GTM #282 - Heroes of Barcadia
by Rollacrit


Heroes of Barcadia by RollACrit

Heroes of Barcadia: A Pun-tastic Dungeon Exploration Board Game Utilizing the World’s First Liquid Life Battle Damage System (Where Your Drink is Your Life!)

Heroes from across Barcadia have gathered to claim glory in the realm’s greatest drinking competition! Alas, on the eve of the festivities, a band of monsters stole all the drinks and hoarded them somewhere in a perilous, sprawling dungeon!

Will players be able to outmaneuver their opponents and become the hero who reclaims the precious Drink Hoard? It all comes down to skill, luck, indulgent tolerance, and dungeon-building fun.


Heroes of Barcadia by RollACrit

How It’s Played

Heroes of Barcadia is a fast-paced, ever-changing dungeon crawl that combines the best elements of fantasy role-playing games with the fun of party games. The game is played on a modular board that players build each time the game is played, creating a new and challenging experience every time.

Players take on the role of heroes who must battle monsters and collect Power-Ups and Loot Cards to reach the Drink Hoard. (Perhaps one of these powerful relics can give the player a winning advantage in their race for the Drink Hoard!) They’ll use their cards to attack monsters, heal themselves, or gain other benefits… by giving other players disadvantages. The first player to defeat the Grand Drink Guardian and reach the Drink Hoard wins the game!

Heroes of Barcadia by RollACrit

The game uses the Liquid Life System to determine HP, and the liquid the players put in it is up to them. Worried about getting the game wet? No need — all game pieces and cards are waterproof! That means everything is sturdy enough to pass down to the next generation.

Heroes of Barcadia is an excellent game for both parties and game nights because it's easy to learn and play but still offers a lot of depth and strategy. The game is also visually appealing, with colorful cards, glasses, and detailed artwork. If you’re looking for a fun and engaging party game perfect for players of all skill levels, then Heroes of Barcadia is your champion.


Heroes of Barcadia by RollACrit

Game Mechanics

Characters: Players choose from a variety of different characters, each with their own special ability, unique look, and Liquid Life Points.

Board: The board is made up of a series of modular tiles that are assembled each time the game is played. This creates a new and challenging dungeon every time.

Monsters: Players will encounter a variety of different monsters throughout the game. Monsters have different strengths and weaknesses, so players will need to use their loot cards and power-ups strategically to defeat them.

Power-Ups: Power-Ups can be used to gain advantages while traversing the dungeon. They’re essential weapons that stay with the player throughout the game and are collected by defeating monsters or finding them in rooms.

Loot Cards: Players can use devious Loot Cards to ruin their opponent’s plans, all the while making sure their Health Bar Cup doesn’t run empty. These can range from player advantages before a boss fight, to setting a trap, or something far more devious…

Drink Hoard: The Drink Hoard is the goal of the game, and the first player to get the Drink Hoard wins the game. However, the Drink Hoard is guarded by the powerful Grand Drink Guardian, so players will need to use all of their skills and abilities to defeat it.


Heroes of Barcadia by RollACrit

The Legacy

Heroes of Barcadia came to life over five years ago when a gamer combined two of his loves (board games and staying hydrated) into one fun package. It has been secretly brewing for a while now and has a (liquid) life of its own.

The game makes for a full night of fun or a way for players to start off their game night with a round of drinks and a laugh. While the game was designed with beer in mind, players are free to customize their drink and imbibe as they’d like. Players have used sodas, ciders, cocktails, and even milk (although we can’t recommend that last one)!

Nice guys finish last in this fast-paced, ever-changing, pun-tastic party game for fantasy and beverage connoisseurs alike.


Rollacrit is a place for those who explore dungeons, construct settlements, defeat monsters, and roll dice with friends to escape the boring real world. Featuring apparel, collectibles, housewares, game accessories, and more, they bring quality original and licensed merchandise directly to players. Whether you’re a casual gamer, a serious roleplayer, or a resource game strategist, there’s a seat for you at the Rollacrit table. You don't even need to bring dice; they have plenty to share.