Get ReAnimated With Dynamite’s New Game, Currently Funding On Kickstarter

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dynamite Entertainment are continuing to expand into collectible games through a partnership with Lynnvaner Studios and their project ReAnimator.  Based on H. P. Lovecraft’s story Herbert West: ReAnimator, the game will draw from both Lovecraft’s original story, as well as the comic book series published by Dynamite.

The new board game is expected to retail for $39.99 and is currently funding on Kickstarter.

Dynamite says:

This spine-tingling new board game welcomes fans to the world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science. You and your friends take on the role of assistants to the mad genius Herbert West. Travelling around the ill-begotten town of Arkham, Massachusetts, you will gather musty tomes, mysterious ingredients, and even cadavers of the recently deceased for your dark work. And what work would that be? To turn back death itself!

Up to four players will work together, taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft’s original story, in order to perfect the protagonist’s experimental reanimation serum. Classic characters Herbert West, the Watch, and the Undead will traverse their way through Arkham gathering ingredients, tomes, and cadavers to use for their dark work. Sub-plots will develop based on gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the ReAnimator world can provide!

The ReAnimator board game comes with:

  • 8 Arkham buildings,
  • 3 decks of subplot cards (totaling 150 cards),
  • 4 reference cards,
  • 1 workbench card,
  • 1 Herbert West card,
  • 1 used cadavers card,
  • 4 dice, and;
  • A horde of tokens!
These add-ons are also available for additional cost:
  • Red jade stone dice ($35)
  • 3 short story novellas in the Herbert West universe ($15)
  • Arkham playmat ($15)

Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher at Dynamite says:

The opportunity to publish the ReAnimator comic book series, based on the writings of one of fiction’s greatest authors, was an honor on so many fronts, and we’ve created some fantastic comic stories for our fans, and teaming with Thomas and his team at Lynnvander is exciting.  One needs to just check out the kickstarter video to see the game and how great the play is. It’s thrilling to continue the expansion of Lovecraft’s universe in this exciting new game, and we know both ReAnimator and horror fans everywhere will be hooked from the moment they first roll the dice!

The ReAnimator Board Game Kickstarter is currently being developed by Lynnvander Studios, and has an expected shipping date of February 2018.

Backer rewards include:

  • $5: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic
  • $10: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic and ReAnimator Graphic Novel
  • $40: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, and ReAnimator Board Game
  • $100: The Complete ReAnimator package: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, ReAnimator Board Game, and all add-ons!

Visit the campaign on Kickstarter to learn more and explore the world of H.P Lovecraft in a whole new way.