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Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame

A project in Rockwall, TX by Sandy Petersen

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Backers: 1556
Average Pledge Per Backer: $179

Funded: $278,623 of $40,000
Dates: Mar 30th -> May 2nd (33 days)
Project By: Sandy Petersen
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Latest News

Sandy's Corner: The Army Cards

May 1st - via:
How do the Army cards work, from which waves of enemies are chosen? Well each orc army consists of 3 Orc cards and 3 Creature cards. Each human army consists of 3 Soldier cards, and 3 Ally cards. The cards each contain minion numbers for a 2, 3,... (Read More)

Pipe dream?

May 1st - via:
A lot of you have asked about a stretch goal for the semi-mythical $300,000 level. Well, I don't know if we can hit $300,000 at this point, BUT here is what I can do.  Our original plan was if we reached $300,000, the new stretch goal would be a new... (Read More)

Your feed desired!

April 30th - via:
Petersen Games is far from perfect, but we absolutely pay attention to our comments & messages. One thing that has been discussed before is having some kind of border motif on the map tiles. It's clear that a majority of you guys want this -... (Read More)

Sandy's Design Corner - the Science of Traps

April 29th - via:
Two types of traps exist - normal traps & "support" traps.  A normal trap exists inside a tile, and fires just after minion movement. A support trap actually exists on the narrow space between two tiles, and affects either tile. Often, a... (Read More)

Why are they posting updates? All stretch goals are already unlocked.

April 28th - via:
Sandy's Design CornerWe're adding some new map tiles to the game, really just because they're fun to play with, and I thought I'd describe how all the special tiles work. We have three "Easy" specialty tiles, and two "Hard" ones. The "Easy" tiles... (Read More)

Hero Sheets Now Available!

April 28th - via:
We have our current version of the hero sheets available for download on the main campaign page - look for it just under the rules download. You can see all 24 heroes in great detail, compare their abilities; see which heroes are tanks or "eggshells... (Read More)


April 27th - via:
This campaign has been an emotional roller coaster for Sandy. (Welcome to my life.) We have done some soul searching, and have concluded that the best way to serve you, our backers, is to unlock the remaining stretch goals. How can we afford it? The... (Read More)

Two MORE heroes are dug up!

April 24th - via:
Dobbin, the Prospector (Order) The Prospector! Dobbin has the ability to tunnel himself or another hero in his tile to any tile on the map. He has pretty good health, is a dwarf, and is really good at killing smaller enemies, such as orcs or kobolds.... (Read More)

Update for $170,000 and clarifications

April 21st - via:
Are all Hero Pledge Stretch Goals included in an Acolyte Pledge?Yes.  Skulls Skulls SkullsSo here is the deal. The 100 FREE skulls are white. The $10 add-on Skull Pack are glow-in-the-dark. Now you know.  I have gotten a number of questions about... (Read More)

Madness, Heroes, Boss Pack!

April 20th - via:
Gate Madness! A lot of folks have asked about getting the Gates as a separate add-on, because you already own Cthulhu Wars. So as a service to you, we are doing this – the 22 plastic gates are now available as an add-on for $30. Postage is free,... (Read More)

Acolyte 2 Pledge now available!

April 19th - via:
We are so grateful and pleased by the success of the Acolyte pledge, we have been scrabbling to scrape together enough copies of Cthulhu Wars to put together an Acolyte 2 pledge, and we've done it! We managed to come up with 300 more copies.  The... (Read More)

$150,000 reached! CTHULHU IS UPON US

April 19th - via:
Two exciting (in my opinion) updates are now released, thanks to stellar performance this weekend, for which we are grateful to you all.  New Figures!Two Satyr minions are added for the Unchained Edition, and two Kobold minions are added for the... (Read More)

MORE important news about the Acolyte pledge!

April 18th - via:
Hey all - we are pleased to announce that we are adding 22 plastic Gate figures to the Acolyte pledge absolutely free! These gates are the same as will be coming in the higher-end pledges for Cthulhu Wars this summer. While the gates are,... (Read More)

$140,000 stretch goals and IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the Acolyte Pledge!

April 17th - via:
Acolyte Pledge ShippingOur new Acolyte Pledge, which includes Cthulhu Wars, has been surprisingly successful, and we are grateful to all who have supported us with this. We have an important service announcement - for logistics reasons, we are forced... (Read More)


April 14th - via:
The Acolyte Pledge is upon us!Hey a lot of people have asked about us adding Cthulhu Wars to our pledge system, particularly in light of the fact that one of our upcoming pledges is the Cthulhu Wars / Orcs Must Die! crossover.  Petersen Games isn't... (Read More)

$125,000 along our path

April 13th - via:
For this result, we are unlocking two new results. First is a new sculpt (and pose) for the Orc warriors and Human Soldiers. Remember that these are not just the same model in a new stance - they also have different armor, model, etc. It' s like the... (Read More)

A hundred exclusive skulls!

April 12th - via:
The new Skull Pack has been unlocked! While we call it a "pack" it is actually a Kickstarter Exclusive, and contains 100 skulls which you can use to replace the die-cut skull counters contained in the game.  These skulls come in more than one size,... (Read More)

New poses and Shamans (and a bonus spider)

April 10th - via:
The latest unlock, at $115,000, gives new poses for about a third of the Orcs and Human Soldiers. These are not just new poses however – they are actually completely new sculpts, with different armor, weapons, helmets, and so forth. They’re still... (Read More)

$110,000 - spooky stuff

April 9th - via:
I'm going to talk about the new heroes you have unlocked! At the end of the file are some of the cards that will be in the game! The Ancestor (Order) The Ancestor looks like a creeptastic undead, but he is a noble founder of the Order nonetheless. He... (Read More)

Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame

April 9th - via:
Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame is now on Kickstarter. Brought to you by Sandy Peterson and Robot Entertainment. (Read More)

One Hundred Thousand!

April 7th - via:
We have unlocked the new map tiles. This consists of three more map tiles added to all game boxes. It includes the Acid Bath tile, plus two more tiles. The extra tiles can be used to construct larger maps, and the Acid Bath in particular adds some... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Heat Up

April 6th - via:
We have now unlocked Temper, a minotaur hero for the Order, along with Smolder the Fireborn, a hero for the Unchained. Both of these new heroes are somewhat fire-based, though Temper delivers damage with hammers and going berserk when wounded, while... (Read More)

The Guardian!

April 3rd - via:
For our second stretch goal of the day, we get the exclusive Guardian figure. He is quite a large figure, and is actually used to mark which player is the Rift Lord. Each turn the Rift Lord position changes – he is in charge of making decisions on... (Read More)

Another Goal Downed!

April 3rd - via:
$80,000 met!This time it is four more Orc warriors added to each copy of the Order Edition, and four more Human Soldiers added to each copy of the Unchained Edition. (We actually showed images of these units in update 3.) What is the function of the... (Read More)

Surprise Stretch Goals!

April 2nd - via:
In our world, it's nice every once in a while to get news about how money is NOT being mismanaged - read on! It's like this. We have just unlocked the Apprentice and Blackpaw heroes! How did we do this? Well it’s pretty simple really. Our... (Read More)

Orcs Must Die!

April 2nd - via:
I’m reporting on this Kickstarter for two reasons: a) The Backer rewards are great. b) The boardgame developers made Cthulu Wars. Whether you’re a fan of the hit game Orcs Must Die! (available on Steam), Cthulu Wars, or well crafted boardgames and figurines, pay heed to this product! (Read More)

What do these figures look like, close up?

April 1st - via:
This is a SUPER quick update, just to share some of the figures with you guys so you can see what we are doing, and where we are going. This way you can see exactly what the figures look like! A Crossbowman. A human enemy to the Unchained heroes. An... (Read More)


March 31st - via:
So ... we originally planned for our first stretch goal to be the two new heroes, as announced in the first update. Our intent was to add Mr. Moneybags down the line, as a cool surprise. However, we got a lot of comments asking for us to provide an... (Read More)

We're Funded!

March 31st - via:
We made it overnight! Our humble thanks to you all! We are excited and amped up for the next stages of this project. We have a lot of things planned! Also, I did an interview with David Lynch this morning, so watch for it later on this week. I’ll... (Read More)

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