Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game Fully Funded in 10 Minutes

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Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game Fully Funded in 10 Minutes


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Chaosium is excited to announce that Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter in 10 minutes! The campaign has doubled its initial goal, raising over $115,000 USD from over 1200 backers in 30 minutes. At the time of writing this press release, the total has now exceeded $190,000 from over 2650 backers. Follow the campaign’s progress on Kickstarter.

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Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game game reintroduces Chaosium to the world of board game publishing and brings the classic, fan-favorite campaign to new players around the globe. The Kickstarter campaign runs until April 19, 2024. If you missed it, you can read the full announcement press release below.

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Chaosium Returns to Board Game Publishing With Horror on the Orient Express, Announces Kickstarter for New Take on the Classic Campaign

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Travel On The Luxurious Orient Express, Despite The Many Obstacles Along The Way

Ann Arbor, Michigan (March 26, 2024) — Today, renowned tabletop roleplaying game publisher Chaosium is announcing the upcoming Kickstarter campaign for its return to board gaming with Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game, launching on April 2, 2024. The exciting new take on the classic Call of Cthulhu campaign gives board game and horror TTRPG fans alike a new way to experience the story with their friends and family. This cooperative game gives players the chance to explore the 1920s aboard the famous Orient Express and investigate the murderous cult (and monsters) trying to stop the train from reaching its destination – and sacrifice everyone onboard along the way.

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Created by industry veterans Adam Kwapiński (Nemesis, Lords of Hellas/Ragnarok, Frostpunk) and Michał Gołąb Gołębiowski (Destinies), with art by Aleksander Zawada and Anna Jarmołowsk, Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Gamecreates an immersive experience new to board gamers and fans of the original campaign. Explore the Orient Express in-depth through the fully designed cardboard train model, capture the feel of the original TTRPG with ongoing character development, and ride the rails into the Dreamlands in new ways with each playthrough thanks to numerous narrative paths and gameplay choices.

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About Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game

Be lured into the luxurious Orient Express in the 1920s, taking you on a dangerous train ride into the realm of the Dreamlands. Everything is against you, from monsters attacking the train to murderous cults hiding among the passengers. Worst of all, an eldritch, blood-thirsty vampire hunting down everything that moves. Can you solve the dark secrets of the Orient Express before time runs out?

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Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game offers a combination of adventure, deduction, survival, and pushing your luck as you identify evil cultists, fight off monsters, protect your passengers from a cruel vampire, and survive the nightmarish trip through the legendary Dreamlands. Multiple strategies, a lot of controllable mechanisms, high replayability, and astonishing table presence – with a condensed gameplay design so your gaming group doesn’t need to dedicate a whole day to the game.

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In conjunction with the Kickstarter campaign launch, Chaosium will be running contests on their social media platforms. Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game will be available to demo on Tabletop Simulator beginning April 2 and featured at Chaosium Con, fully playable with the Chaosium team, on April 19, 2024. If you would like to preview the game on Tabletop Simulator, please reach out for instructions to download the module.

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