From regular, run-of-the-mill pirates to space pirates we go. I’m not sure if you still have to hoist a misenmast or deal with yardarms, but there’s still plenty of plundering and pillaging taking place out in space. That’s what you’ll be doing in Into the Black: Boarding Party, a new game coming from I Will Never Grow Up Games that’s coming to Kickstarter in a week.
About the game:
James J. Campbell and I Will Never Grow Up Games are headed to Kickstarter to seek funding for their board game, Into the Black: Boarding Party, a semi-cooperative space pirate dungeon crawl for 1 to 4 players. Gamers familiar with the dice and tile laying aspects of Betrayal at House on the Hill and the traitor mechanics in Dead of Winter will feel right at home with Into the Black: Boarding Party, the first in a trilogy of games in development set in the Game of Space Piracy universe.
Into the Black: Boarding Party has been blind play tested by dozens of groups during hundreds of sessions across the world, and it will launch on Kickstarter with the full art and design complete. The Kickstarter campaign will feature the game at $59 Canadian (approximately $45 US), with low, subsidized shipping.
About Into the Black: Boarding Party
In the not so distant future, mankind has traveled the galaxy seeking out new worlds to colonize and exploit for their rich resources. In the process a new breed of spacefaring pirate has emerged to take advantage and profit off of the hard work of others.
In Into the Black: Boarding Party you play as a fierce band of space pirates who have just boarded an unknown enemy vessel, set on accomplishing not only your primary mission but your own personal, secret, goal as well. You will explore the ship one corridor and room at a time, loot the vessel of all of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner. All the while keeping morale high and the clock ticks down to your eventual failure. Beware the potential traitor among you, out for personal gain and glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!
Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party.
Number of players: 1-4 (solo play has been designed into the core rules of the game)
Time required: 90-120 min
Recommended ages: 14+
Contains: 12 player boards, 75 tiles, 15 custom dice, 2 standard dice, 7 primary mission cards, 14 personal goals cards, 96 loot cards, 35 events cards, 4 player meeples, 35 enemy meeples, draw bag, 20 reputation marker (cubes), 52 tokens, rulebook, apprehension track, morale track, quick reference cards.