Factsheet

Publisher:
Greenbrier Games Inc.
Based in Marlborough, MA (USA)

Release date:
Q1 2018

Platforms:
Champions of Hara(BGG)

Website:
greenbriergames.com/COH

Regular Price:

$TBD

Champions of Hara

Description

Beneath the roots, way, way down through the layers of what was, past the golden stove, and even deeper than darkness…the sky opens back up. At the core of everything, in the belly of the soul, you’ll find Hara. Look to it when you are tired, scared, or hungry. Call out, and it will find you.

Champions of Hara is an adventure board game in which 1-4 players race to protect a dying world. Players will contain destructive energy by defeating monsters, closing rifts, and exploring the six different zones within Hara. In order to rise to the challenge, players will need to unlock new abilities and collect powerful items. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes per player.

In versus mode, players will compete against one another in arena style combat. The winner is offered a powerful blessing by Hara’s stewards: a single wish to shape the future. However, wishes are no simple matter. In co-op mode, players will work together to overcome the fallout from the champion’s wish, facing off against corrupted foes and solving scenario based challenges.

History

Leaf Pile Media

Ian, Walter and Zim grew up with Magic cards in one hand and Spiderman comics in the other. Since they were old enough to doodle, all three dreamt of nothing but designing games, writing stories, and building unique worlds. The team met during their freshman year at Skidmore college, and out of their inexorable friendship the world of Hara was born. In their senior year, the trio took first place in the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, earning the funding to get Leaf Pile Media off the ground. With a little seed money on the table, the team grew to include an incredible family of artists.They could not be happier than to have found a home with Greenbrier Games.

Features

  • Co-op or versus style gameplay
  • Tactical miniature combat
  • Hand-management/card puzzle
  • Each character has a distinct resource system
  • Modular map changes throughout the game
  • Multiple character progression paths
  • Narrative adventure through a rich world

Videos

Champions of Hara Kickstarter Video (By Greenbriergames) YouTube

Champions of Hara Overview (By Walter Barber) YouTube

Bower's Game Corner: Champions of Hara Preview (By Bower's Game Corner) YouTube

Champions of Hara Video Preview (Board to Death Reviews) YouTube

MeepleCore Podcast EP34 - Champions of Hara Kickstarter Preview YouTube

Learn to Play Presents: A Kickstarter Overview of Champions of Hara YouTube

Bower interview YouTube

Bower review of a prototype. Dated. YouTube

Mr. VIking’s review. Dated as well. YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "This new version of Champions is well worth the wait. So many aspects of the game have been improved, streamlined, retooled, and rebalanced – The Champions of Hara iteration before you is vastly more worthwhile than before – and that’s saying something as the previous edition was still enjoyable in its own right."

    - Ryan LaFlamme (Cardboard Republic) - August 29, 2017, www.cardboardrepublic.com
  • "Its very unique... I love the card mechanics...Each game you play is going to give you a different experience."

    - Lance (Learn to Play Games) - August 29, 2017,
  • "The game, as I said before, looks fantastic—it feels like being in a comic book world, and I really love the way the various characters have their own stories and corresponding abilities... I’m always a fan of asymmetric powers, and Champions of Hara has that in spades."

    - Jonathan Liu (Geekdad) - August 29, 2017, www.geekdad.com
  • "Champions of Hara Kickstarter Preview; "I am giving Champions of Hara 9 out of 10 super meeples.""

    - by Sarah Johnson - Wednesday, August 30, 2017, www.everythingboardgames.com
  • "Crazy Eights: Greenbrier Games’ Walter Barber on Champions of Hara"

    - by Keith Schleicher - August 31, 2017, www.gamingtrend.com
  • "This is exactly what I want from an adventure game."

    - Undead Viking (2015), www.youtube.com

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Comicbook: Champions Of Hara Chapter 01
Official Champions of Hara comic book detailing the champion Thomas Evening's backstory secure.greenbriergames.com.

Comicbook: Champions Of Hara Chapter 02
Official Champions of Hara comic book detailing the Kaoru and Kuma's backstory secure.greenbriergames.com.

Champions Of Hara Google Photo Gallary
Official Photos of the Champions of Hara Prototype Assets. photos.google.com.

Kickstarter(GBG Relaunch)
Official Kickstarter Campaign link for Champions of Hara. kickstarter.com.

Kickstarter(Original Campaign link)
Kickstarter Campaign link for original campaign by Leaf Pile Media. kickstarter.com.


About Greenbrier Games Inc.

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Greenbrier Games, an independent game company based out of Marlborough, MA, is a small team of tabletop games designers and publishers headed up by Jeff Gracia. The company has expanded from their original goal of game design to game publishing, miniatures design, and taking on games in a variety of tabletop styles that all have one common factor; they’re fun to play.

More information
More information on Greenbrier Games Inc., our logo & relevant media are available here.


Champions of Hara Credits

Leaf Pile Media
Creators

Walter Barber
Designer

Ian VanNest
Designer

Andrew Zimmermann
Designer

Joseph Barber
Developer

Hannah Kennedy
Artist

Jason Piperberg
Artist

Eric Priestley
Artist

Stephen Gibson
Artist/Space Lazers

Greenbrier Games Inc.
Miniature skulpting/Publisher


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