Last month, we reported that the guys from Space Goat Productions were set to launch a Kickstarter for their own, official board game based on horror classic Evil Dead 2.
Wicked Horror is thrilled to report the campaign is now live, with almost $40,000 of its $70,000 goal already pledged from hungry fans, at the time of writing – and it looks pretty damn impressive.
Suffice to say the game looks totally rad, and considering it’s being produced by the guys who put out hugely-popular Evil Dead 2 comic books, in conjunction with Studiocanal – purveyors of modern genre classics such as Nina Forever, Hellions and Deathgasm, among others – it’s in pretty safe hands.
The Kickstarter page tantalisingly describes the “tile and miniature based survival horror game, for 2-6 players based on the classic movie” thus:
“The officially licensed Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience Evil Dead 2 fans have been dying for – featuring at least 8 custom figures with art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the cult classic film. 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.”
If that doesn’t whet your appetite, then perhaps a glimpse at a couple of the minis you’ll be playing with should do it. Check out Combat Ash himself, who comes with the Deluxe Edition, with gun and chainsaw-arm intact, below:
It’s pretty clear the Evil Dead 2 board game is something that every horror fan needs in their collection. You can check out more details, and back the campaign, on the Kickstarter page. The first thousand backers will get the deluxe edition of the game (with the Ex-Mortis box, seen below) for $10 cheaper.