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Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

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Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game
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6,143 backers pledged $722,622.52 on Kickstarter

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The officially licensed Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience Evil Dead 2 fans have been dying for--featuring at least 8 custom figures with art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the cult classic film. 2-6 players will work together in 60–90 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       

 These dice will be constructed by Mike Pasquale of http://www.evildeadworkshed.com/. He recovered the wood from the original Evil Dead 2 set and will be signing the certificates of authenticity.

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 More Add-Ons will unlock as the campaign goes on! To buy these Add-Ons, simply increase your pledge amount by how much is listed. After the campaign ends you will then be able to select your options through your Backerkit survey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You'll play as your favorite Evil Dead 2 characters (and Jake) as you explore the cabin for missing pages of the Ex-Mortis. If you find all of the pages, you can open a portal to banish the Kandarian Demons and win the game. But you will have to face Deadites, demons, Ash’s Freaking Hand!, that tree, and the deadite versions of your fellow players to do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

For the last year, Space Goat has been publishing the critically-acclaimed Evil Dead 2 comic book that cater to hardcore Evil Dead fans. Now we’re doing the same with the official-licensed board game. Space Goat is also the comic book industry’s premier production studio. We’ve provided art and creative services for Marvel, DC, Nike, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Riot Games, and Blizzard Entertainment. You can be sure that this premium box of Deadite-slaying goodness is in good hands.

Kickstarter is a fantastic tool not just for funding great projects, but for helping fans become aware those projects exist while getting them involved with the creative process. That’s what we hope to do with our Kickstarter campaign. Plus with the help of Evil Dead fans and Kickstarter we can add more bad ass miniatures, game play expansions, and extra Evil Dead greatness that we would never be able to offer without their help.  

Additionally, we want to reward hardcore Evil Dead fans by offering exclusives to Kickstarter backers, like a deluxe edition of the game with an Ex-Mortis box, which has miniatures of combat Ash and Deadite Henrietta. We want to make the best, most official Evil Dead 2 game possible, and we can only do that with your help.

Some of the top game and horror press outlets like Comic Book Resources, Deadites OnlineHorrorFuel, iHorrorBloody Disgusting, Popcorn Horror and MovieWeb have covered the game, and here's what other press has had to say about it:

"Our dream of giving deadite scum a fistful of boomstick from the comfort of our own living rooms is about to come a reality." - Dread Central

"An 'Evil Dead 2' card game is coming—and it looks super groovy" - The Daily Dot

"...an official tile and figure based survival game that every Evil Dead fan is going to want to own." -GoresTruly

"Much like a more bad-ass, interactive version of Clue.." - Wicked Horror

"[With} the idea that the players are working together but they can turn against their friends and you have an interesting concept for a game" - Beasts of War

"Smells like a cash-in." -Some guy on Reddit

"As unappealing as any form of game is to me at this point in life, I’d jump at the opportunity to pick this one up...I’m certain a great deal of genre fans would strangle a Deadite to get their hands on this beauty!" - HorrorFreak News 

"Here’s one that, I’m sure, will get a lot of people going, 'Oh, I’m soooooo going to be backing that!!'" - Tabletop Gaming News

"[It] looks like it will be a frightening twist on family game night." - Daily Dead

Here's a listicle from our boss you can read and share around social media.

Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter ends based on actual shipping costs and is collected via Backerkit. This allows us to charge shipping fairly for all backers and avoid a 'one size fits all' mentality to shipping. 

Below are shipping estimates for the core game (estimated to be around 3lbs). These are just estimates. Costs may rise due to weight increase as more items are unlocked via stretch goals and add-on purchases you choose. This will be calculated by Backerkit after backer surveys are turned in.

  • USA - $20
  • EU (including UK) - $20.00
  • Canada - $20
  • AU - $35
  • Mexico - $35
  • Most other countries - $35

We proudly offer EU-Friendly shipping!

 

 

 

 

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Laser Engraved Dice!
12 days ago – Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 10:57:15 PM

Hey Soul Suckers!

Sorry for the delay on the update, things have been a bit crazy in Goat HQ. (Physical inventory can take quite a while.)

We went through all of the final updates and comments one last time to make sure there wasn't anything we missed or overlooked. And we wanted to  bring up some stuff that got brought up once, changed, etc.

  • Someone brought up that they wanted an Evil Dead 2 soundtrack to play with the game. While we can't make that happen, Waxworks Records is doing a new pressing of the soundtrack on vinyl this year, so keep an eye out for that!
  • The Revenge of Hitler Mini-Expansion will be coming with 13 cards and not 1 as it says on the front page. He has a separate scenario as well as card that summons him in normal gameplay.
  • Revenge of Hitler, The Classic's Last Ride, and Mirror Ash will all be coming in blister packs so the figures won't be damaged when they ship. They will all be able to fit in the deluxe box (if you take them out of the blister pack).
  • All of the miniatures will be at the Hero scale of 32mm. We decided to go with this height to make them easier for the painters at the factory as well as everyone painting at home.

We have gotten the dice from Mike at EvilDeadWorkshed and now it's at the Laser Engraver! We have some images to show you the process.

Here's a video from a while ago with Mike showing how he made the dice. He's been just working on them bit by bit for a while now:

 

Bay Engravers, the great folks helping to make these dice happen!
Bay Engravers, the great folks helping to make these dice happen!

 

Cursed Wood Cubes (Before they're dice)
Cursed Wood Cubes (Before they're dice)

 

The above video shows one row of dice getting laser engraved!

Here's a group of 100 finished Ash faces!
Here's a group of 100 finished Ash faces!

 

You can almost hear them laughing...
You can almost hear them laughing...

Production Updates:

  • We're just talking with the licencor and the factory to get things finalized (packaging, boxes, etc.). Assets are being sent over in batches and we get exact numbers/timetables we will let backers know!

Carter (Our stretch goal intern!) also whipped up this gif based off of the Ex-Mortis box art. Use it for whatever you feel like!

 We also wanted to give you backers all the heads up that we will be bringing Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game to Indiegogo's InDemand program soon for pre-orders. We will only be offering the standard board game, the Beyond Dead by Dawn Graphic Novel, and the upcoming Evil Dead 2 coloring book. The Kickstarter exclusive Deluxe Edition and the Kickstarter exclusive figures in that Edition will not be offered. We just wanted to give you all the heads-up before you saw it pop up over there and let you know that none of the Kickstarter exclusive stuff would be offered.

We're hard at work on logistics for getting this bad boy off to the printer. But if you have any questions, feel free to message us through Kickstarter or email us at info@spacegoatproductions.com.

Stay Groovy,

Team Space Goat

Digital Comics!
27 days ago – Sun, Apr 02, 2017 at 01:03:22 AM

Hello Everyone,

No April Fools shenanigan from us! (The rest of the internet should have you covered.) Just a quick non-nonsense update this time, as not a ton new has happened in the last 15 days.

  • We have just uploaded digital comics to Backerkit! If you backed at a digital comic level, you should have an email with a link to a pdf!
  • We've gotten back the last set of notes from Licensor about Ash's lovely mug. Our artists are making sure he's looking his best and once we get the final thumbs up, it's off to the printer.
  • We are putting together some cool notes/bonus features for the deluxe rule and art book. We think it's going to be a pretty cool look behind the scenes of the board game.
  • All backers have been accounted for in Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Evil Ed 1 and 2! Books will be shipping out from Space Goat separate from games once addresses are finalized.
  • Signed Evil Ed cards will also be shipping out separately from games once addresses are finalized.
  • We're looking at new ways to make the standard game and non-KS exclusive add-ons available to late backers. News on that may be available in the next few days, and we'll let you all know first!

Stay Groovy,

Team Space Goat

The Good, The Bad and the Applehead!
about 1 month ago – Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 01:19:39 AM

Hey Soul Suckers!  

We have Good News, Bad News, and Applehead.  

Good News: We are currently sending the game chunk by chunk to BoDa, and they've started initial production!

Bad News: Due to a number of factors, games will be shipping out to backers in late May/Early June.

Current Timetable:

Now - at the latest April 4th: We send the game chunk by chunk to BoDa for proofing and manufacturing after final licencor approval. (Typically with licensed games and comics, things have to get approved by the licencor multiple times.) Every part of the game with Ash has to approved by Bruce himself. So it may take as long as April 4th, but approvals have gone faster so *fingers crossed* 

Manufacturing: BoDa says production will take 6-8 weeks if they got all of the files on April 4th. But since we're getting them a lot of the files before that point, it will likely take less time. During this period we will be looking at proofs, ensuring quality control, as well as sharing pictures with you all of the game manufacturing progress! We'll also have sku lists ready to give to all of our fulfillment partners, so they'll be ready to ship out stuff the minute it comes in the warehouse.

Shipping: On the slow boat, games will take 2-4 weeks to get from the factory to fulfillment hubs. We're already looking at what we can ship out early (Comic books, bundles, posters, etc.) in order to speed up fulfillment. At this point we'll be having backers finalize addresses so you can be sure to get stuff shipped to the correct location.

Fulfillment: Once shipments arrive at fulfillment hubs in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia, they will begin shipping out games to you! This process can take from a couple of days to 1-2 weeks depending on how many orders they're fulfilling. (For example, we have way more U.S. backers, so it will take longer to fufill all those orders) After that it will all be up to local mail services to get your stuff to you. We have gotten extra of every SKU in case of damaged shipments and replacements, but with the great fulfillment partners we have, we hope those will be at a minimum.

tl;dr:

  • Approvals: 2-3 weeks
  • Manufacturing: 4-8 weeks
  • Shipping from China: 2-4 weeks
  • Fufillment: 1-2 Weeks

So is everything goes swimmingly, the game will  be in your mailboxes halfway through May. The worst case scenario (and that is if things get slowed down a TON) is that games will be in your mailboxes early July. The most likely scenario is that games will be getting to you in June. Which is still technically Spring 2017, but not April, which does suck. We want to have this game too! We're doing everything we can to get this game in your hands, and will keep you updated at every step of the way.

With that out of the way, the Applehead mini! We are adding some groovy extra faces to it and will share those photos when it's done. But in the meantime, y'all have been so awesome we didn't want to make you wait.

APPLEHEAD!
APPLEHEAD!

 

ApPlEhEaD
ApPlEhEaD

 

APPLEhead.
APPLEhead.

 

appleHEAD!
appleHEAD!

 

Applehead?
Applehead?

 

Oh man, I've typed Applehead so many times it doesn't even look like the right word anymore.
Oh man, I've typed Applehead so many times it doesn't even look like the right word anymore.

 

You know when that happens right? It's really weird.
You know when that happens right? It's really weird.

 

Don't worry, he's armed! (Making a pun so if people don't like this update I can blame it on Taylor).
Don't worry, he's armed! (Making a pun so if people don't like this update I can blame it on Taylor).

 

Where was I? Oh right. APPLEHEEEEAAAADDD
Where was I? Oh right. APPLEHEEEEAAAADDD

General Production Updates:  

  • Printed Parts for the game just need to be tweaked and color corrected and we're working with BoDa the next few weeks to make that happen.  
  • Mohammed is working on paint schemes, and we'll show those to you as soon as they're done (even if it's before 4/1).  
  • Mike Pasquale is hard at work cutting out dice, we'll be sending him Certificates of Authenticity to sign very soon. The dice and certificates of authenticity will be bagged together when they ship. All Certificates of Authenticity will be hand-signed, hand-numbered and likely possessed.
  • Once we have those dice in our hands, we have a local laser engraver who will be working on them. If possible, we'll take some video so you can see the process!
Don't forget, we're in the last 24 hours of our Terminator Kickstarter! It's going to be an awesome game and this is your last chance to get ahold of some Space Goat Exclusive goodies for the game and help unlock some stretch goals. Just click the picture below to take a look!

 

Stay Groovy,

Team Space Goat

ECCC Update 2/Figure Sculpts are done!
about 2 months ago – Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 12:24:05 AM

Hey Soul Suckers!

As you all can tell, we have been SUPER busy with the Terminator campaign and at ECCC. But that doesn't mean we've forgotten about y'all!

First of all if any of you know someone who missed out on the Evil Dead 2 deluxe edition: we're offering some some extra ones over at the Terminator Kickstarter!

 There are only a limited number of tiers. So if you know someone who missed out, be sure to send them that way!

Figure time! We have the rest of the models for the figures ready for final manufacturing! Mohamed was able to bang out the rest of the figures. So now we can share them with you today.

Deadite Ash: Now with more wrinkly pants!
Deadite Ash: Now with more wrinkly pants!
 
Deadite Annie: Ready to just gnaw your face off.
Deadite Annie: Ready to just gnaw your face off.

 

The unique Deadite sculpts for the Deluxe Game!
The unique Deadite sculpts for the Deluxe Game!

 

Deadite Jake, Annie and Bobby Jo
Deadite Jake, Annie and Bobby Jo

 

 

All of the basic player characters!
All of the basic player characters!

 

Our wonderful Random Sucker Backers!
Our wonderful Random Sucker Backers!

 

We got some Monsters!
We got some Monsters!

 

Larger in-game tokens
Larger in-game tokens

 

All of dose items tho
All of dose items tho

 

Skulls for marking items!
Skulls for marking items!

 

The Classic!
The Classic!

 

And the man who was born to be punched: Hitler
And the man who was born to be punched: Hitler

Don't worry, we didn't forget Applehead! We're making some final tweaks and will be sharing him on the 3/15 update. In case you weren't able to make it to ECCC where we demoed the Evil Dead games: here are some photos of the prototypes!

The boxes, in their glory.
The boxes, in their glory.

 

That good 'ole Henrietta
That good 'ole Henrietta

 

Deadite Annie (3d-printed from the old model)
Deadite Annie (3d-printed from the old model)

 

In action!
In action!

 

 

Character cards and figures! (Final character cards will have wheels)
Character cards and figures! (Final character cards will have wheels)

 

We have a big banner.
We have a big banner.

 

Close up on that board.
Close up on that board.

 We're going to have a bigger production update on the 15th. Until then we have gotten some photos from BoDa!

 

 

This is the 3D print of Ash that will be used to make the molds for mass production of the game! I think we can call agree that he's looking pretty sharp. Until next time...

Stay Groovy,

Team Space Goat

ECCC Update 1
about 2 months ago – Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 11:25:58 PM

Hey Soul Suckers!

We got some coooool stuff for you today, so stay buckled in!

To start with, we have a look for the final deluxe box art. We have been tweaking the one we had, but honestly weren't happy with it. So we had our main man Dave Youkovich (illustrator for the board) re-do it based off the actual movie prop, and we are super happy with how it turned out. There will be the board game logo on the spine of the book, but other than that, it will just be Ex-Mortis goodness.

IT'S LIT
IT'S LIT

We weren't entirely sure if we shared this with you already (There has been a lot going on). But here's the cover for Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Evil Ed #2! It's jam-packed with Kickstarter cameos and will be coming out soon. You can pre-order it here.

Look at that Deadite Statue of Liberty!
Look at that Deadite Statue of Liberty!

 

We also have some other cool figure turnarounds we've gotten in that's we're excited to share with you all!

 

 

 

 Production Updates:

  • Figure Optimization. These figures were the ones that needed the most work, now Mohamed is working on cranking out even more at a rapid pace since their original models are less complex. If we need to, we'll be bringing on another sculptor to help Mohamed out.
  • Next week we will be getting Certificates of Authenticity printed and sent to Mike Pasquale for signing. They'll be individually numbered and all that good stuff.
  • We're still working on getting the art + rule book mapped out. We have all the assets! It's just getting them into place and formatting them.
  • All other printed non-game rewards are done and sitting in the Space Goat Storage Unit, waiting to be unleashed...
  • All the print (non-figure) game components are done! We're working with Boda to get colors correct and all that, but the content is there.

Now for ECCC! We are going to be at Emerald City Comicon this year to demo Evil Dead 2 and Terminator.  We have some prototype games made up with some awesome figures, and we'll be sharing those in a second update later this week! If you're at ECCC, just stop by Level 2 Meeting Room 204 to get a chance to play it! The wonderful folks at Lynnvander and Gamerati will be helping out, so be sure to give them a warm welcome!

Got some questions about the game and are at ECCC? We'll be having a panel!

Title: Terminator and Evil Dead 2: The Board Games

Description: Space Goat's Board game team brings details about the Evil Dead 2 board game their ongoing Terminator Kickstarter! We'll be diving deep into mechanics, features, expansions, for both of our upcoming games and be answering questions from the audience. There may even be a sneak peek of an upcoming game & con exclusives…

Date: Sunday, March 5

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: WSCC 3B

Speakers: Taylor Smith, Trenton Payne, Lynnvander

We'll also be at the following booths:

#1717- Space Goat #831 - Merch Goat 

We'll be checking in later this week, but until then...

Stay Groovy, 

Team Space Goat