We were juiced to tell you that Space Goat Productions was delivering an Evil Dead 2 board game, and we’re even more juiced to give you a thorough look at what you’re going to get in this amazing package. And that’s not hyperbole, it looks absolutely wicked!
Today we’re giving you a much more thorough look at the game. You’ve got glimpses of the cards and the cover and… well… it’s hard to adequately express our excitement. Personally, I haven’t been inspired to play a board game in about 30 years. But I’m salivating over this one, and although I’ve got a whole lot of other places I should be investing my money, I’ll be dropping a few bucks on the Kickstarter campaign.
Check out the full, official press release below:
Board games are about to get a lot more groovy–and gory–with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game. Produced by Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) in conjunction with Studiocanal, is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game launching on Kickstarter today.
“Kickstarter is a fantastic tool not just to fund cool projects but to make fans aware that those projects exist so they can participate in the creation process,” Space Goat President Shon Bury said. “We’ve built a reputation with the Evil Dead books of really being able to please core Evil Dead fans. We’re going to do the same thing with the official board game.”
The campaign offers a standard and deluxe edition for donors to select from. Featuring at least 8 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. 2-6 players will work together in 60–90 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.
“Evil Dead is such a great world to work in. Making a brutal survival horror game filled with jokes and exciting gameplay just came naturally,” Evil Dead 2 Board Game Designer Taylor Smith said. “It’s a cooperative game with a twist: Players can turn evil and go after their former allies, who then have to decide to save their Deadite friends or put them down for good and carry on with the mission.”
The deluxe edition features exclusive figures of Ash Williams, Deadite Henrietta, and a box based on the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the Book of the Dead. More figures and features will be added as the campaign goes on, a well as retailer pledge levels. Six lucky fans will also get a chance to get their likeness drawn into either the game or a future Evil Dead 2 comic book. The Kickstarter campaign will run 30 days.
For more information on the Kickstarter and to be signed up for email updates visit www.evildead2boardgames.com.