Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Kickstarter For Conan Board Game Raises £500,000

conan.jpg

Do the economic thrills of Monopoly fail to thrill you? Do the mysteries of Cluedo come up short? Sounds like you could do with a barbarian in your games' cupboard. 

Monolith Board Games is promising to deliver just that.

United by a love of immersive board games, the New York-based team of veteran game experts recently took to Kickstarter with a concept for a board game adventure basedon the world of Robert E. Howard's Conan. A month later, and their miniaturised battle experience has brought in close to £500,000.

An asymetric game (it's different every time you play it), Conan can be played by two to five players: one plays the role of "The Overlord", controlling a large selection of evil forces made up savage tribesmen, undead minions (no, not from Despicable Me) and general nasties. They must take on one to four players who control the legendary Conan and his fellow adventurers, over a detailed board based on Howard's Hyborian world. While the Overlord has their own goal to achieve victory, heroes must be played from a first person perspective, much like in a role playing game, with games lasting up to an hour. 

Each kit comes with 74 unpainted characters, allowing keen model makers to come up with some outrageous designs for their pieces. With a mountain of dice, playing cards and rule books, this is a feast for Conan fans and board game addicts.

Available for £60 on the Monolith Kickstarter campaign, first orders will ship in October. So plenty of time to brush up on your best Conan war bellow. 

Related

mech2.jpg

Mech Starter Kit Available On Amazon Japan

15.jpg

Superb Game Of Thrones Sigil Series

monopolypack.jpg

Monopoly Movie To Shoot This Summer

sNOW.jpg

Awesome Game Of Thrones Pixel Art GIFS

16.png

Kim Jong-Un Reimagined As Pop Culture Heroes And Villains

Sport.jpg

Pitch Invaders Getting Tackled Supercut

Comments

More

Julian Assange will hand himself into US authorities

WikiLeaks founder agreed to go to the US if Chelsea Manning was freed

by Emily Badiozzaman
18 Jan 2017

A man built the most incredible LEGO train set in his home

Time to dig out your old train set from the loft

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jan 2017

Trump is using Facebook ads to beg people to go to his inauguration

Sad!

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jan 2017

20 Best Dystopian Novels

Welcome to a dark new world

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jan 2017

'Rings of steel' set up to stop terror attack at Trump inauguration

The potential for violence is high

by Emily Badiozzaman
17 Jan 2017

Just 13 reptiles that look like Michael Gove

Gove. Reptile. But can you tell them apart?

by Dave Fawbert
17 Jan 2017

Here's everything we know about missing flight MH370

With the underwater search for the lost plane now suspended, we take a look at what is clear

by Ryan Young
17 Jan 2017

A quarter of men cry after performance reviews

And Millennials are sensitive too

17 Jan 2017

New research finds your daily coffee habit is seriously good for you

Mo' coffee mo' lifespan

by Jamie Carson
17 Jan 2017

This Scottish newspaper just destroyed Donald Trump's inauguration

Need some ice, Donny?

by Emily Badiozzaman
16 Jan 2017