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Horror investigation experience. A board game played in the dark.
Horror investigation experience. A board game played in the dark.
1,556 backers pledged €163,920 to help bring this project to life.

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AVGhost Paranormal Investigation

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Core game with unlocked content (at this moment) overview:

The game will have an English, Spanish, German and French. You may choose your version of the game during the pledge manager. 

AVGhost: Paranormal Investigation is a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, where you will take control of a team of paranormal investigators. All of them are part of a specialized agency that investigates and solves paranormal events and poltergeist. In the game, you will be hired by several people with issues, who will request you to cleanse their homes from troublesome ghosts and spirits. AVGhost Includes 6 different cases to investigate, with a total duration of nearly 30 hours of gameplay. The game is designed to be played in the dark, with support from a digital APP that will reveal clues, add background music and will startle you with the sounds and voices from different paranormal events. But you may also  play with the lights on and without the APP, by using the investigation booklet to completely replace the digital APP. 

Investigators painted By Studio Giraldez. Sample paint. Miniatures come unpainted.
Investigators painted By Studio Giraldez. Sample paint. Miniatures come unpainted.

 HOW TO PLAY?

AVGhost is divided in two main phases: 

First goes the meeting phase, when the players will open and examine the case’s file (each case includes its own folder), where they will find information, inserts and other details to examine. Your client’s first statement to the agency is also included here. Within all this information, your team will receive clues to help you decide how to investigate the haunted site. You will also find numbered overhead transparencies, to place on the different boards.

As an example, if your client says “I’ve heard voices in the bedroom”, it is quite likely that your team needs to place an audio recording device in the bedroom. At first, during the first cases, these clues will be easier to spot. 

Once the players have decided which gadgets to use and where, place the appropriate tokens on the board. The meeting phase represents the first visit to the site, during daytime, and the placement of all the gear to start the investigation. 

When using the APP, you will need to mark which characters are in play, the gear they are using to search for clues, and the place where said gear is placed. Then, after this selection, the APP will show a “Start” button.
                 This is the time for you to turn off the lights in the room, and to turn on the flashlights of your investigators. 

And with this you will start the second phase of the game: the investigation. The players will have to check their gear and see if it collected any information. 

Once the player reaches the place where their gear is, check the APP to see the results. If you hear an audio after pressing an investigator’s button, be it the investigator’s voice narrating what it’s witnessing or a recording from your gear, that will mean you found a clue. On the contrary, if you didn’t place the right gadget in the correct location, you will hear static, meaning that you did not find anything. In this case, the APP will open again, giving you the chance to change your gear. 

During the game, you will have 3 different investigation lines to follow and solve each case. First, you will have to find individual clues, after placing your gear. Second you will have to look for the numbered clues in the different locations and objects on site. By investigating these clues you will get new information and find new places to search. In most cases, you will have to go to choose from two possible paths. These clues (which can be consulted again after revealing them) will tell you the complete story of the case you are investigating. Finally, the APP will trigger random paranormal events (in the spirit of horror movie scares) which will surprise and even startle you. You will also have to solve these events to finish the investigation. 

This way, once you’ve found the 4 audio clues (depending on the case), found every correct numbered clue on the board and solved every paranormal event, the case will be solved and the site cleansed. 

Flashlight color filters:
                 The bases of the investigator miniatures include a mount to place different color filters, to change the light you are using. These filters will be essential to banish the ghosts you will meet. Each color affects a different type of ghost. Switch your flashlight filter during the game to banish every one of them. You will also need these filters to reveal different clues, since many of them are only visible under specific types of light. The investigators will find new filters while searching for clues or in hidden spots of the board.  

Fear and flashlight battery tracks: 

You will receive fear points on your character’s sheet when the ghosts appear before you, according to their type, your current flashlight filter, and if you are alone or not at that time. When your fear track reaches its peak, your investigator will fall into shock and will need the aid of an ally to recover. 

The batteries in your flashlight will also run out with use, and sometimes will be affected in extreme ways when you meet ghosts. If an investigator runs out of batteries for their flashlight, the player will have to turn its flashlight off and wait for an ally to bring them new batteries. Batteries can be found in different places of the board, searching for clues, places or objects. 

Filters: Use them to banish ghosts, to protect yourself from them, to obtain certain items, to reveal certain clues, etc.

Clues: Clues can be found on the map, either by exploring the map, or by using your gadgets and filters. Some of the clues will be on the board, others will be on each cases unique transparencies. The investigations lines will cross paths and combine with each other.

Gadgets: The gadgets will be used to collect clues during the meeting phase, but they will also be used during the investigation to deal with certain situations and to collect more data.

Events: Events are unique for each case and will present different situations to the investigators. They will trigger randomly during your investigation.

Investigators: Each of them has their unique gear that will be used at different times of the game.

Other things you will find in AVGhost:

Possessions: Sometimes your investigators will be possessed by evil spirits. On some occasions, you will have to scare your allies to solve the problem, on others, your teammates will have to scare the spirit that possessed you, either with flashlight bursts, or by performing an exorcism.

Moving clues: Some ghosts will move clues on the map to make the investigation harder. Special items: On many occasions, you will have to use special items for your investigation, such as finding a key for a specific lock, solving small puzzles, or using special items, that you will find during your investigation to solve specific situations, like showing an item to a ghost to enrage it.

Cooperative goals: The game is fully cooperative. Sometimes you will need to coordinate your team for specific tasks. For example, having two of them pull on a lever while the other two push up a service lift from a lower level to unjam it.

“Case: Grace” is an expansion that brings you a campaign formed by 3 cases. We must solve them in order to unveil the whole story and solve the mystery. This expansion is Kickstarter Exclusive. 

In the Grace Case, our investigators will have to discover the truth of what happened in this strange case where secret services, spies, bizarre experiments, grotesque surgical practices, relics and occultism are involved. This expansion for AVGhost brings 10 more hours of gameplay. Aside from the 3 folders from each of the cases in this campaign, you will also get the miniature of the ghost Grace. 

ENGLISH RULEBOOK (Provisional version, subject to change) DROPBOX. HERE

ENGLISH RULEBOOK (Provisional version, subject to change) GOOGLE DRIVE. HERE

REGLAS EN ESPAÑOL (Versión provisional, sujeta a cambios) DROPBOX. AQUÍ

REGLAS EN ESPAÑOL (Versión provisional, sujeta a cambios) GOOGLE DRIVE. AQUÍ

Tablet / phone holder:

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Soporte para teléfono / tablet:

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Mad-Ghost Miniature:

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CASE: Sara Stone

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*Cosmetic Add-On. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE.
*Cosmetic Add-On. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE.

ENGLISH. Gameplay by Lance Hinkel, "Learn to play games".

ENGLISH. Overview by Lance Hinkel, "Learn to play games".

Warning! Spoilers! 

AUDIO ESPAÑOL - ENGLISH SUBTITlES (Turn on the subtitles). Gameplay por "Meepletopia".

*Cuidado! Spoilers! Warning! Spoilers!

ESPAÑOL. Gameplay con "La Mazmorra de Pacheco".

*Cuidado! Spoilers!

ESPAÑOL. Presentación con "La Mazmorra de Pacheco".

ESPAÑOL. Presentación con "221B".

ESPAÑOL. Presentación con "La Taberna de Dam".

ESPAÑOL. Presentación con "Destroqueladores".


                                                 Mystical Games was born in 2014. During this time, we have been involved in the creation of Alchemical Crystal Quest, Bat Cup, and AVGhost. After developing our first game, during the year 2017, and after shipping Alchemical to all of our incredible backers and supporters, we decided to do a campaign for Bat Cup. Bat Cup is currently in production for all our beloved backers. And now it´s time for AVGhost. In this process, we have learned a lot of different and very important lessons, that we are going to apply in all our games since then and in the future. Thank you All!

Thanks to all the great people who came to play AVGhost!
Thanks to all the great people who came to play AVGhost!

Important: This is an estimate for standard shipping and may increase with unlocked stretch goals or optional purchases.

Shipping estimates:

USA: 18€ to most states.

EUROPE: 18€ to European Union (exception 7€ Spain) , 25€ to non-EU countries.

CANADA: 25€ to most cities.

AUSTRALIA: 25€  to most cities.

Rest of the world: 55€

No extra customs charges for USA, European Union, Canada and Australia. All other countries: It isn´t usually required to pay customs for items under $500, but that´s out of our control and you´ll be responsible for any and all customs, taxes, Vat, duties, and fees on your end. The estimated delivery date is February 2020, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. 

ALL FULFILLMENT AND SHIPPING WILL BE MADE BY QMLOGISTICS, AND THEIR PARTNERS. 

SHIPPING WILL BE CHARGED DURING THE PLEDGE MANAGER. PLEASE, NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE PLEDGE MANAGER IN TIME, YOU CAN LOSE THE "SHIPPING FRIENDLY" CONDITION, AND THE SHIPPING PRICE CAN BE INCREASED DUE TO CUSTOMS, TAXES, VAT, DUTIES, ETC... OUT OF OUR CONTROL. 

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Risks and challenges

All campaigns and subsequent production has its risks. For this reason, we will have professionals in the industry produce AVGhost, located in the European Union.

There may be delays in the production of the game, shipments, and other issues beyond our control. We will keep you up to date on the production process, with frequent updates on Kickstarter, and our social media networks. We firmly believe that communication with you is extremely important, and we want to involve you in the project as much as possible.

The estimated delivery date is February 2020, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Some rewards will arrive before than others depending on the country and the kind of article.

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