Mantic Games, in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, has unveiled a new tabletop board game, Umbrella Academy: The Board Game.
Mantic Games is the publisher behind Hellboy: The Board Game, so they are no stranger to adapting comics and graphics novels. The board game takes its inspiration from the original graphic novels. So, don’t expect to see the same versions of characters as in the Netflix series.
The game is currently available on the crowdfunding site, Gamefound. The campaign will end at the end of June, so be sure to check out the campaign link for more details. You can also watch a great overview video on what to expect from the game. Like many crowdfunding campaigns, the game is not expected to ship until August of 2023.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY: THE BOARD GAME
Inspired by the world famous graphic novels by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, Umbrella Academy: The Board Game tasks you with one simple thing… saving the world!
In this co-operative game for 1-5 players, you become a member of the Umbrella Academy. Choose from Spaceboy, Rumor, Kraken, Séance and Number Five, then use their special abilities to defeat hazards and super villains such as Hazel and Cha Cha, or The White Violin. Each hero and villain is brought to life with fantastically detailed, pre-assembled plastic miniatures that are great for board gamers, or Umbrella Academy fans that want to collect their favorite characters.
Mantic Games, publisher of the critically acclaimed Hellboy: The Board Game, has worked with top games designers Alessio Cavatore and Jack Caesar at River Horse Games – creators of best-selling board games like Pacific Rim: Extinction and Labyrinth: The Adventure Game – to accurately capture the co-operative, yet often chaotic, nature of the graphic novels. The result is an experience that’s easy to pick-up-and-play, making it perfect for game nights with friends or family.
“The Umbrella Academy is such a great opportunity to create a fun and fast-paced board game,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. “The graphic novels provide a fantastic foundation on which to build an immersive, co-operative experience with plenty of twists and turns to ensure that no two games ever play the same.”
The Gamefound campaign for Umbrella Academy: The Board Game is live now and can be backed here.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY: THE BOARD GAME OVERVIEW VIDEO
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