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Can you complete the Necronomicon without losing all your sanity? A tribute to Lovecraft with Cthulhu pawns and Nec. wooden book-case.
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The Necronomicon is undoubtedly the most emblematic book in the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft. In this game you will assume the role of Abdul Alhazred with the aim of completing all sections of the aberrant book. It is a game for 2 to 4 players with game modes for 20 or 60 minutes.

Necronomicon is presented in a limited edition that continues The Writer, and comes with the amazing art of François Launet (Goominet), with exclusive Cthulhu pawns for the sanity count (collector's edition) and an impressive Necronomicon book case made by hand, in wood, in antique book format (Deluxe edition).

The special components of this project have been specially designed for collectors in a limited edition only available in Kickstarter (some units may be available at trade shows or special events).

For this exclusive edition we have created a series of Cthulhu resin pieces in 4 different colors. These pawns, which are used to count each player's sanity points, are authentic collector's pieces. 

Hand-painted Cthulhu pawns in 4 different colors
Hand-painted Cthulhu pawns in 4 different colors

They are much larger and more detailed than the pawns introduced in The Writer: these new pieces measure 50mm (0.22") high and 20mm base.  

all pieces come hand-painted
all pieces come hand-painted

We wanted to do something really special for the Deluxe edition, and we finally did it: we created a wooden case in "Necronomicon" ancient book form, with all the game stored inside.  

Book-case, closed and opened
Book-case, closed and opened

You will find 6 compartments inside: one for cards, 4 for collection pawns and one for game tokens. The rest of the elements (rulebook, sanity card) will come in a special pocket.

Necronomicon book-case details
Necronomicon book-case details

This case can be stored horizontally or vertically like a book. And if you don't want to take it off your shelf, remember that we also include an elegant carrying bag to take the game anywhere comfortably. 

Open the book and play
Open the book and play

The wooden case size is 170x245x55mm - 6.7x9.4x2.16" and comes with a custom inner cushioning to protect cards and miniatures.

The objective of the game is to complete the Necronomicon. Each player is dealt five cards at the beginning of the game. Each card represents part of a section of the book. Each section of the book is completed by collecting at least 5 cards from that specific section, identified by a symbol. The game is divided into several rounds, each of which ends when a player manages to complete a certain number of sections of the book (each round will be more complicated than the previous one). The complete sections of the book are marked with tokens until the Necronomicon is completed and the game is won. 

Turn

During a turn there are only two moves: draw card (to choose from the deck or the discard pile) and perform an action by placing a card on the table, which will serve to bring new cards into the hand or to get rid of others mainly. You'll have to decide whether to sacrifice an important card to take advantage of the card's action or to play more conservatively. The card that is played on the table is available for the next player, who in turn will decide whether to draw it or take a new one from the deck.  

Choose your card
Choose your card

The turns are fast but must be played with caution, since when completing the sections of the book can not remain cards in the hand, as they will lose sanity if another player ends the round earlier. 

2 parts completed and open on the table, but there are still 3 cards in hand
2 parts completed and open on the table, but there are still 3 cards in hand

Once a round is finished (managing to complete the sections of the book and discarding the remaining cards) the tokens are placed on the completed sections of the book and the players who have been left with cards in hand will lose sanity points.  

completed parts of the book
completed parts of the book

The rounds follow each other until all the sections of the Necronomicon are completed and the game is won. 

This project is accompanied by a limited edition of our Cthulhu statuette, hand-painted in copper finish.  

This magnificent idol will be produced in resin in limited quantities, with a height of 145mm / 5.7" and a base diameter of 115mm / 4.5".  

The additional pawn (see Stretch Goals) and the idol will have the same finish, exclusive for our backers:

Get the additional Cthulhu pawn for free by unlocking the Stretch Goals!
Get the additional Cthulhu pawn for free by unlocking the Stretch Goals!

Please choose your reward to check the shipping cost for your country. As usual, part of the real shipping cost is subsidized by Cthulhu Project to thank our backers support.

All the stretch goals have been unlocked! We will improve the cards finish (linen finish) and we will raise the quality of the paper to collector's levels (320gsm; common cards are 300gsm, up to 310gsm in the highest quality). We will also expand the number of cards to incorporate special events and if we keep growing, we will produce an additional Cthulhu pawn only for backers, copper finish, which will be included free of charge in the Collector and Deluxe rewards

This project has been created with the collaboration of François Launet ‘Goomi’ (art), Marta Lopez ‘Monsterbox’ (hand-made sculpt and painting), Ramón González ‘El Troquel’ (hand-made wooden workshop), Stapleton McTavish (symbols), Zemble Wu (idol sculpt) and Alberto Cano (game design and project management).

The Cthulhu Project has previously produced, with the help of our backers, board games like Cthulhu Crusades and The Writer or collector's products like the Cthulhuoshkas, Mountains of Madness statuettes, Whispers from R'lyeh, Innsmouth The Lost Games and more. 

All contents are based on the works by H. P. Lovecraft. All our job at Cthulhu Project is a tribute to our favorite writer and all our projects are produced with the support of our backers.

All the contents have been created with a lot of LOVE and MADNESS. Thanks!

Risks and challenges

We have created, produced and sent several products in previous Kickstarter campaigns. We have a certain level of experience in the delicate processes that go from the original idea until production and worldwide delivery, so we don't expect issues: we have a finished prototype for the cards, the Cthulhu models have been sculpted and firsts moulds are ready. The book case prototype is also ready; so we will start production soon to plan the fulfillment carefully, to deliver at the time.

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    The Necronomicon game in a customized cloth bag and the Cthulhu pawns, made in resin and hand-painted in four different colors.

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    Deluxe Edition wooden book case

    The Necronomicon game with the Cthulhu pawns, made in resin and hand-painted in four different colors and a special giant card for Sanity count. All the components stored inside the exclusive Necronomicon wooden book-case, hand-made, limited units. The portable customized cloth bag for the game is included.

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    ELDRITCH edition

    The Necronomicon game with the Cthulhu pawns, made in resin and hand-painted in four different colors and a special giant card for Sanity count. All the components stored inside the exclusive Necronomicon wooden book-case, hand-made, limited units. AND the limited edition Cthulhu Idol in copper finish (made in resin and hand-painted). The portable customized cloth bag for the game is included.

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    ELDRITCH GOLD edition

    The Necronomicon game with the Cthulhu pawns, made in resin and hand-painted in four different colors and a special giant card for Sanity count. All the components stored inside the exclusive Necronomicon wooden book-case, hand-made, limited units. Includes the limited edition Cthulhu Idol in GOLD finish (made in resin, hand-painted, and numbered) and the Cthulhu magnet-medallion in GOLD finish. The portable customized cloth bag for the game is also included.

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