Last year a Kickstarter campaign was run for a board game called The Doom That Came to Atlantic City. Unfortunately the Kickstarter, despite having a solid set of backers, was unsuccessful as it ran into “unrecoverable problems”. The team at Cryptozoic believed in the game and decided to step in and personally cover the rest of the production for the game, making it a reality for gamers. What does this mean? Well, it means that The Doom That Came to Atlantic City will be making its way to the community after all.
The company sat with Keith Baker and decided that the Kickstarter backers were a top priority. Starting on March 26th the first copies of the game will be shipping from Cryptozoic to every backer of the Kickstarter campaign. As for the rest of the gaming community, we can expect to see the game on store shelves starting April 2nd.
For those who don’t know, The Doom That Came to Atlantic City is a board game that mirrors an age-old favorite, Monopoly. You’re one of the Great Old Ones, and cosmic power has held you at bay for centuries. At last the stars have aligned and your cult has called you to the surface. Once you regain your full power you’ll unleash hellish doom upon the world! The issue here, however, is that you’re not alone.
Other Great Old Ones are also arriving, and they’ve got the same idea as you. It’s a race to the finish line as you crush houses, tear seams in reality, and fight to call down The Doom That Came to Atlantic City. Though the game may look similar to Monopoly its gameplay is entirely different. The game challenges players to destroy the city rather than create it. You start with a community built and then you and your friends arrive to bring it to the ground.
I like the idea of a reverse Monopoly set in the world of the Cthulhu mythos. The game’s components look awesome, and I’d love to paint the set of miniatures that come with it. It’s good to see a game company reach out and help bring to life something they – and the community – believes in. It won’t be too long before we can all take a spin with The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, but the question is: are you ready?