Battle Bosses is a 2-6 player game with 6 epic Bosses, giant beings that utilize dice to gain Energy and Crystal resources. Through these resources, Bosses unleash devastating moves, spawn unique Minions to send into battle, and play cards to gain tactical advantage.
This Kickstarter also offers Arena Battle Mode, a MOBA-inspired game variant that expands Battle Bosses up to 6 players. You and your team of 3 will set up a tactical defense, defeat Neutral Monsters for rewards (or harness them as pets), and lay siege to your opponents' base in this 3v3 battle across a beautiful new map showing off the different Battle Bosses worlds.
WHAT YOU GET
To keep things simple, there are two exciting tiers to choose from! Tournament Tier allows for a single matchup between your choice of 2 Bosses. While Battle Arena Tier gets you the starting 6 Bosses and expands the game to include everything needed to play Arena mode! For those who have retail stores and want to be able to offer all the Kickstarter goodies to your customers, both individual bosses and the arena variant can be purchased at our two retailer tier levels. Both levels include the kickstarter exclusives as well as tournament kits to help your store run monthly Battle Bosses Tournament Leagues.
At the beginning of each game, both players set up their tiles to create a single battlefield, place their Boss in their starting space, and draw 5 cards from their deck.
On their turn, each player rolls 4 dice which will give them Energy and Crystals. Energy must be spent the turn it is earned to use the Boss’s abilities such as movement, creating Minions, and their high cost ultimate ability. Crystals can be saved up and are used to play cards. At the end of each player’s turn, they draw back up to 5 cards. Cards include Upgrades, which stick around to give your Boss or Minions more powerful abilities, and single-use Effect cards.
As Minions and Bosses move around the battlefield, they will fight enemies in their space. Minions in a space with an enemy Minion will destroy each other, and Bosses in spaces with enemy Minions or Bosses will take damage. Bosses will get knocked out if they take enough damage, and the last Boss standing wins!
BATTLE ARENA MODE
Battle Bosses Arena Mode takes the game to the next level. Gather a team of 3 and challenge opponents to an in-depth strategy experience that has each team battling to destroy the enemy base. Arena mode's exclusive mechanics such as Neutral Monsters, fog of war, respawning, and lanes creates a MOBA-like game experience. If you can defeat the Neutral Monsters in the center of the map before your opponents, your team gains powerful bonuses or the ability to recruit the Monster to your team! The first team to deal 20 damage to the enemy base wins!
Each Boss is about 70mm+, pre-painted and ready for battle alongside 8 of their highly detailed, unpainted 30mm PVC minions that await your command. Here's a quick look at some of the prototype minis:
We'll be charging shipping once the Kickstarter is over, based on the actual costs. We will collect the information via our pledge manager after the campaign ends and will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs.
Depending on where in the world you are, we'll either ship to you from our hub in China (Asia, Pacific and Japan backers), USA (USA), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers), and France (EU backers and the rest of the world). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.
TOURNAMENT TIER ESTIMATES:
- USA: $9 to most states.
- CANADA: $12 to most cities.
- EUROPE: $23 to France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and to most other countries.
- LATIN AMERICA: $30 to most countries.
- BRAZIL: $50 to Brazil (including customs and tax fees)
- ASIA: $15 to China and Hong Kong. $20 to most other countries.
- OCEANIA: $30 to Australia, New Zealand and to most other countries.
BATTLE ARENA TIER ESTIMATES:
- USA: $13 to most states.
- CANADA: $16 to most cities.
- EUROPE: $30 to France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, UK. $50 to Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic and to most other countries.
- LATIN AMERICA: $50 to most countries.
- BRAZIL: $60 to Brazil (including customs and tax fees)
- ASIA: $20 to China and Hong Kong. $25 to most other countries.
- OCEANIA: $50 to Australia, New Zealand and to most other countries.
We cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally, and to the following countries: Cuba, Iran, Burma (Myanmar), Sudan, North Korea and Syria.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Kess is led by founder and CEO Alex Kessler, a prominent figure in the Magic: The Gathering community and host of the Masters of Modern podcast. The Kessler family has a deep history in the game and toy industry, and Alex is trying to expand that legacy further by making his mark on the board game industry. Along with Alex, Kess is staffed with veterans of the toy industry as well as game designers with their own deep history in strategy gaming.
Risks and challenges
Though this is our first Kickstarter, we are no strangers to production, fulfillment, and worldwide distribution. We understand there are many moving parts in a campaign and in bringing a game from concept to manufacturing, then finally to your hands. Therefore, we intend to put backers first and uphold transparency, quality, and integrity of all of our products.
We also understand the risks and delays shipping/fulfillment may cause. Rest assured, our 10 years of producing, fulfilling, and distributing products to the mass market will make this process a familiar experience as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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