This year was an absolutely fantastic launch for Hellboy: The Board Game. After delivering the Kickstarter in Q2, we went on to release the retail edition around the globe and, in fact, we’ve already sold out of the first print run and are preparing to re-order.
Hellboy was the biggest Kickstarter we’ve ever delivered, and it was amazing to see the excited response from backers when they received that mighty box of goodies! In fact, we’re sure some of you probably still haven’t got around to playing with everything in the package.
What’s more, after the success of Holiday Hellboy in 2018, this year we unveiled the spooky Krampus. It’s worth noting that if you haven’t already ordered your limited edition Krampus, today is the FINAL CHANCE to get this very limited edition resin gaming piece. We’ll start the delivery next week for those that have already got theirs pre-ordered.
But what about 2020? What could that possibly hold?! Well, read on dear blog explorer!
RELEASING OTHER EXPANSIONS FROM THE KICKSTARTER
The Kickstarter produced a massive amount of content, including some additional expansions and extra content. During the course of 2020, we’ll start to release some of the extra products funded so that players who currently only have the retail game can start collecting those sweet expansions.
We’ll be kicking things off with Hellboy in Mexico in March. This is a limited edition, one-print expansion and was definitely one of the most fun elements of the Kickstarter campaign. The expansion tells the story of Hellboy’s lost period in Mexico fighting vampires alongside three Luchadores. Also includes a giant wrestling vampire bat… which is always good.
Then in May we’ve got the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows you to create your own Case Files featuring different minions and bosses. It will also come with additional minions, including witches, werewolves and more! Alongside the B.P.R.D. Archives we’ll also have two smaller boosters featuring Hecate and Baba Yaga.
One element of the Kickstarter that was very popular among fans was the small busts of Hellboy, Liz, Abe, Johann, Lobster Johnson and Roger. In fact, we had a lot of painters ask if we were doing larger versions with more detail. Well, the good news is that we will be releasing larger busts! Hooray.
We’ve gone back to the original sculpts to include more detail and make them considerably larger (approximately 9cm). Detailed busts like these are hugely popular among hobby painters and we can’t wait to see some of your awesome paint jobs. They’re due for release in spring.
Just like Hellboy Holiday, Nimue and Krampus, we’re also planning some surprise limited editions and a show exclusive in time for GenCon. We’re not quite ready to spill the beans on all of them yet, but the below image might give you a clue about one figure we’re keen to do.
So, there you have a sneak peek at some of the things we’ve got planned for Hellboy: The Board Game in 2020… although there still might be one or two surprises up our sleeves. Thanks again for the massive support in 2019 and here’s to an exciting 2020.