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H. H. Holmes’ Murder Castle Board Game Up On Kickstarter

H. H. Holmes’ Murder Castle Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Well, it’s an inventive name. I’ll definitely give it that. It has me intrigued. And looking over the gameplay, it’s certainly not something you see everyday. A maniac has built a murder castle. You helped him do so. Now, you find yourself in said murder castle trying to find evidence to clear your name as an accomplice. However, it’s a murder castle, and not everyone will be getting out. Yeah, that’s what’s going on in H. H. Holmes’ Murder Castle. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Explore rooms and collect evidence while battling backstabbing overnight guests and evading Holmes in his thrilling house of horrors. 

The base game plays 2-6 players in 45-60 minutes for most games. 

  • The castle can be built differently each time using 24 (base game) or 30 (with 2nd Story expansion pack) unique modular room tiles inspired by the original castle’s blueprints and illustrated by the very talented Holly Carden. 
  • Trapdoors, greased chutes to the basement, brick walls, and seeping gas are just some of the booby traps you’ll encounter as you travel throughout the castle.
  • Because Holmes knows the layout of the castle and all of the castle’s elaborate horrors, he can appear in any room with only a moment’s notice.
  • Draw from 79 event cards to gain a competitive advantage or to wreak havoc by sabotaging other players.

The campaign’s about halfway to its funding goal with 29 days left to go.