Mixtape Massacre mixes 80s/90s slasher tropes with classic board game fun
At Awesome Con 2016, I had the chance to talk to a lot of cool comic book writers and artists, cosplayers and vendors. Like any convention every vendor is trying to sell something. One that really caught my attention was Mixtape Massacre. It’s a board game created by Kensington, Maryland-based Bright Light Media.
Regulars of Third Eye Comics are familiar with their work as Steve Anderson often commissions them to do T-Shirts for the store. Steve has already sold through his pre-order allotment and he’s a big fan of the game.
‘I love it!’ Steve said. As a child of the 80s and 90s, it hits me in a big way! It’s a great game with a great premise and great presentation!
Set in the fictional town of Tall Oaks in 1986, a murderer is on the loose looking to cause a little chaos and leave a massive body count. And he’s not alone.
The ingenious premise is a love letter to anyone who grew up in the 80s. Players choose from slasher movie architypes that will be immediately familiar to 80s horror films. Among the eight characters there’s homages to Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhies, Gremlin, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Kruger, Carrie, It and Leatherface.
Your game piece is fittingly a knife with power pellets. As you move along the board, you’ll gather videotapes where you’ll have a chance to kill victims who look not so coincidentally like other 80s pop culture favorites. Bonus track tapes provide a 50/50 chance at either positive or negative repercussions.
Mixtape Massacre is for 2-6 players. Gameplay runs 45 minutes and up depending on the amount of players.
‘I think that fans who grew up with clamshell box VHS rentals and Up All Night with Gilbert Godfried are going to be nerding out in a big way over this!’ Steve said.
You can purchase the game at mixtapemassacre.com.
Images Credit: Bright Light Media