to 30 is the lone victor.

Driving the strategy are a player's wish to expand his power base, and his need to accomplish six tasks to acquire his faction's spellbooks. Each faction has a unique set of monsters, spellbooks, and special abilities, and has different requirements to acquire its spellbooks. All factions have multiple strategies open to them.

Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Great Old Ones Pack 1 (On Order)

Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Great Old Ones Pack 1 (On Order)

Cthulhu Wars Great Old One Expansions add neutral Great Old Ones and their spellbook, which can be used in any game of Cthulhu Wars. Each Great Old One's has a requirement listed upon it, and the first player that meets it may choose to summon it under their faction's control. No one else has access to it... unless they can kill her and reawaken her for themselves. Each also comes it's own spellbook that, once earned, counts towards your victory condition.

Cthulhu Wars: Great Old One Pack One adds five new Great Old Ones to Cthulhu Wars:

  • Abhoth is the source of all uncleanness. When you awaken Abhoth, you gain the power to place Filth tokens around the map. The Filth tokens "fight", participating in battles in their areas, and any damage they inflict goes onto both sides of the battle. However, since the Filth itself is immune, it gradually makes the world a more and more polluted cesspool.
  • Chaugnar Faugn gives you the ability to alter the way the Elder Signs work (to your advantage). In addition, he provides you with a new action: Miri Nigri (cost 1) select an area in which you have units; a battle immediately begins there, and all your cultists in the area add +2 to their combat.
  • Cthugha is difficult to get as you have to sacrifice a Great Old One, but it changes the way battle results work, allowing you to transform your kills rolled into Elder Signs. Of course, this spares your opponent, but hey, Elder Sign! Also, his spellbook, Fire Vampires, earns you Power for damage inflicted on YOU.
  • Mother Hydra gives you the ability to sting your enemy out of the sea, reserving them for your own use. Her Zygote spellbook permits you to spawn multiple cultists at once at a low cost.
  • Yig makes your cultists poisonous, so if they're eaten by enemies, those enemies die. In addition, when he earns his spellbook, each turn your foes must decide whether to donate power to you or have you earn doom points.

  • Cthulhu Wars Board Game: High Priests Expansion (On Order)

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: High Priests Expansion (On Order)

    A new cultist for all players. Includes 7 high priests, in all player colors.

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Opener Of The Way Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Opener Of The Way Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Faction Expansions add a new force to the area control miniature game. The expansion comes with all the models, spellbooks and other components needed to play the faction which can be played with any combination of other factions from the base game or other expansions, or can be used to increase the number of players able to play in a single game.

    Opener of the Way adds the cosmic horror of Yog-Sothoth. He changes the fundamental laws of reality. With his ability of the Million Favored Ones, his units are able to promote for free after combat. Cultists promote to Mutants, Mutants become Abominations, and Abominations become Children of Yog-Sothoth. (Children of Yog-Sothoth can fragment into as many Mutants as are in your unit pool.) He also has the Dragon Rising and Dragon Descending spellbooks, which can only be used once per game (they are flipped upside-down after use). These give him potent one-time boosts which are real game-changers. Other spellbooks let him rain death from the sky; summon monsters from enemy-held gates; and channel raw Power into a Battle. And of course, Yog-Sothoth gives you the ability to move from Gate to Gate without passing through intervening Areas.

    Yog-Sothoth has proven to be an extremely powerful faction, as befits the status of the One-in-All. Other players have learned to keep one eye cocked at the Opener of the Way, because he has powers that produce sudden upsets and reversals of fortune.

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Sleeper Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Sleeper Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Faction Expansions add a new force to the area control miniature game. The expansion comes with all the models, spellbooks and other components needed to play the faction which can be played with any combination of other factions from the base game or other expansions, or can be used to increase the number of players able to play in a single game.

    The Sleeper turns indolence into a virtue, as the greed-crazed God of Entropy, Tsathoggua, emerges from the depths to turn the world upside-down. The Sleeper can force enemy factions to make sacrifices to him, and he is able to capture and sacrifice enemy monsters. He can bring out ancient sorceries, make monsters monsters that appear for free on-map, and wizards who are able to steal opponents special abilities.

    With many other abilities that allow the Sleeper player to do more for less this is the most Power-efficient faction around.

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Tcho-Tcho Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Tcho-Tcho Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Faction Expansions add a new force to the area control miniature game. The expansion comes with all the models, spellbooks and other components needed to play the faction which can be played with any combination of other factions from the base game or other expansions, or can be used to increase the number of players able to play in a single game.

    The Tcho-Tchos are a human-based faction with the ability to interfere with other players by worshipping their Great Old Ones! Your own Great Old One, Ubbo-Sathla, is a tool and slave, not an object of worship!

    Unique among Cthulhu Wars factions, the Tcho-Tchos have access to three high priests. In addition to the standard power generation and pacing benefits granted by recruiting additional high priests, the Tcho-Tchos exploit this advantage through two spellbooks (Hierophants and Martydom) based around high priests. The other distinction of the Tcho-Tchos is the way they interact with other factions; the spellbooks Tablet of the Gods and Idolotry enable the Tcho-Tcho faction to leech off other players, and Soulless makes your cultists less attractive to capture.

    The Tcho-Tchos are generally weak defensively at first, but enemies are typically reluctant to attack an Area containing your High Priests (due to Martyrdom). If they don?t send in Great Old Ones, the riff-raff can often be handled with Proto-Shoggoths--particularly with the Terror spellbook. The Tcho-Tchos have a major power advantage in the early game, because you normally spend 0 Power on your Great Old One. This power can be used not only to capture or build Gates, but to place units in enemy Start Areas to harass them with Tablets of the Gods.

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Windwalker Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Board Game: Windwalker Faction Expansion

    Cthulhu Wars Faction Expansions add a new force to the area control miniature game. The expansion comes with all the models, spellbooks and other components needed to play the faction which can be played with any combination of other factions from the base game or other expansions, or can be used to increase the number of players able to play in a single game.

    The Windwalker features a new and unusual faction, with Ithaqua, the god of Outer Space. His faction is most powerful in the late game, when his mighty army, fueled by his Sweeping Winds, Howl, and Ice Age spellbooks and abilities, dominates play. He also features the dread Gnoph-Kehs, strong monsters whose cost lessens the more numerous they become, setting up a feedback loop that forces other players to take note.

    Great Cthulhu is traditionally the most powerful faction in Battle. But a late-game Ithaqua has proven equal or greater than Cthulhu's wrecking squad. Players, knowing this, sometimes try to weaken Windwalker in the early game, but he has proven extremely resilient. His cultists are immune to capture, his Wendigos appear for free anywhere a unit is killed in battle, and his lesser Great Old One, Rhan-Tegoth is Eternal, and almost impossible to kill.

    Ithaqua himself is usually the last Great One One to be awakened, but before that time, Rhan-Tegoth's proves a useful and durable ally. If you are more interested in late-game prowess than early building, this is the expansion for you.

    Orcs Must Die! Board Game: Order Edition

    Orcs Must Die! Board Game: Order Edition

    Orcs Must Die: The Boardgame dares you to preserve your stronghold sieged by orcs! Scores of figures based on the video game are included, plus hordes of orcs, crossbow orcs, kobolds, gnolls, trolls, ogres, and more. Build an exciting fortress using a tile-based system, then watch as swarms of baddies plunge through your defenses to abolish your Rift.

    Orcs Must Die: Order edition sees you play heroes such as Maximilian the War Mage, Gabriella the Redeemed Sorceress, and others, while fending off the villainous orc onslaught. This is a stand alone game but can be combined with Orcs Must Die: Unchained Edition for a head to head experience! In Unchained, you play opposing heroes, such as the Kobold King or Midnight the assassin, facing down assaults by human soldiers, lions, elves, bears, dwarfs, and the like.

    Build your stronghold, choose your characters, a difficulty level and a map (or create one of your own!) then the fight begins! Each turn, waves of orcs and other monsters move pitilessly through the map, relentlessly aiming for your poor Guardian, trying to destroy him and your Rift. You and your allies run around the map, placing traps in the various parts of your map, battling the invaders, and performing a host of other actions. You earn trophy skulls for killing your enemies, and these act as the game?s ?cash? ? spend them to buy new weapons, magic amulets, and a host of other items. You also can spend skulls to place traps, and to upgrade your Guardian, making him better-able to hold off the orcs, gnolls, and other enemies. But over time your enemies accrue in strength, too! You have to face three Onslaughts, and with each Onslaught, your foes increase in might. If you do not lay a solid groundwork for your defenses with upgrades and trap placements in the early part of the game, you may face doom later on!

    If you or your friends own both the Order and Unchained versions of Orcs Must Die: The Boardgame , you can go head-to-head, pitting the regimented Order against the legions of the Unchained in an epic conflict. You and your friends will split into two teams ? one side fights for the Order, and the other will control the Unchained. Each side has its own heroes, its own armies, its own Items, and its own traps. Your hero can defend your own citadel, or seek to lead your armies to victory inside the enemy lair. With friends to help, your faction can station heroes at both tasks, and even switch off duties. The game supports up to 4 players per side.

    Orcs Must Die! Board Game: Unchained Edition

    Orcs Must Die! Board Game: Unchained Edition

    Orcs Must Die: The Boardgame dares you to preserve your stronghold sieged by orcs! Scores of figures based on the video game are included, plus hordes of orcs, crossbow orcs, kobolds, gnolls, trolls, ogres, and more. Build an exciting fortress using a tile-based system, then watch as swarms of baddies plunge through your defenses to abolish your Rift.

    Orcs Must Die: Unchained edition sees you play villains such as the Kobold King or Midnight the assassin, facing down assaults by human soldiers, lions, elves, bears, dwarfs, and the like. This is a stand alone game but can be combined with Orcs Must Die: Order Edition for a head to head experience! In Order, you play opposing heroes such as Maximilian the War Mage, Gabriella the Redeemed Sorceress, and others, while fending off the villainous orc onslaught.

    Build your stronghold, choose your characters, a difficulty level and a map (or create one of your own!) then the fight begins! Each turn, waves of orcs and other monsters move pitilessly through the map, relentlessly aiming for your poor Guardian, trying to destroy him and your Rift. You and your allies run around the map, placing traps in the various parts of your map, battling the invaders, and performing a host of other actions. You earn trophy skulls for killing your enemies, and these act as the game?s ?cash? ? spend them to buy new weapons, magic amulets, and a host of other items. You also can spend skulls to place traps, and to upgrade your Guardian, making him better-able to hold off the orcs, gnolls, and other enemies. But over time your enemies accrue in strength, too! You have to face three Onslaughts, and with each Onslaught, your foes increase in might. If you do not lay a solid groundwork for your defenses with upgrades and trap placements in the early part of the game, you may face doom later on!

    If you or your friends own both the Order and Unchained versions of Orcs Must Die: The Boardgame , you can go head-to-head, pitting the regimented Order against the legions of the Unchained in an epic conflict. You and your friends will split into two teams ? one side fights for the Order, and the other will control the Unchained. Each side has its own heroes, its own armies, its own Items, and its own traps. Your hero can defend your own citadel, or seek to lead your armies to victory inside the enemy lair. With friends to help, your faction can station heroes at both tasks, and even switch off duties. The game supports up to 4 players per side.

    Theomachy Card Game: The Ancients

    Theomachy Card Game: The Ancients

    Theomachy is a mythic deck-building strategy game. Take the mantle of a god, gambling the souls of your followers.

    When gods fight, human blood flows. Theomachy: The Ancients lets you take the place of a high god ? lord of a group of devoted followers. You have one goal and one goal only: annihilate your foes? believers and seize absolute power.

    Theomachy: The Ancients is a card game for 2-4 players and it contains four pantheons: Egyptian, Greek, Sumerian and the Outer Gods from Howard Phillips Lovecraft?s Cthulhu Mythos. It is completely compatible with the other Theomachy game, Theomachy: The Warrior Gods. You can freely mix and match cards, Gods, and myth items form the two games ? plus with both of them you can play with up to 8 people at the same time!

    Theomachy Card Game: The Warrior Gods

    Theomachy Card Game: The Warrior Gods

    When gods fight, human blood flows. Theomachy: The Warrior Gods lets you take the place of a high god ? lord of a group of devoted followers. You have one goal and one goal only: annihilate your foes? believers and seize absolute power.

    Achieve this task by staking the souls of your followers, using the same bluff, psychology, and tactics that have made Texas Hold ?em Poker the world?s premier card game. Once you seize victory, you can rest, and listen to the cheerful song of your people. You have won the clash of the gods. You have won Theomachy.

    Theomachy: The Warrior Gods is a card game for 2-4 players and it contains four pantheons: Celtic, Norse, Slavonic, and the Great Old Ones from Howard Phillips Lovecraft?s Cthulhu Mythos. It is completely compatible with the other Theomachy game, Theomachy: The Ancients. You can freely mix and match cards, Gods, and myth items form the two games ? plus with both of them you can play with up to 8 people at the same time!




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