Ash Hamilton and Horror-Fix Inc. have released the first images of their soon-to-be-released horror deck-building/ board game hybrid: Slice & Dice©. The game which features interpretations of iconic horror characters and archetypes places the player’s choice of cinematic slashers in a horror movie setting where they control the action. Move from room to room avoiding traps and opening new areas of game play by rolling dice or answering horror trivia. Some rooms contain hiding places that, when opened, reveal game events, weapons, and even victims. Reach the agreed upon body count to make it back to your start tile without being challenged by another player and you win. Lose and you get sent to purgatory, only to return as your sequel self, more powerful and ready to kill again!
Creator of Slice & Dice© and Owner of horror news site Horror-Fix ,Ash Hamilton said, “It’s pretty amazing to me as a casual gamer because I see so many games that fall into the realm of “dark fantasy” but so very few that actually celebrate horror AND at the same time manage to actually reward the fans in gameplay. Sure, you can play the game without having any horror movie knowledge and it’s still DAMN fun, but when you know these characters, the rules of horror movies, yeah, you definitely have a competitive edge”.
The game, which has seen a previous incarnation in Horror Boards has gone through a HUGE transformation and now features a tile-based gamespace that evolves as the player moves, allowing players to change the course of their movements and those of other players, truly creating an environment perfect for stalking your prey.
Each player still chooses a character to represent them throughout the course of the game (5 characters come with the core game set) and game pawns can be physically equipped with modifying discs during gameplay. Hamilton added, “we know the challenges of playing games with a lot of moving pieces. You have pawns, chits, hexagons, pegs, stands… it’s an undertaking sometimes just to get up from the table. So, we developed a magnetic pawn based combat system… it’s not entirely dissimilar to systems such as HeroClix, only it’s a heck of a lot cheaper and easier to store. You draw a weapon card, you equip a disc and turn the numbered wheel to indicate turns and hits. It’s surprisingly simple and easy-to-use”.
Hamilton and Co-Crearor Gary Vecilio, along with long-time collaborator and wife Chanell Hamilton had a singular directive for the development the property,“You should be able to play it as if you were in the middle of horror movie and that can be a different movie every time you play it”.
“With characters fighting victims, players fighting each other, and plot twists galore along the way, we feel we have finally accomplished what we set out to do”.
Slice & Dice© is in the final stages of development with pre-sales being take starting September on their parent site www.horror-fix.com. Slice & Dice© will also be seeking funds for launch respectively on Indiegogo and Kickstarter with a projected ship date later this year.