Cthulhu Tales

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Cthulhu Tales


Publisher: Cubicle 7

Product Code/SKU: ?


Year: Not Yet Released (Announced for July 2016)

Designer(s): Francesco Nepitello, Marco Maggi

Artist(s): Scott Purdy, Jon Hodgson, Sam Manley

Number of Players: 2 to 5 players

Estimated Playing Time: ?

Suggested Ages: ?

Expansions: None

Other Editions: None


From the Kickstarter campaign:

Cthulhu Tales is a storytelling card game for people who enjoy the weird tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, love games and have a sense of humour with a touch of darkness to it...

Incarcerated in a sanatorium, you must convince the staff that you are sane by telling the story of the terrifying events that led you there. The other players try to disrupt your tale to make themselves look more sane in comparison, and the success of your tale determines which misguided therapies and medication are administered by the terrifying medical staff. These treatments are the way the game is scored, the player ending with the least amount of treatment is the winner, and is free to go.

Cthulhu Tales is very much a game, rather than simply a guided storytelling activity – it features structured and elegant rules for the telling of the tale, and for Hazard card interruptions. Players use the symbols on the cards to determine whether a card can be played, and its effect on the Narrator's tale. The die introduces an element of luck into the proceedings – perhaps that Viscous Black Slime was merely a passing detail, or perhaps its arrival was the precursor to something far more sinister and madness inducing...

Comments / Trivia

Please note that this page is for an unreleased game. The game has not - or not yet - been published or released (except possibly playtest copies.)

Cthulhu Tales is a variation on Cubicle 7's Hobbit Tales, a Lord of the Rings-themed storytelling card game. It is not necessary to have Hobbit Tales to play this game.

Not to be confused with Mythos Tales, an unrelated game.