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Hellboy: The Board Game

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Inspired by the visionary comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a thrilling co-operative experience for 1 to 4 players.
Backers: 12716
Average Pledge Per Backer: £114

Funded: £1,454,344 of £100,000
Dates: Apr 25th -> May 25th (31 days)
Project By: Mantic Games
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Latest News

HELLBOY: The Roleplaying Game Coming To Kickstarter This Summer

August 3rd - via:
Mantic Games is excited to announce that it is partnering with Dark Horse Comics and visionary creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game to Kickstarter this summer. Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game will be a whole new way to explore the Hellboy and B.P.R.D. universe while creating your own spectacular one-off stories or action-packed chronicles. (Read More)

Iron Shoes leaps into pledges...

May 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Wow, we absolutely didn't expect to be writing this update so soon. The number of backers today has been fantastic, which means we've blasted through our final stretch goal with time to go. Now the total has soared over... (Read More)

New monster worming its way to pledges. Can we slip on the Iron Shoes?

May 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Boom! That's the mighty £1,400,000 mark obliterated. What an incredible achievement! And that means you've unlocked not one but TWO stretch goals in one fell swoop.  The first is our final stretch goal for the Box Full of... (Read More)

It's the final day... we need some iron resolve to make it through

May 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, This is it! The final day of the campaign, and what a campaign it's been. Thanks to your support this is the biggest Kickstarter we've ever run and is one of the biggest ever from the UK. In fact, James crunched some numbers... (Read More)

Requisition Cards unlocked! The worm has turned...

May 24th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Well, it's official - we're in the final 24 hours of the campaign and what a wild ride this has been. When we pressed the big launch button around a month ago, we had no idea of the overwhelming support we would get from... (Read More)

Oni in dreams! Requisition Cards on the horizon! What's that hissing noise?

May 24th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, We're continuing to make great progress today. After already unlocking the ominous Evil Turkey (never a sentence I thought I would write) we have just unlocked the Oni. We are really excited to have the opportunity to bring... (Read More)

We're going to requisition some new items. And something big's on its way...

May 24th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, We're nearing the Oni stretch goal, so we thought we'd have a quick update to unveil a new stretch goal for the Agent Pledge and give a hint about something else heading your way too. One of our favourite parts of the... (Read More)

Turkey sandwich time! Oni the lonely...

May 24th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What a crazy day yesterday: we raised more than £146,000 320 new backers joined the campaign (welcome aboard) the comments went a bit crazy, with 2406 people heading to the comments section we blasted through six stretch... (Read More)

Free $20 Dark Horse Digital voucher for all Agent Pledge backers!

May 23rd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Our final social goal has been smashed... and we still haven't reached the end of the campaign. Thanks to all the people that have jumped on board today, it means we've now passed the amazing achievement of 11,500 backers!... (Read More)

Kickstarter exclusive art print added to pledges! Let's talk turkey...

May 23rd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Wow, the pace isn't slowing down. It's the third biggest day of the campaign already and we've also seen the most comments ever in a day (we are trying to keep up with as many questions as possible). Well, let's crack on with... (Read More)

The Visitor has landed in pledges! Time to get artistic!

May 23rd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, We're in the final 48 hours and that means things are likely to go a little bit crazy. We've already raised a ridiculous amount today (take a look at the Kicktraq chart) and that was before the 48 hour warnings went out.... (Read More)

We're getting ahead of ourselves! This Kickstarter is going out of orbit

May 23rd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, The total is absolutely flying after the introduction of the Darkness Calls expansion and the Box Full of Evil. Since that update went live the total has increased by more than £50,000 - and that's before the 48 hour... (Read More)

Vladimir Giurescu added to the Box Full of Evil

May 23rd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Wow, that was quick - reminds us of the first 24 hours again. The Vladimir Giurescu miniature + confrontation has been added to the 'Box Full of Evil' add-on. We've seen a few questions about Vladimir. He is not a Kickstarter... (Read More)

Introducing the Darkness Calls Expansion and 'The Box Full of Evil'

May 23rd - via:
BPRD Agents, we have a mission for you,   We wanted to do something special to finish the add-on Wednesdays, and in recognition of the amazing support we've had we wanted to say an extra special thank you to all our backers (without killing the... (Read More)

Here's What to Do if You Missed Out on 'Hellboy: The Board Game' Kickstarter

May 23rd - via:
Chances are that you did, because it covered its goal in 18 minutes flat. Of course, all early bird prices are completely sold out, so here are a few suggestions. (Read More)

Another stretch goal is busted! Wound tokens coming up...

May 22nd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Another day and another stretch goal bites the dust. Thanks to the addition of the extra dice and dice bag, we soared gracefully over the the £1,120,000 mark overnight and that means...  Target priority busts for Lobster... (Read More)

Add-on... Monday?! Extra dice sets and dice bag

May 21st - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Don't worry, you haven't suddenly teleported to Wednesday. However, we have got a mini Add-on update for you to kick off the week. Over the past week or so we've seen a number of requests from backers that wanted to pick up... (Read More)

Bud Waller joins the team! Kriegaffe and Herman von Klempt prepare to team up...

May 21st - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What a weekend! Since Friday you managed to blast through three normal stretch goals and three social goals. This brings the total number of stretch goals unlocked during the campaign so far to: 48. What an achievement and... (Read More)

Everyone deserves a hand...

May 20th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, A very short Sunday evening update for everyone because earlier today we've hammered through another weekend social stretch goal.  We've now got 1,673 fans on Boardgamegeek, which has really helped to ensure Hellboy stuck... (Read More)

New Requisition Card unlocked! Just 109 more fans needed for the next one...

May 20th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What a day yesterday! Normally the weekends are a little quiet but we were absolutely flying. Anyway, this is just a quick update to say that we've now passed 1,250 Boardgamegeek fans and that means...  The Cigarettes... (Read More)

Social goal smashed! Ualac ready for action!

May 19th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What a day! Remember earlier we said that weekends tend to be a little quieter when it comes to stretch goal action? Well, not today! You've smashed through one social goal and have unlocked the £1,100,000 goal too. Plus,... (Read More)

Weekend social goals! New Requisition Cards and $20 Dark Horse Digital voucher!

May 19th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What a day yesterday - at one point the total was up and down like a yo-yo! But we got through in the end and blasted through not one but two stretch goals in the end. The second stretch goal to fall was a brand new scenario... (Read More)

A token gesture! Coming soon: Ualac prepares to enter the fight...

May 18th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, The total has been up and down a little today but it's definitely been over the stretch goal point at one point, so let's get those tokens locked in and move onwards and upwards.  A set of clue tokens will now be added to... (Read More)

Sidney Leach joins the team! Did you watch the live Q&A?

May 16th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, A slightly shorter update now as it's pretty late here in the UK and we've just finished hosting the live Q&A with the ever-charming James M. Hewitt. However, thanks to the launch of the resin miniatures we've seen a... (Read More)

Add-On Wednesday is here! Resin miniatures for painters and collectors! Plus, a new stretch goal...

May 16th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, It's Wednesday and you know what that means: Add-on Wednesday! However, before we get to that, there are some other important things to deal with. Firstly, overnight you unlocked a new stretch goal.  This means that the... (Read More)

Social goals smashed to pieces! Requisition Card contest re-opened...

May 15th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, This is just a quick update to let you know that the social stretch goals from earlier today were absolutely obliterated in record time. However, that's no reason to stop becoming a fan on Boardgamegeek or joining the... (Read More)

Kroenen Unlocked! Sidney Leach entering play! New social goals! Q&A with James M. Hewitt

May 15th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Make sure you read to the bottom of this update to see all the latest news/information. Well, the total has been a little like a yo-yo today (these things happen in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign). However, we... (Read More)

Playing your cards right! New stretch goals revealed...

May 14th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, A new week and that means we're just 11 days away from the end of the campaign. There's still plenty to look forward to and this week we'll have another Add-on Wednesday for resin versions of the miniatures, which we're sure... (Read More)

Get your priorities sorted! Kroenen finally makes an appearance...

May 11th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Another day and another stretch goal gets smacked by Hellboy's Right Hand of Doom. That takes the total number of goals unlocked so far to 33!   The latest stretch goal to fall means that 3D busts of the core agents have... (Read More)

Scott Clark makes his landing! New stretch goal: upgraded cards!

May 10th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, The stretch goal train just keeps on rolling! That's six (I think) stretch goals smashed to pieces in around 24 hours. If you haven't already, now's the time to share the Kickstarter on social media, mention it at your local... (Read More)

Horned Hellboy now a playable hero! New stretch goal revealed! Plus, Requisition Card competition!

May 10th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Phew... we're still recovering from the madness of yesterday. According to the all-important Kicktraq chart yesterday was the 4th best day of the campaign so far. We're now halfway through the campaign and things are... (Read More)

BOOM! It's the stretch goal apocalypse. FOUR goals bite the dust in hours. A new agent prepares for action...

May 9th - via:
Calling All BPRD Agents, Wow! Today is an amazing achievement. Not only have we launched the weird and wonderful Hellboy in Mexico expansion but we have just passed ONE MILLION POUNDS! When we pressed the big green 'launch' button two weeks ago... (Read More)

Add-on Wednesday: Hellboy in Mexico Expansion

May 9th - via:
This is a big (and exciting) update, so strap yourself in… Today we’ve got something very special for Add-On Wednesday – a brand new expansion! When we started developing the Hellboy board game we always knew we wanted to take inspiration from... (Read More)

Trevor Bruttenholm ready for action! More back-up required...

May 8th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Yes! That's another stretch goal disappearing in the rear view mirror. To put things into perspective that's the 26th stretch goal to bite the dust. Along the way we've unlocked new miniatures, new scenarios, upgraded... (Read More)

Ilsa ready for action! Trevor Bruttenholm prepares to join the fray! Baba Yaga flies into view...

May 7th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Well, it's been one of those days when the total goes up and down a bit. However, we're through the £950,000 barrier so it's onwards and upwards from here! The Ilsa Haupstein miniature has now been unlocked and added to... (Read More)

Canadian-friendly shipping hub! Things are heating up...

May 6th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. Here in the UK it's been an absolute scorcher (for the UK) so we've been enjoying the sun (while it lasts). NORTH OF THE BORDER Firstly, we just wanted to pop in with some good news for... (Read More)

Stretch goal obliterated! Happy Cinco de Mayo?!

May 5th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Wow - you absolutely smashed that social stretch goal (although that's no reason to stop sharing). We'll keep this update brief as we're just wrapping up from the Mantic Open Day. You can see some Hellboy pics here, by the... (Read More)

We've read the tarot cards...and they predict a social stretch goal

May 5th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Today's it's the Mantic Open Day. This is an opportunity for all the Mantic staff and fans to celebrate our various games. Whether it's the Walking Dead: All Out War, DreadBall or Kings of War, this is a chance for us to get... (Read More)

A closer look at the heroes and enemies unlocked in pledges so far...

May 4th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, It's almost the weekend - hope you've got some games planned. It's a long weekend here in the UK so we'll be out of the office until Monday - however Rob will be keeping an eye on comments and any stretch goals that are... (Read More)

The Right Hand of Doom smashes its target. Next: awww... crêpe!

May 3rd - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Woo-hoo, another stretch goal bites the dust. Traditionally the middle periord of a campaign is always pretty quiet, so to still see stretch goals falling every day is a great sign.   The total has now smashed past... (Read More)

HELLBOY: THE BOARD GAME Reached its Kickstarter Goal in Eighteen Minutes

May 3rd - via:
With a target goal of $137,610, the official Hellboy board game was successfully funded just eighteen minutes after it went live on Kickstarter, and within its first 26 hours, has already raised over $1 million. The game is based on characters created by Mike Mignola in 1993. (Read More)

Every millimetre counts! Ilsa Haupstein prepares for an assault...

May 2nd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Well, it looks like the Optional Extras have gone down well because we've just blasted through the £900,000 stretch goal. With the total now over £900,000 that means we'll be upgrading the punch-out game tiles (used for... (Read More)

Add-on Wednesday is HERE! Check out a few Optional Extras...

May 2nd - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Can you believe it's been a week since we first launched the campaign? We've just about recovered from that hectic 24 hours when stretch goals were falling quicker than we could type. Things have now settled down into a nice... (Read More)

Achievement unlocked: 10,000 backers!

May 2nd - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Just a quick update to point out that yesterday we hit a very important milestone for the campaign: 10,000 backers! This is an incredible achievement. We want to take a moment to thank everyone that has backed the campaign so... (Read More)

Ragna Rok Rasputin unleashed! The Right Hand of Doom approaches

May 1st - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, We had another fantastic day yesterday, with more than 200 backers all jumping on board the campaign. Thanks for your support! Anyway, the total has now soared gracefully over the £880,000 mark (which is absolutely amazing).... (Read More)

Rookie Mode unlocked! Size matters for the next stretch goal...

April 30th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, What a great start to the week, we've already hammered through one stretch goal and we're well on the way to another. What's more, this morning we've had a really productive meeting about the rest of the campaign and we've... (Read More)

New stretch goal unveiled: Project Ragna Rok Rasputin and a new scenario

April 29th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Hope you're all having a great weekend. Perhaps you had the chance to play some games as part of International Tabletop Day yesterday? Anyway, we thought we would briefly pop in to brighten up your Sunday by introducing a... (Read More)

The Conqueror Worm rises again. Take it easy with 'Rookie Mode'...

April 28th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Yesterday continued to be a fantastic start to the campaign and you unlocked Lobster Johnson as a playable agent, the mighty Kriegaffe and... ... a brand new scenario featuring the ominous Conqueror Worm. So, what's next?... (Read More)

Are you sitting comfortably? It's time for a story...

April 27th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Wow, it has been another absolutely amazing day. We knew this one was going to be big but we continue to be blown away! Thanks to all those that have jumped on board today and helped make this such a huge success. It's... (Read More)

Kriegaffe unleashed! The Conqueror Worm looms once more

April 27th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Well, we thought the Kriegaffe stretch goal might keep you all busy for today (after the expected slow down from the crazy 24 hours period) but the backer numbers are continuing to grow, which is fantastic! Welcome aboard to... (Read More)

Criminals beware! The Lobster is here! Up next: Kriegaffe

April 27th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Yes! One of our most requested miniatures has been added to pledges: Lobster Johnson. He is a playable BPRD Agent that can be used in your core team. He will come with his own Agent Card, complete with unique abilities and... (Read More)

Dark Horse Kickstarts the Heck Out of Hellboy Board Game

April 27th - via:
The game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic (Read More)

More tentacles for everyone! The Lobster approaches...

April 26th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Woah, this is shaping up to be an amazing first 24 hours. You've already funded the development of the game, smashed through 15 stretch goals, unlocked some awesome new miniatures and extra scenarios. It almost feels like a... (Read More)

Kate is ready to call in! But something else is smashing through the floor...

April 26th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, It's been another great few hours with lots of people jumping on board. Thank you to everyone that has joined the campaign today. The response has been absolutely fantastic and this is already nearly the biggest Kickstarter... (Read More)

Things are getting dicey for the agents! We're closing in on Kate!

April 26th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Woo-hoo! That's a set of extra custom dice added to pledges. Now you don't have to worry about Abe getting your dice wet or Johann leaking ectoplasm all over them, because you'll have extras. You can keep them pristine!... (Read More)

Rasputin hatches more nefarious plots! Time to call in some support...

April 26th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Wow, once again this campaign is absolutely amazing us. The first 12+ hours has been incredible and it certainly looks like the 24 Hour Early Bird option is proving popular.  It's thrilling to see the total keep climbing... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Getting SMASHED

April 26th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Woah! We went to bed at about 1.30am (UK time) thinking that the stretch goals we left on the page would keep us going until this morning but we were completely wrong. Amazing work! You smashed through a bunch of stretch... (Read More)

HELLBOY: THE BOARD GAME Obliterates Kickstarter Goal in Less Than 24 Hours

April 26th - via:
Hellboy: The Board Game is a one- to four-player game that follows the BPRD as they protect the world from Rasputin and a host of monsters. The original goal for the game included 99 unpainted miniatures  (Read More)

Hardcore Deck of Doom Action!

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, So, it's getting pretty late here in the UK and it's time for us to sign off for the night. This has been an incredible start to the campaign and we've barely scratched the surface of the extras we've got planned for the days... (Read More)

BPRD Information Gathered Token Unlocked! Next up - Anyone Hungry?

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, What an amazing first few hours. We've said it before but we'll say it again, we're absolutely bowled over by the support so far. Plus, we've enjoyed reading all your comments and suggestions about other characters you'd like... (Read More)

BLAM! BLAM! No more monkeying around!

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, One of our favourite miniatures so far "He's Got a Gun!" has now been added to the pledge. Just in case you're not familar with the reference, it's based on this series of panels: Anyway, "He's Got a Gun!" is the latest... (Read More)

Herman von Klempt Scuttles into Pledges! "Is that a monkey?"

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Another one bites the dust. Herman von Klempt has scuttled his way into the pledge, giving you another potential boss to fight against during a mission. With his technological know-how, that's going to be a tricky encounter.... (Read More)

Unmensch smashes into pledges! Herman von Klempt wants to join the action!

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD agents, Woah, you've smashed through another stretch goal. That's four in just over two hours. Seriously, the response has completely overwhelmed us (and kept us very busy for the past couple of hours). Thank you again. Anyway, with... (Read More)

Trevor Bruttenholm Called in for Back-up! BOOM! Unmensch Strikes Next...

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Phew... another one bites the dust! We've punched through £235,000 like the Right Hand of Doom smashing through the wall of a crumbling old spooky mansion. That means the Kickstarter Exclusive Trevor Bruttenholm Back-up... (Read More)

Roger added to pledges! Trevor Bruttenholm prepares to join the team...

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, And the total just keeps on going up. This is absolutely amazing. Can we say thank you again? Well, we will anyway. THANK YOU! With the total now past £200,000, we're delighted to say that Roger has joined the team as an... (Read More)

Hecate unlocked! Roger called in for support!

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents, Woah, we're struggling to keep up here - so please bear with us if the main page doesn't get updated straight away. We are absolutely blown away by the response so far. We'll keep this one short so we can get on with... (Read More)

Hellboy: The Board Game is FUNDED! First Stretch Goal Revealed...

April 25th - via:
Calling all BPRD Agents… Wow, the response has been absolutely overwhelming. Thank you so much for your support. It’s been a fantastic journey to get here today and it looks like the adventure is only just starting. We’ve been working with Dark... (Read More)

The Bear's pick of Kickstarter Tabletop Games 24th to 30th April

April 24th - via:
With a vast array of tabletop games launching on Kickstarter every week: it's hard to sift through all the titles vying for your attention. But don't worry, The Dice Bear is here! Here is this weeks pick of tabletop games and board games to be release on Kickstarter between the 24th and 30th April. (Read More)

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