Children of the Beast

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep

A project in Las Vegas, NV by B & B Games Studio

Status: Active

Can you escape? Find out in this 1-6 player board game with gorgeous miniatures of steampunk divers and a deadly Kraken!
Backers: 861
Average Daily Pledges: $3,507
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funding: $63,124 of $14,000
Dates: Jun 3rd -> Jun 28th (25 days)
Project By: B & B Games Studio
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Latest News

8 Days Left in the Dive and the Terror from the Deep is Still Growing!

June 19th - via:
Over 800 backers are on this dive with us! There are only 8 days left to back the campaign — and we've already unlocked so many amazing stretch goals together. Thanks from all the B&B team. Live Streams tonight: At 6:30 PST tonight, we'll be... (Read More)

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep swims through 50K

June 16th - via:
Over 750 backers have dove in with us so far – and growing every day. We've been really happy with the reception to the game from players and reviewers at Origins Game Fair this week – look out for upcoming articles and videos as they are... (Read More)

Can Man vs Meeple Escape the Kraken? Livestreaming now!

June 12th - via:
We're Live from Origins 2019 with Man vs Meeple Stream starts at 12:00 EST Come see us during Origins at Booth 438! We love seeing backers in person – make sure... (Read More)

Dive in to the World of The Refuge: Try Terror from the Deep for Yourself

June 10th - via:
Closing out Week One and already 300% funded! Over 600 divers have joined us in escaping the Kraken and it's anchors away on the next week of the campaign. We're really excited about the backer community we're building for this game — thanks so... (Read More)

The Kraken slumbers...for now.

June 8th - via:
Recovered Journal dated 04.07.1934 Another amazing day on the dive – I collected 3 specimens and caught an amazing image of a Cetorhinus maximus – très magnifique!  It's not all roses though: Vega ate my last sandwich, and Michael is just... (Read More)

How The Refuge: Terror from the Deep Tries to Nail Both Co-Op and Solo Play

June 7th - via:
It’s August 2018 and we’re at GenCon. “What about a solo mode?” asks Floyd Lu, creative director of B&B Games Studios. We’re in the midst of a long conversation about what to do for the next edition of his game The Refuge: A Race for Survival. It’s been selling well for two years, but we’re convinced we could take it to the next level with the right changes in a new version. (Read More)

Abyssal Kraken, Playmat News, and more...

June 6th - via:
Almost 500 backers have joined us on this dive and we're cruising toward Origins next week. Thanks for joining us. Abyssal Kraken is here to drag you under: The Abyssal Kraken is an all new 10 card Kraken AI deck that gives the Kraken terrifying new... (Read More)

Kindra Spirit Joins the Dive

June 5th - via:
Kindra Spirit Unlocked!!!! We are extremely excited that Kindra is joining the dive – as soon as we got this sculpt back we knew she'd end up many people's favorite mini. One of the best things about making a game set underwater is the incredible... (Read More)

UKGE 2019 Roundup

June 5th - via:
This year’s UK Games Expo once again was bigger and better than last year. (Read More)

Funded in 16 Hours! Now to dive even deeper...

June 4th - via:
WE DID IT Thank you all so much for being #Day1Divers.  While we sailed through our funding goal,  we still have a lot of depths to explore in this campaign.  Stretch Goals Our periscope is now aimed towards the stretch goals and making an already... (Read More)

John Brieger of B&B Games Studio

June 3rd - via:
Floyd Lu and John Brieger’s game – The Refuge: Terror from the Deep takes you into treacherous waters with a 2-6 player competitive dive and a 1-4 player solo and cooperative dive. (Read More)

The Refuge: What Inspires You to Design Your Board Game?

June 2nd - via:
In this article, we explore how Floyd Lu designer of the board game The Refuge, was inspired to create his vision. (Read More)

Krakens, Cannnons, Corruption - 3 Upcoming Board Games [May/June 2019]

May 24th - via:
May and June 2019 will have tons of amazing Kickstarter Campaigns. Today we're talking about Shiver Me Timbers, sequel to Refuge and X-ODUS. (Read More)

The Refuge: Terror from the Deep | Qualcosa nel profondo si è risvegliato

May 15th - via:
Vi parliamo del progetto Kickstarter di B&B Games Studios: The Refuge: Terror from the Deep, un gioco da tavolo dal sapore marino! (Read More)

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