LOST IN R'LYEH
At the start of the game, each player gets a face-down hand of cards, then five face-up cards (called Escape cards). The player then picks a card from their hand and puts it face down next to the Escape card; this is the Ultimate Escape card and will be the last card played.
Lost in R'lyeh is fairly simple and pretty enjoyable. The gameplay is both simple and complex, as players try to jettison their cards while sometimes grabbing the stack to get a lot more cards and a lot more options. The card names and art reflect "The Call of Cthulhu" well -- you get a good feel for the story if you read the Horror cards from 1-10 -- and the game plays pretty quickly, as cards are played and removed from the game. And the metal tin is a nice touch! There's a lot to like when getting Lost in R'lyeh.
Overall grade: B
Reviewed by James Lynch