|Players:||2 - 4|
Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.
In Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, you'll experience the classic Pandemic gameplay with a horrific twist that'll have you face twelve Old Ones, each threatening the world with their unique powers. As players take on the roles of investigators attempting to seal a series of portals before monsters of unspeakable horror pour into our world there is, of course, a high risk of the investigators losing their own minds.
Instead of curing diseases like in the original Pandemic, players seal portals and shut down cults in the classic New England fictional towns of Arkham, Dunwich, Innsmouth, and Kingsport. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity and the evil that lurks beneath your feet...
Part of the Pandemic Series
I played standard pandemic once and never played it again and I’m not sure why. Ok so I don’t own it but I never really wanted to go out and buy it either. This maybe down to something about that first time I played it and I definitely owe it another go.
This game however I was always intrigued by and after playing once have come back several times. For me the sense of doom this game achieves is greater than other pandemic games. I’m really on edge those last few turns to see if I can get the portal closed before Cthulhu comes. I can beat it on easy and regular but am yet to beat it on hard which tells me it’s balanced perfectly.
One other thing, this is the only game I really enjoy playing solo.
This is a fun re-theme of Pandemic and the differences in the mechanics make it interesting. The elder gods add some interesting twists, but we felt that sometimes we got into situations that felt a little unfair so it can be a bit swingy.
This is a nicely themed game of Pandemic, set in the Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos world of 1920s paranormal investigation. The gameplay is very much like classic Pandemic, with enough differences to make seasoned players of that game need to read the rules VERY carefully! The mechanics are well thought out, the theme is immersive.