Spiritual Successor to OMD - Planet Apocalypse!
If you have been enjoying Orcs Must Die! rapid fire gameplay for the past year or so since receiving Orcs Must Die!, you may be interested in our currently... Read more
CTHULHU MUST DIE!
We are very sorry for how long this download has taken. But it is finally here!
These are Bosses for OMD, and work for either Order or Unchained (like... Read more
New review for OMD!
Check out this new review by Vitaly Margevich (click here).
Vitaly had this to say to us:
"First of all I have to say - we loved your work on... Read more
A review and some videos and some Errata!
I hope you've been enjoying your OMD games over the holidays!
We have a review that came in:
There is also this Game Play video:
And this... Read more
Robot Entertainment has their games
After all the US shipments were out the door, Sandy and Link put all the copies for Robot Entertainment's own team in a van and drove to Robot HQ. Here... Read more
Weekly brief shipping update!
All Australia and Asia orders are completed already.
If you haven't received a tracking email, you should soon.
Europe started shipping out the door last Friday
You should get... Read more
Small shipping update!
Just a quick update today -
US, Canada, Australia, and Asia are still in the middle of shipping - more than 50% done for all of them (except Canada).
Several... Read more
It's here! + a misprint clarification
Orcvember is here!
If you live in the Asia region, your package has been sent, or is about to be! Some of you have already received yours in China, Japan,... Read more
very quick update this week!
just a very quick update - shipping is continuing, nothing to report as no one's actually getting theirs in the mail just yet.
Asia has solved its problems and... Read more
Reviewers for Orcs Must Die! ??
While the vessels are traveling over the waters with their Orcish contents, I have an important question for you all. But first, let me go over a little bit... Read more
Container and vessel tracking!
As promised, below is the information regarding the vessel and container tracking for all regions. I apologize for the delay in getting this to you.
Simply click on the link... Read more
Shipping Update for US + UNBOXING video with Sandy!
We have a great update for US backers:
Still waiting on the container tracking info, and will add that to the next KS update when we have it. However,... Read more
The Update of Awesomeness
First, I am sorry for the delay in this update – we have been working like fiends for the last month to finish everything. And we did it! Everything is... Read more
Production News from China! And a Gift for you! (And the Gods War print and play)
I sent my son Arthur to China to check on the factory's progress. Here is his report:
Hi all you Orc slayers, I bring good news from the Middle Kingdom! ... Read more
full speed ahead. Tooling finished, figures revealed
We are now full steam ahead on production. And I have another treat for you which I admit I promised two weeks ago but at least I have finally delivered... Read more
Rolling Right Along
Orcs Must Die is on track. We just wanted to show you more stuff. Our artist just completed the last of the 2-D art. Have no fear, this didn't delay... Read more
Pre-Update Update; production news
I just got in the mail a box full of all the physical plastic figures for Orcs Must Die, straight from China. We are going to be filming them all... Read more
We haven't had an update for while, mainly because we had no real news. We were moving ahead on the art, trying to finish all the hundreds of cards, hero sheets,... Read more
Pledge Manager Shutting Down At End of Month
Greetings to all our beloved backers.
We need to completely lock down all pledges for the Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame project. On April 30th, you will no longer be... Read more
Pledge Manager Shutting Down At End of Month
We have had requests to hold open the Orcs Must Die! pledge manager until the end of April - I imagine these requests are from folks who want to use... Read more
The lengthiest part of any figure-based game’s creation is always sculpting, tooling, and producing the figures themselves. Literally, at some point, it all comes down to squeezing molten plastic through... Read more
Final look at the figures!
This is pretty much just figures to eyeball. Hope you like them as much as we do. We have copies in our office right now, and took them by Robot... Read more
More figures and update on the Print and Play
The Print and Play is now available!
Go to http://petersengames.com/downloads/ and scroll down till you see the Orcs Must Die Print and Play download! It comes out in a zip file that... Read more
More pictures and answer to an oft-asked question
How has Petersen Games responded to user input?
We state right on the campaign page that we are sensitive to your input. What do we really mean by that? Well,... Read more
More figure pics and an upgrade to your games!
The rules until this week stated that when a player uses the Heal action, he rolls the single Heal die once each per game Level (ranging from 1-3). My editor... Read more
What heroes are coming in Orcs Must Die?
Order box Heroes:
War Mage; Ivy; Master; Sorceress
Unchained box Heroes:
Ball & Chain; Bloodspike; Midnight; Sir Winston
The above is what is coming in the retail game boxes. You will of... Read more
New REAL figure pics!
How we make our figures
Most of you are probably aware that most of the figure images we've been showing you up to now have been computer-generated images, not "real"... Read more
The old bait and switch!
Well, it's not really a bait and switch. But what happened is that Robot Entertainment informed us that six of the heroes we had planned were not yet announced, and... Read more
Orcs Must Die! progression news
First, the good news.
It has been awhile since we have done a production update, so I thought I would fill everyone in on what is happening with getting Orcs... Read more
As a free upgrade to all copies of Orcs Must Die!, Petersen Games is going to add 1 more pose for the human soldier figure (so now he has three... Read more
Orcs must go on!
It has been overlong since our last update, and it's time for more news. Fear not! Orcs Must Die: the Boardgame has emphatically not been left behind as Petersen Games,... Read more
Free glow-in-the-dark Cthulhu! Perfect for Cthulhu Must Die! stretch goal!
Hey all, we have a new crowdfunding coming up soon (Oct 19th), and we want to give you all an opportunity to get in on a special deal. From now... Read more
Wow here it is!
The figures are almost ready for production. Have a look at some of the final poses!
In order from left to right, the top row shows the Goblin Sappers, Gnome... Read more
Orcs Must Die! makes steady progress. We have been slightly delayed, but not halted, by a combination of things (none of them Petersen Games' doing, I swear!), including Robot Entertainment's... Read more
Update about the plastic gates
Some of y'all ordered the Cthulhu Wars plastic gates as an add-on for Orcs Must Die!
Our original plan as stated was to ship these plastic gates at the same... Read more
Skins Skins Skins Skins
After a bit of a delay everyone should be getting their skin codes today and tomorrow. Now you can play as a figure from the board game in ... Read more
The game is progressing
.. and, as proof, here is a whole passel of images ready for us to send to the factory!
Ask Sandy about to return! Plus more!
Many of you may remember the epic Ask Sandy thread that once appeared on the Heaven Games forums. It is about to return! Watch for news of it here!
How... Read more
Progress is made!
We are moving along with the figure posing for the game, and I have completed more of the Cthulhu Must Die free pdf rules.
Some people have had trouble getting... Read more
Petersen Games Support
Issues with Keys
If you are having issues with your keys still, contact us via our PetersenGames.com website. You can also email Support@PetersenGames.com. If you contact us via Facebook or via... Read more
Beta Keys, Important Acolyte Information! plus a Sneak Peek
Robot is still finalizing the beta keys for Europeans. They are not quite done with the skins. We expect to be sending out the correct beta keys by the middle... Read more
EU Beta Keys Update
EU Beta Keys Update
Some backers have had problems with the keys to unlock the beta. Robot tracked down the issue and it appears that US keys where generated for... Read more
Pledge Manager and Beta Codes
Hey everyone, this is Sandy's Helper Bot \ Cultist with a few quick updates.
Beta Codes Update
The Pledge Manager from CrowdOx is nearly complete and we are making changes... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: Army cards
A tiny little update to let you know about a few small, but nice, improvements in the game. If you've read the rules, you know that each monster army has... Read more
I took my latest version of Orcs Must Die! down to Robot Entertainment yesterday and we played a game. They wanted a Hard Map (we used Zigzag 2), started in... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Hero Bosses
A lot of you have asked for rules to use Heroes as Bosses, and I spent the weekend constructing rules for this (among other tasks). For a while I felt... Read more
Miss the Kickstarter?
Did you miss the Kickstarter? Or do you have a friend who is sad because he or she did? Well, Petersen Games has the solution!
Go to the main page... Read more
Sandy's Corner: The Army Cards
How do the Army cards work, from which waves of enemies are chosen? Well each orc army consists of 3 Orc cards and 3 Creature cards. Each human army consists... Read more
A lot of you have asked about a stretch goal for the semi-mythical $300,000 level. Well, I don't know if we can hit $300,000 at this point, BUT here is... Read more
Your feed desired!
Petersen Games is far from perfect, but we absolutely pay attention to our comments & messages. One thing that has been discussed before is having some kind of border motif... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - the Science of Traps
Two types of traps exist - normal traps & "support" traps.
A normal trap exists inside a tile, and fires just after minion movement. A support trap actually exists on... Read more
Why are they posting updates? All stretch goals are already unlocked.
Sandy's Design Corner
We're adding some new map tiles to the game, really just because they're fun to play with, and I thought I'd describe how all the special tiles... Read more
Hero Sheets Now Available!
We have our current version of the hero sheets available for download on the main campaign page - look for it just under the rules download. You can see all... Read more
ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!
This campaign has been an emotional roller coaster for Sandy. (Welcome to my life.) We have done some soul searching, and have concluded that the best way to serve you,... Read more
Two MORE heroes are dug up!
Dobbin, the Prospector (Order)
Dobbin has the ability to tunnel himself or another hero in his tile to any tile on the map. He has pretty good health, is a... Read more
Update for $170,000 and clarifications
Are all Hero Pledge Stretch Goals included in an Acolyte Pledge?
Skulls Skulls Skulls
So here is the deal. The 100 FREE skulls are white. The $10 add-on Skull... Read more
Madness, Heroes, Boss Pack!
A lot of folks have asked about getting the Gates as a separate add-on, because you already own Cthulhu Wars. So as a service to you, we... Read more
Acolyte 2 Pledge now available!
We are so grateful and pleased by the success of the Acolyte pledge, we have been scrabbling to scrape together enough copies of Cthulhu Warsto put together an Acolyte... Read more
$150,000 reached! CTHULHU IS UPON US
Two exciting (in my opinion) updates are now released, thanks to stellar performance this weekend, for which we are grateful to you all.
Two Satyr minions are added... Read more
MORE important news about the Acolyte pledge!
Hey all - we are pleased to announce that we are adding 22 plastic Gate figures to the Acolyte pledge absolutely free! These gates are the same as will be... Read more
$140,000 stretch goals and IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the Acolyte Pledge!
Acolyte Pledge Shipping
Our new Acolyte Pledge, which includes Cthulhu Wars, has been surprisingly successful, and we are grateful to all who have supported us with this. We have... Read more
THE NEW PLEDGE IS UP
The Acolyte Pledge is upon us!
Hey a lot of people have asked about us adding Cthulhu Warsto our pledge system, particularly in light of the fact that one... Read more
$125,000 along our path
For this result, we are unlocking two new results. First is a new sculpt (and pose) for the Orc warriors and Human Soldiers. Remember that these are not just the... Read more
A hundred exclusive skulls!
The new Skull Pack has been unlocked! While we call it a "pack" it is actually a Kickstarter Exclusive, and contains 100 skulls which you can use to replace the... Read more
New poses and Shamans (and a bonus spider)
The latest unlock, at $115,000, gives new poses for about a third of the Orcs and Human Soldiers. These are not just new poses however – they are actually completely... Read more
$110,000 - spooky stuff
I'm going to talk about the new heroes you have unlocked! At the end of the file are some of the cards that will be in the game!
The Ancestor... Read more
One Hundred Thousand!
We have unlocked the new map tiles. This consists of three more map tiles added to all game boxes. It includes the Acid Bath tile, plus two more tiles. The... Read more
Stretch Goals Heat Up
We have now unlocked Temper, a minotaur hero for the Order, along with Smolder the Fireborn, a hero for the Unchained. Both of these new heroes are somewhat fire-based, though... Read more
For our second stretch goal of the day, we get the exclusive Guardian figure. He is quite a large figure, and is actually used to mark which player is the... Read more
Another Goal Downed!
This time it is four more Orc warriors added to each copy of the Order Edition, and four more Human Soldiers added to each copy of the ... Read more
Surprise Stretch Goals!
In our world, it's nice every once in a while to get news about how money is NOT being mismanaged - read on!
It's like this. We have just unlocked... Read more
What do these figures look like, close up?
This is a SUPER quick update, just to share some of the figures with you guys so you can see what we are doing, and where we are going. This... Read more
So ... we originally planned for our first stretch goal to be the two new heroes, as announced in the first update.
Our intent was to add Mr. Moneybags down... Read more
We made it overnight! Our humble thanks to you all! We are excited and amped up for the next stages of this project. We have a lot of things planned!... Read more