Sniper Elite is on Kickstarter now

21st August 2020

Back the game the board game industry is raving about.

“I think this is one of the best hidden movement games I’ve ever played – fast, thematic, interesting, unique and with very little downtime.”

– Tom Vasel, the Dice Tower.

“At some point a board game media person who I will not name, whiskey in hand, stopped by to say hi. I was contemplating my turn when someone must have asked him what his favorite game was so far, because all I remember is him exclaiming, “SNIPER ELITE IS #$^*ING AWESOME. GAME OF THE CON”. This is how I learned about Sniper Elite.”

“your odds go up and down not just based on environmental factors (the length and difficulty of the shot) but on how your nerves are handling the pressure of the mission.”

“I’m not saying that Sniper Elite is going to revolutionize gaming, but I do think there’s a lot of potential for it to quickly become my favorite hidden movement game.”

–          The Thoughtful Gamer (written review)

  “I really like the idea of a hidden movement game where the One is not only the ‘good guy’ but is able to exact fear across the table to the other players.  Overall I believe this game will generate a really great level of tension and excitement around the table.”

–          Polyhedron Collider

“probably my favorite of all the games I played at the convention”

” I absolutely love the way designers David Thompson and Roger Tankersley handled this one”

“a tense and harrowing affair”

 – Punchboard Media

“I heard about it on Friday night and people were raving about it, like ‘this is the game of the con, it’s incredible’”

It does look very cool. It very much plays out like a stealth videogame.

The shooting mechanism was really cool.

I think it has a lot of potential.

It felt really, really nice.

Thoughtful Gamer (podcast)

“It was very edge-of-your-seat.

Even in the smaller form we were playing, I would play it over and over again.

I need to have this.”

The Secret Cabal

You can find the game here.

Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate is fully funded on Kickstarter!

8th July 2020

The Enforcer, one of the six playable characters included in the game.

We launched our first-ever Kickstarter project on July first, with Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate.

It’s already fully funded with Stretch Goals unlocking, and you can back it now.

Since early 2019 Rebellion Unplugged have been working with several exciting designers developing projects in parallel, trying to think outside of established formats to deliver the best tabletop experiences. One of those projects has been Adventure Presents, an anthology RPG project inspired by the Future Shocks strips in Rebellion’s own 2000 AD, and by my personal experience of never having finished an RPG campaign once I’d started one.

When the UK went into lockdown in March we made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Sniper Elite the Board Game (it’s still coming, more news on that front soon). We’ve been keeping busy developing it, Adventure, and several top secret projects. During playtesting Adventure has worked particularly well remotely, so we moved the game to the top of our schedule, as a way to better serve tabletop gamers who are social distancing.

Adventure is a complete RPG in a single magazine, with pull-out character sheets, handouts, maps, a GM’s guide, and a fully illustrated 24-page adventure in three acts.

The Graphic Designer

The first issue, Tartarus Gate is a game of sci-fi horror designed by Grant Howitt & Chris Taylor, the creators of Spire and Honey Heist, and their work has been featured in the likes of Critical Role and The Adventure Zone. In Tartarus Gate, players will take on the role of unpaid interns in deep space trying to secure permanent jobs in the face of cosmic chaos. The art and graphic design comes from 2000 AD veteran Pye Parr.

By using the printing systems which have kept 2000 AD on a weekly delivery schedule we can deliver a physical copy of the game to Games Masters in lockdown. We’re pairing that with a set of digital assets for players, allowing for an ideal remote play experience with a mix of real-world and online tools.

We think you’re going to love it, so head on over to Kickstarter and give it a look.

Staying Under Cover

2nd April 2020

Hi everyone,

First of all, I just wanted to pass on well wishes to everyone from Rebellion Unplugged to all of you reading. We know how troubling a time this is for everyone in this unprecedented global crisis, and the huge challenges we are all set to face in the coming weeks and months.

With all that in mind, we’ve taken the difficult decision to delay launching the Sniper Elite the Board Game Kickstarter campaign. Simply put, we don’t want to ask you to support the project right now when there are bigger, more important things to worry about.

In the meantime Sniper Elite the Board Game is progressing really well, and so we are now working towards launching the Kickstarter campaign later this year.
Over the coming weeks we’ll continue to develop new content for the game, including a brand new single player mode! We also have other MEGA exciting tabletop announcements lined up in the near-future… so do stay tuned!

Please make sure to follow us on the Rebellion Unplugged website, Twitter and Facebook pages where we’ll keep you updated on everything Sniper Elite the Board Game over the coming months.

In the meantime stay safe and well, and keep indoors! Maybe give Sniper Elite 4 another go and take out Hitler with a perfectly fired sniper bullet…
Oh, and while we’re here, how about a hint of things to come?

All the best,
Duncan and the Rebellion Unplugged team

Each squad of soldiers has a Specialist Officer with a unique ability.
The Sniper must complete two Secret Objectives to win the game.

Play it at PAX

20th November 2019

Sniper Elite will be playable at PAX Unplugged booth 3023

Join us in Philadelphia December 6th to 8th for an early look at Sniper Elite the Board Game, ahead of its launch on Kickstarter next year. You can find us at booth 3023, where we will be joined by designers David Thompson and Roger Tankersley.

Sniper Elite the Board Game is a competitive stealth action game for 2 to 4 players. Designer David Thompson has previously worked with Rebellion Unplugged’s Duncan Molloy on the acclaimed Undaunted: Normandy. Artwork for the game comes from the art team behind the Sniper Elite videogames.

Announcing Rebellion Unplugged

12th November 2019

‘Rebellion Unplugged’ to begin slate with title based on bestselling tactical shooter video game series, Sniper Elite.

Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent creative studios, is proud to announce its brand new board game division, Rebellion Unplugged. The first game from the new offshoot will be Sniper Elite the Board Game, based on the studio’s bestselling tactical shooter series.

Headed up by Duncan Molloy, previously the Founder and Creative Lead of the board game line at Osprey Games, Rebellion Unplugged will release new physical games and collectables based on the company’s diverse and extensive collection of properties. Several games are already in the works.

Rebellion operates across games, TV, books, comics and film. Among many others, its library of IPs includes the beloved sci-fi universes of 2000 AD, the upcoming spy-fi lair-builder Evil Genius 2, and the multi-million selling Zombie Army series – the next instalment of which, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 4th.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be launching Rebellion Unplugged,” said Rebellion CEO and founder Jason Kingsley OBE. “My brother Chris and I have been making video games for more than 25 years, and our love of the medium has its roots in our childhood love of board games. We’ve got so many great games and comic book heroes and universes to draw from too, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Sniper Elite the Board Game will be coming to Kickstarter early next year. For early news and behind-the-scenes previews follow us on Twitter, Facebook or via the email newsletter below.