Hero Party is a fantasy themed party board game for 2 - 6 players aged 8 and up. It is a lighthearted take on a role playing game designed for the tabletop. Players will journey around the land collecting loot in an effort to become strong enough to defeat the boss in the centre of the board.
Origin of the Game
We have both always been passionate about games of all kinds and we wanted to make a true "pick up and play" role playing game that could be started and finished in one sitting.
Hero Party is for everyone from grizzled tabletop veterans to absolute beginners! Its charming art style is a departure from the more serious, realistic tone of most fantasy tabletop games and we hope that this will encourage new players to start a journey of their own into the world of tabletop gaming.
Adam Walsh (Left)
Adam is a Game Designer from Sydney, Australia. He recently graduated from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment where he currently works as an Assistant Teacher for Game Design.
Outside of the game world he plays the piano and loves hiking and nature.
Jack Booth (Right)
Jack is a Game Designer / Artist from Sydney, Australia. He has worked for Samsung in the past and now works in Quality Assurance while doing freelance work on the side.
Outside of the game world he enjoys drawing, meditation and being super chill.
- 1 x Hero Party Game Board
- 6 x Hero Cards
- 4 x Boss Cards
- 32 x Equipment Cards
- 16 x Treasure Cards
- 16 x Event Cards
- 16 x Battle Cards
- 6 x Player Tokens
- 1 x Set of Dice
- 30 x Health Tokens
How To Play
Hero Party is a game that you can easily pick up and play. Just follow these simple steps to get started.
First, choose a Hero to play as. Each of the 6 Heroes has a special ability that changes how you play the game, opening different pathways for strategy.
On your turn roll a six-sided die to determine how many spaces you move. There are some special effects that will allow you to move further!
On any of the green spaces, draw a card from the corresponding deck. Equipment and Treasure cards are added to your inventory (up to 6) whereas Events are played immediately.
Landing on a red space means it's time for a fight. Draw a card from the Battle deck, pick your best weapon and roll against the enemy.
If you are landing on the same space as another player you must also battle them!
During your turn, if you would move past the blue Blacksmith space you may choose to stop there instead. At the Blacksmith you can trade in two cards of the same type to draw a new card of that type. You may also enchant one of your weapons with a treasure card provided the weapon has a free slot.
Enchanting a weapon is a great way to specialise it for use against certain enemies!
The first player to reach the middle of the board turns over the Boss card to reveal who you're all up against. Battling with the Boss is carried out in the same way as other enemies however, the Boss has 4 health. Winning a battle removes 1 health. If you win, you move back one space and may fight again next turn. If you lose against the Boss you are knocked back to the last Blacksmith space.
Keep this in mind as only the player who deals the last hit to the Boss will be crowned the winner!
And that's about all you really need to know to get started with your own Hero Party!
All shipping costs are included in the pledge amount.
$76 AUD - Hero Party Standard Edition
(Approximately $60 USD)
This tier gets you the Hero Party Standard Edition shipped to you anywhere in the world!
$105 AUD - Hero Party Standard Edition + Expansion 1
(Approximately $84 USD)
This tier gets you the Hero Party Standard Edition as well as the first 54 card expansion pack shipped to you anywhere in the world! (Estimated date for expansion packs: Q2 2018)
$130 AUD - Hero Party Standard Edition + Expansion 1 & Expansion 2
(Approximately $103 USD)
This tier gets you the Hero Party Standard Edition as well as BOTH of the 54 card expansion packs shipped to you anywhere in the world! (Estimated date for expansion packs: Q2 2018)
$190 AUD - Hero Party Deluxe Edition
(Approximately $151 USD)
Limit 20 copies
This tier gets you the Hero Party Standard Edition, both 54 card expansion packs AND you get to work with the designers to create 3 of your very own custom cards for the game!
$10,100 AUD - Bigger Expansion 1
If we meet this goal we will increase the size of the first expansion for Hero Party from the planned 54 card pack to a much more robust 90 card pack!
$12,600 AUD - Bigger Expansion 2
If we meet this goal then we will also increase the size of the second expansion pack for Hero Party from 54 cards to 90 cards!
$15,200 AUD - Nicer Cards
With this goal we will add a special linen coat to all of the cards to make sure they last for many parties to come!
$18,900 AUD - Free Bonus Expansion
If we meet this goal we will add a FREE bonus expansion for all backers with at least the Standard Edition of Hero Party! This is entirely separate from the 2 planned expansions.
Big thanks to Half-Asleep Music for permitting our use of their track: Travel The World!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges with this project are mostly to do with the shipping. Because we are in Australia and our planned manufacturer is in America, we have done all of our math based on current exchange rates. Now there is some wiggle room and it is highly unlikely that the exchange rates will vary to such a degree that this would cause any issues but it needs to be stated.
The only other potential issue is with our manufacturer running out of stock on certain items such as the Health Tokens. If this were to happen we would to substitute the standard health tokens for a similar item. This will avoid shipping delays.
We are already hard at work on the expansions for Hero Party and expect to have all the expansions finished by early next year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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