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If you’ve ever thought the only thing that could possibly make Evil Dead 2 better is a horror-themed board game based on the movie, then you’re in luck.

The awesome guys over at Space Goat Play, a division of Space Goat Productions, have just announced they’re launching a Kickstarter to fund and create an official Evil Dead 2 board game.

The game is being produced in conjunction with Studiocanal, purveyors of modern genre classics such as Nina Forever, Hellions and Deathgasm, among others.

Much like a more bad-ass, interactive version of Clue, the Evil Dead 2 board game will reportedly play out as “…a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game.”

Referring to the many Evil Dead comic books Space Goat has released, company president Shon Bury assured eager fans to keep their hopes high for the upcoming board game:

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

Designer Taylor Smith was equally enthusiastic:

Evil Dead is such a great world to work in. Making a brutal survival horror game filled with jokes and exciting game-play 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

From the press release:

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 will be launching very shortly. You can sign up for a newsletter about it, and keep an eye on the project as it unfolds right here. You can check out some concept art above, too, to get an idea of what the finished game might look like.

Evil Dead 2 board game art