“Hardseal is positive Cap’n, we’ve breached the airlock!”

Blow the airlock doors, search and loot the ship, take the bridge!
Beware; one of you may be a traitor out for personal glory!

Casting off on Kickstarter September 2017!

1 to 4 players
(Solo Play Integrated)
60 Minutes
Ages 13+
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Into the Black: Boarding Party (A Game of Space Piracy) is a sci-fi pirate themed, tile laying, semi-cooperative board game for 1 to 4 players. The game plays in approximately 45-60 minutes. Every game is a different experience with a random tile layout. This is the second installment (the first to be published) in a planned 3 game series encompassing the Game of Space Piracy universe.

Multiple loss conditions and few win conditions make for a challenging time. Each player has the opportunity to win individually, or as a group and there is the potential for one player to sabotage everything, revealing themselves as a traitor upon completion of their own objective.

As you board and explore an unknown star ship, searching for the bridge, strange winding corridors and new rooms are slowly revealed. Be wary of where you step as each new room may hold a potentially deadly surprise; enemy defenders attempting to fend off your dastardly plundering, a dangerous plasma leak or artificial gravity failure can all mean doom for you and your crew! Each of these issues must be dealt with in one way or another to be able to proceed in your quest. Looting the ship may net you many helpful items such as stim packs to heal you or another’s crew member, special or upgraded weapons to help fight off enemy defenders, body armor to protect against damage and more.

Adding to the chaos, each player has their own personal goal they must achieve; be wary of a potential traitor in your midst!

Explore the ship, complete your primary and personal objectives, and survive.
All before meeting any number of failure conditions, to win or lose; together!

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View the pre-release Rules v7.1 PDF (May 29, 2017) for INTO THE BLACK: Boarding Party (A Game of Space Piracy)

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A few shots of people enjoying the various stages of play testing and demos

From left to right, top to bottom;
Board Game Barrage @ BreakoutCon2017, The Cliffside Bunker Crew @ FMGCon2016 Demo Play, The IWillNeverGrowUp Testers @ Headquarters, Blind Testing 2017
Early Prototype, Early Prototype (2), FMGCon2016 Demo Play

Start Tile
Airlock Tilev4
Sample Room Tile
Sample Character Board
Character Artwork by Sanford Illustrations

ItB Characters



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Jeff of Board Game Barrage sits down with James J Campbell, designer of Into the Black, for a quick preview @ BreakoutCon Toronto 2017

Tim Blackburn pReviews an older version of Into the Black (Summer 2016)

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are © 2016 I Will Never Grow Up Gaming