The Terminator: The Official Board Game to hit Kickstarter in February 2017

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

November 16th 2016 at 11:13AM
UPDATED November 17th 2016 at 5:34PM
The Terminator: The Official Board Game to hit Kickstarter in February 2017

The game is played across two boards - one set in 1984 and one set in 2029.

The Terminator: The Official Board Game will land (probably naked in a ball of lightning) on Kickstarter in February 2017.

Space Goat Productions, the firm behind the recent Evil Dead 2 board game, has teamed with StudioCanal, Oak Productions and Creative Licensing to design the game, and William Wisher, one of the screenwriters of the original 1984 film, has been brought on as a story consultant.

“I'm very excited to be consulting with the creative team at Space Goat to bring The Terminator board game to life," said Wisher.

“I've missed my old friends Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and the T-800. It will be fun to spend time with them again."

The Terminator: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards - one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines (including Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic) while the rest of the players take the role of the human resistance.

Space Goat president Shon Bury added: “We’re bringing 1984 back. The only movie we care about is the original. We love retro. We want to explore the beginning. Which is why for this game, we’re focusing on what hardcore Terminator fans love about the original movie.”