Scariest tabletop since Atmosfear
[Update: The Dead by Daylight board game is now officially available to pre-order from Kickstarter. Both the Standard and Collector’s Editions are now live at the prices noted below. Pre-orders close April 21, with copies of the game expected to ship in time for Halloween 2022.]
Behaviour Interactive’s Dead by Daylight is surely one of the scariest multiplayer games on the market right now, but do you know what would make it even scarier? If you added CARDS. Think of the risk of papercuts. If you agree with me, (which you shouldn’t), then you’ll be happy to hear that the asymmetrical multiplayer will be headed to a tabletop near you later in 2022.
The developer has teamed with game-maker Level 99 to produce a board game based on the survival horror title. Typically titled Dead by Daylight, the new game hopes to transpose the hide ‘n’ hunt nature of the video game to your dining room, complete with teams of survivors, a variety of deadly killers, various missions and tasks, generators. and even a cute plastic equivalent of DbD‘s “hook-hanging” sequence.
“As fans of the original video game, we worked hard to capture the tension between the Survivors and the Killer on every turn,” says Level 99 designer D. Brad Talton Jr. “The moment when you commit to your move and then have to hold your breath while the Killer makes their play — to me that’s the essence of Dead by Daylight.”
The new game, like so many licensed board games of the modern age, will be crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with funding opening on March 29. A Standard Edition, priced at $49.99, will include six Killers, seven Survivors, and two maps, while a prestige Collector’s Edition, priced at $99.99, 16 Killers, 17 Survivors, and four maps. Level 99 promises an entire cast of characters leading up to the release of the All-Kill DLC — so a lot of your favorite slashers will be in the mix.
We’ll be sure to give you a reminder when the Dead by Daylight Kickstarter opens, March 29.