Official Evil Dead Board Game Takes Boomstick To Its Kickstarter Funding Goal

Board games are getting Kickstarted left, right and centre, which means we're only going to get more of them. Enter Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game, almost certainly sparked by the recent success of the franchise's TV refresh.

Evil Dead 2 is exactly the sort of experience you'd expect for the franchise -- a co-operative "survival horror" shindig for up to six players, where you have to run around collecting Necronomicon fragments and not dying.

Sessions should last around 60-90 minutes, so it won't devour an entire evening, such is the case with say, Arkham Horror.

Fans are eager for it to be a thing -- it's tracking at $US172,000, a healthy $US100,000 above its $US70,000 goal. It still has 32 days to go, so I expect the final number will be much higher.

Image: Space Goat Productions

So far so good, right? Kind of.

I'm a little concerned -- while Space Goat has experience in comics and by its own admission "creative services", it's never released a board game. Now, I'm sure it won't be terrible, but I plan to wait for reviews before informing my wallet.

True, I'll miss out on the Kickstarter-exclusive goodies, but that's just how it works.

Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game [Kickstarter, via Blastr]

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Comments

    Want to be a little excited, but there are quite a few weird things about this Kickstarter that don't click:
    - SGP apparently doesn't have a background in board game development, and they don't seem to be co-developing with any other group or individual.
    - The game is variously described by news outlets as either a card game or a tile and miniatures game. Possible to be both, odd to describe them separately.
    - Is there a licensing issue with the term Necronomicon? The book is referred to exclusively as the Ex-Mortis.
    - The gameplay section is flavour text. Looks like this game is more a collectors item for fans.

    All that said, I'm sure it will get funded and that people will be happy. So, that's nice.

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