Ninja Division gets rights for Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game and Onami

December 28, 2016 - 9:29pm
Ninja Division, in an effort broaden their catalog so that they can appeal to the widest cross section of gamers possible, has recently acquired the rights to Cthulhu: A Deck Build Game and Onami from Wyvern Games.  The first game, Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game, is a cooperative deck building game where the players are going up against one to three elder gods in the hopes of saving humanity.  As with other games with this theme you will have to not only watch your health, but also your sanity in order to survive to the end.  Play is very free form in that each round the players as a team will have to deal with whatever catastrophe has happened without any formal turn order.  Also, since this is a deck building game, you will have the opportunity to increase your power and get better cards, but at the cost of diverting resources from fighting to researching.  Balance your resource needs and banish the elder god before you all die, and you win! The second game is a simple to play, area control game called Onami, where you are trying to control the most cards by the end of the game.  Gameplay is simple in that you will have a hand of 5 cards, and from those cards you choose one to play onto the 5x5 grid of a board.  On each card are numbers on the four edges that indicate it's strength in that direction, place a card next to a number with a higher value then the other and you capture control of that card.  What makes it interesting is that you can chain this effect, so if the freshly captured card has values on it's edges higher than the adjacent cards, you can capture those cards as well.  This means you can be losing horribly and still bounce back through a chain of captures.  At the end when the grid is full, whoever controls the most cards is the winner. Both of these games are Kickstarter games so they will first go to backers, but after that you will see Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game on store shelves in Q1 of 2017.  Onami will be a little different in that you will see copies for sale on Ninja Divisions site this month, but it won't enter wide distribution until it's reprint in Q2 of 2017.