Wolfenstein: The Board Game Launches On Kickstarter

April 14, 2020 by brennon

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Archon Studio has now launched their Kickstarter for Wolfenstein: The Board Game, taking you into the world of B.J. Blazkowicz as he battles against Nazi scum in an alternative Weird World War future where the regime won and now controls America.

Check Out The Kickstarter Here

The game plays with between 1-4 players and takes around 120 minutes to play. As mentioned above, you'll play as Blazkowicz as his comrades as you get stuck into a clash against the might of the Nazi war machine. As well as facing off against its minions, monstrous creations and scientific oddities you'll also find yourself clashing with the very deadly Mecha-Hitler. Any excuse to stick it to the dictator over and over again is welcome!

Wolfenstein Gameplay & Rules Download

Here is a quick rundown of what you can expect when you dive into the board game and play it with your friends.

Wolfenstein Redux - Archon Studio

The core of the campaign and the game itself is about a cooperative affair which I think is great. It's all well and good having someone play the bad guy sometimes but nowadays I much prefer to be battling against the game itself and its inbuilt AI.

I think most folks like a bit of Wolfenstein and it certainly provides a fascinating backdrop for a dungeon crawling adventure. It also looks like Archon have pulled on lots of Wolfenstein lore and more than just The New Order in order to give fans of the retro games and the modern retelling something to explore.

Archon has also put together this handy infographic which walks you through the basics of gameplay.

Wolfenstein How To Play - Archon Studio

If that hasn't quite covered all of the points that you'd like to explore concerning Wolfenstein then perhaps check out the Rulebook & Mission Booklet which have been added up for download as part of the campaign. One bugbear we often have with Kickstarters is that they don't lay out the rules for you to read through and thankfully most companies, like Archon here, are offering them up so you can make an informed decision.

Download The Rules Here

From a quick look over their preview and the rulebook, it does seem like a fun and bombastic experience which could be a lot of fun for fans of Weird World War games, dungeon crawlers and of course Wolfenstein fan. Gerry has also been playing around with the rules himself and tinkering with the painting of the preview figures we got too. Hopefully well get some more insights from him on the game come this weekend!

Pledges & Stretch Goals

Here is what you get when you pledge for Wolfenstein over on their Kickstarter page.

Wolfenstein Core Game Contents

You'll notice a lot of familiar faces from The New Order video game and of course some quirky extras here and there. The array of enemies are pretty fun and there is a nice mix of different enemy types which should hopefully have you changing up your tactics.

Beyond the core box, you can also get yourself a neat add-on in the form of the Wolfenstein 3D Terrain Kit.

Wolfenstein 3D Terrain Kit - Archon Studio

This kit allows you to get rid of all of the 2D tiles and instead replace them with some neat looking plastic 3D tiles which you can give a lick of paint too. As they've mentioned in some of their infographics, the plastic kit you get here doesn't require any glue and is easy to assemble; just like with the cardboard tiles. If you want to get into some properly epic looking adventures on the tabletop then this sounds like a nice extra.

Also, if you're in need of more heroes, the team has also worked on the All-Stars Expansion which introduces some fun new options from the background of Wolfenstein and more are going to be coming in the near future too.

Wolfenstein All-Stars Expansion - Archon Studio

As well as this core pledge and add-ons you've also got a whole new expansion which takes you back before the events of The New Order and instead has you tackling Nazi scum alongside a new array of allies.

The Old Blood Expansion Contents - Archon Studio

The Old Blood expansion is certainly one which will appeal to those who prefer their more classic Weird World War tabletop moments. It has a great new alternative set of enemies, bosses and of course a new B.J. Blazkowicz who is kicking ass and taking names. And, that's not all. Of course, Stretch Goals are also on the way.

Wolfenstein Stretch Goals - Archon Studio

I'm sure this will be another bottle rocket of a Kickstarter and you'll find yourself getting a bunch of nice extras if you join in. For those that do get involved early, you can get yourself a fun extra model which draws on Wolfenstein's retro past. Meet Hans Grosse!

Hans Grosse Miniature - Archon Studio

Check Out The Kickstarter Here

As always, get involved in the comments below and tell us what you think of the game they've put forward here on Kickstarter. I do like kicking butt and taking names in a dungeon-crawling setting so this might be worth a peek.

Let us know your thoughts on what we've seen so far below!

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