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IDW and Nickelodeon Team Up For Nickelodeon Splat Attack!

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July 24, 2017

IDW Games announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to bring Nick ’90s properties to market as tabletop games. Focusing on the hobby and specialty channels, IDW Games plans on releasing a variety of games featuring characters from RugratsInvader ZimSpongeBob SquarePantsThe Wild ThornberrysHey Arnold!CatDogThe Angry BeaversRocket PowerAaahh!!! Real MonstersThe Ren & Stimpy Show, and Rocko’s Modern Life.

The first planned product is titled Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Positioned as an all-out food brawl between the most beloved Nick ’90s characters, Nickelodeon Splat Attack! will have players controlling teams, divided along brands, as they fling food at each other in an effort to hold key positions in the properly-themed food court to become ‘king of the court!’

“There are very few properties that manage to induce nostalgia while also still being incredibly relevant,” says Jerry Bennington, Vice President of New Product Development at IDW Publishing. “Nickelodeon has managed to curate and maintain a menagerie of properties that does just that; allow for the nostalgia of shows like Rugrats and Hey Arnold! while still being endlessly entertaining today. The enthusiasm that fans have for these shows has directly influenced the efforts we’ve put into bringing the best games possible for them to the market.”

Designed by Michael Gray (Fortress AmericaDungeon!) and Daryl Andrews (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ShowdownOutpost: Siberia), Nickelodeon Splat Attack! is a board game featuring highly-detailed, plastic miniatures.

Nickelodeon Splat Attack! is currently planned to be released in Spring 2018.

IDW Games Announces Planet of the Apes Board Game

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July 1, 2017

Ahead of the original film’s 50th anniversary, IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce plans to bring the Planet of the Apes franchise to tabletops as a series of immersive board games. Starting with the classic film, Planet of the Apes follows the plot of the original movie and promises players a thrilling adventure in an unknown land!

Designed by Richard Launius, the creator of Arkham Horror, Planet of the Apes puts 1-4 players on a crash course with feral foes, deadly environments, and unbridled psychological horror! In an innovative twist on the cooperative board game genre, each player takes control of one aspect of Colonel George Taylor’s psyche, and must work together to survive the Planet of the Apes!

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said, “Richard Launius has done an incredible job of realizing the richness and originality of the Planet of the Apes universe as a cooperative board game experience, perfect for players who love games, or just want a new way to enjoy the films.”

Planned as the first in a series of games based on the classic series of films, Planet of the Apes will be available October 2017 for $59.99. In celebration of this tremendous partnership and product, a FREE UPGRADE of 4 plastic figure markers will be packaged with every copy of Planet of the Apes, limited to just the first printing of the game.

IDW Games Announces The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena

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June 28, 2017

IDW Games announced today that, in its continued relationship with Nickelodeon, it will release tabletop games based on The Legend of Korra television series, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first game planned for release is The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena.

Designed by Sen-Foong Lim (Akrotiri, The Godfather: A New Don) and Jessey Wright (Pocket Adventure), The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena aims to capture the excitement of the pro-bending sport found in season one of the show.Focusing on the rivalry between the Future Industries Fire Ferrets and The White Falls Wolfbats, The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena has two players each take control of a team, draft card decks for their benders, and then play cards to place elemental tokens around the board in an effort to overwhelm their opponent. As in the show, pro-bending matches are a game of push and pull, with the objective to be the team that has either advanced the farthest forward, or completely knock their competitors out of the ring.

IDW Announces Pre Orders for Orphan Black: Clone Club Card Game

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June 17, 2017

IDW celebrates the 5th and final season of the Orphan Black television series, with the release of the Orphan Black: Clone Club Card Game.

Orphan Black: Clone Club is hidden information, matrix building, card laying game of DNA connections. Co-Designers Daryl Andrews (Outpost: Siberia) and Bryce Hunter has 2-5 players competing to control the genetic pool, all while hiding their genetic information from their fellow clones. Players will have to lay down cards in a unique connection building matrix, where not only will gene strands grow out, but each clone will have to lay gene cards on top of each other to build up. Grow out your preferred connections or block opposing clones from controlling the genetic sequence.

IDW Games to Release Board Game Based on the Wayward Comic Series

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May 23rd, 2017

IDW Games announced that it is working closely with writer Jim Zub and illustrator Steven Cummings on an upcoming Wayward board game. Designed by Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter and Outpost: Siberia, Wayward is a fully cooperative board game where players assume the roles of the comic’s heroes working together to defeat villains controlled by the game itself.

Set in modern Tokyo, Wayward is an ongoing series published by Image Comics featuring teenagers imbued with supernatural power defending the world from Yokai, Japanese mythological creatures and spirits. Since launching in August 2014, Wayward has gained critical acclaim and a dedicated readership. The first volume of the series, “String Theory,” made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2016 List of ‘Great Graphic Novels for Teens’ and has been favorably reviewed by many outlets, including Kirkus. In addition, Wayward was recently optioned by Manga Entertainment for development as a television series.

Outpost: Siberia Announced by IDW Games

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May 14th, 2017

Designer Jon Gilmour, co-designer of the critical hit Dead of Winter, teams up with Daryl Andrews, creator of Sagrada and IDW Games, to bring Outpost: Siberia, the first in a series of cooperative survival horror card games, to stores.

“We are ecstatic to work with Gilmour and Andrews on an approachable, cooperative game. Outpost: Siberia is certainly a cinematic horror experience with an elegant simplicity that belies the game’s depth,” says Jerry Bennington, Vice President of New Product Development.

As a group of specialized researchers, each with their own unique abilities, players will draw cards from the Outpost deck, and either hold on to them as weapons, or stash them in the communal supply. As Events, both good and bad, and Threats are revealed from the Expedition deck, players must strategize together and make tough choices in order to survive.

“The challenge Jon and I faced when designing Outpost: Siberia was to capture the tension and strategy of a cooperative survival horror game that played quickly and was built compactly.” Andrews said, “IDW was great at letting us try some inventive solutions to achieve those goals, and the end result, in both the game and our partnership with IDW, has truly benefited from that freedom.”

Outpost: Siberia is the first of four planned stand-alone games that come packed in a collectible tin, each featuring a unique location. The tension of survival horror is distilled down to its essential parts, and at a price point of $19.99, with the added bonus of a collectible tin, Outpost: Siberia is set to be a staple on many gamers’ tabletops.

IDW Games Posts King of the Creepies Preview with Designer Jon Cohn

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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;

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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.

April O’Neil Expansion for TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board Game

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March 8th, 2017

IDW Games have announced one radical playable hero add-on, the first expansion for the massively successful TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board game!

April O’Neil, gutsy and independent ally of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is getting a premiere hero pack upgrade from Kevin Wilson, the same creator of the critical hit, TMNT: Shadows of the Past board game.

Fans can continue the plot of the original base game, TMNT: Shadows of the Past, with the April O’Neil Hero Pack, which includes an all-new adventure comic featuring four new battle scenarios not available in any previous TMNT box set.

The expansion includes April’s action dice, which features a double shuriken and two chi faces, making her a shredded powerhouse long-range fighter. Additionally, the pack includes 7 action cards such as First-Aid, which allows her to heal the Turtles, the boot-shaking Gravity Gauntlet, that both inflicts damage to opponents and knocks them back, and the Stealth Suit, which makes her incredibly hard to hit in combat.

Also available in this expansion pack, is a new April O’Neil figure sculpt with a completely different look. With her hood up and gravity gauntlet raised, April is ready to stand up and fight alongside Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

In total, the TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board game expansion: April O’Neil Hero Pack upgrade includes the plastic figure, three Action Dice, seven Action Cards, a Hero Sheet featuring new art from Tony Vargas, and the Adventure Comic with 4 new Battle scenarios. Please note that this pack requires the base game to play.