Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Board Game is a semi co-operative tactical action game for 1-4 players designed in the rich and unique Horizon Zero Dawn™ universe.
Assigned a dangerous quarry by the Hunter’s Lodge, players choose a tribe and class for their hunter and embark on an adventure through the wilds. A variety of machines and unexpected events lurk along the way, and awaiting them at the end of the trail is a lethal boss fight.
Combining innovative and dynamic game mechanics with strategic deck building, Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Board Game offers players a unique experience on each playthrough. Hunters can develop along several skill paths and purchase a wide variety of ammunition and equipment from merchants, as well as facing entirely different encounters each time.
The Seeker Pledge includes:
- Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Board Game
- The Lawless Badlands Expansion
- The Sacred Land Expansion
- Kickstarter Exclusive Aloy model
- All Unlocked Stretch Goals
After investing heavily in our advanced miniatures development pipeline and working closely with carefully selected manufacturing partners, the quality and detail produced in our industry-leading miniatures is simply world-class. We’ve collaborated with Guerrilla to ensure each machine and model has been through a strict approval process to capture the essence of their videogame counterparts, really immersing players in the beautiful world of Horizon Zero Dawn™.
We anticipate that many of you looking at this Kickstarter might be brand new to crowd-funding, and have taken the decision to keep things as simple as we can. Historically most Kickstarter projects tend to charge a little bit more than they strictly need for the initial offering and then ‘bump-up’ the perceived value through stretch goals.
To minimise this confusion, for this Kickstarter we have given you one pledge level at an amazingly good price, including a plethora of models and even two additional expansions from the start. This comes in a beautiful Limited Edition Box, and the stunning Kickstarter exclusive Aloy model. However, the world of Horizon Zero Dawn™ is a diverse and detailed place with many wonderful characters and powerful machines worthy of making into miniatures. Rest assured, stretch goals will still be making an appearance – you’ll just be adding content from brand new expansions rather than fleshing out the core game over the course of the KS campaign.
And the best bit is that your pledge will include every one of these stretch goals that get unlocked during the campaign, for free! So, the more people who support the project, and the more goals get unlocked, the more value we can squeeze in for all you awesome backers!
Each hunter has a distinct playstyle with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. The Nora Outcast is a highly skilled and resourceful archer; the Banuk Survivor lives on a knife edge, pushing themselves to the absolute limit. The Carja Warrior is a flashy but lethal duellist, and the Oseram Forgesmith smashes their enemies around with powerful sledgehammer blows.
Remember, if one hunter dies, then it's game over for everyone, so pay careful attention and work with your allies. Don’t leave an errant Watcher to run out and alert the other machines! Each session presents players with a host of variables and challenges to change their game experience and will keep them entertained for hours on end.
Choosing a path to follow from the Tracking Deck offers players a difficult choice. They can choose to take the easy path, progressing with little resistance but earning few resources to spend with the merchants or to boost their attacks; or they can take a more challenging trail, encountering more formidable adversaries. Overcoming these foes will not be easy, but can earn precious materials to empower the hunters for their next encounter. The choice is yours…
Combat is deeply tactical, offering players meaningful choices at every turn. Hunters can sneak through tall grass and remain hidden until the time to strike is right, but every second which passes means the machines are one step further along their patrol routes. Wait too long, and your prey will leave the playing area and you’ll fail the encounter – attack too soon, and you’ll make enough noise to attract the attention of every enemy in earshot.
As the game goes on, players will soon learn to adapt their strategy to each type of enemy, all of whom react differently to the hunters. Some have vulnerable components for the players to tear off, providing extra resources or disabling powerful attacks. Others are lethal foes who will need to be finished quickly, before they pin a hunter down and tear them to pieces.
Although the players are working together to bring down their prey, they must still be aware of their allies. Hunters earn glory points during each encounter for performing particularly heroic or devastating attacks, attracting the attention of the ever-vigilant Hunter’s Lodge. After each battle, the Lodge awards Sun tokens for the players with the most glory – and at the end of the game when their quarry is at last overcome, the player with the most Suns is declared the victorious winner!
After each successful encounter, the players will be able to visit merchants to upgrade their decks with improved ammunition, new weapons, or stock up on potions. They’ll also be able to level up, each progressing a skill path unique to their hunter and which allows further customisation. The more difficult the encounter, the higher tier of merchant they will be able to visit, and the further they’ll be able to progress their skill tree.
Designed to be deep enough to satisfy experienced tabletop gamers whilst also remaining accessible to newer players, Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Board Game is quick to learn but difficult to master. Fans will encounter the enemies and machines they fell in love with when playing the original videogame, and newcomers will find themselves drawn into this incredible world.
Optional purchases are also available to backers during the campaign. To purchase an Add-On, simply click the ‘manage your pledge’ button, and increase your pledge amount by the amount of any Add-On(s) you’d like to include. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will then be able to select your options via our pledge manager.
The Frozen Wilds expansion is set in the icy north where the Banuk make their home, including unique tiles, equipment, and tracking cards to represent this wintery land. This expansion allows players to play as two proud new hunters from the Banuk tribe, and includes their hunter decks and upgrade cards. Also included are highly detailed models for the Scorcher and Frostclaw (2 of each), and rules for encountering them in your games, as well as rules and cards for introducing daemonic machines. Find out more about the Frozen Wilds HERE
The Thunderjaw expansion allows players to upgrade their quarry to the next level, and test themselves against this terrifying foe. It includes a highly detailed model for this iconic adversary, as well as rules, cards, and special tiles for the encounter. Find out more about Huge Machines HERE
The Rockbreaker expansion allows players to upgrade their quarry to the next level, and test themselves against this challenging enemy. It includes a highly detailed model for this enigmatic machine, as well as rules, cards, and special tiles for the encounter. Find out more about Huge Machines HERE
The Stormbird expansion allows players to upgrade their quarry to the next level, and test themselves against this daunting creature. It includes a highly detailed model for this incredible machine, as well as rules, cards, and special tiles for the encounter. Find out more about Huge Machines HERE
The Fireclaw expansion allows players to upgrade their quarry to the next level, and test themselves against this formidable new machine. It includes a highly detailed model for HEPHAESTUS’ most powerful creation, as well as rules, cards, and special tiles for the encounter. Find out more about Huge Machines HERE
The Heart of the Nora is an alternate play mode expansion, allowing players to enjoy the game as some of their favourite characters from Horizon Zero Dawn™ and replay this iconic quest from the videogame. This expansion features the ancient war machines from the time of the old ones - a Deathbringer, and two Corruptors, as well as reference and behaviour cards for these powerful enemies. It also features additional tiles and a deck to allow players to replay the quest, replacing the tracking cards found in the main game.
You can also purchase multiple Seeker Pledges by increasing your pledge amount by +£100 per pledge. The 'Extra Seeker Pledge' gets you an additional copy of the core game, Lawless Badlands expansion, Sacred Land expansion and Kickstarter Exclusive Aloy Model with all applicable stretch goals.
Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter finishes based on actual costs incurred to ship and will be collected via our pledge manager system. This allows us to charge fairly for all backers and avoid a 'one size fits all' approach to shipping.
We will ship your pledges to one of several hubs around the world depending on your supplied delivery address:
- United Kingdom (UK, EU** and Rest of the World backers)
- USA (US backers)
- Canada (Canada backers)
- China (Asia Pacific backers)
- Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers)
Below are our initial rough estimates for shipping the core pledge. These are just estimates—costs may rise due to weight increase as more items are unlocked via stretch goals and optional purchases you choose.
UNITED KINGDOM: £8-£12
USA: £7-£16 to most states. Up to £40 to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
EUROPE: £8-£20 to most countries. Up to £30 to Finland. Up to £40 to Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Belarus.
OCEANIA: £13-£30 to Australia, £20-£40 to New Zealand
ASIA: £15-£25 to most countries
LATIN AMERICA: £25-£50 to most countries.
AFRICA: £25-£50 to most countries.
Whilst we will strive to deliver your rewards in a timely manner, you may not receive your reward before the product is available for purchase at retail, or other promotional opportunities such as conventions. We have ensured that the pledge reward offered is packed with fantastic value and Kickstarter exclusives to compensate for any potential delays. However, if this unacceptable to you, please do not back this project and instead wait for the retail release. Thank you for your understanding.
Any pledges confirmed after our pledge manager deadline will be shipped from the UK hub at a later date and will likely incur increased shipping costs.
We are unable to ship to PO Boxes.
Below is the general schedule once the Kickstarter ends so you know when to expect money to be taken and our overall shipping plan. Again these are estimates:
**There is a degree of uncertainty on the UK's future trade relationship with the EU due to Brexit. In the event no custom's friendly agreement is reached when it is time to fulfil this Kickstarter, an alternative hub will be sourced for EU fulfilment.
Risks and challenges
Horizon Zero Dawn™ ©2017-2018 Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Developed by Guerrilla. “Horizon Zero Dawn” is a Trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. All rights reserved.
Horizon Zero Dawn™ : The Board Game is being developed by Steamforged Games Ltd and Guerrilla under license from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Products presented on this Kickstarter page and during the campaign may be subject to change in order to meet the expectations of the Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe license agreement.
By pledging on this Kickstarter you acknowledge that the final look and contents of the pledges may change and differ from what is presented at the start of the campaign.
This is our sixth Kickstarter project, the previous projects being Guild Ball, Dark Souls™: The Board Game, Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game, Godtear, and Critical Role.
We are fully aware of potential delays that may happen with products that are produced in China, the common ones being delays in production, shipping, and customs.
We have estimated the delivery for March 2020, but please understand this is only an estimate. Due to the global logistics involved in shipping, some regions may receive their pledges sooner than others.
We have four projects currently in progress: Dark Souls™: The Board Game, Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game, Godtear, and Critical Role. These are in various stages of fulfilment and development (please check each project's respective Kickstarter page for progress). Each project is managed and developed independently by a separate team, and has no impact on another projects production or development cycle.
We have prepared as much as possible with our production for a successful Kickstarter; however, we will refund pledges if for some unforeseen reason the game cannot be delivered at all.
Refunds may be given within 60 days of the campaign ending, including fees. After that time, refunds may be given minus the Kickstarter and payment processing fees, as we will not be able to claim those back after 60 days.
We are unable to issue refunds once we have begun the packaging and shipment stages of the project (around 6–8 weeks before the actual shipping date).
Refunds within 60 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit/debit card. Refunds after 60 days of the campaign ending are processed via PayPal only.
This is a GBP Kickstarter and refunds will be processed in GBP for the amount received, excluding any applicable fees dependent on the day on which the refund is processed as detailed above.
Terms and Conditions
If you do not confirm your shipping and pledge details within 10 weeks of our notification via email to confirm them, your pledge will be treated as abandoned. We will, however, look at each case sympathetically and try our best to satisfy each customer.
By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that our responsibility to you is for shipping your order as entered into the pledge management system. You are responsible for import or other duties that may be payable to relevant tax authorities. You also accept that you are fully liable for incorrect shipping details and will risk your pledge being unable to be delivered or lost in transit.
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