Grim Heroes (2017)


Besieged by the Horde, a desperate band of heroes prepare to defend their outpost at all costs.

Grim Heroes is the second game to feature the DiceQuest game system designed by Simon McGregor, the dice-engine behind Ancient Terrible Things (ATT).

The game builds on the dice system introduced in ATT, expanding that popular dice mechanic to include:

– Semi co-operative play through the introduction of the Traitor player.

– 3D Fortress game-box, with a unique raised dice-tray , allowing for an immersive board game experience, and contained dice rolling.

– Siege ladders, boiling oil and plenty of vile monsters!
Status: In development.

Kickstarter pre-orders: Q1/2017

29 comments on “Grim Heroes (2017)
  1. Dennis says:

    Is Grim Heroes a dead idea or can we expect some new news soon? Please reply.

    • Pleasant Company Games says:

      Hi Dennis, As we are a single team studio, we concentrate on a single game at time. For 2019, the focus is on our new solo card game, The Dead Eye.
      That said, Grim Heroes will remain in development, as there is strong interest and demand to see the game realized.

  2. Santander says:

    Have you any news about Grim Heroes relaese ?
    Kickstarter or perhaps Essen 2019 ?

  3. Mark Deibert says:

    Please send out an email when the KS is about to go live. I’ve been waiting for this game for a loooong time 🙂

    • Wyldeirishman says:

      Same here!

    • Pleasant Company Games says:


      Grim Heroes has made way for a new DiceQuest game with a very different theme. Expect an announcement here in the next week.

      We will have a new KS starting 30 March 2017.

      • MAJBrown22 says:

        I never saw an announcement. What is this new game that bumped Grim Heroes?

        • Joe Scarborough says:

          @MAJBrown: Konja (

          @ Pleasant Company: Any word on whether Grim Heroes is still planned to release at some point, or a new KS date? I prefer more than two players for most of my games, though I’m occasionally swayed by great two player games. Konja looks to pass over the bar, but I’d still love to grab Grim Heroes…

  4. MAJBrown22 says:

    This looks great, when can we expect to see it? Will it be a Kickstarter?

  5. Sean McGuire says:

    This looks GREAT! Can’t wait to hear/see more!

    Any chance of a 5th player being included? 🙂

  6. Wyldeirishman says:

    Any chance for a 5th player in here (as in the ATT expansion)? We game w/ five of us here at the homestead. 🙂 Brilliant looking product, fellas. 🙂

  7. Mark Deibert says:

    I don’t how I’ll be able to wait for these games. It’s Simon’s art that does it. Simon has no peers. These are far and away the best, best, BEST looking games available today.

    Pleeeeeeease get Snowblind and Grim Heroes on Kickstarter right away so we can send you all of our money now! Please!


    Rob/Simon, please start designing and working on a fantasy/creepy themed collectible or LCG card game. What an unbelievable privilege it would be for us to be able to buy and collect hundreds of little Simon McGregor masterpieces!

    • Pleasant Company Games says:

      Thank you for the compliments, Mark. The artwork is created by Rob. Simon is the man behind the game mechanics!

      • Mark Deibert says:

        Oh I was misinformed, I apologize 🙁 Simon: Your game mechanics are fantastic. Rob: You know what I think of your art! 🙂

  8. Sjeng says:

    This looks awesome! I love ATT, backed it this week on KS. This one absolutely looks fun!

  9. Johnathan Sergeant says:

    Looks very cool! Let me know when the Kickstarter is going live, if that’s the way you go!

  10. Sean says:

    Any info on how close we are to a KS?

  11. Hans says:

    As we picked up ATT in Essen 2014, glad to see that game system is developed further.
    We adored ATT at this moment!

  12. Tobz says:

    Looks great! Please let me know, when this gets to KS! Thank you!

  13. Mark Deibert says:

    I am absolutely, 100% in love with the artwork in these games! It is the best I’ve seen in many years. I bought ATT based on BGG reviews. I’ve watched the ATT Youtube videos and am very anxious to start playing. I will be buying every game you release.

  14. Giles Pound says:

    If ATT is anything to go by (which my family loves), this should turn out to be a pretty amazing game. I’m in if/when it kickstarts!

  15. Wynand CJ Hart says:

    I would love to get involved with the kickstarter for this so please let me know if you create the kickstarter. Very impressed with your first game 🙂

  16. John says:

    Grim Heroes looks to be an exciting ‘States of Siege’ or Ghost Stories type of game, but with the dice mechanics of Ancient Terrible Things. The box as the outpost with a raised dice tray is a nifty aspect.
    I’m looking forward to more updates and designer notes about this game.
    Looks like the same great artwork is in full display (I particularly like the yellow token image of soaring buzzards awaiting a feast. I hope that icon stays in published copy.
    If possible, also post the b&w art of Rob van Zyl!

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