The Hotness
Legacy of Dragonholt
De Profundis (2nd Edition)
Scarlet Heroes
Cthulhu Abides
Book 1: The War-Torn Kingdom
The Quiet Year
Overlight Rulebook
Fish F***ers
GURPS Basic Set (Third Edition - Revised)
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
The Dungeon Dozen
The Deep Forest
Realms of Terrinoth
Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp
Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned
Imagine Player's Manual
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Genesys Core Rulebook
Alone Against the Dark (2nd edition)
For Coin & Blood
Star Frontiers
Dungeons & Dragons Set 2: Expert Rules
GURPS Compendium I
Being a role-playing game on the topic of the High-Flying adventures of Beatrice Henrietta Bristol-Smythe, DBE, daring Aviatrix and accomplished Exploratrix, and her Gentleman Companion, who for a Modest Fee, accompanies Beatrice ... [truncated]
Misspent Youth
Dungeons & Dragons Essentials: Monster Vault
Chronicles of Arax: Solo Adventure Game
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Black Streams: Solo Heroes
The Starship From Hell
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Princes of the Apocalypse
The GM's Planet-Building Handbook
Starship Construction Manual
Ten Candles
Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells
Dusk City Outlaws Core Game
SOLO: Solo RPG Campaigns for the Cepheus Engine
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 511 - May 2018)
The Five Maidens
MH-0: Marvel Super Heroes Role-Playing Game
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Manual of the Planes
ALIENS Adventure Game
Stormbringer (1st Edition)
Deities & Demigods
Series Code
Production Staff
Year Published
Primary Name
Call of Cthulhu (3rd Edition)
Alternate Names
La Llamada de Cthulhu
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 46419
Pg. 1
Spanish Edition
Publisher: Joc Internacional
Year: 1988
Hard Cover
Product Code: 101
ISBN-10: 8478310002
192 pages
Size: A4
Link Image
Boxed edition
Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1986
Box Set
Product Code: 2301-X
ISBN-10: 0933635028
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
Link Image
Hardcover edition
Publisher: Games Workshop Ltd., Chaosium
Year: 1986
Hard Cover
Product Code: 004411 (UK)
ISBN-10: 086989300X (UK)
191 pages
Size: 8.25 x 11.75 inches
2.00 pounds
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the back cover of the US boxed-set edition:

Eldritch Horror!
“…its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its forepaws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity.”
H. P. Lovecraft.

Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos tales are famous internationally. In the Call of Cthulhu game, participants investigate mysterious events about which Lovecraft might have written. Though set in the 1920s United States, the game adventures are new: the players won't know the plots ahead of time.

A typical Cthulhu mystery may be solved in an evening, or extended by the presenter as convenient. This box includes three thrilling adventures.

Box Contents: The Investigators' Book explains roleplaying, how to create characters, and discusses character, skills, occupations, and resources.

The Keeper's Book details the beings specific to the Cthulhu Mythos tales (deep ones, flying polyps, dimensional shamblers, shantaks, Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, etc.), full rules for magic and for the use of the famous books (the Necronomicon, De Vermiis Mysteriis, Unausprechlichen Kulten, etc.) which have fascinated Lovecraft fans for decades. Keepers — who present the adventures — also receive instructions for creating new adventures.

A third book, Sourcebook For The 1920s, has non-Mythos data for the 1920s — prices, distances, maps, thumbnail biographies, and garden-variety bad guys upon which budding Investigators can sharpen their skills.

• Also included: cardstock investigator figures, a world site map, Investigator sheets, and dice used in play. This is a complete game.

• Many more ready-to-play Cthulhu adventures are available.

From the back cover of the UK/US hardcover edition:

“....but I shall never sleep calmly again when I think of the horrors that lurk ceaselessly behind life in time and in space, and of those unhallowed blasphemies from elder stars which dream beneath the sea, known and favoured by a nightmare cult ready and eager to loose them on the world whenever another earthquake shall heave their monstrous stone city again to the sun and air.”
The Call of Cthulhu, H.P.LOVECRAFT

Enter the awesome universe of the Cthulhu Mythos, those dread tales in which magic, science, arcane lore and fetid horror irrevocably sear the lives of those for whom the bizarre and the curious have unseemly attraction. A universe where the veneer of normalcy is ever threatened by the plots and manifestations of the unutterably evil Old-Ones [sic] whose minions strive for the return and rule of their mighty and foul Lord, the Great Cthulhu.

Call of Cthulhu is a sophisticated, open-format game without conventional board or playing pieces, the action and events take place in the imaginations of the players and gamesmaster.

As a player in Call of Cthulhu you are cast in the role of an Investigator piecing together clues and histories of the mythos as move through the world of the fabulous 1920's [sic]. As a Gamesmaster (keeper) you will present this world to the players and control the cosmic horrors underlying the events of the time.

This volume contains all the information needed to play Call of Cthulhu and provide for many hours of fascinating involvement in a world of gothic horror in the true Lovecraft tradition.


Investigator's Book — detailing information for players and gamemasters, full rules for character generation, skills, occupations and resources.
Keeper's Book — for gamesmasters only. Full rules and illustrations for the horrific beings of the Mythos, magic, and use of famous books in the game. Plus further notes to aid play and scenarios ready to use.
Sourcebook for the 1920's — which gives abundant non-mythos data, essential for accuracy and atmosphere. A host of plans, price lists, maps, biographies, distances and non-mythos monsters upon which the inexperienced Investigators can practice their skills.
Cthulhu Companion — additional rules for players and gamemasters; new Mythos lore include many new Mythos monsters; more skills and phobias for players. Plus Sourcebook additions and scenarios.
Colour Plates — eight stunning full-colour prints fully evoking in graphic detail the true horror of Lovecraft's dark visions.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Pg. 1 of 6 » 6
Pg. 36
Aerial Warfare in Call of Cthulhu

Rules for dogfighting, maneuver class, and damage.

Pg. 19
Ancient and Modern, Part 2

A Scenario for Schizophrenic Roleplayers for Call of Cthulhu or / and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st

Pg. 27
Ancient and Modern: Part 1

A Scenario for Schizophrenic Roleplayers, by Graham Staplehurst. Set in the Primal Continent of Theem\'hdra

Pg. 12
Be Afraid...Be VERY Afraid

New Phobias for Call of Cthulhu by Carl Sargent.
-Including the Fear of: Chickens, Being Scratched, Reptiles,

Pg. 40
Call of Cthulhu
Pg. 27
Cthulhu 1889

An article about using the Call of Cthulhu rules and background with the background from Space 1889. There is an

Pg. 3
Cthulhu e la Seconda Guerra Mondiale

An article describing a custom WWII setting for Call of Cthulhu and listing several adventure cues.

Pg. 3
Cthulhu Lives!

Converting Call of Cthulhu statistics to GURPS

Pg. 8
Curse of the Bone

A modern Call of Cthulhu adventure for 2-5 investigators, set in London, by Marcus L Rowland.

Pg. 28
Echoes From Bear Mountain

Familiars and animal companions, comments, Call of Cthulhu character templates

Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
RPG Item Rank: 44
Num Ratings: 108
Average Rating: 8.12
Standard Deviation: 1.27
Num Views: 6636
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 4.0
Fans: 8
Personal Comments: 17
Users Owning: 253
Users Wanting: 4
Users Trading: 4 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 81
Plays This Month: 0
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.