Slaughter

The Horror Movie Making Storytelling Game

Do you love...
  • Schlock horror movies - with plenty of twists
  • Role-playing games - that are fast & fun
  • Creating stories - that surprise at every turn
 
Then you'll love Slaughter, the horror moving making storytelling game.

Slaughter is a card-based storytelling game. It’s half tabletop game, half role-playing gameall fun!
 
 

What is Slaughter?

Slaughter is a NEW BREED of storytelling gaming. It's fast, fun and super easy to learn!

Slaughter lets you and your friends collaboratively spin outrageous horror movies. Every story is unique. Every story wildly imaginative.

Using the innovative Slaughter Adventure Decks, you will create any horror movie you can image - and even more that you can't.

Best of all, it's DEAD EASY.

You'll create truly memorable stories that you'll want to share.

Sign up as an early supporter and gain early access to the Slaughter rulebook, plus exclusive extras.

 

In Slaughter, you and your friends get together and “jam” a horror movie script. 

During the game, you’ll use cards to quickly build the cast, and then kill them off in deliciously horrible ways. 
Everyone gets involved in the creation of the movie’s storyline, using the cards to prompt the twists and turns and scares.
Slaughter is incredibly fast to set up and play. You can get stuck into a game in less than five minutes!
Since the rules are so easy (everything is on the cards), and the game is such sinful fun, it’s a great way to introduce new friends into tabletop and role-playing gaming.

Slaughter comes with five standard decks of cards. Each deck provides all of the elements of a specific genre of horror movie: zombie movies, alien invasions, slasher flicks, haunted houses, and more. If you’ve seen a horror movie, chances are you’ll be able to recreate it In Slaughter! 
Also, you can purchase additional card decks, each which provides a unique “script” for a movie.
Best of all, you can mix and match cards from different decks and create truly horror original events! 

Get Your Creative Juices (and Blood) Flowing!


Why does Slaughter Work So Well?
Slaughter is the result of four years of careful analysis of horror movie scripts. We deconstructed many movies to identify the traits and tropes that make the best horror movies. This led to the creation of the “Story Framework.” 
The various cards in Slaughter reflect the story framework across the five major genres of horror movie. 
However, the cards are open to interpretation by players. 

Thus, the cards are both a framework that gives stories structure and prompts for creativity. It’s a perfect blend!
There is no need for prepping a game, no need for complex calculations or character sheets. Just jump right in and the game keeps everyone on track, while creating plenty of twists and turns!


The Essential Adventure Decks

 

Slaughter will launch with five Essential Adventure decks that let's you and your friends play out the five big genres of horror movies... from zombie flicks and serial killers, to haunted houses.  Each deck has been carefully crafted to bring out the tropes of these movies, letting you and your friends weave truly memorable stories. 


Of course, you can break tradition and mix and match the decks... how about escaping a zombie horde, only to be holed up in a 'haunted' shopping mall!  The possibilities are endless!

 
 

Surviving the Horde

What would YOU do to survive? An apocalyptic adventure deck for Slaughter, the horror movie storytelling game.

About this Game Deck

"What would you do to survive?"

Alien swarms! Zombies! And everything in between. 
This essential Slaughter adventure deck gives you everything you need to create gripped survival horror movies.  
Take a small group of strangers. Force them into a claustrophobic location. Surround them by vast numbers of deadly, potentially infectious, creatures hell-bent on killing them. The horde. 
But it is not just the monsters that offer horror. It's how our differences and infighting overcome us... and ruin our chances of survival.  Will characters sacrifice each other in a misguided effort to survive themselves?  
Good people do terrible things for survival  - and we are all very quick to give up our humanity.

"The secret to survival? Cardio."


Surviving the Horde keeps the tradition of apocalyptic horror films alive and kicking! 
This is a game of survival of the fittest
Are you built to last?

 
Surviving the Horde

What's included?

  • 13 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters
  • 13 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 13 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect
  • 16 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your games kick serious zombie butt!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge your storytelling into scary, original territory.
  • 12 Special Effects Cards - to create even more devious and imaginative killers.
  • 12 Madness Cards - who wouldn't lose their mind in this situation?
  • Directors Direction - packed with twists and turns.

 
The Haunting

What's included?

  • 8 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.
  • 8 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 8 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 9 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.

 

The Haunting

Trapped... where the very world around you wants you dead. An essential adventure deck for Slaughter , the movie-making storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Something bad happened here..."

The old house where all those kids were murdered. 
The abandoned space station that smells of death. 
The long forgotten underground Nazi bunker. 
One thing you know for sure... you are in a bad place. The Haunting is an essential adventure deck for Slaughter. It allows you to create original movies where the very world around them is out to kill them... or drive them mad!
With this deck, your heroes will be trapped within a mysterious location, filled with unsettling energies brought about by terrifying entities. Plagued by echoes of traumatic histories, and wracked by disturbing occurrences, your cast will need wits to uncover the truth... and courage to put an end to the evil that lurks within.

"Don't go in there!"


The Haunting adventure deck gives you everything you need to create your very own haunted horror movies. 
It's not your imagination... the house is really out to kill you!
Get out while you still can.

 

Things Man was not Meant to Know

From dark gods to secret cabals, keep your players guessing... until the very end. An adventure deck for Slaughter, the horror moving making storytelling game


About this Game Deck

"What you don't know WILL hurt you"

There are secret powers beyond imagining. Dark gods demand sacrifice. Other worlds intersect humanity's minuscule understanding of existence. The end of days is nigh. 
The Things Man was not Meant to Know adventure deck lets you weave dark, intelligent detective stories where supernatural forces lead to damnation. With this deck, you will create stories full of sinister characters, cabals with terrible agendas, betrayal and a growing sense of doom.  Build tension with sudden and unexpected plot twists, hidden allegiances and increasingly bizarre events...  culminating in a terrifying revelation. As your heroes slowly uncover the plots, they begin to realise that some things that stand outside of reality. There are things that can drive one insane… and kill.


"Ignorance is bliss"


Things Man was not Meant to Know thrusts your heroes into a world of terrible secrets... 
Are you ready for the truth?
You can't handle the truth!

 
Things Man was not Meant to Know

What's included?

  • 8 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.
  • 8 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 8 Unique Flaw Cards - to give your cast real character
  • 14 Hook Cards - with enough dark secrets ensure you can trust no one!
  • 16 Scene Setting Cards - to keep your players guessing.
  • Directors Direction - to point you in the direction of chaos and madness.

 
Death Stalks

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a varied cast of interesting and endearing characters to customise for YOUR own settings.
  • 12 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 12 Unique Flaw Cards -that add twists and turns to your stories!
  • 29 Hook Cards - full of surprises that will keep all your players guessing!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - that give you scope to create ANY slasher movie you can imagine.
  • 10 Special Effects Cards - to create even more devious and imaginative killers.
  • 12 Madness Cards - because this adventure will drive your heroes crazy
  • Directors Direction - that gives you all the seeds and ideas needed to run.

 

Death Stalks

The A to Z of Death for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"You will all die... one by one... bwhahahaaa!"

A crazed killer is on the loose! An ancient evil best left undisturbed is awakened. A monster from another world is hunting.  No one is safe.
One adventure deck - ten thousand grim stories of horror and bloodshed!
This essential Slaughter adventure deck gives you unlimited options to weave stories where a hidden and seemingly unstoppable killer picks off victims, one by one.    
In classic “slasher” movie style, the Death Stalks adventure deck starts with our hapless cast in peaceful and relatively familiar, though isolated, environment. 
While the cast knows and (supposedly) cares for each other, dark secrets lurk. As the story unfolds the superficial pleasantries and friendly smiles give way to base human flaws and vices. 
Beneath everything good, lurks death and pain.


"Stick together or split up?"


Death Stalks keeps the tradition of stalker/slasher films alive and kicking! 
Everyone is a suspect. Trust no one.
Will you make it through the night? 

 

Invisible Invasion

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Who do you trust?"

Invisible Invasion movies are laden with characters of extraterrestrial origin. More often than not, they have hostile intentions. They are either out to exterminate or enslave the human race. Instead of engaging in outright warfare, these invisible invaders infiltrate and impersonate before they move on to the next stage of their plan...to supplant, subjugate, and/or slaughter. 
How sure are you that the person you're next to really is your friend?

"Your world is about to get turned upside down."


Invisible Invasion will keep your players guessing... who can they trust?  Can they even trust themselves? 
How can you kill something you can't see?

 
Invisible Invasion

What's included?

  • 8 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.. 
  • 8 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 8 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect
  • 10 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

Custom Adventure Decks

 

Looking for instant gratification?  The pick up a Slaughter custom adventure deck that gives everything you need to play a specific movie. Or add the cards to your Essential Decks for added variety. 

 
 
Bloodbath BBQ

What's  included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of sexy, cool gaming geeks and hangers on... 
  • 14 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 14 Unique Flaw Cards - because Aussie's have their failings too.
  • 14 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 

Bloodbath Barbeque

(Limited Deck: Only available to early access members.)
An insane Australian-themed adventure deck for Slaughter, the horror movie storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Let's get the Gaming Gang back together again"

The gang is all set to celebrate 'Straya Day with an epic bush barbie and trip to the iconic Australian gaming convention, CanCon.
Matt, Jill, and the gaming gang have not seen each other since they left Uni, due to very busy work schedules. So they are all dead set on making it to CanCon 2017, Australia’s Biggest Gaming Convention! 
On the way, the gang stops the minibus for a barbeque in a beautiful Aussie bushland reserve... 

... but when a military aircraft crashes nearby, they investigate.


"Wolf Creek meets Spliced"


Bloodbath Barbeque keeps the tradition of independent Australian horror films alive and kicking! 
Isolated and the bush, surrounded by murderous wildlife, an unspeakable evil lurks. 
One by one, the friends are picked off.  
Who will survive to confront the ultimate Australian evil? 
This Slaughter Script is exclusive to early Kickstarter backers and play-testers. In classic slasher fashion, the players will pit their wits against a monstrous killer.  
Add a healthy dose of sci-fi and the world-renowned deadliness of Australia's fauna, and you've got the perfect set up for a night of madness from down under.

 
Bloodlines

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.
  • 12 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 12 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 12 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 

Bloodlines

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game


About this Game Deck

"Every family has secrets"

Bloodlines takes the Breakfast Club, and clubs it to death in a splatter-filled orgy of brutal vengeance. One by one, family ties will unbind and friendships will be torn asunder, unleashing madness and fear.
In the end, who will find love?  And who will survive?


"Blood is thicker than water"


Bloodlines keeps the tradition of campy slasher horror films alive and kicking! 

“Breakfast Club meets Friday the 13th...”  

- Splatter Magazine

 

Death Metal Vikings

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game


About this Game Deck

"They're dead. They're hungry. And just a few centuries late..."

Undead Viking warriors have been reanimated and they are out to raid the peaceful seaside town of Weymouth! The Norse gods are angry and demand blood!
The Deathmetal Viking adventure deck pits the unsuspecting inhabitants of a quaint seaside English village against a horde of rotting, dead Viking warriors.  This is no time to keep calm and carry on. No stiff upper lip will save the day.   It's a gory, bloody, leather-clad adventure where only a few will survive. But who?  And what secrets will be revealed? Only one way to find out... play Deathmetal Vikings!

"Keep calm and pass me that axe..."


Take one part zombie movie and one part Midsommer Murders... mix to get three parts of pure terror.

“Awesome bloody fun.”

- American Journal of Gore and Horror

 
Death Metal Vikings

What's included?

  • 13 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.
  • 13 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 13 Unique Flaw Cards - because English people have problems too..
  • 15 Hook Cards - even in small villages, people have naughty little secrets!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to bring in the Vikings!

 
Hellbourne High

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a motley crew of heroic students and school administrators
  • 14 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 14 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 14 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 

Hellbourne High

A horror trilogy movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Hey Teacher! Leave them kids alone!"

The esteemed Dr. Fields will attend the Gallows High science fair as a guest judge. Everyone is required to attend tomorrow’s grand opening. No excuses!
Science! BOR-RING! And so when the teacher-chaperones leave us kids to go grab some coffee and, like donuts or something, it’s like, hell’s yeah! Party time!. 
But look at those losers - classmates Ally, Leif, Fonz, Elle, Dean, Darren, Jess and Marley. Messing with some weird nerd gizmo. Dean says it’s a mini electron-volt Betatron particle accelerator… geek. 
Oh. Em. Gee. They just turned it on and now there’s a hole hanging in the air. Freaky! It’s the size of a basketball it’s just… there.
Oh shit! A red tentacle?  That’s gross! Oh geez, now Fonz is screaming, and this red squid is squirming out of the … 
Jed - he’s my boy - he hits the squid with a lacrosse mallet. No!  it’s jumped on his face.. It’s… IT HAS EATEN HIS HEAD!   And the hole… it’s growing… it’s… ahhhhh!

"JED’S DEAD… IT ATE HIS HEAD!"


There is nowhere to run. Those nerds have opened a gateway to a temporal bubble and everyone is plunged into a parallel dimension. 
How do they escape?
How do they survive? 
How in hell do they get back to reality?

 

Hellbourne High 2: Death Match

A horror trilogy movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"They’re back! A year older and a year wiser..or so they think..."

The survivors of last year’s now infamous Gallows High ‘Incident’ are returned to school to assist the School Board… 20 students have vanished and despite the previous incident being sold to the public as a “mass shooting,”  this time there around is not avoiding the truth!
Return that that hell hole? Literally?  Not a chance in hell, right?! No one in their right mind would even consider going back in…
...but the mental scars of the past run deep.  In their dark corners of their hearts, the kids they want to return - to see if they left anyone behind, to avenge their friends, to find answers.

"We owe it to the ones we lost."


When Principal Anderson and Mayor Prim offer a million dollar reward to anyone who can get the kids back, it’s game on!
Now, wiser and more prepared, they prepare to execute a rescue mission with full knowledge that none of them may even make it back alive...

 
Hellbourne High 2: Death Match

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a motley crew of heroic students and school administrators
  • 14 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 14 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 14 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 
Hellbourne High 3: Hell on High

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a motley crew of heroic students and school administrators
  • 14 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 14 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 14 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 

Hellbourne High 3: Hell on High

A horror trilogy movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Some doors cannot be closed…"

The portal just won’t stay shut! Someway, somehow a dark being from the other side has managed to “ooze” its way out and open the portal.
Hell is once more open for business.
The survivors of Gallows High are now grown up. They have somehow managed to move on from past traumas that haunted their childhood. Most of them live mundane, uneventful lives. 
That’s about to change.

"The past will haunt you."


As the town is transformed into a bloody battleground, only the survivors of the class of 1998 have the insight to fight the evil.  And when a sinister Government agency shows up, the classmates find themselves battling more than just interdimensional hellspawn. 
It’s a slugfest to the death. With the prize being humanity.

 

Loonie Boonie

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"The journey is interesting, the destination...KILLER!"

The over-achieving Lee has reconnected with his estranged brother, Erik, an ex - junkie who has just gotten out of rehab.
Erik is Lee’s only family as their parents died in an accident 8 years ago. And so, being the older of the two, Lee has taken his brother in and they now share an apartment. 
But some strange malaise has afflicted Erik, and Lee suspects that it isn’t withdrawal syndrome.

"What would you do for family?"


Loonie Boonie keeps the tradition of campy horror films alive and kicking! 
Loony Boonies has everything you’d expect for a good, old, campy road trip. It’s got spectacular back roads, ‘friendly’ locals, dingy roadside bars, and a rockin’ playlist. 
As the buddies ride together they must sharpen their focus heir must keep their wits in order to thwart overwhelming challenges on the road to salvation. 
Can they survive the series of unfortunate events?

 
Loonie Boonie

What's included?

  • 13 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.  
  • 12 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 9 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 8 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 
Children of the Corndog

What's included?

  • 8 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of cool and endearing characters.
  • 8 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 8 Unique Flaw Cards - because nobody's perfect.
  • 8 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.

 

Children of the Corndog

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game

About this Game Deck

"Yummy, yummy, yummy...there’s grub in my tummy."

The administrators of an exclusive day care facility pride themselves on serving only natural organic food to their students.
Supplied by a rich benefactor, everything is free range or grass-fed, sugar-free, non GMO, vegan, and gluten-free. 
The children are fed with a steady diet of health food that are tailored according to the nutritional requirements prescribed by their parents. 
Sick of seeing the kids eat “cardboard” snacks, Josh, the new teaching assistant, opens a bag labelled “organic corn dogs” and secretly feeds the treat to the kids. 
Delighted to eat something new and tasty for a change, the kids gobble it up. 
Josh observes the kids for any allergic reactions for the next few days and is happy to find that they are all healthy and allergy free… that is until weird things start happening during the full moon.

"It's THAT time of the month."


Children of the Corndog keeps the tradition of comedy horror films alive and kicking! 
Children of the Corndog is a fun, crazy adventure reminiscent of old 80’s horror-comedy flicks like “Full Moon High”. 
Can they survive the night?

“Gobble, gobble fun and trouble...” 

- Allie Baelish, Camp Slasher Magazine

 

Night of the Lupins

An insane horror movie card deck for Slaughter, the card-based storytelling game


About this Game Deck

"But they're sooo cute!"

Set in the great Australia outback with a front row seat to the most spectacular sunset.
Sunset. That's when they start to come out.


"Can we keep it, please?


How can something so cute and cuddly be so sinister?
The gang is about to find out.

 
Night of the Lupins

What's included?

  • 12 Character Tiles PDFs  - a cast of sexy, cool gaming geeks and hangers on... 
  • 14 Unique Talent Cards - mix and match to give your characters a fighting chance.
  • 14 Unique Flaw Cards - because Aussie's have their failings too.
  • 14 Hook Cards - with twists and surprises that will make your storygame kick serious ass!
  • 12 Scene Setting Cards - to super-charge storygame into scary, original territory.
  • Directors Direction - so you know when to cut... and whom to cut.