April 4th, 2017
IDW has a new game coming soon titled King of the Creepies. They have released a preview with game designer Jon Cohn;
Whenever I play board games I generally have two goals. The first is obviously to win. The second is to make as many terrible puns as humanly possible. It started as a game in middle school with a few friends coming up with as many puns as possible, but then it quickly grew into an obsession that would continue to haunt me even 20 years later. In other words, I didn’t choose the pun life, the pun life chose me.
One of my top priorities when making King of the Creepies was to create an experience like I had as a kid; I wanted something that was as fun to look at as it was to play. I also wanted to make something that adult me would want to play regularly with my weekly gaming group. For that I looked at board games like Spartacus, which is one of my absolute favorites. It takes seemingly heavy game mechanics like miniature battles, drafting, and resource management and combines them so smoothly that I can easily play it with my core gamers or a group of new players and always have a great time.