Thanks to all who backed this project! Boss Monster 2: The Next Level will be available in June 2015 at friendly local game stores and the official Brotherwise Games online store.
Boss Monster is coming back to the tabletop, and this time we're taking it to The Next Level!
Boss Monster 2: The Next Level is a full-sized, 160 card set that returns you to the world of Arcadia where the bad are good and the good are dinner. Just like the original Boss Monster, you'll take the role of the boss at the end of a retro-style video game dungeon, competing against other bosses to build a dungeon that will lure in questing heroes and destroy them. You can play Boss Monster 2 on its own, or combine the set with the original Boss Monster cards for a truly epic experience!
The original Boss Monster was a Kickstarter hit, before going on to become a bestseller in hobby and game stores worldwide. The retail pre-orders for Boss Monster 2 are already rolling in, but this Kickstarter gives the community that made Boss Monster happen a chance to get in on the action early, and get some special extras before anyone else.
Boss Monster 2 is an all-new set with more Bosses, more card variety, and more ways to crush puny Heroes! Here are just a few of the things that make it our favorite Boss Monster experience yet:
- Dark Heroes -- the Hitman, Barbarian, Witch, and Vampire -- can be "paid" to deal more damage to an opponent.
- Hybrid Heroes -- the Swordmage, Druid, Archer and Necromancer -- are drawn to two treasure types and feature powerful abilities.
- Epic Spells -- like Lightning Bolt! and It's On! -- give you the option to unlock more powerful effects if you meet a prerequisite.
- More cross-table effects, like "cycling" Rooms that let you discard cards to affect an opponent's dungeon.
- More access to Spells, through Cleric Rooms as well as Mage Rooms.
- ...and more! Boss Monster 2 features more overall variety and fewer duplicate cards, to keep the game fresh after dozens of plays.
If you're an experienced dungeon-builder, Boss Monster gives you all-new tools and more ways to interact with your opponents. But if this is your first time playing Boss Monster, it retains the accessibility and ease of play that made the original a hit.
THE GAME: For $25 you get the full retail copy of Boss Monster: The Next Level, featuring 160 cards (with 12 all new bosses!) and hours of fun for 2-4 players. Boss Monster is a standalone expansion, which means you can play it on its own, shuffle the Room and Spell cards together with your original set, or mix and match to create your ideal Boss Monster experience!
The game includes everything you see here, printed by Cartamundi USA. If you live in the United States, shipping is included in the price! International shipping is $8 extra to Canada and $15 extra for the rest of the world.
THE LIMITED EDITION: Pledge $32 and you get the Limited Edition version of the game. You'll get everything in the base game plus a box sleeve with art by game industry artist Darren Calvert. You'll also get holofoil cards of the 12 bosses. We are only doing one printing of these extras! Any Limited Edition versions that aren't bought up here will be made available later this year to your friendly local game store, but we can't promise how many will be left. If you live in the U.S., shipping is included in the price. International shipping is $8 extra to Canada and $15 extra for the rest of the world.
THE COLLECTOR BOX: At $55 you'll get everything available in the Limited Edition pledge level plus our new Collector Box, a deluxe carrying case that's big enough to hold over 400 sleeved cards! The Collector Box is styled like a retro lunchbox, with durable corrugate construction by Legion Supplies. It also comes with a set of all-new cards that take Boss Monster into the world of retro portable gaming! (Thanks to our stretch goals, this pack will now contain 9 cards!) Portable cards can be "moved" every turn, giving your dungeon unprecedented flexibility.
While Boss Monster 2 and the Limited Edition version will ship in May; the rest of the rewards from this level won't ship until later in the year. Free shipping in the U.S. International shipping is $16 extra to Canada and $30 extra for the rest of the world.
We have some very fun stretch goals planned for the campaign. Our first two stretch goals add more cards to the Limited Edition and Collector Box pledge levels.
$50,000: UNLOCKED! Our first stretch goal added two holofoil cards to the Limited Edition! The first is an alternate art version of The Brothers, a 20-Health Hero who heads to the dungeon of whoever's winning. Even better, we'll include Mirrax, a new Boss card that "reflects" an opponent's treasure... a critical advantage in the race for Heroes!
$100,000: UNLOCKED! Now that we've reached $100K, we will invest more into the Portable Pack that comes with the Collector Box. Getting doubles of every Room card will ensure these new "portable" Room cards have an even bigger impact on your game!
$150,000: UNLOCKED! To celebrate breaking through $150K, we're offering Boss Monster fans the chance to truly make the game their own. We'll partner with custom card creators DriveThruCards to create a tool players can use to create, customize, and print their own cards to use in their own Boss Monster game nights.
$215,000: UNLOCKED! This campaign has now eclipsed our original Kickstarter. To celebrate that epic accomplishment, we'll design five all-new Epic Spells and mail them to backers at all three pledge tiers!
$250,000: UNLOCKED! We're giving the Collector Box a Kickstarter-exclusive enhancement -- four Level Up Tokens. Inspired by classic arcade tokens, these coins use the same design as the tokens in our original Kickstarter campaign, but cast in metallic silver. The tokens make a fun collector's item and a useful gameplay accessory.
$300,000: UNLOCKED! Our final stretch goal is another reward for backers at all pledge tiers -- five new Item cards. These special cards will ship with the Epic Spells. Thanks to all our backers for helping us achieve this stretch goal!
More About Boss Monster
If you're new to Boss Monster and want to learn about the game, welcome! A big part of what makes Boss Monster check out www.BrotherwiseGames.com, where you can read our Boss Monster 101 article, download the rulebook, and check out our FAQs. Alternatively, you can let the great folks at Watch it Played take you through the game here:
Unlimited Lives Backers
If you backed our original Boss Monster campaign at the $150 Unlimited Lives pledge level, you are entitled to a free version of every expansion we make. We will send you a copy of the Limited Edition for free, or you can back for $20 and we will also send you the Collector Box. Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.
Risks and challenges
Boss Monster 2 is already at designed, playtested, laid out, and at the printers. So we are confident the game will get made! The Limited Edition features are designed and ready to be printed, and we even have our initial stretch goals lined up. As with any Kickstarter project, unexpected delays could happen, but we are doing our best to ensure there aren't any.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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