Earlier today IDW Games launched a quick Kickstarter to release an exclusive edition of the Edgar Allan Poe inspired Masque of the Red Death. This deduction game for four to seven players will feature variant box art, an art print, high quality components than the retail edition, as well as ten miniatures representing the nobles and the plague bearer itself. The project has already passed it’s funding goal and you can reserve a copy of the game at the $60.00 pledge level. Delivery is expected in July.
A game of deduction & treachery based on Edgar Allan Poe’s foreboding short story and fully illustrated by renowned artist Gris Grimly!
Masque of the Red Death is a deduction and movement programming game for 4 -7 players set in the grim world of the short story by 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.