Inspired by the legendary tales of horror, myth and folklore by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a fully cooperative experience for 1 to 4 players. You become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence (BPRD), ready to investigate occult threats that threaten our very existence. You will explore gothic locations, hunt down clues, discover artefacts, fight horrific creatures and face off against terrifying bosses.
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Designed by James M. Hewitt - the brains behind the likes of Blood Bowl 2016, Necromunda: Underhive, and Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower - Hellboy: The Board Game features incredibly detailed, pre-assembled PVC plastic miniatures that capture the unique look and feel of Mike Mignola’s visionary work.
Hellboy: The Board Game gives you the chance to take control of an iconic member of the BPRD. Choose from Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus before equipping your agent with additional items that will help in the mission ahead. Each trinket, charm or weapon costs money though, so you’ll need to spend wisely.
Each of the missions in the core game begins by reading a BPRD Case File. This will set the scene for the investigation ahead and give hints about what threats you may encounter. The contents of each Case File are top secret, so the first time you play you'll have no idea what you're about to face!
During play, agents must carefully balance the Information Gathered track against the ominous Impending Doom track. Information Gathered represents the clues you uncover about the monster you’re hunting, while the Impending Doom track marks how close humanity is to the brink of destruction.
Do you spend valuable time investigating the scene to find a vital piece of the puzzle that could expose a crucial weakness of your foe, but risk the Impending Doom track reaching its devastating finale? Or do you forget the clues and rush through to a final confrontation before the monster has gathered its strength? No one said being a BPRD Agent would be easy.
Ahead of the climatic battle, you’ll have to face all manner of creatures that lurk in the shadows, ready to pounce at a moment’s notice. When the chips are down, it’s time to fight back using an intuitive system of custom coloured dice. Each BPRD agent has a range of special abilities they can use to defeat their enemies, or they can team up when things get really tough.
What’s more, no two missions will ever play the same thanks to the terrifying Deck of Doom. Each turn players unveil a Deck of Doom card, which could trigger a new onslaught from the arcane horrors hiding in the location, initiate a special event or simply move the Impending Doom track closer to its dramatic end.
No matter what your decisions are during the course of the mission, each play through will always end in an epic final confrontation with one of Hellboy's most notorious adversaries. The board itself changes to reveal the boss' lair and then all gloves are off for a desperate struggle against the forces of evil.
We currently estimate Hellboy: The Board Game (core game) will contain the following components*:
- 10 double sided room tiles (2.5mm thick, a mix of 2x2 and 1x2 with a linen finish)
- 4 Agent Cards
- 50+ cardboard tokens (damage counters, HQ board markers, target priority counters, furniture, doors, flame markers, etc., 2.5mm thick, with a linen finish)
- 13 custom dice
- Three narrative Case File scenarios (tarot card sized, 310GSM, lined finish, each scenario includes between 6-8 cards)
- Card HQ Board (linen finish)
- 74 Mini Cards (310 GSM, linen finish, Encounter Cards, Back-Up Agent details, Equipment and Starting Items)
- 48 Standard Cards (310GSM, linen finish, Deck of Doom Cards and Enemy Cards)
- 18 plastic cubes (Agent action tokens and generic black tokens)
- Coloured bases to fit on Agents
*these are given as a guidance because the game is currently in development. We will keep backers updated with any changes to components
BPRD ARCHIVES EXPANSION
Also included in your pledge is the BPRD Archives expansion. This is an opportunity for you to create your own BPRD Mission Case File. You start by choosing the location – will it be an abandoned mansion, spooky graveyard, or something more sinister? Then select the foe you want to face in the final confrontation or just leave it to chance, so it's a mystery until the dramatic climax!
Once you’ve created the Case File, it’s time to make the accompanying Deck of Doom. You’ve got complete control to make the game as easy, or as challenging as you want by selecting the Deck of Doom cards and then shuffling them together. These will then be drawn as you're playing through the mission.
Finally choose your Encounter Cards. These will dictate what's inside each room and what monsters you will face. Combine these with your Enemy Cards to battle against wild creatures, hideous Frog Monsters or Nazi soldiers. The choice is yours!
Future releases and expansions will feature elements that can be combined with the BPRD Archives, so the experience will keep growing and the gameplay will keep changing long after you've finished your first adventure.
We've worked extremely hard to capture the style of the Hellboy comics. Each miniature has been approved by Mike Mignola himself and we've taken his feedback on board to make them as stunning as possible.
Each miniature will be made from high quality grey PVC plastic and will be pre-assembled, so they're ready to go straight from the box. As you can see in the image below some of the miniatures are huge and will look amazing during play.
The videos below use the prototype components we have been using for playtests. The designs/components used are definitely not final but will give you an idea of how the gameplay works.
Shipping is NOT included in your pledge and will be calculated/charged once the campaign has completed. We recommend waiting until the pledge manager to add the exact amount required. See below regarding import duties and taxes.
We currently estimate that the shipping costs for the pledges will be approximately:
- UK: £9
- USA: £12
- Europe: £12
- Canada: £14
- Australia/New Zealand: £25
Rest of World: £25
All add-ons outside the core pledges will have their shipping calculated and charged in the Pledge Manager after the campaign has finished.
Please note, we are unable to ship to these countries: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.
We are dedicated to our retail partners worldwide therefore we are delighted to offer you a retail pledge for our new Kickstarter.
Information about the Hellboy retailer pledge can be found here.
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Risks and challenges
There are a number of risks with any Kickstarter project, especially getting accurate timings for such complex products with so many components.
With this project, the rules are currently in testing and will require more playtesting, however we have a dedicated team of playtesters to help with this. Many of the miniatures are already designed and approved by Mike Mignola but some are still in concept stage. Once we have all the miniatures designed, the next part of the process is the tooling and production. We predict that we will begin shipping in February 2019 - however, the exact timing is impossible to predict and there is always the potential for delay with products produced in China. We will of course keep our backers up to date as best we can once the project closes.
To date, we’ve successfully fulfilled 11 Kickstarter campaigns: Kings of War, DreadBall, LOKA, Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game, Deadzone, DreadBall Xtreme, Dungeon Saga, Kings of War 2nd Edition, Deadzone: Infestation, The Walking Dead: All Out War and DreadBall Second Edition.
We currently have four outstanding Kickstarters awaiting completion: the remaining Warpath vehicles are shipping to backers now, wave two of Star Saga: The Eiras Contract is currently going into production and is expected to ship shortly afterwards, TerrainCrate will begin shipping in May/June, and for Kings of War: Vanguard the miniatures are in tooling and resin is already in production ready for later this year.
Upon request refunds may be given within 30 days of the campaign ending, including fees. Following that time, refunds may be given minus Kickstarter and payment fees. In order to request a refund you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By backing this campaign you acknowledge that the components, artwork and game elements for Hellboy: The Board Game are subject to approval by Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola. This means some elements may differ from those shown here following the Kickstarter campaign.
If you do not complete the pledge manager within the time specified when the pledge manager is sent, you agree that your contribution to the campaign was a donation and your pledge is fulfilled. Of course, we will use our discretion on a case by case basis. Completing the pledge manager is the ONLY way for us to confirm your shipping address and pledge details, as well as making sure we hit the production timelines.
By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that will pay for any shipping and any import or other duties required in your country. You also accept that you are liable for providing us with the correct shipping details upon request and we are not responsible for items lost in transit if sending to an incorrectly provided address. We also cannot ship to PO boxes and you must provide an alternative shipping in this circumstance.
Although we are aiming to deliver Hellboy: The Board Game to Kickstarter backers before the game is available at retail, production and shipping delays can lead to delivery at the same time or following the retail release.
If you do not agree to these terms, then please purchase the game once it's available at your friendly local gaming store in 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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