Deadly Premonition: The Board Game

Deadly Premonition Details are Here!

Recently, I was perplexed at the announcement that Rising Star Games would be producing the Deadly Premonition: The Board Game . If you didn’t see my thoughts, you can check them out here.

Today we got more details and it seems there is a Kickstarter. Starting today, and running for the next 30 days, the Deadly Premonition Kickstarter will allow fans to pledge their support for the game.

Deadly Premonition is based on the 2007 cult classic videogame of the same title by developer Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro. The board game was designed by Samuel Elphick and Daniel Osuna Perez, from Rising Star Games, and has the offical Swery blessing according to this video.

“Our vision was to create a compelling, atmospheric game inspired by Deadly Premonition’s delivery of big reveals, plot twists and consequential moments,” said project co-creator Samuel Elphick. “The venture started out as an idea between colleagues. With hopeful optimism we put together a proposal for Swery and he loved it. Way back in June 2015 we created our first prototype for “Incrimination,” which was the skeleton that Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is built upon… We hope you enjoy!”

Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is 2-4 player hidden role/social deduction card game where you become detectives trying to figure out who among you is the Raincoat Killer. Each detective will need to investigate six townsfolk who have been incriminated in murders. You’ll need to prove your suspects innocent and get testimony from them as to the identity of the true killer. All the killer has to do is kill enough people in town without being caught.

Players will be able to use evidence cards to either clear their own suspects or incriminate those in their opponents line-up. Incriminating other will start an “evidence battle”. During the battle, players will use evidence and action cards to counter until there is a winner.

If you manage to incriminate a suspect  when all of your own are cleared, you make the final accusation. That suspect will then be revealed as either the killer, thus winning you the game, or as an accomplice, which will eliminate the player whose board they were on. The suspects on their board will be vulnerable then to the killer.

Jess: This looks like an interesting take on the hidden role mechanic. Not only are you trying to figure out the roles your opponents are playing, but you also have this evidence battle to deal with. I’ll be curious to see how smoothly it plays.

Jess: You can get the standard version of the game for a pledge of $30 and it comes with Steam key for the Deadly Premonition video game. The video game was pretty darned strange and I hope that Samuel and Daniel managed to capture that oddness in this game. If you are a fan of the original or just plain intrigued, check out the Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Kickstarter here.

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