Did you know there was a “Nightmare on Elm Street” board game?

I sure as hell didn’t. As it turns out there were several, but the folks over at X-Entertainment are talking about The Freddy Game:

It’s just one of several old board games brought to you by the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, but “The Freddy Game” is by far the most interesting of the lot. I know this because it comes in a bigger box. I’ve been hoarding this like some misguided squirrel for years, and only now do I realize why the box was originally wrapped in so much impossibly taped-up cellophane: “The Freddy Game” is something best left to your imagination. It’s part “Clue,” part “Life,” two parts “Really Sucky.” I can’t say that I had a good time playing this, but thanks to a little vodka, I’m having a blast writing about it. Ooooh oooh ha ha.

The game promises to let you enter Freddy’s house, which technically was Freddy’s house at some point, but is now more accurately classified as “the house Freddy finger-fucks-up victims du jour. As you can tell from the description above, this was one of those games where a player was charged with being the villain. It’s up to the other players to identify Freddy and kill him. That makes this a ridiculously pointless game to bother with if you only have two players, and good god damned luck finding more than a single other person on this planet willing to play “The Freddy Game.”

I don’t know how I missed ever seeing this game back when it came out. Don’t know if I would’ve bothered playing it, though. I’m not much for board games and this one looks like it’s pretty involved.

3 thoughts on “Did you know there was a “Nightmare on Elm Street” board game?

  1. I can honestly and proudly say, “I have never viewed any of the “Freddy Movies.”  I am not a slasher, horror film type.  I never have been. However, I think I was aware that a board game existed.  I’m not sure how though.  A teenage acquaintance had it, I think.

  2. I’m try to get the rules for “A Nightmare on Elm Street THE GAME” (1987) made by Monarch Avalon Inc. a division of Victory Games. A copy of the rules is good enough. A friend of mine has the game but no rules.

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