Cthulhu: The Great Old One Deluxe (Mythos Card Game) A Dann Kriss Game
Dann Kriss Games
Cthulhu: The Great Old One is a Lovecraft-themed quick-play card game for 2 to 10 players.
In Cthulhu: The Great Old One (Deluxe), each player takes their turn in order; first drawing, then stealing, then recruiting cards, and finally playing any Pairs they might hold, as well as any one Horror or Cultist card. Matched Pairs give 2 victory points, Linked Pairs give 1 victory point, as does any played Horror cards.
Once any player completes their 7th pair, the game ends and players count up their victory points.
If any player holds the Great Old One card, they lose the game regardless of points. However, if a player holds the Great Old One and has already played the Cultist card in their play area, they win! Otherwise, the player with the most victory points wins! With the Horror cards and game mechanics, there are a lot of fun strategies to keep the fast-paced action going, but there still remains a luck element as well to help give less experienced players a fighting chance against players who are more familiar with game possibilities.
Each card comes directly from H. P. Lovecraft's writings, and each card image is hand-painted by the renowned Gothic fantasy artist Ian Daniels.
The Deluxe Edition includes:
- 72 Story cards
- 16 Horror cards
- 3 Sign cards
- 1 Great Old One
- 1 Cultist
- 6 "Cheater cards"