Board Games: How Long Will You Survive “Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake”?
Tensions run high and suspense fills the air knowing that this next trip out for critical supplies could be your last!
In Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake, players take the role of movie clichés: The Nerd, The Jock, The Diva and must survive five nights alone in the camp cabin being hunted by the machete-wielding murderer, Jason Voorhees! If they can search the surrounding woods and gather enough supplies to protect themselves, they just might survive.
Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake is a competitive push-your-luck party game with set collecting and hand management. The goal of each player is to earn the most points by the end of the fifth round. Points are earned by gathering supplies, which is represented by pulling random supply tokens from the bag. However, pulling 2 Jason tokens causes the player to lose all supplies they have collected in the round. Each supply type is worth a certain number of points, but players can collect bonus points by collecting certain sets of supplies as well.
On each player’s turn, they are able to do one of three things:
- Search for supplies
- Use a Fear card
- Return to the cabin
Searching for supplies requires the player to reach into the bag of supple tokens, of which there are 6 different types of supply.
Each supply token has a different point value and quantity of tokens in the bag which are listed on the provided reminder cards. However, also in the bag are Jason tokens.
Players keep all collected tokens in their play area, including Jason tokens. However, as soon as a player draws their second Jason token, they drop all supplies they are currently carrying and return to the cabin with nothing, earning 0 points that round. However, as a consolation prize, that player will earn an Escape token, which will allow them to discard one of their Jason tokens in the following round.
Instead of searching for supplies, players can use one of their Fear cards, which have a variety of different effects.
But eventually fear will get the better of the players and they will want to return to the cabin. Once a player returns to the cabin, they gain a Bravery bonus based on cowardly ran back early versus bravely stayed out longer.
Once all players have returned to the cabin, points are totaled up for that round. Each player has the option to earn certain set bonuses based on the collection of supplies. For example, collecting 3 of a kind allows the player to double the points they earn from one other type of supply. All of the set bonuses and the point values are listed on the back of each player board.After points are tallied, players draw new Fear cards and the next round begins.
At the end of the fifth round, the game is over and whichever player has the most points wins!
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In Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake, an anxiety-driven, press-your-luck horror game, players take on the roles of cliché camp counselors like the stereotypical Nerd, the Partier, the Nice Guy, the Final Girl, the Diva, and the Jock as they rely on chance and strategy to survive five nights being terrorized by blood-thirsty Jason. Coveted tools of survival are just within your reach to randomly draw from a camp bag: cast iron pans, gasoline, cleavers, flashlights and more. Collect them to make various combinations for points and use additional fear cards for ways to escape his attacks.
- 3 – 6 Players
- 60 Minutes
- Ages 17+
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Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve never seen a Jason movie 🙁