She picks up the phone after the fourth ring, and hears only the sound of muffled breathing.
“Hello? Hello! I can hear you, you creep!”
The receiver slams into the cradle and she backs away, the pleats of her cheerleading skirt rustling quietly. She turns back to the lanky quarterback, who shrugs.
“What. Ever. Anyway, like I was saying, my parent aren’t home, so we should totally-”
A sound from upstairs cuts her off, like something being dragged across the floor of the room above them. Something heavy.
“Ugh! This is, like, totally ridiculous! This stupid old house is so lame. C’mon, let’s go see what’s going on.” She peers up into the darkness on the second floor landing, and then starts up the stairs, boyfriend in tow.
Now, if you’re a card-carrying, red-blooded horror geek, right about now is when you’d kiss the cheerleader and her too-hunky-to-be-smart boyfriend goodbye. You may not really be sure what’s up those stairs, but it’s a pretty safe bet that it hates nubile teenagers too brave (or stupid) for their own good.
You know this story all too well… but haven’t you always kinda wanted to play it for yourself? Matthew Akana’s new boardgame Evil Spares None has you covered:
A troubled night falls on Ravenwood, an otherwise picturesque neighborhood surrounded by dark trees. Teenagers whisper as recent events have proven the rumors of “dark curses” and “revenge” to be true. Run for your life and don’t look back because Evil Spares None.
Evil Spares None is a 2-4 player cooperative survival horror game that takes about 90 minutes to play. Live out a thrilling horror movie as your characters are stalked by an unstoppable masked psychopath. The goal of the game is for players to survive until dawn while the Psychopath hunts down you and your friends. While on the run, your characters can come across crime scenes and gather evidence to hand over to the authorities and add to their investigation.
Meanwhile, the Psychopath, independently controlled by a deck of cards, is busy adding to his score by killing and stealing evidence. If the player’s investigation reaches 16 points first, they have a chance to defeat and destroy the Psychopath permanently. If they fail, well then it’s a mad dash race for the exit, go ahead and throw your friends in the path of the enraged unstoppable madman.
Anyway, you guys, I’ve got some stuff to do. You take a look at the details below, and I’ll be right back…
The Project: Evil Spares None, a board game
Creators: Matthew Akana
The Sweet Spot: $25 will get you a copy of the game and a sweet thank you card, but for $60 you’ll snag that stuff, a bunch of extras, the hilarious audiotrack, a Kickstarter exclusive expansion, and the first new Psychopath pack when it’s released later this year.
Funding Deadline: October 4th, 2012
More Info: See more on the Kickstarter page, and check out the official website for tons of details.
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