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There Must Be No Competition, Before World Domination

In Hench: The Game, you take on the role of an evil mad scientist that has the means to rule the world, but so do a few others just like you! Before you can take over the world, you need to eliminate the competition.

Hench: The Game will be a simple card and dice game (recommended for 2-4 players). From your hand of 6 cards, you build your army of henchmen to protect you using Recruit Cards, and who will also do all your dirty work for you. You can strengthen your henchmen army by building enhancements to your secret hideout or equipping them with weapons. You can also attack, sabotage, defend yourself and many other things using Event Cards from your hand.Basic gameplay will go like this:

  • As your turn begins, you may play a Recruit Card to play henchmen from your hand (but keeping some hidden in your hand may be beneficial to you later)
  • You then can play one Enhancement, Weapon or Event card from your hand
  • If an Event card is played, instead of a Weapon or Enhancement card, then all effects from the card are resolved
  • Draw back up to 6 cards.
  • Next player's turn

If an Event card, such as Direct Attack or Provoked Attack, are played, then combat starts. How combat works is your opponent and yourself add up your "Hench Power", which is +1 for each henchman you have in play, and any modifiers from Weapon or Enhancements in play. Each battling player then rolls one D6 and adds it to their "Hench Power". Higher number wins, and the loser can either lose a location enhancement or half the difference between the "Hench Power" numbers (round up) in henchmen they have in play.

Some other Event cards would allow you to avoid a battle (but you end up losing a turn), forcing a battle between two other players, performing suicide attacks, etc.You lose when all of your henchmen are destroyed, and the last player standing wins the game, and the world!

What we need your help with

What your funds will help with is mainly the production/printing costs, which we want to keep in the United States! That’s why our funding goal might seem a little high. It’s important to us to keep production done domestically, so your help would be appreciated. As with everything, you may have a brilliant idea, but without the backing to help see it through, it'll only stay an idea.Stay up to date with the project by following me on Twitter @TheAndyErickson

What will be included

  • Game deck (~100 cards)
  • Two D6
  • Instruction booklet
  • Game Box

We are taking the "Kicking It Forward" pledge!

"We solemnly pledge 5% of the profits from the finished product back to the Kickstarter community to help fund other people's dreams."

We think this is a fantastic idea, and look forward to helping other creators dreams come true, but first we need to make our own! Please tell your friends about our game, and let's make it happen!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Every little bit helps! At this level we will mail you a set of 3 exclusive Kickstarter backer Hench: The Game stickers! Free Domestic shipping in the US, International orders add $2

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    Pledge $17 or more About $17

    You'll get ONE complete copy of Hench: The Game and the sticker set mailed directly to you! It'll then be yours to use and love at your discretion. Free Domestic shipping in the US, International orders add $8

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    You'll get TWO complete copies of Hench: The Game and TWO sets of the stickers mailed directly to you! Play with one, and keep one MIB. Or give it to a friend, whatever you want, they'll be yours. Free Domestic shipping in the US, International orders add $8

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You'll get FOUR complete copies of Hench: The Game and FOUR sets of the stickers mailed directly to you! At this level, you'll basically be getting one game free, if you went off what we are asking to get one game! Free Domestic shipping in the US, International orders add $15

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    Own a gaming store? Then this is the pledge level for you! At this level you will get TEN copies of Hench: The Game and TEN sets of the stickers. Free Domestic shipping in the US, International orders please contact us for rates.

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Funding period

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