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Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter has Funded! The First Guest has been Revealed!

Hello Nobles!

We’d like to take a minute to thank you for helping us get the Deluxe Edition of Masque of the Red Death funded! By backing this project you’re allowing us to really maximize the the ever so elusive “bling” factor of the game.

Already mentioned is the exclusive packaging that features spot uv “glossy” icons against a matte black box, and red foil on the filigree and the box features. It really is a spectacular looking box. Also, you’ll be getting Gris’s original art piece for the standard game box’s cover as a lithograph, and we’ve upgraded the player boards from card stock to punch board.

Beyond all of those upgrades, we also have a few surprises coming! Each day we’ll be revealing a new guest who has been upgraded from his or her standee to a miniature. Our miniatures are highly detailed and a little larger than average, coming in between 38mm and 48mm. Joining the minis are a special invitation card and a two tone wooden meeple to replace their punch popularity tracker. Our first guest has already arrived! The Archbishop Animus!


Note: color will change before production.
Note: color will change before production.

Check out the campaign page to see who next guest will be! Also continue to help us spread the word and share this campaign on your social media network!

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter is LIVE!

IDW Games is excited to present the social deduction board game, Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death on Kickstarter, featuring distinctive art fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse and a Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, this game of deduction and movement programming places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.

The Deluxe Edition is only available through Kickstarter and includes exclusive art, packaging and miniatures. Each weekday will feature a reveal of a new guest and gameplay tips.

With art from Gris Grimly, this marks his first tabletop game, allowing his art to cover the cards, boards and game pieces all incorporating his unique style which captures the tone of this sinister story.

Masque of the Red Death is a deduction and movement programming game set in the grim world of the short story by the Edgar Allan Poe. Players are nobles attending an extravagant masked ball while a plague ravages the country. Players are trying to do what nobles do – feast, dance, celebrate –become as popular as they can. But rumors swirl as the night goes on, and everyone feels oddly nervous each time the clock chimes. The nobles might be wise to spend some time listening to these rumors. It is becoming increasingly clear as midnight approaches that something sinister awaits.

At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night.

Your invitation is here! Follow along with this campaign as new guests are revealed, new art is displayed and live gameplay happens. Be a part of the beautiful and grim, Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter!