Ancient Terrible Things (2014)


The history of that doomed expedition is shrouded in whispered parlour rumour. A group of adventurers set out by riverboat, deep into a remote jungle, in foolish pursuit of fortune and glory. The battered journal of the lone survivor, said to contain fantastical scribblings of ancient secrets and terrible things awakened, was soon consigned to the sanatorium furnace.
In Ancient Terrible Things, you play the role of an intrepid adventurer, exploring a dark jungle river. Each turn you must travel to a Fateful Location, face an Ominous Encounter and attempt to unlock its Ancient Secrets. If you succeed (using a combination of dice, tokens and cards), you add the Secrets to your score. If you fail, you unleash a Terrible Thing, which counts against your score at the end of the game. The object of the game is to be the player with the most Ancient Secrets when the game ends at the Unspeakable Event.

A pulp horror board game, for 2 to 4 players, age 14 and up.

Available now through select game stores. Visit this game’s page on for more information, rules, reviews and discussions.

3 comments on “Ancient Terrible Things (2014)
  1. Wynand CJ Hart says:

    Well designed game. Good quality of game board, tokens, cards. Rules are easy to read and have good examples to further clarify rules.
    Looking forward to buying new products from this company and looking forward to expansion packs :-)

  2. Mark Vincer says:

    Hey guys, where can I find this in Cape Town and how much does it go for?

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