The Necronomicon

Developed by Games of Cthulhu

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Added on April 30th, 2009.

Our Review

The Necronomicon is a strategic card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering, except with a Lovecraftian Cthulhu twist that sets it apart. You have a life total and a sanity total to keep an eye on as you duel; playing most cards involves losing sanity, with some interesting (non lethal) effects if you go insane. You win a duel by reducing your opponent's life to 0, but driving them insane could really help you get there! Play the main game vs harder and harder opponents, unlocking new cards on the way, and then try the 21 Challenges for a real test of your skill!

Our Rating: 3.5 / 5


Battle against the Cthulhu Mythos in this single player card game based on the work of HP Lovecraft. Go up ranks and unlock cards as you play.


Things to note: Taint doesn’t kill (removed if down to 1 life). Sanity goes to -10 only, and cards can still be used. Roll mouse over insanities to see what they do. Creatures only counter attack after you’re hit. They don’t attack direct. Mouse control. Select a card then hit the centre button to play that card. Cards cost sanity to play (green number in the bottom right) – if you run out of sanity then you will go insane.

Each round the computer will go up one rank. Your rank increase is determined by your score. Score well in a round to increase faster in rank. Cards are unlocked every couple or so levels (not every level). Defeat your opponent by reducing their Life to zero. Sanity can be increased by Discarding sanity costing cards instead of playing them.
When you go insane, if you don’t know what an insanity effect does, roll your mouse over the insanity icon.

Thanks for playing! Now check out Guild of Dungeoneering, a game I'm making where you build the dungeon instead of controlling the hero! \o/

~ One comment so far ~

  1. treatarun

    December 16, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    "Go up ranks and unlock cards as you play."
    You can more about this?

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