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Burgle Bros is a cooperative heist boardgame where players use unique powers to avoid guards, navigate alarms and get out!
Burgle Bros is a cooperative heist boardgame where players use unique powers to avoid guards, navigate alarms and get out!
Burgle Bros is a cooperative heist boardgame where players use unique powers to avoid guards, navigate alarms and get out!
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Burgle Bros. - A Cooperative Heist Boardgame

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The creators of Wok Star and Paperback bring you Burgle Bros, a cooperative heist boardgame for 1-4 players and plays in 45-90 min.

Preorder at BurgleBros.com

Designed by Tim Fowers, Burgle Bros requires stealth, planning and a little bit of luck. In the tradition of classic heist movies like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job, you assemble your crew, make a plan, and pull off the impossible.

Burgle Bros blends easy-to-learn rules with the brain-twisting puzzles and high tension excitement.  Check out the rules HERE

  • Actually feels like a heist. Make a plan, of course something goes wrong, so you adapt and help each other out with unique powers.

  • Innovative movement system for guards - partially predictable, partially deducible, but still can turn the corner at just the wrong time.

  • Action ramps up to a climatic ending - once you have all the goods, guards are moving fast, you are out of stealth and you have to risk it all to get to the roof.

  • Push your luck or play it safe - your decisions impact everyone

  • Be sneaky - Find clever solutions to get out of sticky situations

  • Rogue-like boardgame - each game creates a unique puzzle

  • Swap floors and think in 3 dimensions to evade the guards

  • Gorgeous Art - Stylized characters in a modern building.

  • Plot twist!  Events can save the day or wreck your plan.

  • Cool tools like an Smokebomb, EMP - even Donuts!

  • "Finally, a heist movie that fits on your tabletop!" - Raph Koster

  • “Burgle Bros is an intense co-op game with great replay value. It’s very thematic, easy to learn and moves quick. You’ll love how the tension ramps up as the game progresses.”  Reza Lackey

  • “Don’t let the kiddie title fool you, Burgle Bros is an intensely strategic game filled with fun, highly thematic moments. Have you ever wanted to  pull off a huge heist? This is the closest you’ll get without breaking the law.”  Peter Sciretta

  • “It’s a light-ish co-op where you feel your world closing in, and like there’s NO WAY you can get out unseen by the guards. Great tension, and I’m guessing great relief if you can get out in time. I wouldn’t know, since the guards spotted us. But NEXT TIME…!” - Rich Sommer

  • “I enjoyed the game and it felt like my decisions mattered. I like the way the game makes you do real co-op, having to coordinate your actions nearly all of the time. You definitely can’t just daydream during other player’s turns.”  Darron Shaffer

Here is a great run-through with Rahdo - Part 1:
 Part 2:

 Final Thoughts:

 The Burgle Bros is an elite team of professionals, each with a specialty.

  • Acrobat - A Retired Performer, moves through the guards.
  • Spotter - A Psychic Gone Rogue, looks at guard's next patrol. 
  • Juicer - The Electronics Expert, triggers alarms remotely.
  • Hawk - The Recon Pro, peeks far away for free.
  • Rook - The Mastermind, moves other players.
  • Hacker - The Computer Guy, hacks from anywhere on a floor with wifi.
  • Raven - A Maverick Falconer, distracts the guard with her crow.
  • Rigger - A Tinkerer Savant, has dynamite to blow up walls.
  • Peterman - Combinatorics Expert, Cracks safes and keypads.

 *12 pack is too large for EU Friendly

How to Add-On items: "Back this Project" then select your pledge tier. Add the amount for the desired Add-On to your pledge total. After the campaign, we will send a survey asking which items you ordered.

Play Burgle Bros. in 3D! High Rise ships separately.

Paperback, our previous Kickstarter, is basically Scrabble meets Dominion, but you are writing Romance Novels.  Ships with Burgle Bros. If you want Paperback in April, order separately here.

 Here is an overview from Board Game Brawl:

 Here are some card closeups:

  • Help us fund so we can print this game and share it with everyone.
  • Once funded, we have some great stretch goals for more content and better components to make the game better for everyone.
  • This game is not going into wide distribution or large print runs, it may not always be available for purchase.
  • Money Back Guarantee - you don't like it in the first month you can return it.
  • We don't fill up your shelf - the game is well thought out and compact.
  • Backer Deal - the game is cheaper now than it will be after the Kickstarter campaign.
  • European copies will be sent from inside the EU to avoid VAT. 

 Tim Fowers @tfowers is the designer of Paperback and Wok Star. He loves creating unique experiences through boardgames. Loves playtesting and listening to player's ideas, and some of the best ideas come from his wife and 3 kids.

During the day, Ryan Goldsberry is a mild mannered animator and makes video games for a living. In the evening he puts on his best burglar mask and makes illustrations for games and books and pretty much anything that needs an illustration. He also has a pretty little wife and five rambunctious kids...so that means Ryan might also be certifiably insane. If you want to follow him, you could mosey on over to his blog: thecartoonhead.tumblr.com.

Ryan recently released a beautiful children's book Floater, available on Amazon.

Robert Schiewe is this guy we found, he's a game programmer who gets his kicks iterating on crazy ideas and solving fun problems. Apparently likes boardgames or something and acted as a sounding board and create a few of the systems in Burgle Bros.

Tim and Ryan have been making games together for 7 years. Their last game, Paperback, a funded kickstarter project, is on its 3rd printing. It is a word deckbuilding game about writing romance novels. Get in on the next print run arriving in April. Pre-order at Paperbackgame.com

Special Thanks to: Virginia Critchfield, Albert Park and Heiko Günther. Each of you were essential to Burgle Bros happening.



Risks and challenges

I will be working with my established partners for printing, shipping and fulfillment. I've worked with them during my previous Kickstarter for "Paperback". If there are any manufacturing issues I will address them. If anyone has trouble receiving their copy or have problems with parts in their copy, contact me for a replacement.

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