Having come out previously as TimeBomb overseas, Don’t Mess with Cthulhu is a social deduction game for 4-6 players in which two teams are either trying to save the world or destroy it. In this game you will have a set of cards which will either have flashlights, rocks, elder signs, or Cthulhu on them. After giving out people’s secret roles you will deal out the cards to everyone, they will look to see what they have and then shuffle the cards into a stack in front of them. From there you will flip over a number of cards equal to the number of players, but that is where the social deduction comes in because you have to pick who’s card you turn over. After that the remaining face down cards are shuffled, dealt again, and the new round begins again. The game ends when either Cthulhu is revealed, which is a win for the cultists, or all the elder signs are revealed, which is a win for the investigators.
This is a quick game and is best when played over multiple rounds as past experiences begin to blur between games making it even more fun, and also includes a mechanic to track wins/loses between games. As a bonus for the backing Kickstarter campaign, Indie Boards and Cards will include the extra cards needed to expand the game to 8 players. So if this sounds interesting to you then head over to the campaign page to pledge for you copy.