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The HELLBOY Board Game Kickstarter Raised Over $1 Million in 5 days

The HELLBOY Board Game Kickstarter Raised Over $1 Million in 5 days

Kickstarter and other such crowdfunding sites have become the great equalizer for a lot of people to get to make and present their dreams when they normally might not get to. It’s also 30 days of hell as the campaign inches closer to its goal, and the campaigners have to promote round the clock for a month, after which they might not even reach the minimum goal, rendering everything for naught. Luckily, this was not the fate that met the makers of the Hellboy indie board game; that thing raised almost 10 times its goal in five days!

The campaign was launched by British company Mantic Games who were hoping to raise £100,000 (or $137,799 in U.S. money) by May 25 for their beautiful four-player cooperative adventure game. Before the first week was even up, they’d raised a whopping £861,280 (or $1,186,841). The game features 110 character and monster miniatures (including heroes, evil minions, bosses, and more) which can all be hand-painted at your discretion and beautiful cards and dice based on the iconic Mike Mignola artwork. People who preorder even get a specially designed box cover from Mignola himself. They also handily reached all of their expansion goals, so basically a pledge now will get you everything, including the “Conqueror Worm” expansion and the BPRD Archive expansion.

The game will pit Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Krauss against the likes of Rasputin, Herman Von Klempt, giant monster frog, Hecate, and more in several scenarios. According to their official About section: “You become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), ready to investigate occult threats that threaten our very existence. You will explore Gothic locations, hunt down clues, discover artifacts, fight horrific creatures and face off against terrifying bosses.” Sounds pretty good to us.

You still have 25 days to pledge for the game and its expansions for £95 (about $130), which seems like a pretty great deal considering the amount of game you’ll get. You can find out more information about the campaign here!

Images: Mike Mignola/Mantic Games

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