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Smash Up Expansion: The Obligatory Cthulhu Expansion


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  • Combine with the core game for the ultimate Smash Up experience
  • Introduces 4 new factions and 8 new bases
  • Can be played as an expansion or standalone game for 2 players
  • Ages 14 +
  • 2-4 players
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Smash Up Expansion: The Obligatory Cthulhu Expansion + Smash Up Expansion: Awesome Level 9000 + Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature
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Technical Details
Item Weight422 g
Product Dimensions14.5 x 19.6 x 4.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model number5503AEG
Main Language(s)English, English original, English published
Number of Game Players2-4
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00E3S8IZ4
Best Sellers Rank 47,378 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight422 g
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Date First Available18 Aug. 2013
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Just when you thought Smash Up might escape, the International Gaming Authority reminded us at AEG that we were honor-bound to include Cthulhu in one of our products, so we set on to make the most Cthulhu-est product ever. 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!). 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!

Box Contains

4 x factions with 20 x cards each
8 x base cards
1 x VP token sheet
rulebook
30 x Madness Cards

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roochak TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Sept. 2013
If only the Cthulhu factions could play well with non-Lovecraft enemies...but they don't. Fact is, the Madness cards in this expansion will defeat any player who doesn't shuffle a Cthulhu faction into their deck, which is kind of the point. Still, I can understand how messing with SMASH UP's very popular mechanics could piss off players who weren't as pre-sold on this release as I was. I mean, the Scooby gang from Miskatonic U. going up against crazy cultists, fearsome fish-men, and evil extradimensional gods? Nerdgasm!

Bringing the cosmic terror of Cthulhu to your fast-paced tabletop fighting game, this set introduces the "Madness" cards, which form their own mini-deck. Drawing them allows your factions to use extra powers and abilities, but they'll also cost you victory points at the game's end unless you somehow manage to rid your hand, deck, and discard pile of them all, something only the Cthulhu factions are equipped to do.

Of the four new factions fighting for world dominance, the Elder Gods can inflict madness on other players. Innsmouth's Dagon worshippers are like cockroaches: not very powerful, but so numerous they can easily overrun a base. Cthulhu cultists thrive on madness, becoming stronger and more dangerous. Miskatonic University students and faculty are resistant to madness, and have cards with names like "Jinkies!," "Old Man Jenkins!?" and "Those Meddling Kids." New bases include "Asylum," "Antarctic Base," "Plateau of Leng," and perhaps best of all, "R'lyeh," where players gain victory points by destroying their own minions.

Card artwork is by Brian Hagan, Alex Konstad, Benjamin Sowa, and Andy Wright, who bring just the right mix of wackiness and horror to the proceedings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Oct. 2013
Much as i love Both Smash Up (rapidly becoming a must stay over Muchkin and its ilk) and the whole Cthulu, I have to admit to a certain amount of trepidation with this specific expansion. While Smash up has proven that more variety is certainly a good thing, the idea of a whole epansion on such a specific theme when the previous game (and its expansion) has contained such broad strokes was a concern. Add to that a new mechanic (madness cards) that are only directly utilised by the new decks (though they can be inflicted on any), i was concerned if this was the Expansion that would break the game, and then be relagated back to the cupboard.

Glad to say that is not the case, the new decks while in theory very samey in terms of theme all have such different mechanics that their superfical similarity in games is quickly forgotten. As with the previous decks, a certain amount affection for the core ideas is helpful (if you have never read a lovecraft book or one of its various echos, then you might not get a lot from this, but then i guess those people wont be looking here...). The madness cards add an interesting variation to the mechanic, tweaking rather than changing gameplay, giving short term bonus' but ultimately being very costly. Its always nice to find addtional mechanics that benefit a game, and doubley so when match the theme as well.

Overall I would say not quite as much fun as Awesome Level 9000 - but thats mostly my love of the Bear Cavalry showing through. While none of the new decks are quite as much fun to play, there are no weak decks here and I think anyone who alrady loves Smash Up will welcome the extra variations this provides.
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DS loves this game and has several versions which he plays with similarly minded friends.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sergey on 5 Jun. 2014
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The whole concept and decks are very interesting and good, but Madness cards disappointed me. They are all exactly the same and don't give such a big bonus to trade it for victory points in the end of the game.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zereda on 13 July 2014
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It's good.
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