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Review of "Chez Cthulhu"

Eric Bryan Seuthe II
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I picked Chez Cthulhu, because I thought it might be interesting. I have to again say I am biased by Steve Jackson Games for many reasons, and they are definitely the reason I picked up this game.

That being said, this game sat on my shelf for about 7 months before I finally played it at the behest of my cousin.

The game is simple, you have a job. This job defines your life! It denotes how much income you receive, and how much free time you are left with. Your roommates also have a job. But who cares about them.

In the game you are trying to gain the required amount of slack to truly feel right in your life. You want to have the perfect life, and in consumerism America, it's all about stuff and the things you do.

However, this isn't your ordinary world. No while trying to get lazy, the world around you is falling prey to Elder Gods. You need to hurry and gain your desired slack before your succumb to madness, or do you? The more mad you are, the more you don't care... It just might be the ticket!

In the game you draw up your hand, call visitors to help you or hinder your roommates, you purchase items, and do activities, with your free time, and you gain slack or madness in response.

You win by reaching your required slack goal first.

WHAT DID I LIKE ABOUT THE GAME:

I loved the Cthulhu themed items of the game. Now I haven't played the the original game, but the tv shows alone are hilarious. It's well designed and highly humorous.

WHAT DID I DISLIKE ABOUT THE GAME:

I have to say, I feel like the jobs and hands can somewhat negatively effect your game play, if your income is low, and your items in your hands are all above what you can have, you basically have a horrible hand and it's not worth playing any of them. Luckily this is "somewhat" combated by the discard phase of your turn.

WHO IS THIS GAME DESIGNED FOR?

This game has a lot of drug references, and even if you happen to have the seven year old that loves Cthulhu (either you are doing an amazing job as a parent, or a horrible job) you probably shouldn't let them play this game. Or you could let them play it, but then you'll have to have a talk with them regarding what "weed" is, and why would you want that.

RATING!
6.4 out of 8. It's fun, but the damage of the low income staggered the score a bit. One of our players was basically stunted the whole game by it, and if all my players don't have fun, I don't have fun.
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