US indie-folk band The Decemberists hits Kickstarter with its own board game

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

October 5th 2016 at 11:52AM
UPDATED October 5th 2016 at 11:59AM
US indie-folk band The Decemberists hits Kickstarter with its own board game

The group has teamed with renowned board game designer Keith Baker to develop its own title Illimat, now on Kickstarter.

American folk rock band, The Decemberists has taken to the medium of Kickstarter to launch its own board game.

Called Illimat, the game is a joint venture between the band famous for its indie hit Mariner’s Revenge Song and the award-winning game designer Keith Baker.

Famed for his own work with Dungeons and Dragons, Baker has been brought on board to develop the project that took inspiration from a fake prop board game created in 2009 for one of the band’s photoshoots.

Illimat has been described as a quick to pick up and play game that can be completed in 15 minutes and taps into the group’s ritualistic board game playing before going on stage.

With 29 days still to go on the Kickstarter platform, Illimat has already surpassed its goal of $42,812 with a total of $123,480 and counting.

Check out the board game project by clicking here, or watch the video below: