Just when you thought Smash Up might escape… the International Gaming Authority reminded us we were honor‑bound to include Cthulhu in one of our products. So we set on to make the Cthulhu‑est product ever which you will soon hold in your hands.
Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set features crazy Cthulhu cultists, fishy Innsmouth locals, horrifying Elder Things, and good old Miskatonic University members (the Fightin’ Cephalopods). To be certain we got it right, this set also includes a new card type fittingly known as “Madness”, that each of these groups use to various effects. But remember that Madness brings you power but at a price (joking!).
If you’re ready to embrace the creatures beyond the understanding of mortal men, then shuffle up these guys with your pirates, bear cavalry, and others for the most awesome fit of crazed insanity you’ve had in a long time!
Cthulhu Cultists – Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Elder Things – From reaches beyond space and time come these incredible horrors, bent on… bent on… well we really don’t know, do we? Every time we learn a little bit, we go nuts. Perhaps its the madness they cause that gives them power after all…
Innsmouth – Ah Innsmouth, idyllic little fishing village on the New England coast. Sample their excellent seafood. Become their excellent seafood! That’s right, you too can become a fish and live with Dagon below the depths. They may look like simple mutants, but in great numbers and with great power the residents of Innsmouth will welcome you into the fold. Or else.
Miskatonic University – Go ‘Pods! Go ‘Pods! Welcome to your first days at Miskatonic University! We will shape you into a student of the sciences both natural and… otherwise. Certainly our courses seem intense, but there always has to be a small sacrifice for knowledge. “Ex Ignorantia Ad Sapientiam; E Luce Ad Tenebras.”
Combine these groups into teams of two for various effects! Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set also contains 8 new Base cards to compete over.
Download the Rulebook 7.7 Mb PDF, and learn all about Madness!
80 Minion & Action Cards
8 Base cards
1 VP Token Sheet
SKU: AEG 5503
Case Count: 6 Displays
“I like this. The madness mechanism it adds is pretty cool… if you play all four (factions) it’s pure MADNESS!” —The Dice Tower
“The folks at AEG took a fun approach to the world of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu… and blended nicely with the existing mechanics and terms of the core set.” —Initiative Tabletop
“For a game as steeped in pop culture as Smash Up, involving the Internet’s favorite Great Old One was really unavoidable… Alderac didn’t have much of a choice, it had to be made.” —Meople’s Magazine
“The Obligatory Cthulhu expansion is a must have for any Smash Up fans and/or Cthulhu fans in general, especially those who’d like to add another small layer of complexity to the game.” —The Dread Gazebo
“Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set features crazy Cthulhu cultists, fishy Innsmouth locals, horrifying Elder Things, and good old Miskatonic University members (the Fightin’ Cephalopods). To be certain we got it right, this set also includes a new card type fittingly known as “Madness” that each of these groups can use to various effects. Just remember that Madness brings you power but at a price (joking!).” —Board Gaming.com
“The Obligatory Cthulhu Set brings everything you love about Smash Up and ties it very nicely to the Cthulhu Mythos.” —LetsLevelUp.net
“If you love SmashUp, The Obligatory Cthulhu set is a must have… the Madness cards really add a unique twist to an already fantastic game.” —Cardboard Carnage