Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.142: Ancient Terrible Things!
Ancient Terrible Things is a yahtzee-style
dice-rolling game of Lovecraftian pulp horror, where players travel around a
stylised board representing weird locations along a mysterious jungle
river, seeking to unlock arcane secrets whilst avoiding awakening various
ancient terrible things from their aeons-long slumber. The game has quite a
unique visual style which fits the theme extremely well, with top-notch
components as far as production values are concerned (after The Witch of Salem,
this contains what is probably my second-favourite gaming board). That said, Ancient
Terrible Things is mechanically similar to Elder Sign, which of the
two is my preferred game. The first expansion to Ancient Terrible Things
(TheLost Charter) adds solitaire play as well as componentsthat
allow you to play the game in a travel format minus the board, which is a nice
addition. Not my favourite game of Lovecraftian horror, but one that still
occasionally hits my gaming table.