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Can you escape? Find out in this 1-6 player board game with gorgeous miniatures of steampunk divers and a deadly Kraken!
Can you escape? Find out in this 1-6 player board game with gorgeous miniatures of steampunk divers and a deadly Kraken!
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A combo-driven nautical adventure — escape the Kraken in the solo and cooperative dive, or go head-to-head in a heart-pounding race against other divers!

Back today and receive 6 Exclusive Characters and an Art Book which will not be available to mass market! 

Overview:

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep takes you into treacherous waters with a 2-6 player competitive dive and a 1-4 player solo and cooperative dive. Compete with rival divers in a frantic race to the escape pods, or work together in a story-driven experience to defeat the kraken!

Whichever game mode you choose, you'll be one of eight asymmetric characters in an immersive, cinematic experience that takes you head to head with an angry Kraken! 

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep includes 25 gorgeous miniatures.

We have been fortunate enough to work with two amazing sculptors: David Whitaker & Tom Lishman.   David's work includes minis for Lord of the Rings: Journeys into Middle Earth, Moonstone,  and more. Tom has sculpted for games such as Dark Souls: the Board Game, Descent 2nd Edition, and Godtear.  We're incredibly excited about the miniatures in The Refuge: Terror from the Deep, and we think you will be too. 

A larger scale brings out more details and make minis easier to handle and paint.
A larger scale brings out more details and make minis easier to handle and paint.
Painted by Den of Imagination. Miniatures supplied unpainted.
Painted by Den of Imagination. Miniatures supplied unpainted.

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep's  competitive dive is based on our 2016 release The Refuge: A Race for Survival.  The Refuge: a race for survival continues to be enjoyed by gamers all over the world, and is well-received for combining exciting, fast-paced gameplay with simple mechanics. We're excited to take that to the next level in competitive dive – an action filled race to the finish!

Escape The Kraken – or Die Trying

In competitive dives, 2-6 players race to the escape pods of the mysterious UB-85 submarine. To reach the refuge of the escape pods, players must carefully plan their movement to outwit their opponents — and to avoid the Kraken's wrath!  

To win, be the first diver to reach the escape pods at the end of the board with a Decryptor or complete an Objective for the key to a specific pod.

 On your turn, you take one action:

  • Move your character one space and activate the space you land on
  • Draw a Salvage card
  • Play a Salvage card
  • Use one of your character's abilities

 As you move, you'll activate spaces on the board with special features: 

  •  Spawn spaces let you place pesky tentacles on other unoccupied Spawn spaces.
  •  Cave spaces are safe and tentacles can't reach you there. 
  •  Whirlpool spaces let you switch with a player who is currently on a Cave.
  •  Lair spaces lets you control the Kraken's tentacles to knock defenseless characters back to the start. 

Card Driven Combos:

Combining your hand of Salvage cards, Character abilities, and movement allows you to chain together devastating moves — propelling you toward the final goal and luring tentacles to attack your opponents. Don't wait too long to string together the perfect combination though: a slow start means there will be a dozen tentacles blocking your path!

 Solo and Cooperative dives bring you an immersive, cinematic experience in the world of The Refuge. 1-4 divers will work together to solve a series of challenging objectives deep beneath the sea – as the Kraken threatens to overwhelm them. The victory conditions change every game, providing new challenges and puzzles each time you dive (especially as you try each of the asymmetric characters).

All the action of an underwater monster movie in 30 minutes!

Story-driven Experience 

To win, you'll need to complete all three objectives without being overwhelmed by the Kraken. Each Objective drives a little more of your undersea story – you might need to recover a shipwreck, research the Kraken's behavior, or get devoured by the Kraken and cut your way out from the inside!

When you complete an objective, you earn the reward on the back side!
When you complete an objective, you earn the reward on the back side!

 On your turn, take two actions:

  • Move your character one space and activate the space you land on
  • Play a Salvage card 
  • Use a Character Ability 
  • Discard two matching Salvage cards to recover a diver or Character ability

You'll need to carefully plan with your teammates to combine your Salvage and Character abilities to accomplish objectives, because at the end of each turn, you'll reveal a Kraken card, which will move the Kraken's head and the tentacles on the board. 

Easy and Intuitive Kraken AI:

The top section of each Kraken card moves its head, and the bottom section moves the tentacles in the three columns of the board directly in front of the head. 

If the Kraken's tentacles reach your starting area, you'll gain Threat - which can make you lose the game. When you eliminate tentacles, you'll earn valuable Salvage cards which will help you accomplish your goals:

Built from the Ground Up for Solo:

At every step of the way – cooperative dives were designed with solo in mind. All objectives work as a solo diver, and the Kraken AI already provides a powerful and flexible framework for a solo opponent:

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep is a standalone sequel to B&B Games Studios' 2016 release The Refuge: a race for survival, and does not require the base game.  However, every pledge comes with 18 Kickstarter Exclusive Crossover Character cards for players who own both games!

These introduce all new character roles for the 6 player minis in The Refuge: a Race for Survival, and for players who have both Terror from the Deep and Race for Survival, allow you to use the zombie-killing survivors as characters in the competitive dive of Terror from the Deep.


To purchase an add-on, simply increase your pledge by the corresponding amount. Add-on prices include shipping if you are pledged at a "Deep Diver" or higher pledge level. 

Miss out on The Refuge: a Race for Survival Kickstarter? Pick up this bonus mini expansion! 


Unfiltered Gamer: 

Man Vs Meeple Live Cooperative Game!

Undead Viking:

Jambalaya Plays Games – Solo Live Stream:

Tantrum House: 

https://www.board-game.co.uk/ukge-2019-top-5/
https://www.board-game.co.uk/ukge-2019-top-5/

Blackjack Legacy:

http://www.bigredbarrel.com/blog/2019/06/ukge-2019-roundup/
http://www.bigredbarrel.com/blog/2019/06/ukge-2019-roundup/

Official Teaser Trailer:


Reviews of The Refuge: a Race for Survival:

https://www.thatsnotcurrent.com/tabletop-tales-not-just-a-race-for-the-refuge/
https://www.thatsnotcurrent.com/tabletop-tales-not-just-a-race-for-the-refuge/
http://themotleygeek.com/the-refuge-review-how-to-play/
http://themotleygeek.com/the-refuge-review-how-to-play/

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  Shipping prices include VAT and tariffs for US, EU, CA, AU

Social Media Links:  

http://www.bnbbizcorp.com/
http://www.bnbbizcorp.com/

Risks and challenges

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep will be our seventh game, and we are taking our past experience producing similar size games and using it to focus on product quality.

We've been hard at work improving our miniature quality with each production – and we're confident you're going to love the minis in Refuge: Terror from the Deep. The images shown in this campaign art not final, and as with all games, we'll make sure to review samples before going into production. If we need our manufacturing partner to retool molds to ensure miniature quality, that could result in small manufacturing delays.

If demand is higher than expected, shipping may take longer than estimated, but we will be able to assign duties to forwarders and fulfill around the world.

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