2017 – Year of the Horror Game? Part 1

Recently, Checkpoint published a great article declaring 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Horror Game’. They were talking about computer games, citing some exciting names like Resident Evil 7, Get Even, Agony, Outlast 2, and – one I’m particularly excited about – Call of Cthulhu! We can’t fault their reasoning as far as video games go, but will it … Continue reading

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Our Ten Most Anticipated Games of 2017

Every year, BoardGame Geek run a poll of the most anticipated games of the year ahead, taking in hundreds of nominations and whittling it down to just twenty! The voting for 2017’s games ends this weekend, so head over if you haven’t already and place your votes! We don’t have that much room to cover all the games mentioned in … Continue reading

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – The First Adventure!

So I’m a big Lovecraft fan, and any time they bring out a new Lovecraft board game I get excited! Given how much I loved Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror, I felt it was a safe bet that I’d enjoy Mansions of Madness, but the Keeper role always put me off – I’m just not a big fan of games … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 3)

We now reach the final part of Tracey’s article looking at the Lovecraftian influences in the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon. For those of you intrepid enough to still be with us, let us waste no more time, but delve back into the mysteries of the Mythos … But remember, spoilers lie ahead! 8– Ancient and Forgotten Cultures … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 2)

Join us again for an exploration of the Lovecraftian inspirations and themes inside the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon: 5 – Mutation and the Unnatural “… there was no remnant of any natural life, let alone the beauty and majesty of an angel, in the form of this creature. Its existence defied the natural order of things, violated … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 1)

Tracey brings us the first in a set of three articles exploring the Lovecraftian themes in Magic: the Gathering’s latest set, Eldritch Moon. Be warned- there are spoilers ahead, both for the Eldritch Moon story and for Lovecraft’s work! Now – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin … HP Lovecraft may not have been all that successful in his … Continue reading

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We Play: Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting (Part 3)

After a second – and even more disastrous – visit to the house, our party strikes out from the hospital to see what they can find out from a safe distance! The answers start to come out of the woodwork, a picture forms, and vital information is uncovered – but is it too late? Warning: this is a horror game, … Continue reading

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