Now on Kickstarter: Conan

January 12, 2015 - 10:40pm
Conan Box Game designer Fred Henry and Monolith Board Games presents a new adventure board game, Conan.  Inspired by the writings of Robert E. Howard, Conan allows players to relive the saga of the iconic Conan the barbarian and his companions.
Conan is a miniature-based board game that pits one player, the overlord, who controls hordes of savage tribesmen, no-good lowlifes and undead minions against 1 to 4 players who incarnate the legendary Conan and his fellow adventurers. The gameplay is asymetric, as the overlord 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. An adventure can be played out in 1 hour on one of the beautiful game boards (depicting iconic locations of Howard's immersive Hyborian world) as you pit your wits, daring and tactical acumen against your opponent.
Conan features 2 double-sided game boards adorned with the beautiful artwork of an entire team of talented artists.  Players can choose to play either the overlord or one of four characters, including Hadrathus the sorcerer, Shevatas the thief, Belit the pirate queen, or Conan the barbarian himself.  Three more characters are also attainable as Kickstarter exclusives. conan 3 The overlord player controls all of the minions bent on thwarting the heroes' quests.  The overlord keeps track of all the various evil minions, his stamina gems, and activation track via a detailed tracking system known as the Book of Skelos. conan contents 2 A copy of the Conan board game includes the following components:
  • 74 Highly detailed, 32mm, plastic models
  • 1 Book of Skelos (Plastic overlord dashboard)
  • 25 coloured base sleeves
  • 9 engraved, six sided dice (3 Yellow, 3 Orange, 3 Red)
  • 60 Plastic energy gems
  • 4 Hero character sheets
  • 1 Turn counter sheet
  • 43 Creature tiles
  • 55 spell and equipment cards
  • 2 double sided game boards 24x28in / 60x70cm (4 maps: Pictish village, Pirate ship, Inn, Fortress)
  • Over 80 tokens (doors, chests, villagers, effects...)
  • 1 rule book (includes: 8 scenarios)
conan 4   Conan is for 2-5 players and can be played in about one hour.  The Kickstarter campaign has three pledge levels and multiple stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusive content. For more information on the Conan Kickstarter or to support this project, visit the Conan Kickstarter page.