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IDW Announces Galaxy Hunters

Feb 21, 2018

IDW Games and Taberna Jogos announces Galaxy Hunters, a game of giant robots and massive monsters. This sci-fi worker placement game puts players in the role of mercenaries hired by Megacorps to hunt and harvest rampant mutations. Featuring an inventive pilot and mech combination system that unlocks new abilities and powers, Galaxy Hunters is a blend of crafting a unique character with the strategy of euro-game style worker placement.

Designed by Daniel Alves, Galaxy Hunters lets 2-4 players dive deep into piloting their mech to fight against giant monsters and harvest the beasts for resources and money. Players upgrade their mechs with new weapons and items, giving them the ability to personalize their mech’s combat style while facing increasingly difficult monster mutations. It will take the galaxy’s best weapons, armor and wits in order to become the most renowned Galaxy Hunter. The game includes 4 Mega Mech figures, 14 ship miniatures, 4 player boards and a whole galaxy of cardboard tiles and game elements.

Galaxy Hunters is coming to Kickstarter on March 28th, and will be available in stores in August 2018.

IDW Games Announces X-Files: Conspiracy Theory, Everything is Connected Board Game

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Jan 18, 2018

IDW Games has announced the upcoming release of the X-Files: Conspiracy Theory, Everything is Connected board game!

Designed by Matt Fantastic, designer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, puts players in the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder who is trying to earn the respect of the other players as FBI Directors to create a plausible theory for the case. This story telling game is built deep within the lore of X-Files, and puts players right on the scene to see if they can make the other players believe. The game also comes with a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes “From Outer Space”. Other player play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.

Planned as the first game in a series based on the X-Files, X-Files: Conspiracy Theory EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, will be available March 2018, riding along side the shows 25th Anniversary.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected – Available Now!

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Dec 30, 2017

Mysteries don’t solve themselves, or do they? Sometimes a good detective can make a mystery unravel itself in the most peculiar of ways; coincidence or clue? Perhaps both? In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything is Connected, holistic detectives compete with the police to solve the most vexing of mysteries using an ever-changing set of clues, suspects, and person of interest cards. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Agency: Everything Is Connected is a social story telling game where two players appeal to a panel of their peers in an effort to make the strongest case for whodunit and how?

This story-telling party game, designed by Matt Fantastic and art by Allen Helbig, includes 156 Clue Cards, 85 Person of Interest Cards and 59 Mystery Cards. Are you ready to solve the mystery or see if it will solve itself?

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected from IDW Games, the party game for 3-8 players is available in stores now and just in time for you to tell your favorite mysteries or discover new ones! Find out just how everything is connected!

Jungle Joust Now Available from IDW Games

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Dec 18, 2017

Gather your friends and ready your wagers! A new spectacle has arrived in the kingdom, brave warriors riding mighty rhinos are jousting to see who is the strongest.

You and your friends are ready for a day of excitement, placing your bets, giving your favors and doing your best to influence the riders as you earn the most points to win the day.

Jungle Joust, available now from IDW Games, takes players through the roller coaster world of underground gambling.

Designers Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews have teamed up again to bring to life the fantasy world of Rhino Riding Jousting. 2-6 Players will place bets on different aspects of the two competing Jousters. Players will play cards to move either Jouster and grant special boosts that may help or hurt competing Jousters. Control the market and bet wisely and you may walk away the richest in all the land.

 

IDW Games Announces Dragon Ball Z Partnership With Toei Animation

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Nov 4, 2017

IDW Games and Toei Animation announce a series of Dragon Ball Z board games. One of the most beloved Japanese franchises and a pop culture favorite in North America for more than 20 years is coming to the tabletop with a new collection of themed non-collectible board, tile-laying and dice games based on Dragon Ball Z. The first game, Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, will be a dice game which places the Z-Fighters against Perfect Cell.

Designed by Chris Bryan, best known for his involvement in Moonrat Media’s Board With Life web series, the game Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, where 2 to 4 players will each take control of an iconic Dragon Ball Z fighter and roll their dice to generate energy. Using custom icons, players allocate their dice into performing attacks, helping other players or buying upgrades. Players need to work together though, as Cell will continue to generate new threats that can heal him, damage all players, or lock players out of potentially game-changing upgrades.

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said “We are excited to work with such a popular license and Chris Bryan really understands the story and the characters. We are looking forward to bringing a game that fans new and old will enjoy.”

The first game in this partnership with Toei Animation, Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell will be available March 2018.

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.