The Boys board game takes the fight against Supes to your dinner table

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys comic book series has already branched out to be a successful Amazon TV series, and now it’s taking on another medium: board games. The Boys: This is Going to Hurt is a competitive 2-5 player board game in which players take on the role of Butcher and the Boys to take down Homelander and the Seven.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt

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« To challenge Homelander, players will need to recruit an army of Supes using blackmail, money, and brawn, with occasional Compound V use for an extra boost, » the game’s description reads. « There are over 80 unique characters, as well as an assortment of items from the comics to help. Once they feel strong enough to face Homelander, they have a chance to save the world and be the victor! But, if no one can defeat Homelander in time… it’s game over for us all. »

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The Boys: This is Going to Hurt is the first game from 1First Games, a new division of the long-running independent comic company 1First Comics – which helped facilitate the TV adaptations of The Boys, as well as Ennis’ Preacher. 

The company is taking pre-orders for The Boys: This is Going to Hurt board game on Kickstarter, and is already just a few thousand short of their $50,000 goal after launching the campaign on Monday.

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« I’m delighted that so many of you have enjoyed The Boys comic series, and the new spinoff series, Dear Becky, that’s running right now, » Ennis says in the announcement. « Very keen on seeing The Boys board game, which seems to me the next big step for The Boys to take. Looking forward to it. »

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt board game is expected to go on sale in June 2021 with a retail price of $60.

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