A chance to crowd fund the MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m always on the lookout for a cool board game to play with family and friends. I’m happy to see that game producers are utilizing crowd-funding to gauge the potential popularity of a new game before they go to the expense of mass production - - it at least gives the game designers of more risky properties a chance to demonstrate there might just be an audience for their unique wares. As much as I am attracted to an Edgar Allan Poe themed game, this may not be for everybody. Details below . . . . . .
Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter is LIVE!
IDW Games is excited to present the social deduction board game, Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death on Kickstarter,featuring distinctive art fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse and a Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, this game of deduction and movement programming places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.
and includes exclusive art, packaging and miniatures. Each weekday will feature a reveal of a new guest and gameplay tips.
With art from Gris Grimly, this marks his first tabletop game, allowing his art to cover the cards, boards and game pieces all incorporating his unique style which captures the tone of this sinister story.
Masque of the Red Death is a deduction and movement programming game set in the grim world of the short story by the Edgar Allan Poe. Players are nobles attending an extravagant masked ball while a plague ravages the country. Players are trying to do what nobles do – feast, dance, celebrate –become as popular as they can. But rumors swirl as the night goes on, and everyone feels oddly nervous each time the clock chimes. The nobles might be wise to spend some time listening to these rumors. It is becoming increasingly clear as midnight approaches that something sinister awaits.
At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night.