gates of arkham

Fantasy Flight Games has a new preview for the upcoming second expansion to their Lovecraft-themed dice game. Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham expands the nightmarish threat of the Ancient Ones to the streets of Arkham and tears at the barriers between realities.

“Gates to Other Worlds are opening at locations across the city, in the Woods and the Black Cave, in the center of town at Independence Square, even within the Bank of Arkham and the South Church. Only by traveling through these gates and encountering the Other Worlds can you make Arkham safe once more.”

Gates of Arkham places new emphasis on sealing gates to Other Worlds which now prevent players from accessing Arkham Adventures and can eventually spawn additional monsters. Along with Mythos cards and the doom track, gates can be opened by the four new world-ending gods introduced in this expansion.

“The Ancient Ones are hideous to look upon, and the sight of one has been known to drive even the most fearless men insane.”

Yog-Solthoth, Ghatanothoa, and a whole host of horrors await. Read the full preview for all the details, and check out our review for more on Elder Sign.

 cthulhu vault

Cthulhu’s Vault is a story-telling card game in the horror genre, meant primarily for the Cthulhu mythos, inspired by Lovecraft’s horror writing of the 1920s and 1930s.  This card game that starts cooperative, but ends with one corrupt player, a Mythos monster, and a desperate battle to save the world.

cthulhu vault cards

The closing date on Kickstarter is May 15 2014, the current pledged amount is $4,490 and the funding goal for the project is $8,000.  Pledge $30 or more and you’ll receive a copy of Cthulhu’s Vault as well as the Lovecraft inspired WW2 horror novel, “The Last Post” (autographed). The estimated delivery date is Jul 2014.

cultists of cthulhu

Cultists of Cthulhu is the second game from Sixpence Games (Professor Pugnacious): A boardgame of mystery, investigation, teamwork, and betrayal set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University. This game was inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the many others working in the Cthulhu Mythos, such as August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, and especially Robert W. Chambers, and by boardgames like Battlestar Galactica, Last Night on Earth, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and The Resistance. Cultists of Cthulhu is a tense horror game where you never know quite who you can trust, until it is too late.

cultist of cthulhu board

 The closing date on Kickstarter is May 12, 2014, the current pledged amount is $16,616 and the funding goal for the project is $70,000.  Pledge $60 for one copy of Cultists of Cthulhu, plus any milestone rewards. Estimated delivery: Apr 2015. Add $30 USD to ship outside the US.