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Review: Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

So this confluence of Pandemic and Cthulhu brings up some interesting things for me outside the game Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu. With a pandemic still happening all around us and with racism front and center in American politics this particular game has made me think about the influence of board games on the world and vice versa.


First off there is no argument that HP Lovecraft held very racist beliefs and wrote about them including in his Cthulhu mythos. If you want to know more read Shadows Over Innsmouth, The Horror at Red Hook, or The Thing on the Doorstep and you will see what evil really is. I do no endorse HPL by any means. That being said he did have a creativity that inspired a lot of other people to explore his mythos and make it their own. I personally like the realm of Cthulhu and the mystery and intrigue it brings and I think we should also recognize the history and setting it came from and shine a light on it with today's perspective and have a conversation about what place the man and mythos have in modern society and if you can separate the man from the mythos.


This game is hard to win, as most of the Pandemic games are especially when you take on the higher difficulty levels. We have all learned this over the past