Achtung! Cthulhu – The Secret War is a cooperative board game set within Modiphius’ mythos drenched World War Two universe of their popular role playing game. Players must join forces to take on the Third Reich as well as Cultists of the Old Gods across war torn Europe.
If you’re not familiar with the name Kevin Wilson, he’s had a hand in the development of Arkham Horror, Descent and Android, some of my favourite games. If you’re a player of Android Netrunner you may recognise his likeness in the form of the runner identity Whizzard.
At the moment this looks like an interesting concept. There is a lot of rich thematic material to draw on from Modiphius’ role playing game back catalogue and Kevin has had a hand in some damn good games but is this game treading on familiar ground? Cthulhu and World War Two have already been combined in games like Fireteam Zero and from a gameplay perspective; World War Two isn’t too far separated from the 1920’s setting of Arkham and Eldritch Horror.
The Secret War is due for release in Winter 2015, just in time for next Christmas.