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Conan board game solves the riddle of Kickstarter

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Board gamers! What is best in life? To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. To hear the lamentations of their women! Over on Kickstarter, Monolith did just that with a drive to secure funds for a Conan The Barbarian board game. Not only did they get the funds they needed to go ahead and start producing the game, they got enough cash to make almighty Krom proud.

Monolith wanted $80 000 on their Kickstarter. At the time of writing this piece, they currently had over $752 000 pledged so far. The real kicker? They still have another 23 days to go on their crowdfunding campaign. As for the game itself, it sounds simple enough.

Conan board game

Conan will see up to four players assume the role of the titular barbarian and his comrades in arms, as they battle another player who happens to be the “Overlord”. The Overlord represents the greatest peril, as he “possesses a large selection of models and objectives which are his own, whereas the brave heroes are played from a first person perspective, much like in a role playing game”.

And yes, the figures, boards and art for the game happens to be gorgeous. Check ‘em out:

Conan

 

I’m looking forward to seeing this game eventually debut locally. And uttering a prayer to Krom before playing it.

Last Updated: January 19, 2015

20 Comments

  1. I know someone who won’t be pleased…

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2015 at 07:35

      That wig tho. O_o

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      • Brady miaau

        January 20, 2015 at 08:18

        Wig? You sure? Looks very natural to me.

        Signed

        President, Hair Club for Men

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 20, 2015 at 08:21

          Don’t even joke! The dreaded hair loss fairy is visiting me quite often these days :'(

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 08:55

            The turning-of-the-face-hair-to-silver fairy has frequented me last night! This morning, while looking in the mirror, I saw her handiwork…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 20, 2015 at 09:09

            Been going grey since last year. Looks like I have been attacked with someone brandishing Tipex!

          • Willem Van Wyk

            January 20, 2015 at 09:24

            Ou toppies 😛

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 20, 2015 at 09:29

            Sal jou bliksem met my kierie as jy my weer oud noem! XD

          • Willem Van Wyk

            January 20, 2015 at 09:32

            Jammer Oom, sal nie weer nie!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 20, 2015 at 09:41

            Reg so boetie, gee tog net my bril aan, kannie meer so lekker sien nie….

  2. Pedro Moreno

    January 19, 2015 at 23:30

    It’s no use praying to Crom. He doesn’t listen. And he may just smite you for misspelling his name.

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  3. Mossel

    January 20, 2015 at 07:00

    Speaking of board games – have you guys ever played Settles of Catan? Played it this weekend and was blown away!

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    • Brady miaau

      January 20, 2015 at 08:18

      Indeed. And expansions, although the game is MUCH longer then

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      • Mossel

        January 20, 2015 at 08:26

        Yup! That “45min” average game length is complete bullshit. We were 4 players and played for about 2 hours. 2 Hours of backstabbing and politics and now that I think of it I might have lost some friends.

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        • Brady miaau

          January 20, 2015 at 13:14

          If no expansions, three of use finish in about 45 minutes. If no long haggling, of course.

          Insert wood for sheep comment here please

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          • Mossel

            January 20, 2015 at 15:15

            hahaha bro I made a business contract with my one mate who had like 4 sheep farms and I had the sheep docks. He sold everything to me… that is until I started winning and all alliances were broken.

  4. Marius Nell

    January 20, 2015 at 07:03

    Great to see some board games on the site. There are some brilliant titles out there like Forbidden island/desert, Pandemic, Munchkin Settlers of Catan to name a few

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    • Mossel

      January 20, 2015 at 07:23

      Settlers of Catan!!

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  5. Viking Of Science

    January 20, 2015 at 07:17

  6. Stephan Beal

    January 20, 2015 at 11:34

    CROM, with a “C”, not a K.

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