Word Forge Games takes you into the post-apocalyptic future of the American West in The Devil’s Run: Route 666, their new board game project that’s up on Kickstarter now. The game is a fast-moving vehicular combat game that utilizes a special “rolling board” mechanic where tiles are placed to represent the next stretch of road that your gang will be riding on. I remember old Gorka-Morka scenarios that were like that. Though The Devil’s Run uses a grid system to help keep track of where everyone is a bit easier.
The game consists of several different types of vehicles, each with their own unique set of handling rules, arcs of fire, and possible weapon load-outs. Depending on where you are and what you’re driving, you may get bonuses or penalties to hit enemy vehicles. But be sure to keep an eye on the road, as obstacles can pop up at any moment. Suddenly hitting a wall while going 75mph down the road probably isn’t something conducive to maintaining a high-speed pursuit.
Word Forge Games has made two games out of one in the Devil’s Run. The first is just an easy-to-pick-up-and-play form where you simply use the pre-generated vehicles and gangs right out of the box. No muss, no fuss. Just place your guys, rev your engines and go. But, for those interested in a more-immersive experience, they have expanded rules for a narrative campaign you can use. The game scale is 20mm, so if you want to create your own vehicles or modify your minis to reflect how they’re doing out on the road, you can do so. There are plans for conversion kits if the game really takes off.
The campaign is already funded, closing in on actually being 2x funded with still 20 days left to go on the clock if you want to check it out.