Tackle Lovecraftian Traitors In FFG’s New Game, Unfathomable

June 11, 2021 by brennon

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Unfathomable is the new board game coming from Fantasy Flight Games later this year. Set in the Arkham universe, you'll be boarding the SS Atlantica and trying to make sure that it gets to its destination before it's dragged into the deep by Lovecraftian horrors.

Unfathomable - Fantasy Flight Games

Unfathomable // Fantasy Flight Games

Unfathomable is a reimplementation of the mechanics that you'll know from the Battlestar Galactica board game, also by Fantasy Flight Games. Much like in Battlestar Galactica, you'll be given a role at the beginning of the game. Will you be a human or are you a hybrid who is starting to turn and now seeks to ruin the plans of your fellow passengers?

Unfathomable Gameplay - Fantasy Flight Games

Unfathomable Gameplay // Fantasy Flight Games

During a turn, the game will present you with a mythos card that provides you with a crisis that needs to be solved. This crisis could damage the ship, deplete your supplies or cause all manner of strange events to unfold including the coming of strange beasts from the deep.

The humans will be trying to make sure nothing bad happens to the ship whilst the hybrids will be seeking to stick a spanner in the works and bring the ship to the briny deep! The hybrids will have to be subtle about their ploys, to begin with. If they peak too soon, the humans can make sure they are locked away!

This means that throughout the game you'll be second-guessing everything that your friends are doing at the table. Who put those negative cards into that latest test?

It does look like Fantasy Flight Games have tweaked and changed a few things here and there for Unfathomable to make it stand out from Battlestar Galactica. It's no bad thing that the game uses it as a basis though as I've had a lot of fun playing Battlestar Galactica over the years.

Hidden traitor games are always fun and whilst we've seen companies innovate on them over the years with the likes of Dead Of Winter, I think this could be fun for Lovecraftian fans.

Are you tempted to give Unfathomable a go?

"This means that throughout the game you'll be second-guessing everything that your friends are doing at the table..."

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