A board game based on the Saw film franchise is set to come onto the market, according to a current entry on the crowdfunding platform Backerkit. Iconiq Studios, a manufacturer of merchandise items, wants to implement the game.
Squeaking metal, a miniature cyclist in a tuxedo with strange face paint, the well-known saying: “Let’s play a game”. Hardly any film fan will be able to assign this to the horror series Saw. The film series about the serial killer Jigsaw has been running through the film landscape like chewing gum since 2004. This year, Saw X, the tenth entry in the franchise, is scheduled to hit theaters.
While James Wan's start in the film series was able to attract good reviews, the sequels sometimes slipped into insignificance - the low point of the film series so far: Saw Spiral by. Quality is not a constant, but Tobin Bell in his role as “Jigsaw” is. Even well-known names are no guarantee of great film enjoyment in at best average splatter films: Saw burned out actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock and Donnie Wahlberg.
Now a board game is about to come onto the market.
Saw: The Jigsaw Trials by Iconiq Studios
Iconiq Studios wants to raise money to finance “Saw: The Jigsaw Trials” through crowdfunding via Backerkit. The name of the board game has been floating around the Internet for a few months, but it was not confirmed until the campaign page was launched that the project would actually be a board game. Fans sometimes hoped for a video game, of which there have already been two in the long history of the Saw franchise: Sa: The Game and the successor Saw II: Flesh & Blood from Konami were quite entertaining and atmospheric, but remained graphically inferior possibilities at the time.
Iconiq Studios now wants to deliver with a board game and bring a horror feeling to the table. The previously known premise of the title: two to six players do something in games that last between 30 and XNUMX minutes.
What exactly? Unknown. Neither the campaign preview nor the information on the website reveal anything about the gameplay. One thing is clear: it will be brutal. The recommended age of 18 and above suggests that the makers could at least rely on explicit depictions that capture the style of the films.
Iconiq Studios is not necessarily known for games, but rather for merchandise. The publisher has already released some board games, including They Live: Assault on Cable 54 from 2022, an adaptation of the film of the same name by John Carpenter (German film title: They live). And: The story-driven board game wasn't a complete failure, but rather a solid implementation of the original film. Also released: Wuzzled!, One Percent and Kingdom Tails, all of which can be classified as fun.
Saw: The Jigsaw Trials is something of a grab bag at the moment. You don't know anything, you can hardly classify the board game - and so you're waiting for the crowdfunding campaign to start. There is no date for this, “Soon” is prominently displayed on the homepage.
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