Live On Kickstarter: Stop Murderous Santa Billy In ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night: The Game’
by Brendan M. Allen
The producers of Silent Night, Deadly Night have teamed up with horror merch stalwart Fright-Rags to create a tabletop game based on the 1984 Christmas slasher classic. It’s available to pre-order through Kickstarter.
Working as a team, 1-4 players will need strategy, bravery, and a little luck to stop murderous Santa Billy from reaching St. Mary’s Home for Orphaned Children. Roll the dice and make your move while Billy stalks along his path. Collect weapons, roadblocks, and snowballs to help your fight. When that time comes, flick the spinner to determine your fate!
The board features five “kill zones” with new illustrations by Justin Osbourn, which will be revealed throughout the campaign. A deck of 30 action cards guarantees each game is unique, while a reversible board with a “naughty” drinking game version is available exclusively on Kickstarter.
“Over the last decade, the market for Silent Night, Deadly Night merchandise has exploded, meaning fans are still celebrating the film all these years later,” says executive producer Scott Schneid. “Adding a board game to the SNDN merch-verse is the perfect way for fans to experience the film in a new way.”
Schneid and fellow executive producer Dennis Whitehead are producing a 2022 reboot of the film alongside Anthony Mas, who led the design of the game. “It’s easy to learn, quick to play, and different each time you play,” notes Masi. “The Kickstarter features the exclusive ‘Naughty & Nice’ version, which offers a really fun spin on how the game is played.”
Backer rewards begin at the $35 pledge tier, for one game. Twenty five bucks more will get a second game, and a cool seventy five will snag three games. If you need a dozen, that’ll run you two hundo.