Have you ever watched a Universal classic monster movie and wondered what life was like for the angry mob? Perhaps you’ve thought about how cool it would be to take on Dracula and his crew like the kids in The Monster Squad? Either way, Ravensburger has you covered with its upcoming board game release of Horrified: Universal Monsters!
Reports from Toy Fair 2019 describe the strategy game as including seven of the most iconic characters from the classic Universal Monsters line-up. That means you’ll be banding together to defeat Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Gill Man from The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Game play is intended for 1 to 5 players ages 10 and up who are ready and willing to defend their village from the creatures of the night.
Right now we can only speculate what the actual board may look like… could it include Drac’s castle, Frankenstein’s lab, or The Mummy’s tomb? (I’d personally dig an expedition on Rita to The Black Lagoon). Of course, it could end up being a village that is accessible to each creature. So long as they capture some of the atmosphere and creep-factor from the films, we should be in for a treat.
With a tag-line like “The Stakes Have Been Raised” (you know, because you’re fighting Dracula) we can hopefully look forward to some hair-raising fun. Will the game play be electrifying? Are their hairy situations for players to find themselves in (like discovering Wolf Man has nards or describing how Mummy came to your house?) One thing we have been told is that the figurines for the game are “high quality sculpted miniatures,” which we can assume are of the monsters themselves. No word on what the villagers will look like, but hopefully we’ll know more before the game arrives in stores on August 1st.
With the summer release being several months away, we’ll just have to content ourselves with reliving some of the classic monster moments on blu-ray and imagining what Blumhouse is cooking up with their Invisible Man reboot for Universal’s The Dark Universe.
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