Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game

A project in Ann Arbor, MI by Chaosium Inc.

Funding Successful

The Call of Cthulhu horror and mystery TTRPG brought into the board gaming world by the authors of Nemesis, Frostpunk, and Destinies!
Backers: 13200
Average Pledge Per Backer: $125

Funded: $1,654,133 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 2nd -> Apr 19th (18 days)
Project By: Chaosium Inc.
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: April 19 @ 16:03 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Day 18 - Cat of Ulthar mini! Last Stretch Goal achieved! We’re almost there!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  This is the last update during this unspeakably insane campaign! You have been with us all this time and we want to say it again: If we were to do this again, we would, because we’d know we’d have you with us! This... (Read More)

Day 17 - New Feature & Paragraph Cards! Gamefound announcement! KS Exclusive character! More facts about the Campaign Expansion!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  It’s just over one day now. High time to give you almost all the information we’ve managed to gather. We are constantly in awe with how engaged, committed, and supportive you all are. It’s been truly a privilege to... (Read More)

Day 16 - New Character revealed! Another Stretch Goal and last Community Goal achieved!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  The thrill of the last 48 hours is almost here! We’re making history together. It doesn’t happen very often to gather that many backers for one campaign, and yet you are all here. You might not know this yet, but it... (Read More)

Day 15 - 10 New Quest Cards! Last Community Goal! Vampiress mini! Mike Mason’s Input!

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  Three days left! Our train is moving faster and faster. As we plow through the mysterious and dangerous Dreamlands, we see new threats—and opportunities—getting closer and closer. Come, let’s peek out of the window... (Read More)

Mike Mason boards the train: Horror on the Orient Express The Board Game

April 16th - via: chaosium.com
With just three days to go in our Kickstarter, Call of Cthulhu creative director Mike Mason has boarded the train! Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game introduces a terrifying collection of new Mythos entities, and these monsters will all end up in future releases for the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game. And to describe the indescribable, these otherworldly horrors will be prepared for Call of Cthulhu by none other than Mike Mason, the game's creative director! (Read More)

Day 14 - New Landscapes! Visual All-In Pledge! German language available! Vote for KS Exclusive character!

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  Today we’ve entered the last leg of our common journey. In less than five days we will know everything. We have traveled together so far and we will last together till the very end. And today is the day of some really... (Read More)

Day 13 - Character Backstories! Full Body Arts! Character Sheets! Production Quality Report!

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  10,000 backers. This sounds like a dream. Not the nightmarish, horrible one. Much more like the one you want to never wake up from! This kind of amazing lucid dream is the one all of your are guiding us on throughout this... (Read More)

Day 12 - New Ritual! Community impact on game design!

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  It seems it calmed down, right? We’re safe now, that’s a given. We can lie down for a moment, close our eyes, and rest. There is nothing dangerous on this train. We could actually open the window. There is no need for... (Read More)

Day 11 - 6 New items! 3 New spells! Choose a New KS Exclusive Character! New Stretch Goal!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  There are so many of them. Are they a dream? Or maybe it’s real… At least a part of it. Will we ever reach the end of this nightmarish journey? Pull the curtains closed, please, don’t let them see inside! Please,... (Read More)

Day 10 - New Monstrosities Expansion - Gameplay All-in Pledge is here! 3 New Landscapes!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  The train keeps moving, the Passengers keep disappearing, and this… this chanting never stops! It sounds like it’s coming out of the walls. You must be able to hear it! Do you hear it, too?! Please, tell us it’s... (Read More)

Day 9 - New Character! Vampiress Vote Results! New Community Goal!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions,  Nine days have passed, and we have nine days to go. Can you imagine? We’ve seemingly been on this unspeakable journey together for aeons now, but in the reality, it’s been just over a week! As we are exactly halfway... (Read More)

Day 8 - New Ritual! Vampiress Vote finished!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions!  As we soar past the $900,000 mark and race towards the big M, we can’t believe how fortunate we are to have all of you. The sheer volume of comments, input, feedback, and support we're receiving from you is unlike... (Read More)

Day 7 - Alternative 9 Passenger cards! Production Team updates! How do Passengers work?

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions!  It’s been almost a week now. We have gathered over 8,500 of you on board this train, and this is probably the most populated railway trip in fictional history! As we move through the Dreamlands, our Passengers become... (Read More)

Day 6 - Starter Set PDF for free! Shoutout to our contractors!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions!  Yesterday was absolutely insane. We announced the new Kickstarter Exclusive Vampiress mini vote in Update 5 and there are over 1000 votes there now! We are truly thrilled with your determination to create Horror on the... (Read More)

Day 5 - New EXCLUSIVE Vampiress vote, Community Goals, Vampire rules!

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions!  We are truly overwhelmed by the warm welcome you had for the new Consumed by the Void Campaign Expansion we introduced yesterday. Again: THANK YOU! You will hear that many more times in the future updates, as it's... (Read More)

Day 4 - Campaign Expansion, New Landscapes, and TTS!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions, This is the update you were waiting for as we are able to bring in some of your most requested features! With over 7000 of you here, with your constant flow of comments, and your engagement and commitment to our campaign,... (Read More)

Day 3 - New Skills and Attributes! Shipping news!

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions, Another day, another update! There are already almost 1000 more of us here, bringing it up to 6500+ Travelers! Pardon the pun, but this is INSANE! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now, let’s see what we have for you in... (Read More)

Day 2 - New Character! Stuntman T.J. and his dog!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Traveling Companions! What you have helped us achieve in the first 24 hours of this campaign leaves us absolutely flabbergasted. There are now over 5600 BACKERS joining us on our journey! This calls for another update. Let’s see what’s... (Read More)

Day 1 - Welcome, Investigators! Congratulations!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome Aboard! and Congratulations!Hello, fellow Investigators, we are thrilled to announce that we did it! Or, to be more precise - YOU did it! Thanks to you, we are thundering down the tracks at an amazing speed, reaching our funding goal in 10... (Read More)

Horror On The Orient Express: The Board Game Kickstarter Fully Funded in 10 Minutes

April 2nd - via: techraptor.net
Today the Kickstarter campaign for Chaosium's latest project, Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game went live. The crowdfunding campaign for this board game adaptation of the Call of Cthulhu TTRPG was fully funded within ten minutes. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!