Greenbrier Games Inc.
Based in Worcester, MA (USA)

Release date:
Q1 2019

Champions of Hara(BGG)


Regular Price:


Champions of Hara


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.


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.

Chaos on Hara (Non Retail Expansion)

The Chaos on Hara Expansion adds four new playable characters, along with the components necessary for five and six player games. Go deeper into the world of Hara with new Monsters and Event cards for each World, and face of against four vicious new Corrupted foes. Includes two crossover characters from the Grimslingers universe, Icarus and the Witch King. This expansion contains sixteen new Scenarios for you to fight your way through, featuring four new solo Scenarios and four ultra-hard “Challenges From the Void.” Will you fight for your new home, or tear down the walls to escape?


  • 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


This Game has EVERYTHING - Champions of Hara Review by a Comedian - by Grant Lyon YouTube

Champions of Hara Review - Greenbrier Games - by Board Game Empire YouTube

Champions of Hara - Board Game Review - by Unfiltered Gamer YouTube

Champions of Hara Review - with Robert Geistlinger (Dice Tower) YouTube

Champions of Hara W/ Matthew Jude (By This Game is Broken) YouTube

Champions of Hara Review (By EverythingBoardGames) YouTube

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


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SizePDFs & Documents

Selected Articles

  • "… Save Hara Before It’s Too Late! I am really excited about what the future might hold for Champions of Hara, and can only hope that Greenbrier Games hears my pleas for more solo options."

    - Posted June 11, 2019 / strieeyes, singlehandedlydotblog.wordpress.com
  • "Ask me what my favorite thing is about Champions of Hara, and you aren’t going to like the answer. It’s far too twee. Too sickly sweet. Too basic."

    - Posted by Dan Thurot 2019-05-20, spacebiff.com
  • " I don’t mean to suggest that Champions of Hara is merely a better version of Mage Knight. In fact, to me, it doesn’t feel like Mage Knight at all. It feels like it was made by someone who admires Mage Knight, but has a lot more to say than the usual fantasy schtick. Walter Barber’s design and storytelling hold their own next to some of my favorite imaginative boardgames. A Study in Emerald, Spirit Island, Hand of Doom, and Shadi Torbey’s Oniverse games all come to mind."

    - Tom Chick, April 9, 2019, www.quartertothree.com
  • "Are You The Champion Our World Needs? - First and foremost, I'm in love with how pretty this game is, because that's such a big deal to me. Another big thing for me is theme and I think that this really brings you into the world you're trying to save and gives you very detailed characters to choose from, so it's great in that regard."

    - settleroftheboards.com - 1/16/2019 , www.settleroftheboards.com
  • "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
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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.

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.

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Champions of Hara Credits

Leaf Pile Media

Walter Barber

Ian VanNest

Andrew Zimmermann

Joseph Barber

Hannah Kennedy

Jason Piperberg

Eric Priestley

Stephen Gibson
Artist/Space Lazers

Greenbrier Games Inc.
Miniature skulpting/Publisher

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