Pleasant Company Games Ancient Terrible Things

Pleasant Company Games Ancient Terrible Things

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The history of that doomed expedition is shrouded in whispered parlour rumour. A group of adventurers set out by riverboat, deep into a remote jungle, in foolish pursuit of fortune and glory. The battered journal of the lone survivor, said to contain fantastical scribblings of ancient secrets and terrible things awakened, was soon consigned to the sanatorium furnace.

In Ancient Terrible Things, you play the role of an intrepid adventurer, exploring a dark jungle river. Each turn you must travel to a Fateful Location, face an Ominous Encounter and attempt to unlock its Ancient Secrets. If you succeed (using a combination of dice, tokens and cards), you add the Secrets to your score. If you fail, you unleash a Terrible Thing, which counts against your score at the end of the game. The object of the game is to be the player with the most Ancient Secrets when the game ends at the Unspeakable Event.

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Everything about Ancient Terrible Things screams quality. The board, the cards, the dice, the player tokens, the artwork. It's obvious they cut no corners in the production of this game and it looks and feels great.

As for the gameplay, it is just as good. The combination of dice rolling and card collecting works beautifully. I also love the theme, which is creepy without being gory so makes this game suitable for family gaming sessions. The Yahtzee-like mechanics will no doubt appeal to a wide audience.

Ancient Terrible Things is a cool game with high quality components and a well written rule book, which always helps. Check it out.

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