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£1,703
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 1 2018 4:29 AM UTC +00:00

About

Grim Peak is a fantasy co-operative board game for 2-4 players. On Grim Peak, players are not tasked just with survival, but also satisfying the whims of the Peak's masters. Players will also find throughout the game that some monsters interact together, often worsening the situation. Adapting to these new threats will be key to your victory.

To defeat the peak, you will have to work together and plan the usage of your abilities wisely. Combinations set up between players can solve many problems on one turn. At other times, you may simply try to delay, distract or unsummon monsters to prevent yourselves being overwhelmed.

Grim Peak will have artwork by Joseph Knight. Below are a werewolf enemy and a Chieftain player character by Joseph that will feature in the game. Some of the money raised in the Kickstarter will be to commission Joe for the rest of the game artwork (with the rest being to fund the first factory production run). You can find more of his artwork here.

Those interested can take a look at a quick rules overview here. More detailed information on characters and monsters can be found lower on this page.

The miniatures included in the genteel and deluxe backer options are from Black Sun Miniatures. We have used them in testing and have found them very good. Some of them come with different weapons options too! Miniatures need some assembly (usually just 1 or 2 parts). Players getting the standard set will have 6 small wooden figures (kind of like meeples, but to our design) in different colours for the characters.

Custom hand-painted wooden boards are available in the deluxe tier. They are painted in acryllic, which is water resistant and hard wearing, then painted with a few layers of gloss varnish for a slight shine finish and to further protect the board.

Boards will come in base several designs and you will be able to choose the style and colouring. A small message or detail can be included on the board too if you wish. The board artist, Viktória Murtinova, will work with you via E-mail to make sure any customizations you want will be suitable to paint onto the board.

Characters have a variety of powers. Special abilities can only be used once per game. Planning when and how to use player special abilities is often one of the keys to victory. A well planned combo can see several threats removed in one turn!
You can take a look at character powers below. The final game character cards will be redesigned around Joseph's artwork.

 The game includes 40 monsters. Many of these monsters have different effects, can interact and this can drastically change gameplay. A unique aspect of the game is that most monsters will continue in the direction they were initially summoned in. This means players can see where monsters will be in a few turns, and often work out strategies a few turns in advance and try to plan when best to use their powers. Sometimes you can delay or destroy many more monsters with epic combos planned over several turns.

Monsters come in many types. Fast flying monsters provide threats that must be dealt with quickly. Player Hunting enemies will relentlessly hunt the closest player. Demons can, if left alone too long, end the game in a single turn. While dealing with these major threats, other minor monsters will be roaming the board, possibly summoning allies or being redirected by their kin.

The large number of different monsters mean that during most of the game, there are numerous interesting threats to deal with. It also offers good replayability, as each game plays very differently depending on the order the monsters appear (and characters selected).

Games can be collected at the UK Games Expo 2019 if you don't want to pay shipping. If you wish to collect your game, please select 'Antarctica' as your shipping option.
Otherwise, shipping will be done by Royal Mail and we will try to ship all games within the first week of receiving them from the manufacturer. Shipping times vary, but should be approx. 3 days UK shipping, 5 days European shipping and 7 days to the rest of the world.
Games will be sent from the UK, so no customs charges will apply within the EU. Other countries may charge customs / taxes.

Risks and challenges

I have had quotes and time estimates for production and shipping of the game, the miniatures and artwork (including the artwork for customized game boards). I have worked with all involved artists (Joseph Knight on artwork and Viktória Murtinova on custom boards) before and with Black Sun Miniatures. All parties have delivered in a timely fashion (in fact, they have been very good to work with!).

I have consulted with some people with experience self-publishing in the board game industry and have been advised about some of the hidden pitfalls that await the unwary self-publisher.

Also, there is quite a long date for the arrival of your game, just in case there are any delays. I hope to get them out for Christmas though!

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    1 Deluxe edition of Grim Peak

    One copy of Grim Peak, plus a customized hand painted wooden playing board, a wooden die for player lives, miniatures for player characters and an additional booklet with story and campaign.

    The hand-painted boards will have several designs from which you can choose. You will then be able to choose the style and colour scheme to have a unique board. We can also include a small message or detail on the board if you wish.

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