• Heroes Wanted

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    At the intersection where comics and games meet there are some opportunities for some pretty great games!

     

    TITLE: Heroes Wanted – A tactical board game for 1-5 heroes

    THE GAME:

    Heroes Wanted is a tactical board game for 1-5 superhero hopefuls eager to join The Champions of Zeta City.

    Tactical board game? That sounds interesting! After watching the video I’m convinced, it is interesting!! The video does a great job of selling the game. And the artwork is top notch which helps to build the comic book game vibe. A game so rooted in the comic book world but without the advantage of licensed characters would have to have great art and this one does! It’s hard to get a perfectly clear view of a game from just watching a play through so usually the art and concept have to sell the game before people get a chance to play it. But the Heroes Wanted crew has also produced an excellent video on gameplay. A back shouldn’t really have any questions when it comes to the game, well done guys!

    GOAL:
    This game has a lot of items but most of them look like standard off the shelf pieces like pawns, meeples and dice. I wonder why the goal is so high. Maybe the weight of all those pieces is adding to the freight charges? I don’t think they add to the game much. Perhaps if they had gone with custom cutout card pieces for the minion meeples and villain pawns the cost would have been lowered and there would have been another chance to sell the theme of the game. I wish one of the stretch goals was custom meeples or hero pawns. The campaign is already doing very well though, maybe they’ll shoot past their existing stretch goals and add some more for custom pieces!

    REWARDS:
    This has to be one of the most simplified and streamlined rewards section I’ve seen in a long time. There are a total of 6 levels right now not including the always confusing $1 level. And some of those levels are just repeats for the international market. So really there are three levels, get one game, get two games, or get yourself drawn as a character. That’s a very interesting approach. It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of incentive to put down $50 a preorder here. You’d almost be better off just waiting and seeing if your local game store will carry one later. You have to give people a reason to pledge, not just a great game! They are already halfway through the goal and it seems like a big chunk of that is coming from a very positive critshappen.com review. So let that be a lesson to those starting game kickstarters, an important part of the process is getting your game out to reviewers! We’ll see if they can keep up the excellent pace set by their first day of backers.

    PROS:
    • Great artwork and a really fun concept
    • Great production values on the project page

    CONS:
    • Not very exciting rewards. There’s not a lot of incentive to pledge here as opposed to waiting and buying it later on Amazon or on their website.
    Heroes Wanted - a tactical board game for 1-5 heroes. -- Kicktraq Mini

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