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4-Player Cooperative Dungeon Crawler in an Epic Sci-Fi Universe! Inspired by the cult classic video game!
4-Player Cooperative Dungeon Crawler in an Epic Sci-Fi Universe! Pre-Order now!
4-Player Cooperative Dungeon Crawler in an Epic Sci-Fi Universe! Pre-Order now!
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The Pit: The Board Game is a cooperative science fiction dungeon-crawler for 1-4 players. Based on the popular video game, this board game transports the iconic characters, monsters, weapons and items from the original Sword of the Stars: The Pit to your tabletop. 

On the distant world of Arbuda IV lies THE PIT - a diabolical alien super-laboratory where the most insane scientific experiments in the galaxy are conducted.

Can you and your friends survive The Pit's appalling armories and cruel cafeterias? Defeat its fiendish flunkies and endure its eerie elevator music? Only the best and bravest teams will make it to the bottom!

 The Pit Board Game in the press!

Big Boss Battle Previews The Pit Board Game!
Big Boss Battle Previews The Pit Board Game!

 "It Could Be Fantastic...Unusually generous with its components...Exceptional Replay Potential...Certainly one to watch!" 

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Board Game Brawl Preview of The Pit Board Game!
Board Game Brawl Preview of The Pit Board Game!

"As you can hopefully tell from my preview, there is a LOT going here! Tons and tons of variety in the game, and no two games of The Pit are going to be the same..."

 ~ Nick Meenachan, Board Game Brawl

Big Preview from Unfiltered Gamer!
Big Preview from Unfiltered Gamer!

"Really cool art...tons of different options and abilities to choose from! Overall the game is really cool, and really engaging. Probably something you want to check out."

~ Michael Wright, Unfiltered Gamer

Globus the Elder reviews The Pit at ToDieForGames!
Globus the Elder reviews The Pit at ToDieForGames!

 "I would call it a Buy, if the theme strikes your fancy. A lot of components, light on rules, and could easily be played by gamers or as a family game." ~Globus the Elder, To Die for Games

Interview with Martin Cirulis at Gaming Trend!
Interview with Martin Cirulis at Gaming Trend!

 Interview with Martin Cirulis at Gaming Trend!Check it out!

Above: Electric Playground Preview with host Victor Lucas, and Kerberos Producer Chris Stewart!

Sword of the Stars developers launch a board game project - PC GAMER

How to start 3D printing your own gaming minis – professional tips from Kerberos Productions - Geek Native

"Aliens. They’re almost never up to any good. And on Arbuda IV, that’s certainly the case." - Tabletop Gaming News

                                 Click below to see an online PDF preview of our Rule Book!

Game elements shown are in production and do not necessarily represent the final product.

                                                (All dollar values are in Canadian currency.)

THE PIT: The Board Game is a sci-fi dungeon-crawler adventure set in the SWORD OF THE STARS universe of video games!

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BATTLE over 50 types of the most lethal alien monsters in the galaxy, including classic creatures from the SWORD OF THE STARS games!

Defeat your foes and clear rooms to acquire LOOT! Over 400 item cards are yours for the taking! Equip your characters with the WEAPONS, ARMOR, and other items you discover to better your chances of survival!

 Once you’ve cleared a floor, move on to the next one! The deeper you go, the more powerful the enemies, and the greater the rewards!

Reach the FINAL FLOOR and face down the LORD OF THE PIT himself and his army of monsters! It’s KILL OR BE KILLED!

THE PIT is designed for 1-4 players, ages 12 and up! Conquering the FINAL FLOOR is a true achievement, and players can continue the game even after the LORD OF THE PIT is slain for more adventure and bigger challenges!

Here at Kerberos, we believe that 3D printing is a revolution in progress, not just in game dev and production but in the daily lives of gamers.

All the figure prototyping on The Pit was done with a FormLabs Form2 printer. As you can see from our photos and video, it did an excellent job! As the price of 3D printers continues to drop, more and more gamers will be able to print their own figs for personal use at home.

We see this day coming and want to support it. We have set 3 support tiers, (Engineer, Completist and Meglomaniac) that will include the print files for all the figs that are funded for this campaign! You can also expect future Kerberos board games with 3D assets to take the world of 3D printing into account. Vive la 3D! 

 As our pledge total increases, we have the chance to unlock more Content! Each time we reach a target dollar value, a stretch goal will unlock, adding new items to the Base Game!

Note: all monsters unlocked during this campaign will be available as 3D files to supporters at ENGINEER LEVEL. Pledges at the COMPLETIST LEVEL receive all content unlocked during the campaign, including 3D files for home printing, for one price!

                                               (All dollar values are in Canadian currency.)

Shipping fees listed below are solid estimates for delivery of the base game, based on data from reputable fulfillment centers. Your final shipping price could be lower than what you see for your region.

  • US & Canada: CA$ 15-20
  • EU: CA$ 20-35
  • All Other Regions: CA$ 25-45

Game Design: Martin E. Cirulis

Associate Game Designers: Ken Lee, John Yakimow

Producer: Chris Stewart

Graphic Designer: Ken Lee

Art Direction: John Yakimow

Production Assistant: Dawn Daniels, Tuomo Taivainen, Forrest Wieler

Narrative Design: Arinn Dembo

Shipping Icons: Stonemaier Games

Risks and challenges

We see three major risks for a project of this kind: content, manufacture, and delivery.

Content ~ Our content is complete! This project is print-ready, and has gone through an extensive prototyping and testing phase. We're ready to publish it and get it into the hands of players. Even our 3D miniatures have been extensively tested for home printers by our followers on Thingiverse.

Manufacture ~ We have received competitive bids from different game manufacturers. The printer we choose for this project will already have a proven track record for producing quality boxed products, and many other successful Kickstarter games.

Delivery ~ One of the major improvements we have made to our project plan is the addition of BackerKit and a team of international fulfillment partners. Now that we have formed these relationships with reputable partners, we are confident that we can deliver the game to all Backers with region-friendly and affordable shipping.

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    Get our updates and receive a secret code to download the original video game direct from Steam! Find out what the excitement is about and why Sword of the Stars: The Pit became a classic!

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    Base Game!

    Get the Pit Board Game with 6-fold game board, 4 detailed minis, 32 custom dice, 349 Item Cards, 260 Monster Cards, 74 Skill Cards, 48 Room Cards, 30 System Administrator Cards, 160 tokens, 4 Wooden Turn Order markers and full color printed rulebook.

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    COMPLETIST LEVEL!

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    Welcome Bundle!

    Welcome to the SotSverse! With this Collector's Bundle you will receive a copy of the Base Game plus a limited edition copy of the Sword of the Stars Premium Lore Book, signed by the team.

    The Premium Lore Book is a rare first edition with over 440 pages of concept art, fiction and team interviews, all in a beautiful wrap around hard cover. Normally costs $150 USD, and very rare--only 200 numbered copies were ever printed.

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    THE COMPLETE READER LEVEL!

    This is the whole shebang! You get everything in the Completist Backer Level (Base Game, game download, 3D Files, and all Stretch Goal minis and content), plus your own copy of the first edition Sword of the Stars Premium Lore Book, signed by the team.

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    MEGALOMANIAC LEVEL!

    Get a physical copy of the Base Game, every monster and character miniature funded by this campaign and its stretch goals, a full set of 3D Files, AND a personalized game miniature sculpted with your face!

    3D artist John Yakimow will make your game mini based on photographs you provide.

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    MEGALOMANIAC LEVEL, PART DEUX

    Get a physical copy of the Base Game, every monster and character miniature funded by this campaign and its stretch goals, a full set of 3D Files, AND a personalized game miniature sculpted with your face!

    3D artist John Yakimow will make your game mini based on photographs you provide.

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