Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game (2008)

Average Rating: 7.05/10
Board Game Rank: 565
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2008
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2
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Best with 2 players
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13 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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14 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game
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L'appel de Cthulhu
L'appel de Cthulhu: Le jeu de cartes
La llamada de Cthulhu LCG
クトゥルフ神話カードゲーム 
克蘇魯的呼喚:卡牌遊戲
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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.¨
- H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Welcome to the world of the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, a world based on the weird fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and his literary circle. In this world, conflicts rage between cosmic powers who want the world for their own unfathomable purposes and the human agencies dedicated to stopping them.

The weird world of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos has drawn in fans for more than eighty years, with its richly painted themes of suspense, adventure, and the eerie unknown. Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game is fully immersed in this world and what is more, places you, as a player, in control of some of the facets of that world.

A typical game of Call of Cthulhu plays very quickly between two players and it has a high-level of player interaction, analysis of open information, planning and strategy. There is a wide variety of possible combinations of factions (Syndicate with Agency, Cthulhu with Hastur, etc.) and each combination will necessitate a different, challenging approach, providing high levels of re-playability.

One of the major appeals of the Living Card Game® format is that it gives you not only a solid game experience, full of strategy and excitement, but it also allows you to customize your gaming experience to your liking. As you customize your deck from the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game card pool, you get to build a strategy around your personal play style. Your options for deck-building are wide open and will continue to grow as we release more Asylum Packs, which will introduce new cards to the card pool every month.

This is no longer a CCG, having transitioned to Fantasy Flight Games' new Living Card Game (LCG) format.

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Artist: Steve Ellis (I), John Goodenough, Henning Ludvigsen, Roberto Marchesi, Jeremy McHugh, Zoe Robinson, Brian Schomburg, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Jessica Van Hullemore»
Year: 2009
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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Steve Ellis (I), John Goodenough, Henning Ludvigsen, Roberto Marchesi, Jeremy McHugh, Andrew Navaro, Zoe Robinson, Brian Schomburg, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Jessica Van Hullemore»
Year: 2008
Product Code: CT18
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Steve Ellis (I), John Goodenough, Henning Ludvigsen, Roberto Marchesi, Jeremy McHugh, Zoe Robinson, Brian Schomburg, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Jessica Van Hullemore»
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29 Updated Solo Variant Cthulhu Rising V2.0
This file contains the same information as the earlier version, however for cheaper printing, (less ink)the document pages have a white background rather than the mustard color. A quick note: Each time the player wins a story the Minion’s resources, including the resources in the Events Domain, are all increased by 1. I will not update the files each time There is a change. I will update the file when I have a few tweaks or additions. Let me know if you have any improvements.
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2 Call of Cthulhu LCG - Hungarian translation (magyar fordítás)
Call of Cthulhu LCG szabálykönyve magyarul.
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2015-04-10
7 Cthulhu Rising: Reference Sheet and Resource Trackers
I really love the Cthulhu Rising variant written by Dale Buonocore(Elad). To aid play, I created two tarot side reference cards. The first tarot card is a combination of Dale's rules and those from the rule book. By printing this card double sided, you flip it over between turns. The second card has the setup instructions on one side and four resource areas on the reverse side. I place a token on each resource area as I use it. I then clear them during the refresh phase. Print pages 1 and 3 on cardstock. Flip the sheets over and print pages 2 and 4. Make sure the pdf is set to "Actual Size" when printing. Once trimmed, these tarot cards are designed to fit the Fantasy Flight Games "Tarot Board Game Size" sleeves. If I misinterpreted the rules, please let me know and I...
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1 The Sleeper Below Spoiler List
Contains spoilers for every card in The Sleeper Below Deluxe Expansion.
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2014-10-22
1 The Sleeper Below Spoiler List
Contains spoilers for every card in The Sleeper Below Deluxe Expansion.
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2014-10-21
2 Denizens of the Underworld Spoiler List
Contains spoilers for every card in the Denizens of the Underworld Deluxe Expansion.
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2014-10-21
12 Restricted and Banned Cards by Faction and Type
Updated to FAQ 4.1
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2014-06-03
1 Simple and effective Multiplayer Variant - 2.0
I personally didn't like the Centacle variant and the official MP rules because this "multi story decks" in play. So, I changed a little the official MP and now we play a lot with this alternate variant. Basically you don't use each player story decks (use normal 3+ story cards in the center), and the game flows as normal but with some restrictions for commitment and interception. Thank you!
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2014-03-06
9 Call of Cthulhu LCG asylum pack summary
This table contains the names and card ranges of all 7 asylum pack cycles for the LCG including cycle identification icons and the focus of each pack (where known).
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2 Terror in Venice Deluxe Expansion
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Num Ratings: 2343
Average Rating: 7.05
Standard Deviation: 1.47
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