Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
First game, kicked its arse, second game kicked its arse, third and every game thereafter we got our arses thoroughly kicked. This is a great take on the Pandemic mechanics and it fits well in the world of the Mythos. I wouldn't say it is the best game of the genre but it certainly is a great piece of frustration to dust off when you just want to have that ultimate (yet not to heavy) challenge.
IMHO - Ian (rated8/10)
In this unique stand-alone take on Pandemic, you are humanity’s last hope against a threat from beyond this world.
2 – 4 players
THE BOUNDARY IS WEAKENED
The Old Ones, ancient beings of bizarre intelligence, stir within their vast cosmic prisons. Should they awaken into our world, it will unleash an age of madness, chaos, and destruction. You are cursed with knowledge that the “sleeping masses” cannot bear: that this Evil exists, and that it must be stopped at all costs! Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu is a stand-alone game inspired by the acclaimed cooperative game Pandemic. In this version, players are investigators who must work together to seal four gates, thereby keeping the area from being overrun with cultists or Shoggoths, and hopefully preventing Cthulhu from awakening. Experience the classic Pandemic gameplay with a horrifying twist as you contend with twelve Old Ones who threaten the world with their unique powers. Keep your wits about you, ward off insanity, and save humanity!
FIGHT THE DARKNESS
In Reign of Cthulhu, players work to shut down cults and ward off monsters while attempting to seal the gates. Travel between key locations in four cities central to the Cthulhu Mythos as you make use of your investigator’s unique ability to stem the tide of evil. But be warned: Investigating the depths of chaos and madness will stretch your sanity to the limit. Encountering unspeakable monsters and using powerful Relic cards will lead you to the brink of insanity. Go over the edge and you’ll have fewer actions and a weakened ability. Only by working together can you save the world from the unspeakable horror that lurks beyond the portals.
Designer: Chuck D. Yager
Contents: Rulebook, 1 Game Board, 7 Investigator Figures, 26 Cultist Figures, 3 Shoggoth Figures, 4 Seal Tokens, 7 Investigator Cards, 12 Old One Cards, 44 Clue Cards, 12 Relic Cards, 24 Summoning Cards, 4 Reference Cards, 18 Sanity Tokens, 1 Sanity Die