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Relive the epic saga of Conan and his companions in a boardgame inspired by the writings of Robert E. Howard.
For 2 to 5 players.
Relive the epic saga of Conan and his companions in a boardgame inspired by the writings of Robert E. Howard.
For 2 to 5 players.
Relive the epic saga of Conan and his companions in a boardgame inspired by the writings of Robert E. Howard. For 2 to 5 players.
16,038 backers pledged $3,327,757 to help bring this project to life.

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Conan is a miniature-based board game that pits one player, the overlord, who controls hordes of savage tribesmen, no-good lowlifes and undead minions against 1 to 4 players who incarnate the legendary Conan and his fellow adventurers. The gameplay is asymetric, as the overlord possesses a large selection of models and objectives which are his own, whereas the brave heroes are played from a first person perspective, much like in a role playing game. An adventure can be played out in 1 hour on one of the beautiful game boards as you pit your wits, daring and tactical acumen against your opponent

 EXPANSIONS:

Join Conan and his companions as they cross swords with the Vanirs, pursue the Frost-Giant's daughter, do battle with a necromancer defiling the burial grounds of wars past and more in the Third expansion for Conan!
Join Conan and his companions as they cross swords with the Vanirs, pursue the Frost-Giant's daughter, do battle with a necromancer defiling the burial grounds of wars past and more in the Third expansion for Conan!

This set contains:

  • Niord, Aesir Hero
  • 5 Aesir warrior allies
  • 10 Vanir warrior Minions
  • Atali, the daughter of Ymir, the frost-giant, Leader
  • Atali's Brothers, 2 frost giant monsters
  • 5 Monstrous Crow minions
  • 1 double sided game board
  • 4 scenarios written by Croc and Sippik
  • Token, tiles and Character sheets.

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Far to the South of Conan's home there lies a dry, arid land where a rugged, dark skinned people eke as much of a life as they can out of the sands. The environment is not the only danger in these lands however, there is a darker, more sinister power at work, one that man should have known to leave well enough alone but the promise of power is too tempting for some. Now the dead rest uneasily beneath the sands and monstrous beasts devour men like cattle as the great and powerful watch on, eternally.

This set contains:

  • 1 exclusive Assassin hero
  • 1 Thot-Amon Leader
  • 10 Giant scorpions monsters
  • 1 Scorpion broodmother monster
  • 5 Assassins minions
  • 5 Eternal guard minions
  • 1 double sided game board
  • 4 scenarios by Bruno Cathala
  • Token, Tiles and Character Sheets

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This place is a mystery in Howard's works. It is known however that it’s home to great sorcerers whose spells are feared by those from the West. Take Conan and his companions East to this mysterious land as they are swept up in a sinister assassination plot!

This set contains:

  • 1 exclusive Hero
  • 5 Tower Guard minions
  • 5 Javelin throwers minions
  • 5 Honor Guards minions
  • 5 Foo Dogs minions
  • 1 Sorcerer leader
  • 1 double-sided gameboard
  • 1 half sized game board
  • 4 Scenarios by Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc
  • Token, Tiles and Character Sheets

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 KS EXCLUSIVE ADD-ONS:

A ferocious pack of giant wolves that the Overlord can use to take down the more tencious prey, including heroes!
A ferocious pack of giant wolves that the Overlord can use to take down the more tencious prey, including heroes!
A feisty warrior who is in NO WAY RELATED TO ANY CHARACTER YOU MAY KNOW is a character that can be used as both a Hero and an overlord minion!
A feisty warrior who is in NO WAY RELATED TO ANY CHARACTER YOU MAY KNOW is a character that can be used as both a Hero and an overlord minion!
This book contains the beautiful artwork from the Conan game as well as 19 brand new scenarios that ca, be played as an 8-episode campaign including hero and overlord progression!
This book contains the beautiful artwork from the Conan game as well as 19 brand new scenarios that ca, be played as an 8-episode campaign including hero and overlord progression!
A feral beast from deep within the wild corners of the world, The Sabertooth-Tiger is a new monster minion that comes with his own scenario as well as guidelines for integrating him into others.
A feral beast from deep within the wild corners of the world, The Sabertooth-Tiger is a new monster minion that comes with his own scenario as well as guidelines for integrating him into others.
“The Strangler” as he is known is a cold blooded murderer. A new leader minion, he comes with his own scenario as well as guidelines for integrating him into others.
“The Strangler” as he is known is a cold blooded murderer. A new leader minion, he comes with his own scenario as well as guidelines for integrating him into others.
The Personal guard of King Conan, these fearsome warriors can be led by any hero with the command skill!
The Personal guard of King Conan, these fearsome warriors can be led by any hero with the command skill!
A ferocious being from another plane. The earth demon can be summoned by both hero and overlord sorcerers to give them a huge punch in combat!
A ferocious being from another plane. The earth demon can be summoned by both hero and overlord sorcerers to give them a huge punch in combat!

GUEST BOXES: 

We asked multiple artists to draw us their favorite Conan characters and this was the result! Each box contains two alternative heroes complete with their Character sheets and equipment cards (where applicable).

 OTHER MINIATURES:

Ageera is often accompanied by his two lieutenants Afari and Shubba. This pack will let you play this dangerous Warrior/mage duo as well as their personal bodyguards!
Ageera is often accompanied by his two lieutenants Afari and Shubba. This pack will let you play this dangerous Warrior/mage duo as well as their personal bodyguards!
The "Dragon" is the biggest model we've made for the game and presents a herculean challenge for any and group of adventurers!
The "Dragon" is the biggest model we've made for the game and presents a herculean challenge for any and group of adventurers!
Powerful ranged minions, the Crossbowmen will give you more variety in you games and come with their own mission as well as guidelines for using them in others.
Powerful ranged minions, the Crossbowmen will give you more variety in you games and come with their own mission as well as guidelines for using them in others.
These nefarious, inhuman beings come with their own scenarios as guidelines for using them in others.
These nefarious, inhuman beings come with their own scenarios as guidelines for using them in others.
This powerful hero from another planet represents a strong and unbowed yogah before his enslavement in “the tower of the elephant”
This powerful hero from another planet represents a strong and unbowed yogah before his enslavement in “the tower of the elephant”

 3D SCENERIES:

 OTHER OPTIONAL PURCHASES:

  • 74 Highly detailed, 32mm, plastic models
  • 1 Book of Skelos (Plastic overlord dashboard)
  • 25 coloured base sleeves
  • 9 engraved, six sided dice (3 Yellow, 3 Orange, 3 Red)
  • 60 Plastic energy gems
  • 4 Hero character sheets
  • 1 Turn counter sheet
  • 43 Creature tiles
  • 55 spell and equipment cards (1.65x2.48in / 42x63mm)
  • 2 double sided game boards 24x28in / 60x70cm (4 maps)
  • Over 80 tokens (doors, chests, villagers, effects...)
  • 1 rule book (8 scenarios)

All pledge levels will be available in English and French. You will be able to choose your version during the pledge manager phase after the campaign.

The Barbarian level pledge will get you a standard game box along with ALL the stretch goals unlocked during the campaign.

The King level pledge is a deluxe box that will only be available during the kickstarter campaign. The additional exclusive models included come with 4 scenarios to play with them. We will also include ALL the stretch goals that are unlocked during the campaign.

Please note that anything bearing the following logo is an exclusive reward for Kickstarter backers. Any remaining models will only be available at special events and conventions.
Please note that anything bearing the following logo is an exclusive reward for Kickstarter backers. Any remaining models will only be available at special events and conventions.

Each of the superbly detailed boards provided was designed to immerse you totally in the game. (Each board will have multiple scenarios attached to it, so that you can forge any number of  adventures!).

The Inn for example, is an iconic location for any self-respecting adventurer, the one place where all it takes is one wayward comment to get fists flying. Bar stools, tables and benches add more tactical options to your fights.
The Inn for example, is an iconic location for any self-respecting adventurer, the one place where all it takes is one wayward comment to get fists flying. Bar stools, tables and benches add more tactical options to your fights.
The Pictish village is inspired by the Conan story "Beyond the Black River" depicting (ahem...) a confrontation between Conan and the savage Picts.
The Pictish village is inspired by the Conan story "Beyond the Black River" depicting (ahem...) a confrontation between Conan and the savage Picts.
The pirate ship scenarios are inspired by Conan's days as a pirate, when he sailed with Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast. Savage boardings, ruthless ship to ship combats and plunder are the order of the day!
The pirate ship scenarios are inspired by Conan's days as a pirate, when he sailed with Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast. Savage boardings, ruthless ship to ship combats and plunder are the order of the day!

The infamous fortress is where you will be under siege or, perhaps even more frightening, where you will have to face the terrible Thog, an ancient god linked to the nightmarish legend of Cthulhu. Coming soon...

The Barbarian of legend is the most powerful warrior in the Hyborian Age. As stretch goals are met, you will be able to choose between different versions of Conan, each with their own skills.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

Shevatas, King of thieves, makes a mockery of even the most complex locks; his feline agility allows him to evade the grasp of his foes without breaking step.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon

As one of the few sorcerors that Conan trusts, Hadrathus' arcane power provides invaluable assistance to the group. His mystical shield makes him very resiliant, he can also magically shift from one place to another, and cause his enemies to burst into flames.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

Queen of the Black Coast and captain of the infamous pirate ship Tigress, Bêlit is a charismatic leader who knows how to drive her crew (or any adventurer, such as her faithful warrior N'Gora) to victory.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Yannick Hennebo

Bêlit's right-hand man N'Gora is a seasoned fighter, able to take the fight to the enemy (in close combat or at a distance); he is also very good at defending and protecting his allies.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon

She may appear frail and weak but don't let this fool you. Zelata the witch uses her arsenal of magical potions as well as her giant lupine bodyguard to deadly effect!

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Grégory Clavilier and Elfried Perochon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Grégory Clavilier and Elfried Perochon

Conan's trusted companion, Valeria is a swordswoman without equal. While lacking Conan's raw power, she more than makes up for it in precision and efficiency!

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
The character sheets allow you to keep track of your heroes' most important resource: their stamina gems, as well as their abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
The character sheets allow you to keep track of your heroes' most important resource: their stamina gems, as well as their abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
For each action attempted, you roll an amount of dice equal to the sum of the stamina gems you have invested in the action, plus any bonuses. Each character rolls a certain color of dice for different types of actions. There are 3 types of dice: Yellow is the weakest, you have less of a chance to hit and will obtain fewer successes. Red is the strongest dice whereas Orange is in between.
Three kinds of engraved dice
Three kinds of engraved dice
Each Hero begins an adventure with a certain amount of equipment cards: Weapons, Shields, Armour, Potions... This equipment gives you bonuses to your rolls or allows you to execute certain special actions. A weapon for example, will allow you to roll additional dice during an attack. A sorcerer hero will use Spell cards that give him special abilities, such as teleportation.

The majority of the players will control Conan and the other heroes, the player pitted against them is known as the Overlord. This player controls not one but multiple groups of models, both mindless henchmen, powerful villains and terrible monsters. The book of Skelos allows him to keep track of all these models as well as his own stamina gems and activation track.

The Book of Skelos
The Book of Skelos

A classical evil-doer, The Necromancer can revive and control the dead. He may seem frail but beware his nefarious aura, it has been the end of many an adventurer who has come too close and gazed into the eyes of death.

Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Elfried Perochon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Elfried Perochon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Thomas David
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Thomas David
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen
Illustration by Adrian Smith, sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen
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Gaming Rules: Conan by Paul Grogan:

The Rules:

Example of a full game:

Barry Doublet review:

The draft rulebook, as well as other elements including a P&P pack are available below. Please remember that these are ALPHA VERSIONS. 

Hero Manual

Overlord Manual

Skill sheets

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Print & Play pack

Conan has been heavily tested, with over 500 people having participated in the playtesting. The rules were finalised at the last possible moment so as to incorporate as many suggestions and fine tunings as possible. Nevertheless, please note that this is still an Alpha version of the rules and may be subject to change.

Apart from being huge fans of Conan and Robert E. Howard, we have been working in the gaming industry for many years now. Frédéric Henry is the author behind some incredibly successful games such as The Adventurers, Timeline and The Builders. Erwan and Loïg Hascoët are the founders of Bombyx, a respected publishing company with many great games in their catalogue such as Takenoko, The Builders and Abyss. Monolith was created so that we could make the game of our dreams: Conan. HeroQuest was a big part of our gaming culture as kids and we wanted to recreate the joy and immersion we felt for that game back then. So as to stay as true to Robert E. Howard as possible, we hired Patrice Louinet as a consultant, a world renowned expert on this author's works. This gives us a degree of authenticity that is almost unheard of in a product like this. Patrice has approved all the contents of the Barbarian and King box sets as well as most of the stretch goals. Please note that some KS exclusive add-ons to the game will take inspiration from a few non-canon areas which were only mentioned by Robert E. Howard but not fully developed. Patrice was not consulted about those and thus they don't have his approval seal. This being said, we have always kept the spirit of Howard's work in mind and worked under the strict supervision of Paradox Entertainment, owners of the Conan property.

On top of the people from Monolith, a huge team of passionate professionals have worked on Conan. Here’s a complete list:

  • Game Author: Fred Henry.
  • Artwork: Adrian Smith, Brom, Paolo Parente, Kekai Kotaki, Xavier Collette, Naiade, Georges Cl4renko, Alex Tornberg, Per Ø. Haagensen, Fang Wangli.
  • Sculptors: Stéphane Simon, Jacques-Alexandre Gillois, Thomas David, Stéphane Nguyen, Yannick Hennebo, Arnaud Boudoiron, Grégory Clavillier, Elfried Perochon, Rafal Zelazo, Gaël Goumon,  Viktor Dragosani, Gautier Giroud & Laslo Forgach.
  • Graphic artist: Loïg Hascoët.
  • Consultant: Patrice Louinet.
  • Community manager: Jamie Johnson.
  • Video trailer: Fabien Delarue.
  • Game videos producer and presenter: Monsieur Phal
  • Gaming Rules: Conan: Paul Grogan
  • Scenario Designers: Antoine Bauza, Ludovic Maublanc, Croc, Bruno Cathala, Laurent Pouchain, Pascal Bernard, Adnane Badi, José Chaves, Jérôme Soffietti, Itai Perez, Jérémy Pinget, David Bertolo, Julian Lemonnier, Philippe Villé.
  • Communication: Léonidas Vesperini
  • Artistic director and project manager: Erwan Hascoët.
From left to right: Stéphane Simon, Fred Henry, Adrian Smith, Jamie, Patrice Louinet, Léo Vesperini, Loïg Hascoët, Georges Cl4arenko, Stéphane Nguyen, Adnane Badie, Jérémy Pinget.
From left to right: Stéphane Simon, Fred Henry, Adrian Smith, Jamie, Patrice Louinet, Léo Vesperini, Loïg Hascoët, Georges Cl4arenko, Stéphane Nguyen, Adnane Badie, Jérémy Pinget.

Conan has had a lot more money invested in it than the majority of board games. If we were to apply the margins of a classic development cycle, the cost of the box set and the stretch goals would be far too high, around $250. The process of desintermediation that is inherant to Kickstarter allows us to reduce this price down to something far more manageable and in line with other large board games. It also allows us to take the product directly to our target audience.

Shipping costs will be applied once the Kickstarter is over so as to allow us to calculate the exact costs when taking into account all the unlocked stretch goals and optional purchases. We have reached an agreement with Asmodee for deliveries in North America and Philibert for Europe.

Since the project began, we have unlocked a phenomenal amount of Stretch Goals which do of course have an effect on the price of shipping.

The latest estimate for a King pledge with all the stretch goals is on average $22 for all American and European addresses.

The latest estimate for a King pledge with all stretch goals and all add-ons (including the 3 expansions boxes: Khitai, Stygia and Nordheim) is on average $34 for American addresses and $27 for European addresses.

For all other parts of the world, it is a lot harder for us to get a precise estimation as we do not have logistical hubs there. Therefore, please bear in mind that the figures below are deliberately overestimated in an attempt to prevent any last minute surprises, so they are more than likely to change!

• South America : $80 • New Zealand : $90 • Australia : $80 • South Africa : $100 • Japan : $55 • China : $80 • Taiwan : $60

We will do our utmost to ensure that your products arrive on time, before the public release of the game. However, we are aware that some problems concerning shipping and production may arise that are outside of our sphere of influence. If we cannot guarantee that all backers will receive their copy of the game before the general release, then we can, at least, guarantee that you will be benefitting from a great discount and many exclusive Kickstarter only features. The commercial version of the game will include a lot less material than the Kickstarter one. If these special contents and prices are not sufficient when compared to the risk of not being delivered on time however, then we suggest that you do not participate in this crowdfunding campaign and acquire the game when it is released in shops. Thank you for your understanding.

© 2015 Conan Properties International LLC. Conan, Conan the barbarian, Hyboria, and related logos, characters, names and distinctive likenesses are trademarks or registered trademarks of Conan Properties International LLC unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Robert E. Howard is a trademark or registered trademark of Robert E. Howard properties, used with permission. All rights reserved. Conan - Miniatures Boardgame © 2015 - Monolith Board Games

Age of Conan Logo for copyright music of the trailer
Age of Conan Logo for copyright music of the trailer

Music by Knut Avestroup Haugen. Visuals from Age of Conan MMO  by FunCom are used with permission by Paradox Entertainment

Risks and challenges

This isn't our first rodeo. We have been producing games and working with factories in China for some time now. We are familiar with the delays that can unexpectedly pop up, whether they be due to production, shipping or customs.
The estimated delivery date for Conan is October 2015, but please keep in mind that this is an informed guess. Also note that due to logistical restrictions in different regions, some backers may receive their pledge rewards before others. We will be doing our utmost to avoid these situations and, in the unlikely event that we are unable to deliver the game, we will be refunding pledges in full. Due to the fact that Conan is 80% complete as we head into this campaign, and that we have already signed agreements with many of those in charge of production, delivery and distribution, we have no reason to suspect that this eventuality will ever occur.

Refund policy

All pledges can be refunded up to 60 days after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, charges included, no questions asked. After which, we will be unable to refund you the charges incurred by Kickstarter and Amazon (as we will not be refunded by them after this 60 day period). Once we have started to process and pack your order however (generally 4 to 6 weeks before the estimated delivery date), refunds will no longer be available. If any part of an order cannot be delivered, then we will reimburse you the cost of this component, charges included.
Any refunds requested during the original 60 day period can be sent via your credit card or Amazon payments account. Those requested after however will be via PayPal only.

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