Halloween II board game coming from Fright Rags

Last year, Fright Rags got their “Stop the Killer” series of board games started with a board game inspired by the 1984 killer Santa classic Silent Night, Deadly Night (watch it HERE). That was followed by a board game inspired by another classic slasher, the 1981 film My Bloody Valentine (watch it HERE). And now Fright Rags has announced that they’ll be staying in 1981 for their third “film to board game” Stop the Killer project, which will be based on Halloween II (watch that HERE)!

Details on the Halloween II board game are being kept under wraps for now. All Fright Rags has revealed is the cover art, which can be seen at the bottom of this article. But it’s probably safe to assume that the Halloween II game will be along the same lines as the other two games in the Stop the Killer series, which were created with the following mandates in mind:

The game had to be inspired by the movie. It had be FUN to play! The game could be played with multiple players as well as solo. Playing the game had to be EASY… NO complicated instructions. Although the game should be easy to play, it should be CHALLENGING. NO SCORING! Who likes to keep track of scores during a game? The game had to have UNPREDICTABLE outcomes and be DIFFERENT every time.

Playing both the Silent Night, Deadly Night and My Bloody Valentine games involves a deck of cards with thirty cards in it, so it will probably be the same for Halloween II.

The way our 30-card deck is used during game play is SO IMPORTANT, and it ensures the each game’s result is different and unpredictable. We also wanted players to think of their favorite scenes in the movie while playing, so the cards are filled with the film imagery that fans love. Remember all of those 2-hour blocks sitting around the Monopoly board during your childhood? You won’t experience that with our board game! During testing, some games lasted 7 minutes, while others lasted 20 or 30 minutes, and the cards have a huge impact on this! We designed the gaming experience so that you can play a few games back-to-back without taking up too much time.

Directed by Rick Rosenthal from a screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II has the following synopsis: John Carpenter’s Halloween scared the living daylights out of 25 million people and set a precedent in smashing box-office records for a horror film. And now, prepare yourself to go one step further as the nightmare continues in Halloween II. Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding terror they left for dead in the first Halloween. But this time they discover the motive behind his savage actions. Written and produced by the original creators of Halloween, John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as the hapless victim, as well as Donald Pleasence who reprises his role as Dr. Loomis, hot on the trail of the crazed psychopath. Halloween II. And just when you thought it was safe to go trick-or-treating again!

Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence are joined in the cast by Charles Cyphers, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Tawny Moyer, Ana Alicia, Nancy Stephens, Gloria Gifford, Leo Rossi, Ford Rainey, Jeffrey Kramer, Cliff Emmich, John Zenda, Anne Bruner, and Lucille Benson, with Dick Warlock as Michael Myers.

We’ll keep you updated on the Halloween II Stop the Killer board game as more information is made available. In the meantime, comment below to let us know if you have played the Silent Night, Deadly Night and/or My Bloody Valentine board games, and what you thought of them.

Halloween II board game Stop the Killer Fright Rags

Source: Stop the Killer

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