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Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
Created by

Sandy Petersen

4,389 backers pledged $1,403,981 to help bring this project to life.

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Cthulhu Wars hits the non-Cultist world!


If you have friends who have not yet gotten a copy of Cthulhu Wars, good news for them! It gets released onto store shelves Friday, March 27th. That’s tomorrow!

If you have friends who are still looking for a special deal on Cthulhu Wars, it is still possible to get in on our Theomachy kickstarter campaign at the Prophet level, which gives you a copy of Cthulhu Wars, plus two different Theomachy games for $200 plus shipping. To get this deal, click on the link at the top of the Story. We are shutting down the Prophet pledge level as of Monday, March 30th, so your friends will have to seize the moment. 

Orcs MUST Die!

This Monday, March 30th, we launch our new Kickstarter campaign for Orcs Must Die – the boardgame. You can check out a little about it here ahead of time. We are excited for it, and we think you may like it too.

Please be assured that nothing about the Orcs Must Die project is going to interfere with the projected release of the Cthulhu Wars add-ons and expansions this summer. 

Sandy Petersen's next project
Sandy Petersen's next project

Remember the date - April 4th!

Finally, if you are going to be anywhere near the Dallas Texas area on April 4th, consider dropping by the Roll2play store between 11am and 5pm for the Cthulhu Wars release party! We’ll have copies of ALL the expansions of Cthulhu Wars available to play, among other things. Meet Petersen Games! Food! Drinks! Fun! Bring your proof-of-purchase token for a free smoothie!

News From PAX East

Hey fellow cultists - today Petersen Games announces are our next major game in partnership with the infamous Robot Entertainment! Orcs Must Die : The Board Game takes the tower defense game style and brings it to Kickstarter with terrific figures and game pieces (all 28mm scale, just like Cthulhu Wars). 

We've been working on this prize project for several months now, cooperating with the brilliant minds of Robot Entertainment, and the game is far along. We'll have more exciting news (and pictures!) as we get closer to launching. Our current speculative launch date is about a month away. 

Game Informer got a chance to talk with Sandy about the project. Read about it here.

At Petersen Games we are dedicated to fulfilling our promises. Check for exciting news on both Cthulhu Wars and Theomachy in the coming weeks.

PAX Announcement


Update on Production

We hope that most of you are by now engrossed in playing Cthulhu Wars! The expansions are in production, and we will continue to update you on our headway. We are keeping that process as efficient and fast-moving as possible, and are taking no decisions that might slow it down. In fact, Arthur is making another trip to China in a couple of weeks to check on progress, and he'll supply more specific updates and pictures from the factory.

PAX Announcement

Petersen Games will be at PAX East in Boston this weekend.  If you are there, feel free to stop by and speak with Lincoln.  

We made a promise to get Cthulhu Wars and the expansions into your hands and to not let any future projects prevent that from happening and we will continue to keep that promise.  

More news will be coming very soon.  

Check out our Zoogs!

We are getting proofs back and working with our manufacturing partners on the expansion figures currently.  Below is one of the Zoog proofs.  

Electic Zoogaloo
Electic Zoogaloo

Short & Sweet Update


Good news for ANZACs

Australia and New Zealand will be completely shipped out and on its way over the next few days (we are told 2 days, but reserve judgment, based on past experience). The cargo has been released from customs and is at the facility now. From here it enters into the postal system and should not take long. 

Lovecraft's Ladies

On Indiegogo right now is the illustrated horror fiction project “Dreams From the Witch-House: Women of Lovecraft”. Check it out. here 

We are supporting them with gift certificates for Petersen Game products, for what it’s worth.

Save That Date - April 4th

If you are planning to be anywhere near Dallas, Texas on Saturday, April 4th, drop by Roll2Play in Coppell to attend the Cthulhu Wars release party! Free food, free fun, and lots of great games. Remember your proof-of-purchase token! We have backers flying in from as far away as France & Germany. 

We'll be showing off Gods War, Theomachy, and ALL the expansions of Cthulhu Wars, so come and check everything out, plus hang with the team. 

Theomachy Almost Done

We are in the last few days of Theomachy - if you haven't decided whether to back it yet, check it out for yourself here

Cthulhu Mythos entities as they appear in Theomachy
Cthulhu Mythos entities as they appear in Theomachy

Release Party! (And more)


We are holding the official release party on April 4th, 2015, in Roll2Play, a fine gaming store in Coppell, Texas. The party is from 11 am to 5 pm, and everyone is welcome, not just backers! The Roll2Play website is, unsurprisingly, and their address is 

150 S. Denton Tap Road Suite 114 

Coppell, TX 75019 

We'll have Cthulhu Wars, plus prototypes of the expansions and upcoming games. Bring the Proof-of-Purchase token from your copy of Cthulhu Wars – show it to us and it’s good for a free smoothie! And free food! Meet the team! Get your game signed by Sandy Petersen, or Richard Luong, or Rob Atkins, or all three. Get the dirt on upcoming projects. Play the expansions and the new games (including Theomachy, Gods War, and more). Or just have fun and hang out eating chicken wings and spring rolls and sucking on your fruit smoothie! 

Rest of World has been sent! 

 Finally, all the packages are on their way. Whew! We are excited to move on from to the next stage of Cthulhu War’s development. If any backer has trouble with a shipment, please contact our help cultist at Many backers have been messaging me directly using Kickstarter. Usually all I do is forward the message to so you actually get faster service by skipping me. 

If you are in the Americas, you have probably gotten your package. Maybe 2-3% are still in the pipeline so don’t despair if you're one of the select few still waiting. It's a-coming!

The majority of European backers have now gotten their games, though there is still about 10% who have not. Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, you will get your packages without tracking numbers, for which we apologize. They will still get there. 


In parallel news, the Theomachy Kickstarter campaign is still going strong – we just opened up the new Cosmic Pledge, which includes all add-ons, including the new Aztec pantheon. We hope to hit our next stretch goal by the end of the week, which will add (free of cost) the Nightmare pantheon of Lovecraft gods. 

 New Sandy Petersen Interview 

Tom Grant interviewed me recently – here are links to it: