Hellboy: The Board Game Wave One Breakdown

Hey folks! Wanna skip the preamble? Scroll down to the section titled “The Breakdown”.

It’s an exciting time here in Needy Catville. We’re working on some incredibly exciting things behind the scenes. We’ve got a couple of new games coming out soon that should be announced over the next couple of months. We’ve recently launched our three-part series, An Introduction to Game Design, where we’re inviting people to join us here in Nottingham and learn all about how to design their own board games. We’ve hit $50 a month on our Patreon, so it looks like we’re going to be launching a podcast! Oh, and here’s a big one - Hellboy: the Board Game has started shipping!

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Backers in Europe have already been receiving their copies of the game, and the consensus seems to be that everyone’s really happy with it! I can’t tell you what a relief that is. When you’ve put as much work into a project as we have with Hellboy, there’s an ever-present fear that people will think it’s utterly rubbish, no matter how pleased you are with it. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case here! (Side note: if you have any questions about shipping, you need to contact Mantic directly. We don’t have anything to do with that! The latest shipping info was provided in this Kickstarter update.)

One thing that’s cropped up in the comments, though, is a desire for some kind of detailed guide to the contents of that big, lovely box. Mantic are up to their eyeballs at the minute, dispatching approximately one bazillion copies of the game to people across the world (rough estimate), so I thought I’d step in and do it.

First up, a disclaimer! What follows is a guide to the contents of the game based on my best knowledge, without having a copy of the game in front of me. (Once the dust has settled and everyone who backed the project has got their order we’ll ask for our designer copies.) I might be slightly off in a few places, with exact card quantities or fine details - I’m going off what we handed over, but there were some changes, edits and fine-tuning after then so a few things might be different. If anyone spots anything that’s wrong, let me know in the comments and I’ll edit this list.

So here we go - on with the breakdown. Thanks again to everyone who backed the Kickstarter and made it a success. I hope you enjoy your copy when you get it!

The Breakdown:

You can download the breakdown as a pdf by following this link.

Also, if you’d like to know more about the Wave One releases, our blog post here (from when it was all handed over!) does a deep dive into what’s what.

Note: The rest of the blog post used to feature the breakdown, but with all the updating and amending it was just easier to stick to the pdf link.