Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful Evil Dead 2 board-game, the guys at Space Goat Productions continue to be ridiculously awesome with the announcement of one based around The Terminator. Come with us if you want to drool…
Space Goat are partnering with Studiocanal, Oak Productions and Creative Licensing to make The Terminator: The Official Board Game™, the Kickstarter for which is due to launch this coming February, 2017.
Fans of the movie will be delighted to hear that William Wisher, one of the original screenwriters, has been brought on as a story consultant for the game.
Speaking about the project, Wisher was elated, saying: “I’ve missed my old friends Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and the T-800. It will be fun to spend time with them again!”
Space Goat were similarly enthusiastic, with President Shon Bury promising to bring “…1984 back” and emphatically stating: “The only movie we care about is the original… Which is why for this game, we’re focusing on what hardcore Terminator fans love about the original movie.”
The board game is currently under production, with Space Goat describing it thus:
The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards – one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons , and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising
Taylor Smith, designer of the Evil Dead 2 board game said: “At its robotic heart, The Terminator™ is a raw and intense chase scene. Combine that with a reactive time travel mechanic and you get a super fun mash-up of action and strategy.”