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Players are surgeons aiming to create the finest bodies in their lab to impress Frankenstein. A very interactive board based card game.
Players are surgeons aiming to create the finest bodies in their lab to impress Frankenstein. A very interactive board based card game.
143 backers pledged £7,467 to help bring this project to life.

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What people are saying
What people are saying
"Body building will never be the same again!" Ian Livingstone CBE
"Body building will never be the same again!" Ian Livingstone CBE

'Frankenstein's Bodies' is a very interactive board-based card game for 2-6 players lasting 50-70 minutes. In the game you play surgeons aiming to create the finest bodies from the parts (cards) available. Points are gained for bodies that are made from parts matched for serum colour and gender. But it's more than a straight race to stitch parts together. Players can surgically remove parts from each other. But there is a risk of having these 'infected' and so become worthless. Master Surgeons can be brought in who offer extra expertise (points) and prevent other player's 'Surgery'. The game ends when one player has completed two bodies, or the draw deck runs through twice. 

'Frankenstein's Bodies' is quick to learn with it's intuitive design and game play that comes out of the premise of competitive surgery. But with steep competition and high levels of interaction every game is very different.

Each player has one lab with two benches. Here are body parts on the benches. Normal poker sized cards are used to build the bodies.
Each player has one lab with two benches. Here are body parts on the benches. Normal poker sized cards are used to build the bodies.

 For more details visit www.frankensteinsbodies.com or follow the link to the rules.

When 'Frankenstein's Bodies' hits the table you can expect a lively game with a lot of interaction as players steal heads, or fight infections. We have been play-testing and honing the game for over two years, making sure that there is some serious fun to be had from playing.

110 cards, 6 sets of boards and all tokens for play are included.
110 cards, 6 sets of boards and all tokens for play are included.

Each game consists of 110 playing cards, player boards for each player (up to 6 players) a score track, start token, player score markers, infection tokens, body quality tokens and of course a rule book. 

We are keen to get this game out and played by as many people as possible during the funding period and - giving people the chance to 'try before you back' - we are touring the UK. (All details are on the website)

April 26-27 'Conpulsion' Edinburgh.

May 2 'Beyond Monopoly' Games Day, York

May 17-18 'Beer'n'Pretzels' Burton-on-Trent 

NEW DATE ADDED May 26 Eclectic Games, Reading

May 27 'Thirsty Meeples' Oxford.

May 30-June 2 UK Games Expo, Birmingham.

As these events happen we aim to bring added videos to you of more people having fun with 'Frankenstein's Bodies'.

We can talk about our game all day. We know we believe totally in it - after all we have spent two and a half years developing and testing it.

Here are unbiased comments from real gamers, like you, who have played Frankenstein's Bodies at the Kickstarter launch at Conpulsion in Edinburgh, and at Beyond Monopoly Games club in York. Press play and hear what the have to say.

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 Here is a bit more unbiased feedback from real gamers who had just played at Beer and Pretzels in Burton-upon-Trent. Beer and Pretzels is a games weekend now in it's 25th year and is run by Spirit Games.

'Very good ways of rascalling other people.'

'It's evil, malicious and nasty - but in a good way.'

Hit play to see what gamers like you think of Frankenstein's Bodies.

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'Warm-up' dates have already happened very successfully on International Table Top Day, at UK gaming clubs and at Rules of Play, Cardiff and Eclectic Games, Reading.

Many copies of the game are being looked at and as reviews/comments come in to us (good or bad) we will bring them to you attention.

Ian Livingstone CBE (co founder of Games Workshop and co-author of Fighting Fantasy) had this to say about the game. "I enjoyed playing Frankenstein's Bodies because it is a fun, light-hearted game based on a gruesome tale. There is a lot of interaction as surgeons compete for body parts whilst trying to maintain their reputations. Body building will never be the same again!'

today in board games
today in board games

A full on in-depth interview about games design, where the game came from and much more.http://todayinboardgames.com/interview-andrew-harman-designer-frankensteins-bodies/

 Review: Frankenstein’s Bodies | Nearly Enough Dice nearlyenoughdice.com

http://nearlyenoughdice.com/review-frankensteins-bodies

An in depth interview and chat with Paco Garcia from GMS Magazine

http://gmsmagazine.podbean.com/2014/04/26/the-boardgame-interview-room-frankensteins-bodies-with-andrew-harman/

A great shout out from GEEK NATIVE

http://www.geeknative.com/45204/frankensteins-bodies-andrew-harman/

In depth interview with Steven from Geek Apocalypse here

http://www.geekapocalypse.com/shows/

 Review from Across the Board Games

http://www.acrosstheboardgames.net/nicole/its-aaaaliiiiiiiiiiiiiive/

Awesome positivity from Who Dares Rolls

http://www.whodaresrolls.com/frankensteins-bodies/

More interviews, podcasts and reviews are anticipated from The Game Pit, On Board games...and more.

  We firmly believe that any expansions to our game should add extra depth and breadth to the game play. We have a set of expansions ready that do just that. These will be rolled out and unlocked as funding allows. We will give more details when the time is right.

But the first one to aim for is The Shredded Peasant.

The First Stretch Goal will be The Shredded Peasant
The First Stretch Goal will be The Shredded Peasant

'Dark Harvest: The Legacy of Frankenstein' is an award winning RPG by Iain Lowson set in a world where Frankenstein had got it right. It is a gruesome and brilliantly challenging world of horror which has spawned extra supplements and a short-story anthology. 

When Andrew is not designing games he is a writer. He has 11 comedy fantasy/sci-fi books to his name and contributed to the fictional side of 'Dark Harvest'. As an avid games player and knowing Iain well, Andrew was invited to add a game to the 'Dark Harvest' portfolio. This is that game. You can find more information about Iain Lowson's 'Dark Harvest: The Legacy of Frankenstein' at www.darkharvest-legacyoffrankenstein.com

 There's nothing better than making sure you like a game before you back it. We feel certain that you will enjoy 'Frankenstein's Bodies' and will join a growing band of people who have played and come back for more. Feel free to follow this link to a print and play pdf of the game. Do be warned though, at 110 cards, boards and tokens it takes quite a bit of work and can be heavy on ink!. Enjoy.

Downloadable rules, card images and player boards can be found at 

www.frankensteinsbodies.com on the Print and Play page.

Risks and challenges

From the game testing and demonstrations we have put the game through we are very confident that we have a good game. People are enjoying the game a great deal and want to continue having fun with it. This is why we want to get 'Frankenstein's Bodies' on your table and out through your local retailer.
We have put up a lot of hard work developing this game and getting it totally market ready. All we need now is basically to add a printer and ship the finished product. This costs money and the money raised from your backing will allow us to get over this hurdle and into production.
We already have high class printers ready to roll their presses, we have fulfilment and shipping routes researched and ready. We believe passionately in this game and feel confident that we have robust 'plan B's' ready to make as sure as we can that we can get our game to your table.
With your support this will happen.
Thanks for your interest.
Andrew and the Team

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