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Inspired by the visionary comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a thrilling co-operative experience for 1 to 4 players.
Inspired by the visionary comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a thrilling co-operative experience for 1 to 4 players.
12,716 backers pledged £1,454,343 to help bring this project to life.

Rulebook progress and pledge manager update

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

Calling all BPRD Agents,

Firstly, thank you to everyone that has completed their pledge manager so far. 8,675 backers have filled in their pledge manager but we're still waiting on a further 3,918 to finish theirs.

Remember, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PLEDGE MANAGER to ensure we have your correct shipping address - otherwise we won't be able to fulfil your pledge. So please, please, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE fill in the pledge manager because we would hate for you not to get your Hellboy goodies.

If you've lost your pledge manager (it might be stuck in your spam folder) you can also access it here:

Oh, and with regards to elements like the $10 Dark Horse Digital voucher and free copy of Seed of Destruction, these will be distributed AFTER the pledge managers are all complete.


In other news, the delightful, wonderful and genuinely lovely James M. Hewitt has popped up a new work in progress rulebook over on his blog, which you can read about here.

These blogs from James are always a fascinating insight into his design process and, once again, you can leave your comments and give feedback on the rulebook.


Finally, there are a couple of upcoming opportunities to play Hellboy: The Board Game before it ships next year. 

If you come to the Mantic Night at GenCon, we'll be hosting demos of the game so you can try a quick mission featuring Abe and Hellboy. You can buy a ticket for Mantic Night here.

Also, on August 25th, we'll be hosting another Hellboy Playtest Session at Mantic HQ in Nottingham, UK. To get involved, send an email to with the Subject: "I <3 Big Red" and include details about your gaming experience.


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      Christian Müller on

      I'm really looking forward to your game. Is it possibly to get a rulebook pdf in German?

    2. Kevin on

      @Tomasz Rospondek Bubba! Maybe you should take a look at the previous Update, and I quote -

      "The closing date for completed pledge managers is August 16th and cards will be charged once the pledge manager is closed."

      So you see son, the potential for confusion REGARDLESS of sent Emails. Mantic needs to make up their minds AND POST THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER. Thanks you for your time and inattention.

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      GamerF on

      @scan thks for clarifying. It would be great in Mantic confirms.

      @mantic can you give as some examples on final confrontations? Thks in advance

    4. Tomasz Rospondek

      Guys for PM deadline. You've got this in email:
      We need your response!
      Survey Deadline: 08/13/18

    5. Sean "TheShellFace" on

      @jason hmm... guess i'll see what i can do about an alternate address, living on an acreage is nice most of the time, but when it comes to stuff like this...
      @gamerF near the end of the campaign mantic confirmed that the confrontation won't always be a fight, mentioned that one would be destroying a room to stop a summoning ritual or something like that

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      GamerF on

      @Mantic creators
      Would it be possible to know more about the final confrontations with the different bosses?
      In the demo plays it seems too simple, and would like to know if these final confrontations are only aimed at killing bosses or if there are different mechanics (e.g escape, get an item and run etc)
      Thank you in advance

    7. Taylor Lussier on

      I really want to wrap my PM but I need to see a render of the Ualac v. Hellboy diorama before I pull the trigger on it. Any update on that? Was it released and I missed it or is it not available yet? I was sure they said it would be shared before the PM opened.

    8. Kevin on

      I thought I saw an update around here somewhere that said the PM was open until Aug 16.

    9. Kevin on

      I completed about 1/3 of my PM to show up on my July Visa bill. I need to wait until around Aug 9-10 to add the other 2/3s to show up on my Aug Visa bill.

      This keeps KS funds well under $300/month...

    10. Jason "Lucky Dice" Jardine on

      @Sean - the parcel will need to be signed for. I'd use an address with a human being on the end if I were you.

    11. Sean "TheShellFace" on

      question about PO boxes: on the campaign page it says no PO boxes, but then backerkit says street address/PO box... so is that a yes or no to them? (guessing i should follow the campaign page, but thought i'd double check before using an alternate address)

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      Manuel Gracia on

      I completed the pledge manager last week and at the last page it said that I would receive a confirmation email.

      What happens if I didn’t receive a confirmation email?

    13. Mantic Games 17-time creator on

      The voucher/digital comic will be delivered to everyone that's completed the pledge manager after August 13th. Those stragglers will miss out until they do it :)

    14. Mantic Games 17-time creator on

      Yes, sorry - $20!!!

    15. cadium on

      $10? I thought it was $20!

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      Craig King on

      I won't be doing the pledge manager till Friday. Which is payday

    17. ARIAKAS on

      @Mantic - you were talking about the 20$ voucher, weren't you?...

    18. Jason "Lucky Dice" Jardine on

      We do still have until August 13 don't we? Some of us have other things to pay for this month.
      Oh and your statement regarding the release of the $10 voucher is a little concerning - there's always a few who slip through the net and take months to complete a pledge manager. I hope you don't really mean "all". Surely at worst we should get the vouchers on August 14th?

    19. Paul S on

      Anthony, buy now eat later. :)

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      Anthony Evans

      I haven't completed yet but I will soon. I want to see how much money I have left after bills first to see how much I can upgrade 👍