Overlords of Infamy - A Board Game of Silly Super-Villainy!

Created by Obscure Reference Games

You are an evil Overlord. Your mission? To make everyone as miserable as possible. Can you achieve world domination?

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fulfillment Update
about 4 years ago – Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 05:51:58 PM

Howdy Overlords-in-the-Making! 

Just to quickly update you all, it looks as if every U.S. backer's package has either been delivered or is currently in transit! I've been informed that the remainder of the international backers should receive their shipping information soon, if they have not already!

Gen Con was a fantastic experience and it was great to see those of you who came and said hello. Wandering around the halls and seeing people playing their copies of Overlords was The. Best. Feeling.

So if you've received your game, we'd love to hear what you think! Please post about the game when you play and tag us so we can follow along! Also, if you're so inclined, it would be wonderful if you could rate the game on BoardGameGeek once you have played it.

If you're not already following us on social media, here's how you can find us:

Facebook: facebook.com/ObscureReferenceGames

Twitter: @ObsRefGames

Instagram: obscure_reference_games

And in case you want to keep track of what is coming next, I am going to try to keep blog posts about the development of Dimensions of Discord Online and I will soon be looking for playtesters. It's coming along very nicely. Also have some other irons in the fire that will be fun to share!

Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,


It's away!
about 4 years ago – Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 04:46:41 PM

Greetings Overlords,

Shipping has begun. 

WOOHOO! It feels so good to say those words. It's estimated that shipping will continue through Tuesday, when the last of the orders leave the fulfillment center. Some of you may have already received your shipping details email, but if you haven't, keep an eye out for it over the next several days.

When you get your games, we'd love to see your pictures with it! Snap a photo with the game box, or your favorite Overlord and post it to Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and tag Obscure Reference Games! We'll send something special to some random posters! :) If you don't already follow us on social media, here's our info:

Twitter: @obsrefgames

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ObscureReferenceGames/

Instagram: Obscure_reference_games

Let me know if you have any questions!

Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,


about 4 years ago – Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 10:06:28 PM

It is with a great sigh of relief and tremendous joy that I can confirm we have a shipping start date!

I have been informed that the games will begin leaving the warehouse as early as Friday! 

When your game leaves the warehouse you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the contents of your order and tracking information. If you have any questions about your order or if you need to change an address, you can e-mail mail@blackbox.cool and their lovely customer service personnel will get right on it. 

I hope you're as excited as I am! Woohoo!

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


over 4 years ago – Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:33:05 PM

Short and sweet: The games are arriving at our fulfillment warehouse tomorrow. We've arrived in port, cleared customs, and are en route to the warehouse as we speak.

I am breathing a sigh of relief right now, but I won't be happy until you all have your games in hand. My estimate is that shipping will begin next week or the following one, and all of you lovely people will receive your copies shortly thereafter.

I will update again when I have more news! Yippeeeee!

As always, I remain your faithful Lackey,


Shipping Update
over 4 years ago – Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:25:10 PM

Hello Overlords!

I was very excited earlier in the week when I received a notification that the shipment of games should be arriving at Port of Baltimore on 7/13. I had penned an update in my head that I intended to post as soon as I got the confirmation that they had arrived.

However, I got an entirely different notification on 7/12: 

Due to delays in and around the Panama Canal, the estimated arrival date was pushed back about 8 days. 

*insert deep, exasperated sigh*

THAT SAID, I have spoken to our fulfillment partner and they are sympathetic to our plight. We are doing everything we can to get your games to you asap. Currently it seems as if backers will start to receive their games during the first third of August.

My apologies everyone.

Upcoming Conventions!

Here are some of the conventions we'll be attending in the near future:

  • San Diego Comic Con - Jul 20 – Jul 23 Board game room on the Mezzanine
  • Dragon and Meeple Con - Sat, Aug 5 – Sun, Aug 6
  • Gen Con - Aug 17 - Aug 20 (No booth, but I'll be around!)
  • Gateway 2017 - Sept 1 - Sept 4

I'll keep you all updated if we add any other events.

Until next time, I remain your faithful Lackey,