Dungeons & Lasers and Chronicle X creator Archon Studio has announced its newest project. Wolfenstein: The Board Game is, as you might expect, a board game set in the Wolfenstein universe. It's currently live on Kickstarter and has already surpassed its funding goal by quite a distance.
Like the video game series, Wolfenstein: The Board Game takes place in an alternate-history 1960s in which the Nazis won World War II. It's a co-operative dungeon crawling game in which you and your resistance fighter buddies must explore Castle Wolfenstein. Your eventual goal is, of course, to find and assassinate Adolf Hitler. Along the way, you'll balance stealth and action, choose whether to take on a variety of sidequests, and amass a very Wolfenstein arsenal of super-powered weaponry.
How does gameplay in Wolfenstein: The Board Game work?
You'll explore Castle Wolfenstein using Action Points, which you can use for any action including walking, shooting, and opening doors. Each player controls one of a number of Heroes, each with unique skills that affect the game's mechanics in different ways. You can choose to tackle encounters with either combat or stealth, and each playthrough will come with a variety of "sidequests", randomly-generated extra missions that grant rewards. Attack and success rolls are determined by proprietary d12, so depending on your roll you'll see a number of different effects.
If you want the board game on launch, you'll have to pledge $120, which will get you the base game plus two expansions: Old Blood and All-Stars. The latter is a Kickstarter exclusive, so you won't be able to get your hands on it if you don't pledge. If you pledge $229 or more, you'll get the game plus the Plastic Terrain Set, which adds Wolfenstein 3D-style plastic walls and other terrain. Stretch goals include extra hero cards, new tokens, and a linen material upgrade for all Hero Cards.
To check out the full feature set and rules for Wolfenstein: The Board Game, you can head over to the official Kickstarter campaign page. At time of writing, the campaign had amassed around $92,000, well over its stated goal of $50,000. The stretch goals look like a fairly safe bet on this one. The campaign's running until April 28th, so make sure to check it out before then if you want to get your money on it. Funding it in the first 48 hours will net you an exclusive Hans Grosse miniature.
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