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Chez Cthulhu


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  • 2-5 player game
  • 60 minutes
  • Lovecraft's Mythos theme
  • Popular Chez card game line
  • Cthulhu and John Kovalic's Brain together again
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Chez Cthulhu + Chez Geek House Party Edition + Gloom
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B002UANBB8
  • Item model number: 1397sjg
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,730 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Prepare for an encounter with the most sanity-blasting entities in all the dimensions . . .

Your roommates.

Chez Cthulhu brings the horror of Lovecraft's Mythos right into your apartment . . . as if the leftovers from the Pizza with Absolutely Everything weren't bad enough. Work your job - will you be a Morgue Janitor, a Sanitarium Guard, or a Gravedigger? Buy things to give you Slack, like a comforting Straitjacket . . . or some Friendly Tentacles to make your day a little brighter. Invite people over to your room . . . and sacrifice them! And Nookie . . . don't forget the Nookie. Preferably without the Ectoplasmic Slime.

Chez Cthulhu combines the classic Chez Geek system with everyone's favorite Elder God . . . and adds a new Madness mechanic. This set includes 110 cards and two blanks, a die, and counters for both Slack and Madness.

Warning: Mixing Chez Cthulhu with Chez Geek can lead to bouts of giggling and excessive silliness. The game itself will play just fine, as long as your brain doesn't break when you use "cigarette" and "tentacle" interchangeably.

From the Manufacturer

Chez Cthulhu brings the horror of Lovecraft's Mythos right into your apartment . . . as if the leftovers from the Pizza with Absolutely Everything weren't bad enough. Work your job -- will you be a Morgue Janitor, a Sanitarium Attendant, or a Gravedigger? Buy things to give you Slack. A Straitjacket may be a good choice, but Friendly Tentacles can also be helpful. Oh, and Nookie, don't forget the Nookie. But avoid the Ectoplasmic Slime. Chez Cthulhu combines the classic Chez Geek system with everyone's favorite Elder God and stirs in a new Madness mechanic, in a new stand-alone game designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic. Warning: Mixing Chez Cthulhu with Chez Geek can lead to bouts of giggling and excessive silliness. The game itself will play just fine, as long as your brain doesn't break when you use "cigarette" and "tentacle" interchangeably.

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Chez Geek, with a beautiful twist for nerds.
Runs; with Scissors
It's not a bad game, and there are some flourishes to it, but it left me disappointed at its vague "references" to the mythos.
No Name
It's pretty easy to pick up and easy to play multiple times.
Rochelle germano

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Turner on June 23, 2011
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Surprised to see no reviews of this game. I played Chez Geek donkey's years ago and had great fun with it; bought this title on impulse (nostalgia trip), to see how it might shake out. Played it recently with a couple of non gamers, non-cthulhu fans (I am both) on holiday, and we all had great fun.

It's not the most taxing strategic game (although there is some strategy), but it is full of character, and is ultimately an easy good time for gamers and non gamers alike. The Cthulhu theme is cleverly handled; fans of the mythos will find plenty to chuckle about, but people who know nothing will enjoy the loopy themes. A number of the cards acquire great significance after you realize how they interact with various mechanics... I won't say much, but beware Hastur! What's fun is some cards effectively become well-loved/hated characters - and it's fun to see them pop up again.

If you liked Chez Geek, and want to go back to it with a fresh twist, I can recommend this. If you didn't like Chez Geek, this has a couple of differences but doesn't change things that much. If you never played Chez Geek, but like games in general, it's certainly worth a try. A typical game lasts an hour or so, goes well with beer, and while the rules may seem mildly intimidating to non-gamares at first, they are pretty simple and quickly picked up. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Beatrice on April 8, 2013
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A few of us like to get a game of Chez Geek (and it's variants) going during our lunch break, so when we saw the Chez Cthulhu game we figured we'd give it a shot.

The first thing we noticed is that the box is gigantic compared to the past games. After opening it up, we realized it was because it came with little cardboard tokens to use to mark your cards with extra slack or in this game you also end up with madness points (more on that later).

Most of the game is how you'd expect it to be if you've played other Chez games. There's one main difference, however, and that's those madness points. We found that while this aspect of the game did make for an interesting little twist to the usual game play, it also slowed us down considerably. It's just one more thing to keep track of. Depending on how much madness you have, you either gain or lose slack points. So you're constantly trying to remember who has how much madness and how it's affecting their score... and if you want to make them go more mad or not... it's really kind of a pain.

Overall, it's still a really fun game. It's harder to get through it in our lunch hour than the others, so we tend not to play it as often. If you like the other games in the series, it's a decent purchase. The cards are funny as usual and it's worth a few laughs for sure. (Tentacle Nookie, anyone?)

If you find it for the right price and you're bored with the other Chez games... might as well get this one too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By No Name on November 20, 2011
Chez Cthulhu is definitely much more a Chez Game than a Cthulhu game. There are a surprisingly weak number of Cthulhu-related cards and jokes in the desk when compared to something like Munchkin Cthulhu, which is jam-packed with Lovecraft puns and cheesy humor. It's not a bad game, and there are some flourishes to it, but it left me disappointed at its vague "references" to the mythos. There are a handful of explicit references (Deep Juan, Fungi From Yuggoth), but the rest is just kind of hinted at and too vague to really enjoy as a Cthulhu fan. If you're a fan of Chez Geek, though, this is more or less the same game with some new additions and a different theme. There is one major bonus, I guess, and that's the madness mechanic.

Anyway, if you are a hardcore fan of Cthulhu, it might still be worth a buy but don't get your hopes up that high.
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By Geshman on May 10, 2014
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Pros: Woks great as a standalone game
Works great with the original
Combines terrifically with Chez Goth
This game is really fun once you learn how to play
It isn't too complicated as far as games of this type go.
Cons: Rules are very confusing, had to find a video of other people playing to fully figure them out.
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