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Stitch together monstrous creations from whatever bits of classic horror and fantasy creatures your minions scrounge up!
Stitch together monstrous creations from whatever bits of classic horror and fantasy creatures your minions scrounge up!
Stitch together monstrous creations from whatever bits of classic horror and fantasy creatures your minions scrounge up!
341 backers pledged €18,672 to help bring this project to life.

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Exquisite Beast - A Board Game of Monstrous Mad Science

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Exquisite Beast

Exquisite Beast is a game of mad scientists, minions, monstrosities, angry peasant mobs, lightning bolts, and wanton property destruction for 2-4 players aged 10 and up. 

In it, each player is a mad scientist sitting pretty in their castle, high above the quiet valley town of Peasantville. However, the peasants have grown weary of their be-castled overlords and are plotting to drive you out. In order to protect yourself, and incidentally take control of the town from all the other imposter mad scientists in their clearly inferior castles, you dispatch your minions out to various arcane and dangerous locations to collect the remains of great fallen beasts of legend. 

Once you have gathered a suitable collection of parts, assuming the weather is cooperative and provides a convenient lightning bolt, you can animate your stitched together Beast and go wreak havoc on both the peasants and your rival mad scientists' servants and creations.

Stitch together a variety of Beast Parts!
Stitch together a variety of Beast Parts!

Play consists of a series of phases. First, the storm forecast for the day is determined; if a thunderstorm hits players get the opportunity to animate their beasts (assuming they aren't already out and about causing havoc, of course). Next, the Angry Mob recruits another villager, gaining increased Attack, Health, or other various abilities, then goes hunting down the players Beasts and Minions.

Beset on all sides by filthy, filthy peasants!
Beset on all sides by filthy, filthy peasants!

The meat of the game occurs in the next phase, where players get to move their minions and beasts around as well as fight each other, the mob, and the town centre. Players primarily score victory points by defeating other beasts, the mob, and capturing town centre locations; although you can also choose to tear a limb off of a defeated beast for inclusion in your own creation rather than scoring points!

Minions that survive the rampaging beasts and the ire of the mob get to activate special locations around the board at the end of the turn, collecting beast parts for their masters, recruiting additional minions, making black market deals, and performing a variety of other actions.

The town of Peasantville
The town of Peasantville

Finally, if your beast is on the slab in your castle, either because it has not yet animated or because it was defeated by a foe, you may pull old limbs off or stitch new limbs on in order to prepare it for its next rampage!

How to Play:

 

 €1 Tip Jar

You will receive our sincerest thanks for helping to bring Exquisite Beast to life! Keep up to date with our project with news and updates. All backers will receive a thank you in the final game.

€10 Print n' Play!

You will recieve two .pdfs each containing a full copy of the game for you to print at home! One in full colour and high resolution, the other in a black and white printer ink friendly version!

€35 The Game

You will receive a copy of the game!  Keep up to date with our project with news and updates. You will also get your own copies of the Print n' Play .pdfs!

 €100 Pitchfork Mob

Have your likeness inserted into the game as a filthy, filthy peasant! You will also receive a copy of the game and copies of the Print n' Play .pdfs! Keep up to date with our project with news and updates. All backers will receive a thank you in the final game.

 €150 Mad Scientist

Work with our artist and designer to create your very own Mad Scientist! Use your own likeness or bring your own brand of madness to Peasantville. You will also receive a copy of the game and copies of the Print n' Play .pdfs! Keep up to date with our project with news and updates. All backers will receive a thank you in the final game.

So what's in the box?

Every copy of Exquisite Beast includes:

In each and every box!
In each and every box!

 

Shipping:

Unfortunately we are not able to promise worldwide distribution from launch, but we are able to cover the United States, Canada, and most of Europe. We hope to be able to ensure worldwide delivery for Exquisite Beast through our webstore, and our other games through Kickstarter and our webstore, in the future.

Risks and challenges

While we have sorted out a manufacturer and our logistics, there is always a risk of delays in manufacturing, shipping, or customs. As such, while we have set a conservative delivery date, unforseen circumstances may cause delays in delivery. Due to shipping from multiple distribution centres, some customers will most likely recieve their copies of the game a few days before others.

Also, as a disclaimer, all of the art and components previewed in the campaign are prototypes or from demo print runs. While we don't expect these to change much, some variation in the final production run is to be anticipated.

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