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‘Cthulhu Wars’ Coming in Q1 2015

Game Salute will distribute Green Eye Games’ strategy/horror board game Cthulhu Wars to the trade in Q1 2015, according to hobby news website

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 and still holds a spot on the Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarter chart.



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.


The box contains 64 miniatures including the 5 Great Old Ones (Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Shub-Niggurath, Hastur, The King in Yellow) which range in size from 20mm to nearly 180mm; as well as: 24 Cultist miniatures (six in each color: blue, green, red, yellow), 4 Deep Ones, 2 Shoggoths, 2 Starspawn, 3 Nightgaunts, 3 Flying Polyp, 2 Hunting Horror miniatures, 2 Ghouls, 4 Fungi, 3 Dark Young , 6 Undead, and  4 Byakhee.

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.  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.






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Geek & Sundry’s TableTop: Unspeakable Words


Check out the latest episode of Geek & Sundry’s smash YouTube web series TableTop, with host Wil Wheaton, featuring special guests Troy Baker, Erin Gray, and Felicia Day. This week, they’re playing Unspeakable Words by Playroom Entertainment.

What do you think about this game? Let us know in the comments below or sound off in the forums! Don’t forget that board games make fantastic holiday gifts, too. Pick this game up at your local Battleground Games & Hobbies today!

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About Unspeakable Words

Decode the ancient secrets of R’lyeh by forming words with the letters you find in this sanity-sapping letter game. The more angles that appear in the words, the greater their mystical value, but beware! For each word that is created, you must roll a sanity check against its value to see if the word’s power drives you mad!

Cthulhu Mythos themed.


Games Magazine’s 2007 Word Game of the Year

Recommended Players: 2-6

Suggested Ages: 10 and up

Approximate Play Time: 30+ minutes

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