Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios have launched The Evil Dead 2 the Board Game on Kickstarter. The “resurrection” brings back the game which had previously launched on Kickstarter under a different publisher but was never fulfilled to backers.
The “heartthrob” campaign means if it successfully funds, all previous backers from the first campaign will get a free copy of this Evil Dead 2 The Board Game.
Evil Dead 2 The Board Game is a wild romp through the cult classic film. Players will fend off Deadites, search the cabin for items and Necronomicon pages, and attempt to close the portal before evil is unleashed upon the world. But Beware! You can’t trust everyone, and at a moment’s notice, you might find that your allies are working for evil!
The campaign ends on September 13 with the only pledge featuring the game at $59 plus shipping and it will retail for $80 when it comes to stores.
Space Goat Productions has announced that Michael Murphey, CEO and founder of PlayGrim Games and iVerse Media, has joined the company as Lead Game Designer and Production Manager. Murphey is a well-respected industry veteran and entrepreneur in both the digital comic book and board game markets.
Murphey will oversee the final production stages of both the Evil Dead 2 and The Terminator board games. Additionally, Murphey will be instrumental in future Space Goat Productions game launches, including The Howling, and other licensed and original properties.
The chance to work on these properties brought Murphey to the company and he’ll continue his CEO duties at iVerse Media and PlayGrim.
Space Goat has Kickstarted The Terminator and Evil Dead 2 board games. The Terminator: The Official Board Game raised $220,456 from 2,126 backers. Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game raised $722,622 from 6,143 backs. You can pre-order both now.
iVerse Media, LLC is a digital content distributor for mobile platforms. Established in 2008 the company specializes in digital comic books. PlayGrim Games is a casual tabletop game comapy. Established in 2015, the company has released Grim a “roll for your life” dice game.
Board games are about to get a lot more groovy–and gory–with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game. The game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game that has launched on Kickstarter, produced by Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) in conjunction with Studiocanal. And it’s Certified Groovy.
The game is designed with both casual and veteran board game fans in mind. Depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi cult classic, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the definitive tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. 2-6 players will work together in 90-120 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 game contains 8 figures which includes Ash, Annie, Jake, Ed, Bobby Jo, and Linda as well as Deadites and, naturally, Ash’s severed hand. The board game also includes custom Evil Dead 2 dice, a fully illustrated tile based board featuring the iconic cabin and the prequel mini-comic.
Space Goat has partnered with Kickstarter veterans Backerkit in order to process and execute the Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign also offers a standard and deluxe edition for donors to select from. 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, as well as retailer pledge levels. Six lucky fans will also get a chance to get their likenesses drawn into either the game or a future Evil Dead 2 comic book. The Kickstarter campaign will run 30 days.