Monday, August 30, 2010

Cthulhu Dice – Steve Jackson Games

Cthulhu Dice is a quick dice and token game from Steve Jackson Games – makers of some of my favourite games! The game is for 2-6 players and most games last 5-10 minutes. The game comes with a big custom 12 side die, 18 glass tokens, and the rule sheet. At this point there are 6 colour variants on the cool Cthulhu die:


Black
Green
Glow in the dark die
Yellow
Purple
Glow in the dark ink
















Like most games of this sort, the mechanics themselves are quite simple and straight forward. Each player starts with 3 sanity tokens. The attacking player (the Caster) chooses who to attack (the Victim) and rolls the die. Deal with the result (see below) and then the Victim gets to respond by rolling the die and dealing with the result. The die is then passed to the next player and the sequence repeats. The game ends when only 1 player has any sanity left at the end of a turn. If no one has any sanity left, then Cthulhu wins!

The die has 5 different symbols on it, each with a different effect:



























Yellow Sign – your target loses 1 Sanity to Cthulhu (put Sanity token in the middle of the table)

Tentacle – Caster takes 1 Sanity from the Victim (no matter who rolled it)

Elder Sign – you gain 1 Sanity from Cthulhu

Cthulhu – everyone loses 1 Sanity to Cthulhu

Eye – Choose any result above


This game (similar to Zombie Dice) is a great game to play when you have a few minutes to kill.

  Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!!

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