When in late 2013, The 7th Guest III failed to reach its Kickstarter funding target – it was a sad day indeed. The good news however is that a new Kickstarter has begun, this time to raise funds for a board game – of course featuring the creepy antics we have come to expect from the series.
With a target of $57,611 and already at around the $50,000 mark – with 17 days to go at time of writing, it seems far more likely that this time around, there will be a lot more to look forward to!
We got it in our heads that making a board game from The 7th Guest was a no-brainer. We knew that if we stayed true to the scheme and spirit of the original, the game would practically design itself. And it pretty much did. Those who enjoyed Stauf’s mind-bending logic puzzles, riddles and word games of The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour will enjoy testing their wits and knowledge-base – mostly of all things horror and the supernatural – to make their way from room to room of Stauf’s expansive, haunted mansion, all the way to the mysterious “Little Room at the Top” where they can outwit Stauf and their fellow guests and escape to victory… with their most cherished desires filled. This tabletop game is very easy to learn and to play, and is fun for even the most casual gamer who never played the original computer games. It is designed to live up to the age-old promise of being “fun for the whole family”.
The 7th Guest Board Game – Kickstarter
To find out more, make sure you visit their Kickstarter campaign.
On a side note, also don’t forget to listen to my podcast recorded in 2012, where I interviewed Rob Landeros co-founder of Trilobyte Games and co-founder of Aftermath Media David Wheeler. Between them, they have been involved with such classic titles as The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, Tender Loving Care and more.