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, ages 13 and up.

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

8 comments on “Ancient Terrible Things (2014)
  1. Dan Leeder says:

    Hello! We are interested in stocking Ancient Terrible Things in our store. We cannot find it available at distribution, is there a particular distributor we should use?

    • Pleasant Company Games says:

      Reach out to our distributors under the Distributors section of this website. US mainland is currently represented by Hit Point Sales.

    • Pleasant Company Games says:

      The 2nd edition of the game is currently out of stock (as at February 2020), except for a few remaining resellers. We are planning a Deluxe edition Kickstarter for second half of 2021. Sign onto our newsletter and we will let you know immediately when available.

  2. Martijn says:

    Can i reserve Ancient core game for essen? And at what price?

  3. Mark Vincer says:

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

  4. 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 🙂

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