Nobody ever said the life of a cultist would be easy – and even less so that of a leader of a group of people trying to awaken the most ancient terrors of the abyss. This is the job you take on in Underhand, an original card game based on the Cthulhu Mythos offering an alluring experience.
Card games are going through a renaissance thanks to the work of developers long on ingenuity and new ideas in a genre that was pretty stuck for quite a long time. Much of the credit for this revival goes to the terrific Reigns, as well as titles like Card Thief and Miracle Merchant. This is showcased quite well in Underhand, a game that shines for its originality, difficulty, and gorgeous artistic design.
This CCG (cultist card game) sets you the mission of summoning various ancient almighty entities who want to sink the world into darkness. To do it you’ll need to avail yourself of a deck of events and your own resource cards. To win you’ll need to survive the different rounds prior to summoning the God – rounds that get resolved as you withstand the events. This turns out to be quite a lot more complicated than would first appear, though managing your deck well is what helps you make it through everything this game throws at you. Mess up too much and watch your game fall to pieces.
There’s a total of six kinds of cards with different resources: relic, cultist, prisoner, money, suspicion, and food. You’ll need to use them in line with the decision you want to make in each event. You’ll mainly need to ensure you don’t run out of food and aren’t holding too many suspicion cards. Either of these two mistakes will make the game add negative events to the deck. The same thing happens when you’ve got more than 15 cards, meaning you need to strike a perpetual balance to avoid putting the game to an early end. Don’t be afraid to go gung-ho with the relics, which you can basically use as a wild card to substitute any other kind of card.
Underhand is a fun and original card game that not only has a surprising gameplay but also gorgeous graphics. It’s got details that make it unique, like a radio inside the game that narrates the different decisions you make during the events. And no, it won’t be a bed of roses, but nobody ever thought summoning a Great Old One would be easy, right? If you’re left wanting more games with the same theme, check out our list of the best Android games based on the Cthulhu Mythos.
Underhand for Android on Uptodown [APK] | Download