The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
The biggest box so far on the EOG? Getting to grips with the big-in-ever-way Cthulhu Wars!
It will be no surprise to regular members of the Esoteric Order of Gamers that I’m a bit of a fan of plastic miniatures in my games. But in this case I think we can steal some nomenclature from the special effects studio Weta and call a few of the monsters in Cthulhu Wars ‘bigatures’. They’re the biggest miniatures I’ve ever seen; but then everything about this game is huge—the box, the over-produced plastic insert, the two-piece board, and of course the plastic goodies themselves.
Unfortunately all that goodness comes at a price, and it’s a gob-smackingly big price, especially if you have to get it all shipped down to New Zealand like I did. The good news is, the game is fun. I’m still not sure if the huge scale of everything is at all necessary, and the jury is still out whether the desire on the part of Sandy Petersen, the designer, to have everything so big will hurt sales, but I’m happy I don’t have a bunch of incredibly expensive paperweights on my hands.
Have a look at this unboxing and see if you think Cthulhu Wars deserves a (very large) space on your game shelf!