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AVGhost: A Board Game Played in the Dark

Co-operative game played in the dark, using only your miniatures' flashlights. Includes audio/video elements for full immersion.

AVGhost: A Board Game Played in the Dark

Co-operative game played in the dark, using only your miniatures' flashlights. Includes audio/video elements for full immersion.

$23,384
pledged of 65 000 $pledged of 65 000 $ goal
239
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 6 2014 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 5, 2018

About

 RAHDO TALKS ABOUT AVGHOST:

"This sounds like a pretty straightforward co-op dungeon crawl with a unique paranormal investigation theme, but what I really love is the game's idea of mixing boardgaming with multimedia content, and the flashlight mini's seem very cool too. It's too bad my wife Jen doesn't go for horror games, because there's a lot of cool ideas here!

I'd LOVE to play this game late at night, lit only by the glow of my mini's little flashlight, and then turning the flashlight off to hide from the ghosts as they glide by, glowing in the dark, and playing the creepy audio/video files on an iPhone for ambience! Sounds like an incredibly immersive boardgaming experience!" 

- Rahdo Runs Through-

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/168534/item/3264472#item3264472

AVGhost is a paranormal investigation co-operative tabletop game for 2 to 4 players. You must work together to find pieces of evidence, listen to Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) recordings, and then—if you survive—watch the video that shows the final resolution of the case.

And you have to do it all in the dark, aided only by your miniature investigators' LED flashlights.

Meanwhile, the board is filling up with nasty ghosts and your flashlight battery is dying with every turn. If that wasn't scary enough, there's even a soundtrack CD included to further enhance the creepy atmosphere.

EVPs and videos can be accessed through either an included DVD or an Internet-connected smartphone or tablet via a QR code reader app.

Ghosts attacks!!
Ghosts attacks!!

 Watch the Board Game Geek entry for AVGhost:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/156443/avghost

In AVGhost, you must solve a paranormal case in order to win the game. Each case has 4 different endings, coded by color.

You will have to move between hordes of ghosts in order to discover the truth behind the case. To do this, you must find pieces of evidence, listen to EVPs, and watch the final video. But it's not as simple as finding just these items!

  • To listen to EVPs, you need to have the Recorder and Cassette Tape in your inventory.
  • To watch a video, you need the Camera and 8mm Tape.
  • You can only see the video after collecting 5 pieces of evidence and listening to 3 EVPs.
  • Your flashlight is your primary weapon against ghosts. You can also pick up other items to help you stay alive.
  • Ghosts move towards the nearest light, each according to its own type's rules. They also have their own event cards, so beware!
  • You must stay together if you want to win. Unless one of you would like to be a decoy, perhaps?

The game ends successfully when you have collected 5 pieces of evidence, heard 3 EVP recordings, and have the Camera and 8mm Tape items in your inventory. Then it's time to watch the final video and learn the terrifying truth behind your paranormal investigation!

From the moment you start investigating, you and your team will have to defend yourselves from ghosts while trying to keep your flashlights from dying. Because when all of your lights go out, you lose the game!

With each move, your flashlight battery runs down, indicated by a track on your player board. When your battery indicator reaches empty, you must turn off your flashlight. When this happens, you can either exchange batteries with one of your teammates, or try to find new batteries.

When the battery indicator reaches "empty", you must turn off your flashlight.
When the battery indicator reaches "empty", you must turn off your flashlight.

Since ghosts are attracted to light, you may find it to your advantage to turn yours off in order to escape. But be careful, because if everyone's lights are out at the same time, even for just a moment (there is only one exception due to a ghost event card), you lose!

Ghosts emerge on the board when the Ghost Die is rolled. There are 4 different types of ghost, and each type has its own movement rules and attacks. This same die also determines the number of ghosts that will emerge. (You can choose the difficulty level of the game in relation to the number of players.)

 Special dices diagrams:

 We have 5 elements in our character board.

  • 1. The life line, at the top. When a ghost hits us, we have to pull down one square our life line. If we reach the K.O box, we are unconscious. A companion can use a defibrillator (normal item card), to revive us. 
  • 2. Steps: For example, Vincent has 3 steps (squares) of movement. He can combine with fight or search and continue the movement before his turn ends. 
  • 3. Inventory: We have 3 slots for collect items. 
  •  4. Flashlight scope: Vincent can defeat the ghost from his current position up to 2 squares in a straight line. We must combine our scope flashlight with the results of the Fight die. 
  • 5. Battery indicator: We have to pull down our battery indicator one square, at the beginning of our turn. When we reach "Empty", we must turn off our flashlight. We can use the Batteries item card to replace the old ones.

 All 9 tiles included on game are double-sided. You can choose your favorite way to play. In the dark (most recommended), or with some light.

Play in the dark tile look. Not final art.
Play in the dark tile look. Not final art.
Play with some light tile look. Not final art.
Play with some light tile look. Not final art.

 This video sample don´t show any case resolution of the game. Please, don´t watch it if you are easily susceptible. 

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 Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sample video. This EVP don´t show any evidence case of the game. Don´t watch it if you are easily susceptible.

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 You can read the latest version of the rules here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/plv156opyw7893y/AVGHOSTreglasnuevas%20copia.pdf

 This video shows the basic mechanics for the final part of a gameplay, with 2 players, easy difficult (one Witch), and 4 tiles (small board). Game components are prototypes and not final product. Remember that you will play the game in the dark. More gameplay videos for different mechanics are coming soon, like advanced searching, ghosts movements, or item card uses. 

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The player miniatures are approximately 2.2 inches tall (5.5 cm). They feature LED flashlights with batteries and switches in their backpacks. (The miniatures pictured are prototypes, and the final versions will be shipped unpainted.)

 AVGhost comes with several pre-recorded cases to choose from, but we also want you to be able to get in on the fun of making your own case!

We are developing a web-based case editor that will allow you to create your own cases, complete with EVPs and video finales. 

AVGhost will be produced in English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian. The printed components (rules, cards, player boards, etc.) will be available in these languages. The EVPs will be recorded in English with optional subtitles in each language. (We have stretch goals to record these in each language.)

  • 4 Player miniatures with fully functional LED flashlights (batteries included)
  • 40 Ghost miniatures (glow-in-the-dark)
  • 9 Modular tiles (used to build each map)
  • 108 Evidence cards (including EVPs and videos)
  • 30 Item cards
  • 6 Ability investigator cards
  • 12 Ghost event cards
  • 9 Evidence tokens
  • 30 Door tokens (used to open/close doors)
  • 4 Player boards
  • 8 Indicator tokens (used for player and battery life)
  • 7 Dice (glow-in-the-dark)
  • 1 CD with original soundtrack 
  • 1 DVD with EVPs and final videos
  • 1 Rules & Cases booklet
Game prototype. Not final art.
Game prototype. Not final art.

The AVGhost "Witch Edition" includes 4 exclusive Witch ghost miniatures that are green when they glow in the dark (normal witches are blue), and has an exclusive variant box design. (It also comes with all INVESTIGATOR rewards.) This special edition is only available during our Kickstarter campaign.

Vincent Wood is the veteran of the group. He has devoted much of his time to enhancing the audio quality of the EVPs they record. He has travelled half the world in search of paranormal mysteries as part of his diverse research.

Helen Conklin did not believe in ghosts until her friend Africa Seems convinced her to accompany them on an investigation. Her unique stripe of white hair was the result of her first encounter with a ghost. After that, she left her previous life to join the team full-time.

Africa Seems has the power of clairvoyance, which means that she can sense where ghosts are coming from. It's a useful ability, but it also scares her a bit. She is about to finish a psychology degree.

Robert Stuart is a student of the occult and knows all sorts of mysteries and legends. He's also an avid fan of disco music. If it were up to him, he would play disco music to accompany the team's investigations, but they have vetoed this.

 Paul Johnson likes strong emotions. He travelled with the first team research and became addicted to chase ghosts. Now, he´s prepared to solve the House of the Marquise´s case…

Beatrice Kelly. Concern made her to participate in several seminars, where she meet Robert, who recruited her to the team. She is looking for to talk with a ghost who tells her where is her missing sister.

NOTE: Paul and Beatrice character miniatures are only available in "The House of the Marquise" AVGhost expansion

Witches call forth their spectral companions to attack you. If you run into a Witch, it will quickly drain your batteries.

Criers are the most numerous, but a good flashlight burst will destroy them. 

Twisted ghosts are less numerous than Criers, but are a bit stronger. 

Bull-Ghosts are the toughest of the bunch. They are best avoided!

Glow in the dark ghosts figures. From left to right: Witch, Crier, Twisted and Bull-Ghost. (Prototype figures)
Glow in the dark ghosts figures. From left to right: Witch, Crier, Twisted and Bull-Ghost. (Prototype figures)

 "The House of the Marquise" 

Upgrade your game to 6 players. More people, more fun! 

"AVGhost: The House of the Marquise" is the first expansion pack for your AVGhost board game. 

This box includes:

  • 2 New investigator character miniatures with fully functional LED flashlights (batteries included).
  • 2 Character boards with 4  indicator tokens (used for player and battery life).
  • 20 Pieces of evidence, 12 EVPs, and 4 videos, resulting in a unique finale (36 evidence cards).
  • 1 DVD with all audio/video files of the cases.
  • 1 Cases booklet. 

In "The House of the Marquise" our team will face the paranormal case that hides behind the walls of this house. A very scary history is awaiting inside. Are you and your teammates ready for discover the truth? Collect all evidences and fight strong with ghost hordes to do it! 

NOTE: AVGhost base game is needed to play this expansion.

We are ready to shoot the final videos for each case. With your support, we will start production after the campaign ends. They will be filmed in HD using sets, actors, and a professional video team.

Each video will also utilize practical special effects, and we have already begun making the ghastly props. (Some of which are available as rewards!) We don't want to give away too much, but here are some work in progress shots of some of the props that will be used.

Dybuk Demon Ghost prop sculpture. Life size scale (work in progress).
Dybuk Demon Ghost prop sculpture. Life size scale (work in progress).
Ghost transformation prop sculpture (work in progress).
Ghost transformation prop sculpture (work in progress).

AVGhost is not your typical board game. To provide you with this exciting paranormal experience, we have to:

  • Shoot and edit all videos in HD
  • Create realistic make-up effects and props
  • Hire professional actors
  • Use image compositing
  • Compose an original gameplay soundtrack
  • Record EVPs with voice actors
  • Manufacture truly unique miniatures with working LED lights

 Pablo Miras:

AVGhost creator, designer, illustrator. Pablo was work on cinema industry for over 10 years. He worked as a prop sculptor on Guillermo del Toro´s "Pan´s Labyrinth". He did the FX make-up for the Andy Muschietti´s short-film "Mamá" in 2008. Pablo is the responsible for the special effects in more than 300 advertising spots.

Here is the IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) Pablo´s link:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3179123/

Here you can watch the full short-film "Mamá" by Andy Muschietti, with prologue by Guillermo del Toro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pphU60zz80c

 Pablo finishing the ghost make-up in the short-film shooting "Mamá", by Andy Muschietti. (2008)

Bea Álvarez:

AVGhost designer, illustrator, writer. Bea is a creative horror/terror history teller. She is responsible for a lot of AVGhost cases and evidences. She did a lot of works in filming and classical theater as a make up artist and hair stylist. She was work on Queen´s "We will rock you" musical and photography fashion industry for over 5 years. 

Vicen Miras:

When Vicen was young, began studying piano at the conservatory, but  was at the age 16, when he decided to devote himself to music. With this age he began playing the electric bass, join up to 15 different bands. Finally, in 1996, he began training to end up flowing into the Guarana band, with whom he recorded two albums with Sony Music Entertaintment.

In 2005 he began to compose and produce music for commercials to his credit having today more than 40 television advertising campaigns, and many other radio, cinema and the Internet.

Since 2008 he works as music editor for numerous spanish TV series.

In 2010 he received an APCP award for best sound in a TV spot.

Currently he is also a music production teacher in the masters of advertising creativity in Madrid IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) and Coco School (Alicante).

Santiago Isidro:

Film-maker, photography director. Santiago is a Goya winner award (Spanish Image Awards), for his work in the image industry.

Stephen Hughes:

Voice actor. He´s a veteran in advertising and cinema industry.

Laura García:

From SYBIC, for her help with project planning, design and administrative tasks.

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More exciting stretch goals will come if we reach this last one.
More exciting stretch goals will come if we reach this last one.

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Free shipping in all pledges.

Canadá:

Add $5 for miniature pledge.

Add $15 if you choose your reward between the basic expansion pledge to the Witch Edition + expansion pledge.

All other countries:

Add $10 for miniature pledge.

Add $40 if you choose your reward between the basic expansion pledge to the Witch Edition + expansion pledge.

Special packs:

X6 packs and props packs, shipping is worldwide free.

Custom fees:

USA and Europe, no custom fees.

All other countries: 

All additional costs, fees or charges that may occur due to different countries custom duties, are backer responsibility.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project, but we have the support and quality control of a famous board game manufacturer who will handle the production of the miniatures and game materials. There is always the possibility of manufacturing delays with any project, but we promise to keep you informed of our status and any delays that might arise.

We are personally handling the production of all audio and video elements, which allows us to have complete control over this crucial aspect of the game. We will keep you updated on our progress with pictures and behind-the-scenes glimpses, but will make sure not to spoil the endings of your investigations!

In short, we will give you total transparency into our process.

Thanks to all!

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