Jasco Games Looks to Revive Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

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Jasco Games LLC, a premier board game and card game publisher based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has created an initiative to help the gaming community at large.  As most are aware, there was a board game campaign on Kickstarter.com posted by Space Goat Productions promising a thematic board game for Evil Dead 2 fans.  The game was funded by 6,143 backers.

Over the last several months, Space Goat Productions has announced that they will not be capable of fulfilling this game to their customers and they have no concrete solution to the problem.  After extensive discussion and planning, Jasco Games CEO and Founder, Jason Hawronsky, and Lynnvander Studios CEO, Thomas Gofton, (no affiliation to Space Goat Productions) have come up with a plan to “revive” the game.

“We will be bringing this game back to life, as fitting as that statement is to this property. Jasco’s plan is to raise funds for a new Evil Dead 2 game, and provide a copy of that game to existing backers of the previous campaign” said Jasco Games CEO and Founder, Jason Hawronsky.

Jasco Games has recently entered into an agreement with the owner of Evil Dead 2 to create the new game.  While Jasco Games does not have access to the original game created by Space Goat Productions, they do have access to several of the components, which means a completely new game will be created using many of the original elements,  all in keeping with Jasco’s high standard of quality and theme.

This will begin with a new Kickstarter campaign. For every game sold on the new Kickstarter campaign, an additional game will be donated to an existing backer of the previous campaign. Jasco Games has acquired the backer and pre-order list from the previous Space Goat Productions campaign to make this possible. Only if the new campaign is successfully funded will Jasco be able to provide games to new buyers and to previous backers.

All the partners involved will be working diligently over the next few quarters to make sure a top quality Evil Dead 2 game gets made and fulfilled to all the backers!

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    Darrin Patterson
    October 4, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
    That would be amazing and I would definitely appreciate it if it gets funded and I can finally get the “game” I originally help fund! Thank you. ?
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    Shane Brown
    October 4, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply
    I am one of the original backers. My opening investment was only for the $80 pledge, then after they met funding and started adding stretch goals I made more purchases via the backer kit. Probably to the tune of $200... with the purchase of pewter minis (Pre-painted), dice bag, Gooseneck Henrietta figure.... ect. Anyway I wanted to find how you intend to full fill the requests of all previous backers? Are you going to request further monies from us? I understand you probably can't afford to just give us the copies we are owed with out some sort of financial commitment. But you are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars already previously invested... many of those people feel so burn they don't want to spend extra money to get what they feel they are owed. Some people backed multiple game titles that aren't going to be fulfilled by SGP. And much more upset than I. I can't say I blame them. How do you intend to keep track of everyone? What are we as the previous backers to expect from you? How can we be assured if we add more funds to support this title that we aren't going to be out further money?
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    Chris Perz
    October 4, 2018 at 11:32 am Reply
    I am a backer of the original campaign and I am positive both you and Lynnvander can pull this off and get the original backers a quality game.
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    William Jones
    October 4, 2018 at 1:35 pm Reply
    I got sucked in to around $150. Even if this isn't successful thank you for making an effort
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    Peter Andersson
    October 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm Reply
    Thanks so much for doing this! I wasted $320 on the original campaign and just because you seem to be good guys I'll be backing the new one! It's guys like you that makes me love the industry! Thanks again and I'll see you on the kickstarter!
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    Chris Cahill-Dutiel
    October 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm Reply
    I am a backer from the ED2 Campaign and I am super excited about this and greatful for what your doing. I am curious if it will matter how much a backer sank into the previous campaign? I sunk $425 into it. That was for 2 copies of the game and all add ons for one copy and some add ons for the second. Please don’t mistake this for anything other than curiosity. I am super greatful for anything I get.
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    Tim Townsend
    October 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm Reply
    Man, I was an original backer for a deluxe ed with all the trimmings. I'd even be willing to pay a little more into this campaign if it means my money didn't just evaporate. JASCO, you've made me so happy!
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    Lucien Desar
    October 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm Reply
    This is fanstastic news and honestly makes me happy that the gaming industry cares what happened to all the new backers. I’ll publicize it as much as I can when the KS starts. Thank you!
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    Claes Wiklund
    October 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm Reply
    You are amazing just for trying to do this! Thank you from the bottom of my deadite heart! I am a backer and got so sad when the game crashed and died, but now when you guys are giving it new life im finally getting happy again. Now let us all spred the word all over to get it made. Thanks again my brothers and sisters!
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    October 4, 2018 at 9:48 pm Reply
    This is exactly the kind of goodwill and commitment to the industry and hobby, that many have been waiting for. I couldn’t be any happier, discovering that it is Jasco and Lynnvander stepping up to make right, an incredibly huge wrong. Hats off, and Go Leafs Go.
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    Ty Lucas
    October 4, 2018 at 11:20 pm Reply
    I too am an original backer of the game. Spent a lot to help get it funded. I would love to get this game in hand some day.
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    Justin Boehm
    October 5, 2018 at 1:37 am Reply
    An interesting plan, although I'm concerned that if SGP was ever capable of making the game as promised, they would use this action as an excuse not to provide backers with their pledged content... Either way, I applaud your compassion and generosity, and Lynnvander is great. I pledged all-in on ED2 to the tune of about $208 so I hope that whatever you decide to do with the new game, it's pretty hefty and still the tile based co-op we were hoping for!
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    steve park-smith
    October 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm Reply
    Hi that is awesome news. hope you can do terminator too
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    misty edmonds
    October 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm Reply
    I will be behind you 100% hoping and praying you can pull this off. I was also one of the first to back the game originally as a Birthday/Christmas gift for my son (he got nothing that year) I don't have money to put into another campaign, but if we truly can get a game because it gets funded through this one I will be eternally happy...
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    A Scott
    October 6, 2018 at 7:26 am Reply
    I am in the exact same boat as Chris. I look forward to a reply to his questions. Thanks.
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    Chad Kyer
    October 6, 2018 at 7:30 am Reply
    I backed 80 dollars on this for the deluxe edition and was really upset to lose this. Hopefully you guys can get something. Please contact me when this is all done in the end. I'd really like to have this with the new Army of Darkness game coming too.
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    Chad Kyer
    October 6, 2018 at 7:33 am Reply
    I backed 80 dollars on this and I hope this can succeed. Please contact me if this goes through. Sorry if this double posts.
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    Michael Garlick
    October 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm Reply
    original dice level backer, I’m amazed and surprised I hope you pull this off. Mike
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    Joachim G.
    October 7, 2018 at 12:21 am Reply
    Nice concept, Guys! Hope this works out. I also was a backer of this game, joined after the KS ended and paid over 180 $ to get nothing...
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    October 7, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
    Original backer here. This would be fantastic if all works out. Huge fan of the series.
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    Brenden Sheridan
    October 7, 2018 at 3:22 pm Reply
    I am an original backer for the deluxe edition of the game. I'm curious to know how you guys will go about contacting the original backers to obtain updated shipping address info, etc. Thank you for entertaining the prospect of bringing this game to life and offering it to the original backers. Looking forward to seeing the kickstarter launch.
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    October 7, 2018 at 5:56 pm Reply
    I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul!
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    Pedro Luis Reche González
    October 8, 2018 at 4:40 am Reply
    Great news. For those of us who support the previous project, it would be fantastic. Thank you very much for the initiative
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    Jan Wauters Schauvlieger
    October 9, 2018 at 4:21 am Reply
    Hi guys, as one of the original backers I sincerely hope you'll manage to serve the European backercommunity for ED2 as well ... Kuddo's & good luck !
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    Brian Pluckebaum (pluckywood)
    October 9, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply
    This is why Jasco rocks!!!
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    October 9, 2018 at 7:56 pm Reply
    I too was a kickstarter backer and am most apprecriative of this effor. I will probably back again and give the game to a friend. Thanks
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    Christopher Brown
    October 10, 2018 at 6:41 am Reply
    As an original backer and a fan of Jasco, I will be supporting this to help bring this to everyone.
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    Margaret Rushton
    October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm Reply
    I'm really hoping for this to happen as I was an original backer at $290. I'm really "gun shy" right now with anything to do with Kickstarter.
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    Robert C.
    October 10, 2018 at 6:10 pm Reply
    I thank you for your effort. sadly i have no hope anymore and have written the 720.00 dollars lost on this and the 2 friends i talked into going in on this who think I took the money since they don't do kickstarter. good luck.
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    Samuel Wineinger
    October 11, 2018 at 5:56 am Reply
    Wow. That is... really cool of Jasco. I pretty much wrote the game off, but if they succeed and end up tossing me a copy in the process, they pretty much definitely have a sale from me in the future.
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    Eyne Nacht
    October 11, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply
    I put down more than $320 on the original KS. 1 game for my daughter and 1 for myself plus the extras. We were so disappointed and can't believe there was nothing to be done by Kickstarter, Spacegoat or anyone else. I'm glad to hear of your plans and hope it comes to fruition. Thank you for the effort.
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    October 12, 2018 at 2:26 am Reply
    im an original backer. love this idea. if I hadn't checked the message board of the original game I would have never seen this. it says here you have all the original backers contacts. are you planning to send out info to everyone to let them know whats happening?
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    James Midgett
    October 12, 2018 at 11:31 am Reply
    As an $80 Kickstarter backer, I'm thrilled to see someone doing this thing the right way. Thank you for going above and beyond!
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    Fritz-Georg Girgsdies
    October 13, 2018 at 10:16 pm Reply
    I also was a backer (from germany) and paid nearly 150$ for nothing - If you get the desaster solved you're my heroes
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    Geoffrey Sperl
    October 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm Reply
    I have to thank you guys for this move—I'm one of the backers from the original campaign (to the tune of $225) and wasn't soured on Kickstarter by this, but was disappointed that SGP collapsed the way it did and handled their customers as poorly as they did. Thanks again—looking forward to the new campaign!
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    October 16, 2018 at 5:30 am Reply
    This is great news! One thing I did not like about the original campaign for the Evil Dead 2 game was the comic book style artwork. Hopefully you guys can come up with something different for the art. Paintings instead of the anime style would be awesome.
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    Danny Shafer
    October 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm Reply
    Thanks for doing this. I spent around $200, not sure, on the 1st campaign. But what if you only get 3000 backer? How would you decide which 3000 would get the free copy of the game? Just curious. Thanks. I hope you get tons of backers.
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    October 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm Reply
    You will have my eternal thanks if you can pull this off
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    October 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm Reply
    It makes me unbelievably happy that this game might rise from the dead, as any Kandarian Demon should. I hope that you'll send us original backer a link to the Kickstarter campaign when it's open so that we can track the progress and spread the word. Heck, some of us might even be willing to kick in a couple of bucks to help it along if it means we finally get our games, especially since you guys aren't the ones who squandered our money in the first place. :) KANDAR! KANDAR! KANDAR!
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    Victor Carrasco
    October 24, 2018 at 1:40 am Reply
    I was buying this as a gift for my siblings, in time to get it signed by Bruce Campbell, but it was pushed back time after time, updates decreasing in information at a quick pace. We worried because we all knew something was going down..and it did. Before you knew it people were asking for more details; "game or refund" was the resounding cry. I hope this campaign pulls through, because if it is it may just be worth the wait (and the $180ish dollars) to be have the game and one hell of a story! Sincerely, Victor
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    Victor Carrasco
    October 24, 2018 at 1:46 am Reply
    I'm one of the original backers from the campaign, and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to think that this might pull through for everyone. If it does, then it'll have a hell of a story attached to a potentially great game!
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    October 24, 2018 at 2:42 am Reply
    amazing thing you are doing. I got screwed with the old company BUT I will fund this again just because you are doing the right thing (and the game sounds cool). you have a follower from now on even if it does not get funded (but you know it will within hours). Good luck and thank you for showing that the gaming community really is a community.
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    Adam Steele (UK)
    October 27, 2018 at 12:51 am Reply
    Thank you :-)
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    October 27, 2018 at 11:10 pm Reply
    Original backer. Lost over 200 bucks on the SGP game, including shipping on a non-existent game. Wishing you guys the best of luck. Thank you for making an effort. Groovy.
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    Jack Noron
    October 28, 2018 at 10:06 am Reply
    I am also on of the backers on Indiegogo campaign, and I do really hope this will be successful and I could get the game I paid for. Keep up with good work guys and keep us informed!
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    Hrodwulf Woerden
    October 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm Reply
    I had written this game off. Hope your venture is successful and once again hopeful I'll be getting my copy.
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    Steve Mellors
    October 31, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply
    As an original backer I very much appreciate your efforts on this and would really be a nice thing to do.
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    Joseph Prine
    October 31, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply
    I, too, was a backer of the original game. I'd given up hope until I saw this, and I must say, I am terribly impressed. I am optimistic this can work out, and I appreciate you making the show to honor those of us burned in the original campaign. Thank you!
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    November 1, 2018 at 9:55 pm Reply
    I was an original backer for the game and have reached out multiple times to space goat over the past few years with no response. I can't thank you enough for putting forth the effort. I am a huge Evil Dead fan and would love to finally get to play this game!
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    Joshua Matherne
    November 7, 2018 at 6:30 am Reply
    Did anyone get anything from the original backing? What is status of new game?
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    February 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm Reply
    As an original backer I too was ripped off by Sgp, and I would be amazed if and incredibly thankful to you if i were to receive my game, eitherway thanks for giving it a shot.
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    Patty Crockett
    February 21, 2019 at 10:19 am Reply
    Thanks for giving me hope that this game will finally be in hands someday. I spent so much money and have waited far too long. Much luck.
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    Timothy Wolfe
    March 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm Reply
    I 'm a backer of the Evil Dead 2 board game that Space Boat was campaigning, but so disappointingly didn't deliver. Let me shake your hand Jasco Games for taking over this project to see if become a reality for both Evil Dead fans and gamers alike, and for compensating those who invested their money only to be empty handed years later.. You 're our hero. I have two questions about the transition process. You mention getting a list of backers from Space Goat. 1) I ordered my copy of Evil Dead 2 from Amazon. They were nice trying to keep me updated on the game's release, and asked if I wanted to keep my order open or not. I kept it open. 2) My mailing address has definitively changed since originally ordering the game. May Jasck Games see much success with Evil Dead, and look forward to any reply you can provide to my questions.
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    March 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm Reply
    $80 backer here, I actually spent $93 buying extras. Are you still considering/working on this game? I'd be willing to buy a game from you so I can actually get one and not have to rely on others buying it to cover my original Kickstarter pledge. Please update this if possible?

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