Today Invisible Rocket announced Monster Hunter Academy , a new board game
set in a family friendly dungeon created to keep kids thinking on their toes.
Monster Hunter Academy is a board game that get and keeps kids excited about classic fantasy
monsters by mailing them new creatures and activities every month to keep the play advancing.
MHA wants to get kids all over the world using their imagination have fun while spending quality time with their families. In our digital age there has been a bit of magic lost. Children seldom receive letters in the mail, and yet when they do there’s an excitement that’s hard to find anywhere else.When kids know they’ll be something delivered each month just for them, anticipation and excitement build. Monster Hunter Academy is thrilled to deliver that excitement each month, along with much more.
“I originally wanted to create a new way of interacting with my 6 year old outside of video games and traditional board games,” said MHA creator, Brian Colin. “We had been battling with mini figures and reading from the Monster Manual at bedtime, and I just thought there’s got to be a way to put all of these things together in a way that’s kid friendly and fun for parents too.” As an advertising creative and designer by trade, Brian ably put together the playful look for this epic board game with limitless possibilities. “It was important to me to find a way to incorporate additional activities and games for the Monster Hunters In Training to play with their parents, and thus the monthly Debriefing emails and mailers were created. It’s the perfect geeky way to bring families together while getting kids to think creatively.” Monster Hunter Academy builds upon itself each month adding more monsters and options.
This means that your family can enjoy continuous play that grows and changes just like your little hunter or huntress. A classic dungeon setting is the backdrop as 2 to 6 players assume the roles of tough hunters. Your hunter or hunters can choose to tackle one of three game modes: Treasure Hunt, Monster Hunt, or Dungeon Escape. Prior to the first mailing, parents will receive a Monster Debriefing email, giving them a basic understanding of the upcoming monster. Parents can also expect each debriefing to include additional suggestions for family fun projects related to that month’s monster. This not only makes you as the parent an instant monster expert, it also allows you to prepare.
The first mailing that is sent out will include the following: A unique Monster Hunter Academy ID card with the recipient’s name and photo, A welcome letter, The game box, 4 unique dungeon boards that can be turned and arranged in numerous ways, 6 player pieces,, 1 tended die, The official game rules,
A Booger Monster collectible card with monster stats, 6 Booger Monster pieces, and A Booger Monster activity sheet.Once your Monster Hunter In Training has their game and first monster, it’s time to get started! Try all the game modes, work through the activity sheet, and perform some crazy experiments as a family. We promise the fun won’t stop there. As your collection grows each month, your Monster Hunter games will become more and more challenging and fun! Every month your family can expect:
A new Monster Debriefing email, A new Monster collectible card with monster stats, 6 new Monster game pieces, and A new Monster activity sheet. Monster Hunter Academy is expected to be available in September with an expected online retail price of $99. For more information visit the Monster Hunter Academy Kickstarter campaign at: http://cant.rip/ks
About Invisible Rocket
Invisible Rocket provides design, development, marketing, and strategy for a wide variety of clients.Founded by two industry veterans Rocket has planned to launch passion projects since its founding in 2015. Monster Hunter Academy is their first personally powered brand to enter development with three more to follow by the end of 2016. For more information please visit http://invisiblerocket.com
About Brian Colin
My family and I moved to Carrollton in August. My wife is originally from Newnan, and I moved to Georgia in 1997 living around the metro-area during that time. I went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for graphic design. I am a partner in a small design/marketing company, Invisible Rocket.
Brian Colin is a creator.
He is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and storyteller. His works, ranging from 3D canvas paintings or pencil illustrations to figurative taxidermy-themed sculptures, all lie in the realm of exquisitely bizarre fantasy. The inside of Brian’s head is an odd and fantastical place. Stunning beasts inhabit strange lands where anything is possible. Luckily for us, we have Brian to transport them into our world.
Brian spent his childhood in Frederick, Maryland, where he held a strong affinity for art starting at an early age. His earliest creative inspirations came from the breathtaking absurdities of Dr. Seuss. At the age of nine, he discovered a passion for the excitement and wonder of comic books and Dungeons & Dragons. His love for comics and monsters led him to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he received his degree in Visual Communications, while creating comic books of his own.
In 1997 Brian relocated to Georgia and began his extensive career in graphic design and marketing. Over the past years, Brian has established himself as an accomplished designer and all-around Ad Man. Apart from pushing himself professionally, Brian constantly pushes himself creatively. His experiments with new art styles have led to striking results.
He wrote and illustrated Jonas: Tales of an Ironstar, a sci-fi western comic, lushly painted with watercolors. After making the obligatory comic convention circuit, Brian settled into creating a series of paintings. Utilizing a new layering technique that he had developed himself, Brian produced an engaging collection of three dimensional characters and scenes. At the same time, he came across the burgeoning vinyl toy community and began creating custom toy art pieces.
In recent years, Brian’s work has progressed into unbelievable taxidermy sculptures mounted onto hand carved plaques. As opposed to the usually trophies of the hunt, these figures showcase some of the bizarre creatures that reside in Colin’s mind. Gentle beasts with tattoos and extra faces, fierce warriors with spiny spikes, and classical sleek dragons all have a home in his imagination.
Each sculpture or drawing presents an entity. Each entity possesses its own history and story. And Brian Colin breathes life into them all.