The Terminator Comes Back as a Board Game
Schwarzenegger promised that he’d be back and the Kickstarter crowdfunding community is joining him. The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, an asymmetrical strategy game, is played across two boards, one that takes place in 1984, the other in 2029. Retailers and Kickstarter aren’t always working in tandem for crowdfunding campaigns, but for this one, every Kickstarter product will be available to retailers while the campaign is active. The board game has been featured in outlets such as Mental Floss, Dread Central, Yahoo Finance, Movie News Guide and others. The board game’s creators have designed the crowdfunding structure to be exciting and interactive, as backers are invited to join them every Tuesday and Thursday, where representatives from Lynnvander, and Space Goat, the talent behind the creation and production of The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, are available to chat about the game and how it’s played.
How to Play the Terminator
The Terminator can be played by two to five players. One player controls the vast power of the Skynet forces, including the Hunter Killer machines and the Terminator cyborgs, while the remaining players represent the human resistance battling the machine uprising and facing impossible odds. The decisions that are made in 1984 will affect the future to come, with high stakes and intense pacing along the way.
Kickstarter and The Terminator Make a Great Team
The crowdfunding momentum has been building since the campaign got underway and more than $160,000 has been given in support, well over the $120,000 that was the original goal. The campaign’s drivers have nothing but praise for the role that Kickstarter has played in their previous success. “We literally could not make a game of this scale without Kickstarter. With their feedback, support, and advice, we made Evil Dead 2 a way better game than if we did it by ourselves.” Kickstarter backers are an integral part of the creative process and their thoughts are welcome regarding ideas for stretch goals, mechanics, and add-ons. They acknowledge that not all ideas can be used, but the ones that are accepted will make the game much better.
Team Lynnvander Delivers The Terminator and More
Based in Southern Ontario, Lynnvander, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton. The company produced the award-winning series Mind’s Eye, the comedy The Gamers: Natural One and Hands of Fate, the sequel to The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Before it was published in Shadowrun’s A World of Shadows anthology, the RPG-setting Legacy of Mana was created by Lynnvander. Lynnvander produced the award-winning series Mind’s Eye, the acclaimed comedy The Gamers: Natural One and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising sequel Hands of Fate. Lynnvander’s game-developing prowess also boasts a tabletop board game based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Legacy Series including Albion, Neverland, and Sherwood. They have plenty of board game entertainment scheduled for 2017 with the upcoming releases Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball Z, The Terminator, Galaxy Quest and Dark Stalkers Vs Street Fighter.
Space Goat Productions Designs The Terminator™: The Official Board Game
It’s a logical creative leap to move from producing commercial art, concept design, comic books, television, animation, and video games to producing board games. Space Goat Productions, which was formed in 2006, began with the Evil Dead and Terminator franchises and, since then, has acquired The Howling (and more, but those haven’t been announced yet!) Space Goat, the industry’s premier service provider—they’ve provided art and creative services for Marvel, DC, Nike, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Riot Games, and Blizzard Entertainment—has been transformed by its success in the comic book and board game publishing fields.