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Deluxe Edition of ‘Unspeakable Words’ Coming This Summer

Playroom Entertainment will release a new deluxe edition of Unspeakable Words, with new artwork by John Kovalic, this summer, according to hobby industry news website ICv2.

The Call of Cthulhu word game, designed by James Ernest and Mike Selinker, with artwork by Tony Steele won Games Magazine‘s 2007 Word Game of the Year and appeared on the second season of TableTop.

Players compete to form words from the letter cards in their hand, where each letter is worth points based on the angles of the letter.  The goal is to make the highest scoring word possible, but the player must test the strength of the word against a roll of a d20. If the roll is equal to or higher than the value of the word, the player is safe. If it is lower, the player loses a piece of sanity, represented by Cthulhu pawns.  The first player to reach 100 points (without losing all their sanity) wins.


Originally intended for 2-6 players, the Deluxe Edition will support up to eight players.  The edition includes a host of extra items, including a glow-in-the-dark custom d20 engraved with Cthulhu, a screen printed dice/pawn bag; plus 10 of the 40 Cthulhu pawns (in 8 colors) will be glow-in-the dark.

In addition to the Deluxe Edition, Playroom will be reprinting the classic edition ofUnspeakable Words for the 6th time.  That edition includes 30 single-colored pawns, and is suitable for up to six players.  Classic and deluxe editions can be combined to host up to 14 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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