Being very honest, it’s strange that it hadn’t happened already. I mean, the tagline of ‘Saw’ is “Let’s play a game,” and it usually doesn’t involve a round of ‘Monopoly‘ or ‘Clue’ but rather a saw to cut off your arm, another one to turn your leg into mincemeat, and some tubes attached to your nose that you’d rather not know about. Let’s hope, though, that the franchise’s board game at least doesn’t turn a fun night into a bloodbath in your living room. That could end pretty badly.
Playing a game
The board game will be called ‘Saw: The Jigsaw Trials,’ and for now, all we know is that it has its own Kickstarter page, where it will likely be funded without any issues. After all, its studio, Iconiq, is accustomed to releasing adaptations of audiovisual licenses such as ‘They Live’ or ‘Kingdom Tails.’ At the very least, the final result is usually interesting, which is more than what most franchise games can say.
Obviously, the game will involve dismemberment, classic traps, some new ones… and it can only be played by those over 18 years old. Not that anyone is particularly shocked at this point, right? All the movies are rated for adults, and there’s even one, ‘Saw VI,’ that received an X rating in Spain. In the end, it was released censored to avoid obligating its viewing in one of the eight porn cinemas that were left in Spain in 2009. Currently, there are none. The times are changing.
How do you play? Well, it’s for 2 to 6 players. Contestants must take on one of the 6 roles of ‘Saw‘ victims and collect items to escape from up to 2000 different traps, each with its own mechanism. Gradually, they’ll lose limbs until they die, and only one will remain alive, declared the winner. Fun for the whole family!
In fact, the cruelty is evident right from the trailer images on YouTube, where we can remove parts from our “character sheet” as a symbol of losing our body parts. The best part? The project is sponsored by Lionsgate, which means it will be faithful to the original. Perhaps too faithful. Just in case, get ready with tissues and antiseptic: you’re about to play a game.