Fright Rags has made a board game inspired by the 1981 slasher Halloween II, and they’re accepting orders through a Kickstarter campaign
About six months ago, we heard that Fright Rags was working on a board game based on the 1981 slasher Halloween II (watch that HERE) as part of their “Stop the Killer” series of games. Now they’re running a Kickstarter campaign that serves as a way to order a copy of the Halloween II board game! The price of one game (with Kickstarter-exclusive expansion packs) is $59, but there are also tiers that allow you to buy two or three copies of the game. The estimated time of delivery is December 2023.
Games in the Stop the Killer series are created with the following mandates in mind: The game had to be inspired by the movie. It had be FUN to play! The game could be played with multiple players as well as solo. Playing the game had to be EASY… NO complicated instructions. Although the game should be easy to play, it should be CHALLENGING. NO SCORING! Who likes to keep track of scores during a game? The game had to have UNPREDICTABLE outcomes and be DIFFERENT every time.
While previous games in the series have been played with a 30 card deck, the Halloween II board game has a 40 card deck. Fright Rags has said that the way these decks are used during game play is SO IMPORTANT, and it ensures the each game’s result is different and unpredictable. We also wanted players to think of their favorite scenes in the movie while playing, so the cards are filled with the film imagery that fans love. Remember all of those 2-hour blocks sitting around the Monopoly board during your childhood? You won’t experience that with our board game! During testing, some games lasted 7 minutes, while others lasted 20 or 30 minutes, and the cards have a huge impact on this! We designed the gaming experience so that you can play a few games back-to-back without taking up too much time.
The Halloween II board game will allow fans to play as multiple different characters from the film, including Dr. Loomis, Nurse Karen, Jimmy, Mrs. Elrod, Mrs. Alves, and Sheriff Brackett. Laurie Strode is included in an expansion pack. The board has two sides – one where Michael Myers stalks, and the other where he kills. And there are three different levels of difficulty.
Here’s the set-up: Michael Myers has just been shot six times by Dr. Loomis and is on his way to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital to kill Laurie Strode! Your only goal is to stop Michael from reaching the hospital. Sounds simple… but it’s not easy!
For the full details, click over to Kickstarter… and if it all looks and sounds good to you, go ahead and secure your copy!
Fright Rags got their “Stop the Killer” series of board games started with a board game inspired by the 1984 killer Santa classic Silent Night, Deadly Night (watch it HERE). That was followed by a board game inspired by another classic slasher, the 1981 film My Bloody Valentine (watch it HERE). After Halloween II, they’re already planning to make a fourth game in the series.
Are you interested in the Halloween II board game? Have you played the Silent Night, Deadly Night and/or My Bloody Valentine games? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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