Considering the entire franchise is currently in limbo due to a lengthy, ongoing legal battle we weren't expecting anything new now or in the near future. So this is a very nice surprise.
We've had several board games over the years that have been inspired by the iconic slasher series, but never an official one.
Now for the first time ever Friday the 13th gets immortalised in Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake by The Op Games.
"Summertime fun is dying out at Camp Crystal Lake, where masked and murderous Jason Voorhees is on the hunt for camp counselor blood… and your unlucky day is looming. Grasp for as much lifesaving supply as possible to escape the vengeful serial killer’s slaughter and try to make it out alive through five nights in this edge-of-your-seat game of chance, strategy, and survival. Reach into the bag and see what you will find!"
In this anxiety-driven, press-your-luck horror game, players take on the roles of cliché camp counselors like the stereotypical Nerd, the Partier, the Nice Guy, the Final Girl, the Diva, and the Jock as they must rely on chance and strategy to survive five nights being terrorized by blood-thirsty Jason.
Coveted tools of survival are just within your reach to randomly draw from a camp bag: cast iron pans, gasoline, cleavers, flashlights and more. Collect them to make various combinations for points and use additional Fear cards for ways to escape his Attacks.
You only have strategy and supplies to keep you alive, but the odds of returning safely to the camp get slimmer with every turn! Steal supplies from your friends, take them with you to the cabin, or keep what you find and wait out the nights to be the last one standing!
The full game contents include:
6 Player Boards
1 Cabin Board
10 Critical Supply Cards
6 Backpack Cards
64 Fear Cards
88 Blood Spatter Tokens
6 Escape Tokens
6 Player Tokens
1 Night Tracker
67 Supply Tokens
1 Camp Bag
The game will be released this summer, we'll keep you updated as to where you can get your copy.