The object of the game is simple... to kill every other player on the board! The original is an odd little gem from England. It's essentially a roll and move game with a board depicting a big, spooky haunted mansion. You move about the mansion, acquire weapons to assist in your murder spree (I'm serious), suffer the horrid effects of torture devices, get chased by Dracula (and possibly drained of blood and turned into a vampire yourself), pour boiling oil on your friends, etc.
A Kickstarter for the second edition of The Gothic Game, with all new artwork, will be launched most likely in the first quarter of 2019. There will be significant changes to the original to reduce randomness, with movement being goverened by multifunction cards. Rules for classic play will be included.