Edgar Allen Poe is one of the world’s great authors. Inventor of the detective novel, he’s more well-known for his study of the macabre. One of his famous stories is Masque of the Red Death. Next year, players will be able to put themselves into the dark narrative, as IDW will be having a Kickstarter for a game based on it. Players will be trying to curry favor with the prince while making sure they don’t end up dead at midnight. Will you be able to survive?
From the announcement:
IDW Games announces the social deduction board game, Edgar Allen Poe’s Masque of the Red Death. Coming to Kickstarter on January 10th 2018, Masque of the Red Death features distinctive art and is fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse, this game of deduction places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.
With art from Gris Grimly, this marks his first tabletop game, allowing his art to cover the cards, boards and game pieces all incorporating his unique style which captures the tone of this sinister story.
Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story and Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, Masque of the Red Death pits you and 4 to 7 players against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight! Players have to balance their actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering what rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, the highest social standing only matters if you survive.
Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said “Gris Grimly has done an incredible job of creating the tone with his fascinating art style and understanding of the story being told. Partnered with Adam Wyse’s thematic game design, this game is sure to give players a wonderful experience fitting right into Edgar Allen Poe’s world.”
Planned as a Kickstarter, this social deduction game of popularity and danger, Masque of the Red Death will be launching on January 10th 2018 and will be available in stores soon after fulfillment.