Lovecraft told his tales with beings from space, the ocean and other weird environments, but cosmic horror doesn’t need tentacled horrors from beyond time – it resonates with us because we see it all around us every day.
Click the link for a list of ten Lovecraftian board games and card games that I think you’ll enjoy!
This is what I would call a near perfect beer and pretzel game. There’s enough depth there to keep you on your toes and laughing the whole way to the abyss.
This adventure concerns the legend of a witch who lives deep within the forest, deep within every forest. Known as The Pale Lady or The Flower Mistress, there’s just one catch. She’s not a witch at all.
A host of historical characters face the mysteries of the Cthulhu Mythos, based on the popular “Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla” comics! Only 4 days left on this Kickstarter.
“Darkest Dungeon” is definitely a Lovecraftian game. The back story: your father unearthed portals to dark dimensions and released a number of horrific and evil creatures onto the world.
When I found out I’d be supporting a small, two person operation passionate about bring their love of M.R. James and gaming to the tabletop I tore off my pocket trying to get to my wallet.
Black Sun Death Crawl is pure cosmic horror, terrifyingly bleak. The apocalypse has come and gone. The Sun of Light and all that was good fled, hoping to trap the Black Sun “within a prison of existence”. This is the world within which your players find themselves.
This episode’s guests: Matt Leacock and Chuck Yager, creators of “Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu”! Watch the show live at 6:00pm Eastern (5pm Central, 3pm Pacific), or listen to the archived show at any time in the future.
Only one day left on the GIBBOUS Kickstarter! This is one of the easiest and most enthusiastic interviews I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing.
The game opens with a quote from Philip K Dick. Its deep oceanic setting recalls HP Lovecraft’s most iconic creations. SOMA’s creature designs immediately bring to mind the work of H.R. Giger and David Cronenberg’s films.
COLORATURA has won several awards: “First Place and Miss Congeniality in the 2013 Interactive Fiction Competition. COLORATURA also was awarded 4 XYZZY Awards, including, “Best Game”, “Best Puzzles”, “Best Individual Puzzle”, and “Best Individual PC” and nominated for 6 other XYZZY awards, an unprecedented sweep.”
H. P. Lovecraft’s famously twisted universe will be coming alive on consoles and PC in 2017, in the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG Call of Cthulhu.
Click to view images of the Cthulhu Chess Set: The Rook, Bishop, and Pawn! Created by Sergio Mengual.
We’ve teamed up with political satire site Wonkette to create a card game about the US elections, but early on in the process I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to inject a massive dose of Mythos into the design. After all who doesn’t wish to see Cthulhu for President?