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Lovecraftian Games

All these things are, in their superior forms, simply by-products of excess intellectuality—which I haven’t the honour to possess. In their inferior forms they are of course simply avenues of escape for persons with too poorly proportioned and correlated a perspective to distinguish betwixt the frivolous and the relevant...

H.P. Lovecraft to James F. Morton, February 3, 1932

...I feel quite justified in believing that games and sports ought not be ranked among the major phenomena of life.

H.P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard, October 3-5-7, 1932

There are a fair number of Lovecraftian games in several different categories:

Role-playing Games
The primary role-playing game set in Lovecraft’s world is Chaosium’s award-winning “Call of Cthulhu,” although a few other role-playing systems have borrowed his creations.
Board and Card Games
Soon after the success of the “Call of Cthulhu” role-playing game, board and card games followed.
Computer and Platform Games
Once it became practical (and profitable) to do so, Lovecraft inspired computer and platform games also came on the scene.
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