A milestone of the new imperfect cooperative game style, Lupin the Third gets its first expansion! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 2, 2012.
About this project
With the success of the Lupin the Third Board Game, we would like to release further adventures for the gang here in America. The first expansion will soon be available in Italy and it is our goal to localize the game and release it domestically. With your help, we can keep the good times rolling for the gang as they attempt to make off with Excalibur and Julius Caesar's coins!
What is the Lupin the Third Board Game?
Lupin The Third brings the characters of the decades-old manga series Lupin III, created by Kazuhiko Kato, to the game board, with players taking the role of one of five characters from the series, each represented by a colorful miniature:
- The unpredictable gentleman thief Lupin
- His inseparable friend with the unerring aim, Jigen
- The taciturn master swordsman Goemon Ishikawa XIII
- The charming and mischievous Fujiko Mine, Lupin's love interest
- The stubborn and indefatigable Inspector Zenigata
Lupin The Third has elements of a reverse Scotland Yard in that one of the players will control Inspector Zenigata and be visible on the game board along with his team of police agents, while the other players will work together to try together to steal the treasure and escape; these players are visible only when within view of Zenigata and the police, but both sides can use tricks to misdirect the other. What's more, as in the comic, Fujiko Mine can betray the group to try to escape with the treasure on her own! For more information on the game, please check out its page on BoardGameGeek here.
What comes in this expansion?
Lupin the Third: The Expansion #1 includes two new adventures for Lupin III in search of priceless treasures: Julius Caesar's golden coins and Excalibur, King Arthur's sword. In order to steal them, the gang must face tireless Inspector Zenigata again, who has made their capture his reason for existence.
This expansion integrates with the base game and increases the possibilities and the strategies with new equipment, vehicles and rules that can also be used in the base game. The characters' characteristics are strengthened and renewed with new cards, including five special cards which make Lupin more elusive, Jigen more infallible, Goemon more inflexible, Zenigata more stubborn, and Fujiko more unreliable and undressed than ever.
$30 Pledge Level
At this level, you'll receive a copy of Lupin the Third: The Expansion #1. This level is prefect for those who already own the base game and are looking for new adventures to play with their friends. Domestic shipping is included, we ask that our International backers please add $15 to cover the added cost of shipping.
$50 Pledge Level
At this level, you'll receive the base game of Lupin the Third. While perhaps you're not yet ready for the expansion, this is a great way into the world of Lupin the Third. Free shipping domestically, we ask that our International backers please add $15 to help cover the additional cost of shipping.
$75 Pledge Level
At this level you'll receive both the original Lupin the Third Board Game and its expansion Lupin the Third: The Expansion #1. Free shipping domestically, we ask that our International backers please add $25 to help cover the additional cost of shipping.
Risks and challenges
Our company has been importing games for some time now and we are quite experienced with the process, what we need is your support. The challenge with importing is knowing the market and just how much product needs to be produced. That's where you come in, with your help we can bring this game to the market. Knowing that the market is there for these types of games enables us to undertake more similar projects in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $30 or more
A copy of Lupin the Third: The Expansion #1. Shipping is included domestically, International backers please add $15 for the added cost of shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
The original Lupin the Third Board Game. Shipping is included domestically, International backers please add $15 for the added cost of shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
A copy of both Lupin the Third as well as Lupin the Third: The Expansion #1. Shipping is included domestically, International backers please add $25 for the added cost of shipping.Estimated delivery:
- (24 days)