Athlete – A character class of the Victim Deck, indicated by their green and yellow school colors. They include Cheerleaders, Football Players, Team Captains, and more. Kill Athletes to increase your score.
Bimbo – A character class of the Victim Deck, indicated by their hot pink heading. Kill Bimbos to increase your score.
Collection – The game area near each Maniac where Killed Victims, Masks, Weapons, and specifically marked Maniac cards are organized. At the end of the game, each Maniac adds up their score based on the cards in their Collection.
Final Girl card – The Final Girl refers to a common theme in horror movies where the last woman, or girl, remains alive to confront the Maniac at the end of the movie. The Final Girl Deck is composed of 3 cards, one for each Movie.
Fodder – A character class of the Victim Deck, indicated by their purple heading. They include collectible pairs: The Prom King & Queen, The Hipsters, and more. Kill Fodder to increase your score.
The Group – The game area where Victim cards are placed in numerical order beginning with The Kill Spot to the final Victim to be Killed in The Group. A Movie begins when 12 Victims are dealt to The Group, and all the Maniacs have their Maniac Cards in their Hand.
Kill – Victims are “Killed” by Maniacs and added to your Collection, affecting your score.
The Kill Spot – The lead Victim card in The Group. The Victim in the Kill Spot is Killed or sent to the Survivor Stack during a Maniac’s turn. There is always a Victim card in The Kill Spot until you have killed all the Victims in The Group.
Maniac – You and your opponent players are Maniacs.
Maniac card – Maniac cards define the game’s actions. These cards are played to: move Victim cards in The Group, strategically discourage other Maniacs from capturing Victims, boost your score, and decrease an opponents score. The Maniac Deck also includes Mask and Weapon score enhancements played during a Kill.
Mask – An item class of the Maniac Deck. Masks are played during a turn as a Maniac Kills a Victim, then added to a Maniac’s Collection to increase the score. Maniacs may only play one Mask card during a Kill. The Final Girl requires one Mask card (and one Weapon card) to be played in order to Kill her.
Movie – 1 out of 3 “rounds” of the game where Victims are dealt from the Victim Deck/Survivor Stack to The Group, and the game is played until the Movie ends. A Movie ends when: All Victims in The Group are killed, a Final Girl is Killed, or sent to the Survivor Stack. When Movie Part 3 ends, Maniacs add up the points in their Collection to determine the winner of the game.
Nemesis – A character class of the Plot Twist Deck, indicated by their grey “Nemesis” heading. Nemeses prevent a Victim from being killed by sending them to the Survivor Stack unless a Maniac can play Defeat a Nemesis during their turn.
Plot Twist card – A plot twist is a moment during a movie where an unexpected change in direction occurs. Specifically marked Victims direct the Maniac to draw a Plot Twist card before they are killed. Plot Twist cards can both positively and negatively affect the Maniac’s turn.
Survivor Stack – An area where Victim cards are placed, removing them from play in The Group. Victims are dealt from the Survivor Stack at the beginning of Movies 2 & 3, followed by the Victim Deck.
Suspect – A character class of the Victim Deck, indicated by their red heading. Kill Suspects to increase your score.
Victim card – Victim cards define the cast of characters for each of the 3 Movies. At the beginning of each movie, they are dealt to The Group in numerical order upon which they are drawn from the Victim Deck. Maniacs Kill Victims from The Group during their turn.
Weapon – An item class of the Maniac Deck. Weapons are played during a turn as a Maniac Kills a Victim, then added to a Maniac’s Collection to increase the score. Maniacs may only play one Weapon card during a Kill. The Final Girl requires one Weapon card (and one Mask card) to be played in order to Kill her.