Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Is Killing It On Kickstarter

The cult classic survival horror mystery game Deadly Premonition is getting a board game through Kickstarter - and it has smashed its funding goal.

Deadly Premonition, the flawed but amusing quirky cult classic from Japanese developer Swery, has been re-imagined as a 2-4 player board game on Kickstarter. Not only has it been fully funded, but it has reached over double its funding target in less than a week, and is still going strong.

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At time of writing, the game has been on Kickstarter for less than seven days, and has amassed over $113,000 — far surpassing its initial goal of $50,000. The game also apparently reached its target goal in only 8 hours. 

Deadly Premonition: The Board Game seeks to translate the intrigue and detective skills portrayed in the original Deadly Premonition into a strategy card game of sorts. You must apply the appropriate strategy in order to discover the accomplice to the killer of Anna Graham.

In the words of the game’s creators from the Kickstarter page:

“You have each been assigned a line-up of six townsfolk to investigate. Your suspects begin in the “incriminated” row until you provide evidence that they should be presumed innocent. Once all your suspects have been cleared of guilt and you have proven yourself to be a trusted detective, you can begin to go on the offence to identify which player is the hidden killer by extracting information from incriminated suspects on their board. Correctly identifying an accomplice of the hidden killer wins you the game!”

These mechanics explained within the Kickstarter paint Deadly Premonition: The Board Game as a murder-mystery that plays somewhat like a cross between Guess Who? and Secret Hitler.  

You can watch the extended campaign video for the board game in the video above in order to learn a bit more about its rules and find out about its creators. But if you just want to skip that step and get straight to the good stuff, then you can check out the official Kickstarter page.

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I'm just your average basement-dwelling eclectic and eccentric video gamer who does his best to make a point, share experiences, and talk to people without swallowing his own tongue. I'm mostly into Platformers and RPG's, but I'll try pretty much anything once, and I'm also trying to find something different and interesting to play, and then share with as many people as I can. I can also beat the entire first world in Super Meat Boy while wearing oven mitts.