The Princess Bride: I Hate to Kill You, a new dice-dueling game from their expanding series of titles based on the cult movie classic, in Q3 2016. The game is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
Game Salute has released three small-box card games based on the movie so far: The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits, As You Wish, and Miracle Pill (see “Trio of 'Princess Bride' Card Games”). This new game was designed by Jim Harmon, with art by Felicia Cano. The game recreates the sword duels from the movie, with players taking the role of either the man in Black, Inigo Montoya, Count Rugen, or Prince Humperdinck. Each player stars with 6 dice and 10 cards. Each turn, both players roll dice and play a card which may modify the outcome. The player with the highest swords score wins a hit, and must remove one sword die from their active pool. There are cards that modify the dice pool, or opponent’s dice. The first player to land 5 hits wins the game.
The box contains 12 custom dice, 48 cards and a rulebook. The game is for 2 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 10 minutes. MSRP is $25.00.
The Kickstarter has raised $4,961 from 201 backers as of this writing, with 46 hours remaining. There is only a single $19.00 pledge level, with fulfillment planned for July. Trade release information was not available at this time.