THE BOYS: This Is Going To Hurt The Board Game

Created by 1First Games

THE BOYS: This Is Going To Hurt is a tabletop board game based on the hit-series THE BOYS from Dynamite Entertainment.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Post-campaign update #1!
about 1 month ago – Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 11:49:11 PM

Hello backers;

We hope 2021 has been good for you so far.

Since the campaign closed we've been hard at work delivering on everything we promised during our stellar campaign! The rules are locked, the components are finalized, and we're working with our printer to get the files correctly laid out and into production!

Speaking of finalized, Lamplighter is officially finished and ready for gameplay!

For those of you who have tried the game digitally, we will be adjusting the TTS mod with the new rules and we'll let you know when you can test them out for yourselves!

On to the pledge manager! We're currently finalizing everything with Backerkit. The first step to opening the pledge management process is a smoke test:

What is a Smoke Test?

A smoke test sends surveys to 5% of backers from each pledge level in your campaign.

It’s a simple way to catch any errors and make sure everything runs smoothly.

So look for that soon, and if you see backers in the comment section talking about the survey, do not worry, yours is coming soon!

Thank you all for your support. We're happy to report that the game has only gotten stronger post-campaign and we'll be back soon to give you an opportunity to see that for yourselves!

- 1First

VICTORY!!! The campaign is complete, the goals are unlocked, and it's all thanks to YOU!
2 months ago – Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 09:18:00 PM

Hello backers!

It's done! The campaign has come to a finish and we could not be more excited! Thanks to some outside funding we have raised more than $100,000 for the campaign and are officially adding the paintable Terror and Lamplighter miniatures to all deluxe tier and above pledges. What an amazing way to kick off the Christmas weekend!

Thanks to all of your support, we couldn’t have done this with you!

Before we celebrate the holiday, let's celebrate this game!

During this campaign we've unlocked:

18 additional cards

5 additional miniatures

1 new way to play the game - SOLO MODE

10 asymmetric player powers


1 EXCLUSIVE variant cover comic book!

All of that is thanks to your continued support. We're so grateful to have you on board and we hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

What comes next?

Well, now that the party's over, it's time to get to work.

We're currently finalizing testing for the modes and abilities added during this campaign, if you'd like to join us on Tabletop Simulator and add your input, we'd love to schedule a time for you to play with us!

Once that's done the files will go to the printer and we'll move to sample and prep as fast as possible!

The pledge manager will be up soon, so expect updates from us on when you can access your pledge and load up your shopping cart!

Now that all the miniatures from the campaign are unlocked you can reserve an additional set of all 10 for $25.

Any retailers or distributors interested in securing copies of the game, sets of miniatures or any other merchandise can contact us at for details and pricing.

Thank you, one and all, we'll be in touch soon!


Soldier Boy Unlocked, Fan-Favorite Announced!
3 months ago – Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 01:40:16 PM

Hello backers!

We've added another paintable miniature to your deluxe game!

SOLDIER BOY is here!

Payback’s leader is here to help you save humanity against HOMELANDER!

This means the deluxe game now comes with EIGHT playable characters, each with their own asymmetric power set.

But that's not all!

The playable characters available to backers goes up to TEN soon!

Lamplighter has officially won the fan poll and will be added to deluxe copies of the game along with Terror when we clear our last stretch goal!

And lest we forget, this campaign features more exclusives than just game content! This exclusive variant cover of THE BOYS: DEAR BECKY series is available as an add-on for $30. Edit your pledge to add $30 and you'll be able to add the trade to your pledge in our pledge manager!

Thank you backers, we're looking forward to an awesome final week!


3 months ago – Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 04:57:02 PM

How about a review to start today's update?

"The game is intuitive, creative and addicting," Says THE BOYS co-creator and artist, Darick Robertson. "You'll feel like you're in the world of The Boys."

Now, let's get back to business - 

Hello backers! We’ve got an awesome update for you today!

Up first - We’ve unlocked a huge amount of content for you!

As a thank you to our supporters, all Deluxe copies of the game now come with THREE new paintable miniatures: Starlight, Queen Maeve, and Soldier Boy. Each is a playable character with an asymmetric player power.

We’ve also unlocked 14 Beta cards and 4 Resource cards all now included to any backer at the Deluxe tier.

At $100,000 we’ll unlock the final goals: TWO additional paintable miniatures Terror AND a bonus mystery character, determined by a fan vote, which will also be playable with an asymmetric power.

Help get your favorite miniature in the game by casting your vote on our Facebook page!

While you’re there make sure you’re liking and following the page, as we still have our social goal of 1,000 follows to unlock the free exclusive variant cover of THE BOYS: Dear Becky #8 for all backers at the retail tier and higher.

In other big news, we’ve had a lot of special guests play the game with us on TTS this week!

You can see the playthroughs here:

Co-writers of Detective Pikachu, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit

Stella and Tarrant of Meeple University on The Dicetower Network

As a reminder, you can play the game with friends or alone on Tabletop Simulator any time you like!

Thank you backers, we hope this news helps us all end 2020 on a much better note. Onward to TERROR!

  • 1First Games

Terror Unleashed! Updated stretch goals, conquering the Dice Tower, celebrity live streams, and more.
3 months ago – Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 07:41:55 AM

Hello backers! We’ve got a trio of update-worthy announcements for you!


Up first - the stretch goals! The new graphic on the page shows off a host of awesome stretch goals we’re closer than ever to unlocking, including our team’s favorite at 100k, Terror! We've made the miniatures even more accessible, with Starlight now being unlocked at the $80,000 mark. We’re looking forward to unleashing Terror on the game as soon as we join the six figure club. If you're eyeing our stretch goals you can help us get there even faster by investing in an extra set of minis*. 

 (*Note every stretch goal mini unlocked during the campaign will be included in the miniatures add-on)


Up second - some very special guests will be streaming the game!

On Dec, 14, The Boys super fans and screenwriting duo Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit will join 1First Games co-designer Joshua Stilts and other special guests in a race to take down Homelander in The Boys: This is Going to Hurt.

Hernandez and Samit, who wrote and produced smash hits including, “Detective Pikachu,” “Central Park,” “One Day at a Time”, and “The Tick,” will get their chance at taking down Vought-American’s most powerful supe.

The live stream will be hosted on 1First Games Twitch channel starting at 1 p.m., PST. You can sign up for a reminder on our Facebook page.


Up third - We have another huge streaming opportunity planned for this weekend! The Boys: This Is Going To Hurt will be featured on the Dice Tower live stream! The Dice Tower is synonymous with gaming news and we’re honored to represent the game and show it off to the gaming community! Make sure to watch the stream live for chances to participate in several giveaways!

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Giving the one you pledged for as a gift? Leave it to THE BOYS!  Grab one of our FREE holiday cards off the top of the Kickstarter page! Christmas! Hanukkah! Because I love you! Just because!  Pick your card, download and print it out, email or snail mail it (if the latter you need a stamp, trust us, just ask at the local USPS) and voila!  Shopping finished! More time to play games and read comics!

Bam, pow, snikt! You’ve got a gift!


As a special reminder, when we hit 1,000 Facebook followers. All backers at the retail level or higher will receive a variant cover of Dear Becky issue #8, with original art by Darick Robertson created exclusively for 1First Games.

Thank you backers!

1First Games