Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game – Officially Released!

Our first major collaboration with Jasco Games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is officially available in stores! Read on for more information about the game!

We designed this fully cooperative game for 1-6 players with the spirit of the Buffyverse constantly in mind. You play as Buffy and the rest of the Scoobie Gang, each with unique special abilities pulled straight from the show (Buffy slays vampires and demons without breaking a sweat, Spike vamps out to take on large groups of baddies, Willow wields powerful magic to protect Sunnydale, etc…). You choose one of 6 Big Bads (The Master, Caleb, Glorificus, etc…) to face off against in a battle to protect the Townies that populate Sunnydale from rampaging vampires and demons. While you try to uncover the Big Bad’s plot, and prepare for a final showdown, you have to fight your way past familiar Monsters of the Week including standout characters like Darla and Mr. Trick. We’ve been very careful to include mechanics that reflect memorable moments from the show wherever possible. If you find yourself facing off against Sweet, the dancing demon, be prepared to sing your strategies to each other or suffer wounds that will bring the apocalypse ever closer! On top of being a game built for Buffy fans, this is a fast-paced and easy to learn experience – a simple cooperative game that can be played in 40 to 60 minutes as a warm up for hardcore gamers or as a gateway game for less experienced gamers. Learning the game is easy but protecting all of the Townies is not. Each round, more and more Townies find themselves in need of rescue, and vampires and demons creep out of every shadow.  The core strategy comes from figuring out how to protect the Townies while gathering the necessary cards to defeat the Monsters of the Week and eventually the Big Bad.

Another place where we really worked to polish the game is in the visuals. Every component uses completely original art, including portraits for all of the playable characters and the six Big Bads:Big_bad

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Want to see some of the gameplay in action? Our team sat down to run through the first 2 rounds of the game in this instructional video:

We’re really excited to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game in stores, and looking forward to our future work with Jasco Games. This will be the first of many licensed games designed and developed by Lynnvander Studios for Jasco Games, with titles like Cowboy Bebop, and Dragonball Z coming soon!

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