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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Hellboy: The Board Game


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Inspired by the legendary tales of horror, myth and folklore by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a fully cooperative experience for 1 to 4 players.  You become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence (BPRD), ready to investigate occult threats that threaten our very existence.  You will explore gothic locations, hunt down clues, discover artefacts, fight horrific creatures and face off against terrifying bosses.   Hellboy: The Board Game gives you the chance to take control of an iconic member of the BPRD.  Choose from Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus before equipping your agent with additional items that will help in the mission ahead. Each trinket, charm or weapon costs money though, so you’ll need to spend wisely.

Each of the missions in the core game begins by reading a BPRD Case File. This will set the scene for the investigation ahead and give hints about what threats you may encounter. The contents of each Case File are top secret, so the first time you play you’ll have no idea what you’re about to face!  During play, agents must carefully balance the Information Gathered track against the ominous Impending Doom track.  Information Gathered represents the clues you uncover about the monster you’re hunting, while the Impending Doom track marks how close humanity is to the brink of destruction.  No matter what your decisions are during the course of the mission, each play through will always end in an epic final confrontation with one of Hellboy’s most notorious adversaries.  The board itself changes to reveal the boss’ lair and then all gloves are off for a desperate struggle against the forces of evil.

As of May 1st, this project has raised £900,000 of their £100,000 goal.  This project has 24 days left to raise as much as it can.  For a pledge of £95, you will get one copy of the game.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/hellboy-the-board-game

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