Conan Game Crushes Kickstarter, Sees Your Money Driven Before You

Conan Game Crushes Kickstarter, Sees Your Money Driven Before You

Monolith wanted $US80,000 for a Conan The Barbarian board game. They're on track to get over $US1 million.

With 23 days left to go on a Kickstarter campaign, which wants to bring the writings of Robert E. Howard to a co-op/adversarial board game setting, the project has already raised over $US700,000.

The game, simply called Conan, sounds simple enough. 1-4 players team up as Conan and his "fellow adventurers", and have to do battle against another player who assumes the role of the "overlord", who controls "hordes of savage tribesmen, no-good lowlifes and undead minions".

Both the adventurers and the overlord's armies are represented by badass plastic miniatures.

It's not a cheap game — the lowest tier that will get you a copy is $US90 — but seeing as you get so much stuff with it (miniatures, two game boards) that seems pretty reasonable, at least in terms of board game pricing.

Conan Game Crushes Kickstarter, Sees Your Money Driven Before You

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    I want to see a Cohen the Barbarian version

    Discworld aside, this looks pretty impressive. What to do with the 920,000 remaining... heh.

      Well, ship out a heck of a lot more physical units than initially anticipated, I imagine. This isn't the digital realm, they can't make all these figures, cards and boards for free.

        No, but will be a lot less than that figure when its mass produced

    Urrgh, looks amazing but I've been really badly burned by the Robotech RPG Kickstarter (similar to this one), so many production setbacks...

    So is it pretty much like Hero Quest? I loved that game!

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