It’s only just gone live on Kickstarter, but the Evil Dead 2 board game has already raised more than twice its $70,000 goal. It really does warm our hearts to see the horror community supporting a franchise which has given us so much joy over the years.
We’ve also got brand spanking new images and a press release straight from the makers themselves, so check out that shit down below.
Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game Kickstarter Is Live!
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 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’s cult classic, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the definitive tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. Two to six players will work together in 90- to 120-minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks and supernatural events and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.
The game contains 8 figures which include 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. “Launching a Kickstarter for a project this large is a major endeavour,” said Space Goat’s crowdfunding coordinator JD Boucher, “which is why we recruited the help of Backerkit to ensure that our donors are taken care of. Your Kickstarter pledges are in capable hands.”
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.
For more information on the Kickstarter campaign and to back it, click here.