‘Highlander’ Board Game Releasing On Kickstarter Soon

We only have hints and teasers to go off of right now, but River Horse Games will be releasing a Highlander on Kickstarter later this month!

As of right now, River Horse Games Facebook page is the only source of information regarding the Highlander Board Game. However, they’ve given us a few bits and pieces to go off of.

In Highlander, The Board Game, Connor is a strong choice for the early portions of the game. His high influence (owing to his charming personality) allows him to find the allies he needs to keep his unique ability in use. Connor is the immortal that most relies on his allies, his friends, and when he loses them he can harness his pain into a weapon that can be used against his enemies.

The Kurgan is not the character of choice for those of great subtlety and is most effective at the beginning and ends of the game. His high starting power keeps enemies at bay, though the Kurgan will find it hard to upgrade it due to his other lower stats. At the very end of the game the Kurgan gains a great boon in four quickening tokens, enough to give Victor victory and allow him to claim the prize?

Highlander would not be complete without swords. Each weapon in Highlander is unique, and slots onto your character sheet, giving you special abilities. These abilities help you either directly or indirectly during your duels.

Each immortal in a duel must roll power, the immortal that rolls highest draws a fate card and activates it. Fate cards can be bonuses to the victor or penalties to the vanquished but hidden within the fate deck is the behead card which ends the game for your foe and brings you one step closer to victory. The behead card is always shuffled back into the fate deck so as the game goes on your chances of survival get lower and lower. If you are the last immortal standing, you claim the prize and win the game!

For your best chance of winning duels, make sure you grab your weapon!

via River Horse Games

Highlander: The Board Game – Kickstarter Begins January 12th

If there is no Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez I’m gonna up very upset.

  • m3g4tr0n

    Highlander 2 was so much better.

    • Marco Marantz

      You cant be serious?

      • m3g4tr0n

        Challenge accepted.

  • MarcoT

    They made a really poor game out of the Labyrinth movie, which was a far more original premise. So call me cynical but this will probably suck too.

  • euansmith

    Safe to assume that this will not be a co-op game? 😉

    • Apocryphus

      What they didn’t reveal is that when you buy the game, you have to hunt down each other person who owns it and destroy their copy, because THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

      • Patriarch

        It’s fine, just hide out in a church.

  • Marco Marantz

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Sebastien Bazinet

    Ah Highlander, the movie that cast a french guy as scottish and the scottish guy as an egyptian by the way of Spain. Curious to see the game’s mechanics though