How groovy is this? The folk over at Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) have announced that they will be launching a Kickstarter to fund and create an official Evil Dead 2 board game that will be created in conjunction with Studiocanal. The game will play out as, “…a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game.”
Space Goat President Shon Bury says, “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.” Bury is referring to the many Evil Dead comics Space Goat has released. Check them out here.
“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. 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,” adds designer Taylor Smith.
The official press release offers this information:
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.
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 page will be launching in just under two weeks. You can sign up for a newsletter about the project right here.
We’ve got our hands on some designs and photos below. None of the designs are final as the Kickstarter hasn’t launched yet but they’re looking pretty solid!