Workhouse Games Reveal Upgraded Miniatures For The Awful Orphanage!

March 15, 2018 by brennon

Workhouse Games, the folks behind The Awful Orphanage, are not far off launching their Kickstarter which hits March 22nd! Being so close to launch they wanted to show us something special, the upgraded miniatures that will be present in the game…

Awful Orphanage Main Image

We turned to the team to tell us a bit more about what they’ve been doing behind the scenes…

Ladies and Gentlemen – may we beg your indulgence for a short while as we present to you – for your delight and delectation – our revised, improved and enhanced figures for inclusion in our mildly evil parlour game – The Awful Orphanage.

Prendergast - The Awful Orphanage
We took advice from a highly talented and very experienced figure sculptor who has extensive knowledge of how to make single piece figures for games. On the basis of the advice we received and the re-worked design for one of our figures, we decided to have all of our figures redesigned for a number of reasons.

The Twins - The Awful Orphanage

To begin with, the original proposals would have been difficult to produce as one piece figures – obviously, it was essential that the game should be playable straight from the box – other than pressing out the tiles and tokens. Secondly, the new figures incorporated more detail but would also be stronger and able to stand up to repeated use during your games.

The Gaunt & Sinister Man - The Awful Orphanage

Finally, we loved the look of the new designs – whether you enjoy painting miniature figures or whether you just want to play your games using aesthetically pleasing components, we felt that the new figures were a big improvement on the originals.

The Orderly - The Awful Orphanage
Therefore, without further ado – lights! Drumroll! Curtains! Tadaaaaaaa!

I think you’ll agree that the new versions of these models are looking perfect for board games. I particularly liked the improvement to The Gaunt & Sinister Man and The Twins, although this new take on Alyce was a nice surprise too.

Alyce - The Awful Orphanage

You can actually check out the old version of Alyce HERE where we were discussing the preview of the model. As a reminder, you can also get your hands on Alyce FOR FREE to everyone if they are able to reach their funding goal during the first 24 Hours of the Kickstarter campaign which launches next week.

Want To Find Out More?

If you’d like to know more about the game then you can watch the interview we did with the folks at Workhouse Games below…

Make sure to follow the team on Facebook and Twitter over the coming days as they will no doubt be dropping even more information on the game in the run-up to launch.

Which is your favourite of these new miniature previews?

"We took advice from a highly talented and very experienced figure sculptor who has extensive knowledge of how to make single piece figures for games..."

"Secondly, the new figures incorporated more detail but would also be stronger and able to stand up to repeated use during your games..."