Orcs Must Die Board Game Has Been Kickstarted

While playing Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die tower defense action games, has the thought of the series being adapted into a board game ever crossed your mind? Probably not, but now that such an adaptation is about to happen the idea suddenly makes a whole lot of sense.

After its first week on Kickstarter, Petersen Games’ officially licensed Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame has been funded and already received more than twice its opening pledge goal with 25 days still to go.

The game structure appears to play out exactly the same on a tabletop: Choose a map, select a hero avatar, place traps, kills monsters, earn skulls, level up your hero, and ultimately protect your Rift from waves of enemies. Each map supports 1-4 players in cooperative play as well as different difficulty options.

Actually, there are two different boxed games–Order Edition or Unchained Edition–to choose from at $90 pledge level. At the $150 pledge level, you’ll get both versions, opening up the ability to combine the two for 8-player, team-based PvP matches.

It’s not cheap, but the game sure looks fun.


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