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Hidden Leaders

A project in Wien 3, Austria by BFF Games

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2 to 6 Leaders compete for the throne of Oshra. Mislead your friends in this 30-minute light and strategic card game.
Backers: 12731
Average Pledge Per Backer: €21

Funded: €263,272 of €12,000
Dates: Apr 20th -> May 14th (25 days)
Project By: BFF Games
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Latest News

25th Day: Box Spot UV and the Emperor's Dragon

May 14th - via:
The last hours of this campaign have arrived. And what a journey it has been! We were completely blown away by all your enthusiasm, creativity and support. No one saw this coming! Yet it is very rewarding to see that all the work by our partners, our... (Read More)

Community Special: Character reveal & Contest winners

May 13th - via:
This journey is almost coming to a close. But we could not end this without a final, 200.000, special creator's reveal:  This Keeper of Discord protects the place where the Emperor's Dragon is sleeping an hiding. They will help the Dragon to rise... (Read More)

23rd Day: Final Unlock & Kingslayer Upgraded

May 12th - via:
You got this one so quickly! Here are two custom tokens to track the cards needed for the game end: With this stretch goal, we have unlocked our final one! We have added a lot of new stretch goals compared with our originals plans. But now, we are... (Read More)

22nd Day: Dragon Quest & Comic

May 11th - via:
Our Dragon champion, the Kind King Slayer, is getting closer to the Dragon every day. Here is where we stand:  Once the 1000 interactions are reached, the King Slayer will receive a visual upgrade by our artist. In order to reach it we still need... (Read More)

Creator's Favorite: Special Reveal (IV)

May 10th - via:
If you follow our Artist on Instagram or Twitter (which you definitly should do) you saw it already. Our final "creator's favorite" has arrived: When we commissioned our three special characters for the game, adding a fourth was an obvious next step.... (Read More)

21st Day: Special Unlock and Open Surveys

May 10th - via:
With 7000€ added and 320 new supporters joining within a single day, you really rushed this one! Two new unlocks over the weekend! Finally, the Tarot Leaders are here and Cyra has some more space. In case you arrived late or missed it: We had a big... (Read More)

Sunday Special: Ancient Antagonists

May 9th - via:
In today's Sunday Special we take a closer look at the story and strategies of two factions in Hidden Leaders: The Undead and the Water Folk. Who are they and what role do they play in the game of Hidden Leaders?  The Spirits from Below No one truly... (Read More)

19th Day: The Queen of the Streets & Mini Expansion

May 8th - via:
Close your stores and barricade your homes, the Queen of the Streets is here!  Seraphia has arrived to support her children in the fight for the throne. Right now, she and her gang are fighting off some guards over on BGG. Help Xiadul, Pavyr, the... (Read More)

Day 18th: A Wild Queen and a Champion

May 7th - via:
The forests are singing and the rivers are dancing: Irda, the Wild Queen is here!  This friendly and wise old lady is the mother of Lemron and Myrad. As a healer and sage, she is the most powerful supporter of the Tribes.  How does she tie into the... (Read More)

17th Day: Deduction Strategy Special

May 6th - via:
Today, we take a day off from all the surveys and social media buzz to take a look at an important question that is coming up in review videos, comments and on our Discord: How much deduction is there in Hidden Leaders?  Of course, with "Hidden" in... (Read More)

16th Day: Story Contest & Ukrainian version available

May 5th - via:
We keep our steady pace and are already half way to our very special unlock. We hope you are getting pretty excited about it, because we certainly are! Several of you asked us to swap the next two stretch goals, the Tarot upgrade and the special... (Read More)

Creator's Favorite: Special Reveal (III)

May 4th - via:
You did see it coming, didn't you? Three friends, three favorite heroes for you!  As Markus and Andreas each received a character as a present, it was not hard for them to come up with what Raphael should get next time. As Raphael does our... (Read More)

15th Day: Final Champion Voting & Play Testing

May 4th - via:
The time has come! You have voted on your favorite heroes for each faction and here they are!  Now who of them should go out to find the lost dragon and receive that special artwork upgrade? Please vote for your champion in our Google Form.  Play... (Read More)

14th Day: Mobile Board and Hidden Leaders RPG

May 3rd - via:
We keep sailing at a steady pace! So it is not that much a surprise that you unlocked the faction cards with the mobile board already!  However, we dropped in a fifth extra "faction" card that you might need quite soon. We hope you will enjoy the... (Read More)

Sunday Special: Old Rivals and Resentful Allies

May 2nd - via:
The rivalry between two factions dominates the game of Hidden Leaders and the world of Oshra. But who are they? In this Sunday special, we will take a closer look at their story and some of their mechanics. Free-Roaming Spirits The Hill Tribes, or... (Read More)

12th Day: Vote for your Champion and SG upgraded

May 1st - via:
We keep sailing steadily with roughly 250 new supporters joining in every day! So it should just be a matter of time to unlock the faction cards. Some of you have seen them in our online play environments already. They were very useful to us in... (Read More)

11th Day: Meeple Upgrade & Fan Art Contest

April 30th - via:
Just two days ago we unlocked our Majesty. Today, you already cracked the next stretch goal! With reaching 115.000€ the Silk Screen upgrade for our Meeples is unlocked! And some fancy faction cards with a mobile board on the back are just ahead!... (Read More)

Creator's Favorite: Special Reveal (II)

April 29th - via:
Were you worried because of the imbalance that a certain imperial Goblin was causing? Worry no longer! Last Christmas Raphael and Andreas wanted to surprise Markus, our biggest board game enthusiast on the team, with a freshly commissioned character... (Read More)

10th Day: Tarot Decision & Tribes Armed

April 29th - via:
What a poll, what a debate! 1,097 people voted! To upgrade or not to upgrade the Leaders to Tarot size. We have read your comments, consulted with our logistics partners and most importantly: looked at your vote. Tarot is coming! 75% of you gave a... (Read More)

9th Day: #NoKingRulesAlone & «bonjour, tout le monde»

April 28th - via:
Can you believe it? We certainly can't! Roughly a week ago we started this campaign, today we cracked more than we ever thought possible: 100.000€ and almost 5.000 supporters.  In honor of this event, we present you a very special character: The... (Read More)

Rush, Hide, Break: Three strategies refined

April 27th - via:
With more and more play testing going on everywhere thanks to TableTopia, TableTop Simulator and our PrintAndPlay , discussions on strategy and balance come up everywhere.  As the creators, we have played and analysed this game for over 1,5 years.... (Read More)

8th day: Special Character, Artwork Upgrades & Ask Us Anything

April 27th - via:
You took 15.000 more in a breeze and we are aimming at 100.000! Only 5k left!   For this occasion, a very special character is coming up. Let yourself be surprised. Personally, I'm very happy that we required enough funding to comission this noble... (Read More)

7th Day: Tarot Voting, New Stretch Goals and Special Unlock

April 26th - via:
Over the weekend we unlocked another goal and are now more than 4.000 backers strong! This sanguine scholar has now joined the Imperial army and restores the balance of the factions. However, he is also our last regular stretch goal hero. But we... (Read More)

Creator's Favorite: Special Reveal

April 24th - via:
Did you notice that a certain Goblin was missing from the game? Today, we reveal them! This Goblin was a surprise birthday present from Markus and Raphael to Andreas on Instagram last year. And we certainly won't make you pay for it! That's why we... (Read More)

5th Day: A Nameless Bear, Votings & Unlocks

April 24th - via:
We made it! That was a hard one! But steadly we sailed on and unlocked the board upgrade with a fancy UV spot.  And over night this disoriented polar bear has washed up on the shores of Oshra. In our last voting he defeated his black brother with... (Read More)

4th Day: Social Stretches Unlocked and Bear Voting

April 23rd - via:
We are 2/3 the way to our next Stretch Goal: A fancy board upgrade with Spot UV. This one is quite an expensive upgrade, but it will look sooo awesome!  Social Stretch Goals unlocked You rocked our Social stretch goals yesterday. Many have been... (Read More)

Behind the Art: From Idea to Card

April 22nd - via:
One year ago, we started working with our Artist Satoshi Matsuura (@HiziriPro). It was a long journey from the prototype to the game, from the idea to the card.  From Idea to Character  All our Leaders started out with a character description by... (Read More)

3rd Day: 2 Stretch Goals, 3 Social Goals and Voting

April 22nd - via:
It has been amazing 42 hours! With very little sleep.You completely rock this! The Ghoul sneaked through during the night and this Seaweed Cutter chopped enough seaweed to keep their family warm through the winter. Next up is a board upgrade with UV... (Read More)

Board Game Geek: Social Stretch Goals

April 21st - via:
Fellow, Board Gamers and Geeks! The Undead call for your aid! When the imperial guard drove her away from town, this witch had to leave her beloved pet snake behind. Now she is gathering support to take revenge on the village and get back her pet... (Read More)

Linen Finish Unlocked!

April 21st - via:
By imperical decree Linen Finish shall be added to all cards, boxes and rule bookes!  Well, that was a helpful tipp by the Careful Chameleon. What nice documents! They should definitely not end up in the hands of the Undead. It is said, these... (Read More)

Social Stretch Goal: Twitter

April 21st - via:
The Tribes are gathering their strength! Can you help them on Twitter? This Curious Cat Lover lost her kitty during the upheaval after the Emperor's death. Some nasty cat-hating goblin found it, but refuses to give it back. Can we gather 2000 Twitter... (Read More)

New deduction game Hidden Leaders pits siblings against each other for control of the throne

April 21st - via:
Fill the empty seat and reinstate control of the island empire of Ostra, but not before clobbering your brothers and sisters in the new secret role and social deduction board game Hidden Leaders. Publisher BFF Games’ upcoming board game Hidden Leaders shoulders two to six players with the mantle of would-be emperor, if only their siblings weren’t so adamant on seizing the same prize. (Read More)

Careful Chameleon Unlocked!

April 20th - via:
You found the Chameleon, they were hiding in the Emperor's closet and gladly join the Water Folk. Because you cannot defeat them in a duel, you have to do them a favour first before they tell you more about the murder of the Emperor. You have to get... (Read More)

Facebook: Social Stretch Goals

April 20th - via:
People of Facebook, the Water Folk calls for your aid! Will you answer them?  To upgrade the champion of the Water Folk with a new powerful staff, we need 500 page likes on our Facebook page! Share and tag your friends under this post to call them... (Read More)

Firm Fish Farmer Unlocked!

April 20th - via:
What's that fishy smell? It's the Friendly Fish Farmer joining the Tribes. This friendly lady has no idea who comissioned the murder of the Emperor. However, she points you to a shady invidiual who might know more. 30.000 to unlock and find them! The... (Read More)

Well-Shaved Wizard Unlocked!

April 20th - via:
During the murder this Wizard was busy shaving. By calling him to the scene, you caught him a little off guard. But he gladly joins the Imperial Army now! Now the Tribes need some support and maybe this friendly fish farmer can help you in finding... (Read More)

Kind King Slayer Unlocked

April 20th - via:
That was quick! Only a few minutes and you chaught the Emperor's murderer! His claws are still bloody. Question: Who was responsible for plotting the murder? Comment below!  (Read More)

We are funded! Thank you so much

April 20th - via:
Only such a short time and we are funded! You guys are sooo amazing! Thank you so much!! Here is our first stretch goal. Now that the Emperor is dead, how long will you take to catch his murderer? Unlock the Not-So-Kind Kingslayer now! Question: Who... (Read More)

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