Hellboy Boardgame Adds “Darkness Calls” Expansion Pack To Campaign

by Hannah Means Shannon

With less than 24 hours to go in its extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for the first official Hellboy boardgame, Mantic Games and Dark Horse Comics have unveiled a new expansion for the Hellboy: The Board Game Kickstarter.

This expansion is inspired by Hellboy Volume 8: Darkness Calls. It tells the tale of “Hellboy’s fateful encounter with iconic characters such as Koshchei the Deathless and Henry Hood, the undead witchfinder”.
Mantic Games explains:

With this expansion, players will be able to recreate the storyline by playing as Hellboy, or they can create their own ‘what if’ scenario to see how other members of the BPRD team would have fared against Koshchei and hideous undead warriors. It comes with new highly detailed miniatures of Henry Hood, Koshchei, undead witches and a variety of 15 undead minions.

After initially raising $1 million in just over 24 hours, backers have helped to unlock almost 50 stretch goals and the Agent Pledge now includes 118 miniatures, plus upgraded components.

Inspired by Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comic book universe, the game is a “co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes”. Up to four people take control of iconic BRPD members, such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and Roger the Homunculus, before exploring “gothic locations and uncovering ancient artifacts”.
Games designer James M. Hewitt – who has previously worked on Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Necromunda: Underhive and Blood Bowl 2016 – has been working on this new project.
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here with only a few hours left to support it.

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