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.
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.