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Welcome to the spine tingling world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science.
Welcome to the spine tingling world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science.
Welcome to the spine tingling world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science.
261 backers pledged $17,412 to help bring this project to life.

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H.P. Lovecraft's ReAnimator Mystery Board Game

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Welcome to the spine-tingling world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science. You and your friends take on the role of assistants to the mad genius Herbert West. Travelling around the ill-begotten town of Arkham, Massachusetts, you will gather musty Tomes, mysterious Ingredients, and even Cadavers of the recently deceased for your dark work. And what work would that be? To turn back death itself!

Up to four players will work together taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft’s original story in order to perfect the protagonist’s experimental reanimation formula. Classic characters including Herbert West, the City Watch, and the Undead wander through Arkham to help or hinder the players as they undertake their profane task. Subplots will develop through gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the world of the ReAnimator can provide!

What you get!
What you get!

Stretch Goals

Minor stretch goals will be in the form of free new cards, components and more which will add to your gaming experience. 

Major stretch goals focus on new thematic story arcs to maximize replay value and flavor each game in a whole new way. 

  • $14,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $15,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $16,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $17,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $18,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $19,000 - Bonus subplot card.
  • $20,000 - The Watcher in the Dark Expansion Deck.
  • $21,000 - TBD

 We've got some delicious add-ons that you won't want to miss. All add-on's are enhancements to ReAnimator the game and not required to play it. 

If you're interested in any of the following add-ons, please calculate the total in value of the items you want and simply add it to your pledge! 

If the completionist side of you kicks in and you'd like ALL the add-ons then just pledge the 'ReAnimator Complete Package' level and you're all set! 

Note* These add-ons are only available though this Kickstarter and with the pledge of a board game.  

Final Add-on!
Final Add-on!

 

 *This play mat will be shaped to accommodate all unlocked stretch goals. 

All add-ons available in the pledge manager!

We've compiled some great visuals for you to help you understand the 'Mystery' of this game! 

Please download our Kickstarter sample rule-book HERE

And our play-through video is right below;

Below is a quick video showing some of the add-on materials that can be scooped up in the 'Complete Package' pledge. 

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Below is a cool little video that shows our punch board assembly for ReAnimator's 3-D game board. We hope you love this as much as we do. You'll be able to move Herbert West around Arkham, Massachusetts in a tiny little town you slot together! 

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Shipping will be charged after the campaign, based on the actual cost to ship your pledge reward to your location. We will not charge any handling fees above the actual cost to ship your game.  

We will be using BACKERKIT for this campaign.  Through our strategic partnerships, we have arranged fulfillment options in multiple countries, significantly reducing your shipping costs.

We will be shipping from locations in the United States, Canada, and the UK, saving you the cost of customs and VAT fees.

Please Note* Shipping to Military bases can be costly. Message us for details.

Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. 

Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Lynnvander

Lynnvander Studios Inc. is a Canadian based company enhancing existing and developing entirely new creative properties. Founded in July, 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton, Lynnvander is responsible for the inception of several media initiatives including projects of film such as the award-winning fantasy series “Mind’s Eye” as well as the acclaimed Shadowrun parody film “The Gamers: Natural One” and the epic sequel to The Gamers: Dorkness Rising “The Gamers: Hands of Fate”. 

Since their inception, Lynnvander has gone on to create some of the best board games available today, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Galaxy Quest, Albion’s Legacy, Sherwood’s Legacy, Neverland’s Legacy and more. They are currently handling adapting some of the most famous IPs in the world into board games, including Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Terminator, and the Three Musketeers. They work with countless publishers around the world including Ninja Division, Shinobi 7, River Horse Entertainment, Jasco Games, Catalyst Game Labs, Norse Foundry Publishing and Dynamite Publishing. 

Beyond their board game successes, they have also developed role playing games including their own Legacy of Mana, a world all magic must fear. Also in this world is the fantasy novel Hope’s Ordeal, and it serves as the role-playing setting for both Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons. Lynnvander Studios works in the new world of transitional media to ensure that the properties they work with are treated with the utmost respect for both their owners and their fans.

Special Thank-you

To Midnight Syndicate for permission to use your music in the video, and to Norse Foundry for the special run of red jade dice. 

Why Kickstarter?

Lynnvander and Dynamite have developed a brand new partnership for this game, with the goal of delivering to you the best board game experience for ReAnimator. We have gone to Kickstarter for two main reasons.

Primarily, we have gotten the game to a point that it is very nearly done. There are still expansions to develop, and other ways we can hone and make the game a gift to the fans. We have gone to Kickstarter to ensure that fans have a voice in this process. Both Dynamite and Lynnvander have a history of delivering for their fanbase, and we wanted to continue that here.

The second concern is the not so glamourous realities of running a creative business. A Kickstarter allows us to gauge interest in the game and the expansions, helping to predict the number that should be manufactured and delivered into the world. It also helps us predict the demand for expansions, and how to ensure that they are delivered and of interest to our fans.

Kickstarter creates an entirely new, more democratic, relationship between creators and fans, and we want to be a part of that.

Risks and challenges

We've come a long way and have learned a lot about Kickstarter and game manufacturing in general but challenges still come up.

There are certain risks that, even with the absolute best management in the world, we can't do away with. Weird things can happen in customs, creatures can emerge from beyond time and space, the usual things outside of human control.

What we can assure you is that Dynamite Entertainment has experience with distribution, working with their partners, handling IP issues, and making amazing artwork. Lynnvander Studios has worked on several board games both on and off of Kickstarter, ensuring that the quality meets our exacting standards and we can deliver the best game possible to you. The project is coming to Kickstarter nearly complete, with manufacturers already lined up and art assets functionally finalized. We've planned for all the eventualities that we can, and we can assure you that when this project funds, we can deliver everything to you.

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    ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic

    As a special thank you for supporting the ReAnimator Board Game you will receive a free download of ReAnimator #0 - the first ever Dynamite comic featuring Herbert West! This very rare comic was a prequel to the tales of horror that followed and you can step into the shadows with the origin of ReAnimator right here!

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    ReAnimator Digital Graphic Novel

    Want a little more Herbert West? Folks who support this level will receive the digital download graphic novel collection of ReAnimator #1-4! This series is steeped in Lovecrafitan mood and horror and is a perfect primer for the terrifying tales of Herbert West!

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    ReAnimator Board Game

    It's time for you to take on the role as the narrator! Supporters of this level will receive one copy of ReAnimator: The Board Game. In addition, supporters will receive the digital download graphic novel collection of ReAnimator #1-4!

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    ReAnimator Complete Package

    You want it all, and you're willing to put your sanity down for it! Supporters of this level will receive one copy of ReAnimator: The Board Game. In addition, supporters will receive the digital download graphic novel collection of ReAnimator #1-4, a digital collection of new short fiction within the ReAnimator universe, Norse Foundry's semi-precious Red Jade Stone Dice and an Arkham Town Playmat which enhances your already awesome punch board 3-D pop up town!

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    • ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic
    • Digital ReAnimator Graphic Novel Download
    • ReAnimator Board Game
    • Red Jade Stone Dice Upgrade
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    ReAnimator Board Game (Retailer)

    Calling all stores! Supporters of this level will receive six (6) copies of ReAnimator: The Board Game. In addition, supporters will receive the digital download graphic novel collection of ReAnimator #1-4!

    Must show proof of being a store.

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