Sorry dragons, but the best thing that goes with dungeons is drinking and a new board game promises to bring the two together in a way you’ve never seen before. Heroes of Barcadia is a newly announced board game published by Rollacrit.com, a tabletop lifestyle brand from a team of former ThinkGeek.com ronin. Heroes of Barcadia was inspired by a past April Fool’s day product, but this time it’s no prank. The game is for real, and the Kickstarter for the full version launches soon along with a digital edition on Roll20!
In Heroes of Barcadia, two to six players take on the roles of Barcadian champions to battle monsters and bosses, collect Power-Ups with mystical abilities, and race to collect the elusive Drink Hoard hidden in the dungeon! There is a special twist to this drinking game: your character’s health is measured by the liquid in your cup. Getting hit by a monster forces you to take a drink, slowly sipping down your health pool until it’s back to square one.
With the design of the game and prototype finished, Rollacrit will be launching a Kickstarter to help fund the production and distribution of the project. Visit HeroesofBarcadia.com and sign up to be notified when the campaign begins. If you sign up now, you’ll also receive an exclusive Power-Up in your copy of the game when you back it. Love a good party game but not close enough to play them with your friends? No problem! Rollacrit will be releasing the game on Roll20 after the Kickstarter reaches its funding goal!
Want to know how to play?
Heroes of Barcadia features a fun and cartoony art style, with dozens of unique monsters like The Wicked Witch of the Yeast, Hopgoblins, and the fearsome Mimosasaurus. The game mixes luck of the dice with strategic decisions in a ruleset that’s easy to pick up but still allows for higher-level play. The dungeon itself is tile based and built by the players at the start of each game, making each session different for a high level of replayability.
Choose from Barcadian champions like Sir Drankalot the Inebriated, or Intoxica the Necromixer, taking their character glasses and moving them around the board, revealing dungeon tiles and fighting monsters in your search for the Drink Hoard. Use devious Loot Cards to ruin your opponent’s plans, all the while making sure your Health Bar Cup doesn’t run dry. Nice guys finish last in this fast-paced, ever-changing, pun-tastic party game for fantasy and beverage connoisseurs alike.
The first player to defeat the Grand Drink Guardian and secure the Drink Hoard is crowned the true hero of Barcadia and wins the game! In the end, only one hero may claim the treasure, so it’s a scramble to mess up your opponents’ plans while keeping your own character on the right path.