Cthulu Realms App on Android: Available Now on Mobile

cthulu realms app

Cthulu Realms app on Android

Cthulu Realms is Darwin Kastle‘s deck builder design meeting the great work of H.P. Lovecraft mixed with a little light humor. The Cthulu Realms app plays similarly to the Star Realms app as you are introduced to a couple trade point cards and a couple attack points in order to create your starting deck of ten. On your turn you will draw five cards out of your deck and use the trade points to buy new card from a trade row shared by you and your opponent. This trade row will offer more advanced types of trade points and attack points that can combo with each other based off faction type and card type. You will also be able to use attack points in order to attack your opponent directly, depleting their life points. Once your opponent reaches zero, you win!

2016-05-19 15.15.07What I love about the Cthulu Realms app, and I would say this is similar with Star Realms is the convenience of not needing to do any of the work. The app makes it so we do not have to calculate any of the combinations in play, the amount of trade points we own, or the amount of attack points we own. The app will be able to figure that all out and lay it to us in an organized fashion. I also appreciate that the app’s make it so we can understand a cards action when we don’t understand them in real life. During play, I notice the way cards are being played in the app and I would think to myself “OOPS, I’ve definitely been playing that one wrong.” So It’s nice to be able to play the game correctly.

My only gripe with the app, and blame this on the convenience given to me in Star Realms, is the way the touch interacts with the game. When I buy a card It’ll take me a few swipes before I have found the right spot to drop off my new card. I also find that double tapping on a card no longer delivers the action like it does in Star Realms, which I thought was a bit of a bother. Now, these are very miniscule problems that I would (and I’m sure plenty of you would too) classify as a “first-world” problem. I’m pretty much saying I am upset about a few milliseconds of time I don’t want to spend in game that I don’t think makes much of a difference with gameplay anyway. With that being said, Darwin does it again, Cthulu Realms does a fantastic job creating the gameplay atmosphere of Star Realms, and illustrating the power of the mobile market, while introducing a new theme that illustrates the love of H.P. Lovecraft with the fun of a little humor.


Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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