January 20, 2016 by stvitusdancern
Privateer Press has been in our news briefs quite a bit lately and for good reason. They keep the momentum going with a new announcement for a new board game coming to Kickstarter in February. The game is called Widower’s Wood and it is a board game based on the Iron Kingdoms (of course!) and it has an interesting twist.
The story behind this game is that a big and nasty and particularly evil witch doctor and his crew of all kinds of nasty creatures are looking to take over the swamps by awakening a very bad, bad monster.
“In the dark wilderness of the Iron Kingdoms, an ancient evil stirs. Backed by an army of sinister creatures and terrible beasts, a merciless witch doctor plots to awaken a long-forgotten terror. Should he succeed, countless swamp-dwelling tribes will face a fate worse than death. Now a group of unlikely companions, each a monster in its own right, offers the only hope for the inhabitants of Widower’s Wood.”
To stop him there is an assembly of monsters (the players) who band together for the common good and try and thwart the witch doctor. The game will be for between two to four players where each hero will face off against some of the deadliest monsters in Immoren.
Inside the box you get…
- Campaign Guide with 7 Linked Adventures
- 43 Plastic Figures
- 4 Hero Character Sheets
- 202 Cards
- 202 Tokens and Markers
- 8 Dice
- 16 Map Tiles
- Game Board
- Villain Reference Sheet
Interestingly it looks like you’ll have to embrace some of your monstrous wild side in order to survive. The world of Hordes is all the more exciting for its strange animals and interesting factions and the role-playing game went down a storm. Hopefully this will do the same.
If you haven’t already guessed, this is reportedly going to be fully compatible with their other board game, The Undercity to expand your playing options even more. The campaign is supposed to launch February 16th, 2016.But, why a Kickstarter?
With Privateer Press looking to grow their boardgame line they thought that Kickstarter would be the ideal place for exposure to other gamers that might not normally look at their games. It also helps them with capital to produce a top notch game. So keep an eye out for it and check back here on Beasts of War regularly for updates and news.
What do you think of this game?
"...a big and nasty and particularly evil witch doctor and his crew of all kinds of nasty creatures are looking to take over the swamps"