Hellboy: The Board Game
As anybody reading this is probably already aware, I love Hellboy and all things Mike Mignola. To the extent that there’s any one person I want to be when I grow up, it’s him. Except for the part where I can’t draw, so I have to stick with writing, instead. (Which he is also better at than me, curse that handsome devil!) Anyway, what you may not already know is that I am also a huge fan of games with room tiles, even though they have let me down so many times in the past. Put those two things together, and you’ve got this Kickstarter that I backed within a few hours of it going live.
As of my writing this, the Hellboy board game has already raised well over a million dollars, unlocked piles of stretch goals, and opened up an optional add-on in the form of one of my favorite Hellboy storylines, “Hellboy in Mexico.” Now I’ll finally have some luchador models to fight that tube of knockoff Universal monster figures I bought a couple of years ago. And it’s still got ten days to go!
Backers already get more than a hundred miniatures, several of them pretty big, as well as a Conqueror Worm expansion and tons of other stuff including, of course, room tiles. Honestly, I don’t know where they’re going to fit them all in the box, which, incidentally, also boasts a new piece of Mike Mignola art.
If this sounds like an advertisement for someone else’s Kickstarter, well, it kind of is. Not because they need my signal boost–did I mention they’ve already raised over a million bucks?–but because there’s a really big cross-section of the people who are likely to be reading this blog who are probably also interested in a Hellboy board game. If you’re in that cross-section and you somehow haven’t already heard about this before now, here’s your heads up. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’.
If you like the tabletop miniatures stuff, there’s about 18 hours left in this one based on the Wicker Man. Rules can be downloaded for free and then you’ll have even more to go on for your Santo vs __ games. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039850061/children-of-the-fields-folk-horror-28mm-miniatures I’m using the rules to create scenarios based on movies (Evil Dead and Prince of Darkness being the first because of minis I already have).
Oh, and based on other kickstarters I’ve pledged to, you’ll get a regular shipping box with tons of retail boxes for the various add-on sets
This is amazing! And if I hadn’t just dumped an awful lot of money into the Hellboy Kickstarter, I would have been all over this one. As it is, I think I’ll have to just download the rules, ogle the minis, and dream.
Well if you’re ever in Toronto with time to spare let me know. I’ll set up some stuff in a local game space. We can talk about which movie memory to massacre then.