Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame

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The award winning game Orcs Must Die has at last made its way to the table top! Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame dares you to preserve your stronghold sieged by orcs. You have traps & weapons galore, and can team up with your friends to obliterate the nasty orcs and their grotesque allies. Robot Entertainment has joined forces with award-winning designer Sandy Petersen to create Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame .

Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame  has been designed for the tabletop environment. It includes scores of great
plastic figures of all your favorite heroes, plus hordes of orcs, crossbow orcs, kobolds, gnolls, trolls, ogres, and more. Build an exciting fortress using our tile-based system, then watch as swarms of baddies plunge through your defenses to abolish your Rift.

Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame  actually consists of TWO separate games! One is based on the heroic Order, while the other is for the Unchained. Both are complete stand-alone games. In Order, you’ll play your favorite heroes such as Maximilian the War Mage, Gabriella the Redeemed Sorceress, and others, while fending off the villainous orc onslaught. In Unchained, you play opposing heroes, such as the Kobold King or Midnight the assassin, facing down assaults by human soldiers, lions, elves, bears, dwarfs, and the like.

If you or your friends own both the Order and Unchained versions of Orcs Must Die : The Boardgame , you can go head-to-head, leading your armies into the citadel of your enemy! Up to 8 players can team up against each other in the combined game, which boasts well over a hundred large-scale high-quality figures.

How Is It Played?

First, you and your friends will choose your heroes – each individual game supports 1-4 players, who must co-operate to survive the enemy onslaught. Each hero has his own individual sheet, with his unique characteristics, special ability, and his secret superpower, that he needs to save for just the right moment. He also comes with his own special figure and his own weapon cards that no one else has access to.Orcs Must Die The Board Game Characters

When you think you are ready to go, choose a difficulty level, and a map – you can select one of the maps we’ve included, or create one of your own! A typical map is made up of from 4 to as many as 13 tiles (or even more, if you are inventing your own design). The game has a lot of pieces to play with, but the map itself is reasonably tight, and will fit just fine on a typical gaming (or dining room) table.

Finally, the fight begins! Each turn, waves of orcs and other monsters move pitilessly through the map, relentlessly aiming for your poor Guardian, trying to destroy him and your Rift. You and your allies run around the map, placing traps in the various parts of your map, battling the invaders, and performing a host of other actions.

Orcs Must Die The Board Game Cards

You earn trophy skulls for killing your enemies, and these act as the game’s “cash” – spend them to buy new weapons, magic amulets, and a host of other items. You also can spend skulls to place traps, and to upgrade your Guardian, making him better-able to hold off the orcs, gnolls, and other enemies.

But beware – over time your enemies accrue in strength, too! You have to face three Onslaughts, and with each Onslaught, your foes increase in might. If you did not lay a solid groundwork for your defenses with upgrades and trap placements in the early part of the game, you may face doom later on!

Combat is easy and fun – you roll various colored dice depending on what type of weapons and upgrades you own. Remove “killed” enemies from the map, only to see them replaced by new waves each turn. The fun continues. The game builds up over time to a crescendo of doom, in which the last few turns see you frantically try to finish off the final waves of the onslaught before your crippled Guardian is destroyed!

Orcs Must Die The Board Game Map


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What’s this about playing head-to-head?

That’s right – if you own both Orcs Must Die: Order – the boardgame AND Orcs Must Die: Unchained – the boardgame you can pit the regimented Order against the legions of the Unchained in an epic conflict. You and your friends will split into two teams – one side fights for the Order, and the other will control the Unchained.

Both sides have their own heroes, their own armies, their own Items, and their own traps. Your hero can defend your own citadel, or seeks to lead your armies to victory inside the enemy lair. With friends at your side, you can have some heroes at each task, and even switch off these duties. Since the game supports up to 4 players per side, everyone can have a chance to beat down the foe!

Orcs Must Die The Board Game

What Comes in the Box?

The core game of Orcs Must Die: Order – the boardgame, includes:

  • Player sheets (4)
  • The War Camp
  • Map Tiles: 16 large die-cut tiles
  • Custom Dice: 10 black Battle dice , 2 red Fire dice, 2 blue Lightning dice, 2 purple Arcane dice, 2 white Frost dice, 1 green Healing die
  • Cards: Weapon Cards (12), Item Cards (54), Trap Cards (36), Monster Cards (64)
  • Skulls (60)
  • An assortment of die-cut tokens
  • At least 43 figures, including 4 heroes (War Mage, Ivy, Master, Sorceress), 10 Orcs, 8 Crossbow Orcs, 7 Kobolds, 2 Hobgoblin Shamans, 7 Hunters, 3 Trolls, and 2 Ogres.

The core game of Orcs Must Die: Unchained – the boardgame, includes:

  • Player sheets (4)
  • The War Camp
  • Map Tiles: 16 large die-cut tiles (not the same as in the Order game)
  • Custom Dice: 10 black Battle dice , 2 red Fire dice, 2 blue Lightning dice, 2 purple Arcane dice, 2 white Frost dice, 1 green Healing die
  • Cards: Weapon Cards (12), Item Cards (54), Trap Cards (36), Monster Cards (64) (again, these cards are different from the ones in the Order game)
  • Skulls (60)
  • An assortment of die-cut tokens
  • At least 43 figures, including 4 heroes (Kobold King, Blackpaw, Ball & Chain, Midnight), 10 Soldiers, 8 Crossbowmen, 7 Satyrs, 2 Elf Wizardresses, 7 Lions, 3 Armored Grizzlies, and 2 Giants.

But that isn’t all, because we have a whole ream of exciting stretch goals planned which will expand this greatly!

 

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