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New Wynonna Earp and Tales From The Crypt Premium Puzzles from IDW Games!

IDW Games is excited to announce the next two Premium Puzzles in the Collector Series! These 1000 piece puzzles feature your favorite characters and are fantastic art pieces just waiting to be put together! Made in the USA and using premium component pieces, these puzzles are a great addition to your collection. Check out these new puzzles available later this year!

Wynonna Earp: Thirsty Cowgirl Premium Puzzle (1000-pc) – Based on the fan favorite television series, assemble this 1000-piece collector’s puzzle featuring your favorite Wynonna Earp characters by Lora Innes. Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, IDW Games puzzles are built to last and suitable for framing.

Tales From The Crypt: Werewolf Premium Puzzle (1000-pc) – Piece together this challenging 1000-piece collector’s puzzle featuring one of the most iconic horror comic covers ever, Tales From The Crypt #46 by Jack Davis with all new colors by Jay Fotos. Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, IDW Games puzzles are built to last and suitable for framing.

The Wynonna Earp: Thirsty Cowgirl Premium Puzzle (1000-pc) and Tales From The Crypt: Werewolf Premium Puzzle (1000-pc) will be available in 2018 and retail for $19.99.

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Thank You For Playing Games With Us At Gen Con 2018!

We had a wonderful time at Gen Con 2018! Thank you to everyone who came by to play games with us and check out the latest from IDW Games. We had a lot to share and it was great to hang out and show off what we have coming down the line. Lets take a look at some of our favorite moments!

We demoed Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege at the booth each day and we can’t wait for this game to land on shelves. The co-op, threat management game from Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano is coming out in late August/early September and is a fun must-have for any Batman: The Animated Series fan. Even Batman came by to test his gaming skills at the game and loved it.

Co-Designer Michael Guigliano at IDW Games Booth at Gen Con 2018
Co-Designer Richard Launius at IDW Games Booth at Gen Con 2018

On Thursday Night at Gen Con 2018, we held a Pizza Party to show off the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures game and the release of Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a fun night filled with pizza and gaming! Designers Pete Walsh and Daniel Lansdown hung out to show off the latest for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures and Jon Cohn hung out and played Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thank you to everyone who came by to check out the games! We had a blast playing games and eating some pizza.

We had an early look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures game at the booth too, Pete Walsh and Daniel Lansdown ran demos all weekend, showing off the new mechanics, miniatures, art and hanging out with the fans. Thank you to everyone who came by to check the game out! We are excited for this next chapter of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles miniatures game and are looking forward to sharing more!

We were excited for the release of Death Note: Confrontation and Masque of the Red Death too! We were excited to demo the first look at Death Note: Confrontation by designers Jordan & Mandy Goddard and it was great to see everyone’s reaction to the head-to-head hidden movement detective game. Both games are available in stores now, so be sure to go check out them out!

Designers Jordan & Mandy Goddard sharing Death Note: Confrontation on Bell of Lost Souls
Designer Adam Wyse with the Deluxe Edition of Masque of the Red Death

We had a few other previews at the Gen Con booth as well and we are looking forward to sharing more on those upcoming games!

Thank you to everyone who came by to play games with us at Gen Con and looking forward to seeing you at the next show!

IDW Games Team

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IDW Games at Gen Con 2018

IDW Games Booth #158 is excited to be attending Gen Con 2018 with new game demos, previews, releases and designer meet-ups, this year is packed with a lot of exciting board games from IDW!

At Booth #158, IDW Games will be demoing exciting games and previews from our upcoming product line. To kick it off, we teased about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures during our San Diego Comic-Con International panel and we are looking forward to sharing an early look at this upcoming miniatures game. Designers Daniel Lansdown and Pete Walsh will be showing off the first preview of TMNT Adventures, the highly anticipated miniatures game in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. We will also be demoing Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, designed by Jon Cohn and featuring all new art from Kevin Eastman, which ran a successful Kickstarter earlier this year and will be shipping to backers very soon!

Adding to the lineup of exciting demos, Gen Con attendees will also have a chance to play Batman: The Animated Series: Gotham City Under Siege, which was first previewed at San Diego Comic-Con International and now making its way to Gen Con! This dice-allocation, threat management game based on Batman: The Animated Series, will be coming to stores in late August, but will be shown off at Gen Con. With over 100 pieces of new art and co-designed by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano, this co-op game is a wonderful addition to game night for board game and Batman fans alike. Come by each day the IDW Games Booth #158 to play a demo of Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege!

 

New games will be available at the IDW Games Booth #158 this year too! For the first time, Death Note: Confrontation from designers Jordan & Mandy Goddard, will be available. This head to head game puts players in the roles of Kira and L as they face off in this hidden movement, detective game based on the popular anime series Death Note. Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, designed by Adam Wyse and fully illustrated by Gris Grimly will also be making its first convention appearance. This successful Kickstarter which is delivering to backers right now, will be available at Gen Con. Additionally, a selection of IDW’s top games will be available, games such as The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena, Seikatsu, The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory, the Outpost series and more! Along with these games available at the booth, there will also be an early look at upcoming games and products from IDW Games!

What would all of this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action be without some pizza!? We will be hosting a Pizza Party at Pearl Street Pizzeria on Thursday Night at 8pm. We will be showing off our new TMNT games, giving away free comics and hanging out with the designers of TMNT Adventures and Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Come by on Thursday Night and have some pizza on us! – FB Event for Details –

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IDW Games Expands Tabletop Gaming Partnership with Toei Animation for Dragon Ball Franchise in USA and Canada

Dragon Ball Z miniatures game to coincide with 30th anniversary of the anime series in 2019.

IDW Games, July 10th, 2018 announced today a new series of games with Toei Animation Inc. for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon BallSuper. This announcement coincides with the expansion of their current Dragon Ball Z licensing agreement to develop miniatures-based board games, as well as adding the Dragon Ball Super brand to the tabletop gaming category. IDW will extensively support both Dragon Ball brands with games releases through 2021.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Toei Animation and offer a full catalog of games that supports the Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super brands on all levels,” said Jerry Bennington, IDW Publishing’s Vice President of New Product Development. “With Dragon Ball Super, we are developing games that will appeal to fans of all ages while our Dragon Ball Z offerings will be more focused on strategic depth of gameplay.”

Upcoming releases include Dragon Ball Z: Over 9000, a bluffing and deduction game designed by Jon Cohn and Dragon Ball Super: Heroic Battle, a dexterity game designed by Spencer Reeve.

In Dragon Ball Z: Over 9000, players select an iconic hero or villain from Dragon Ball Z and compete against their friends to be the first to get their power level over 9000.

 

In Dragon Ball Super: Heroic Battle, players flick Goku, Vegeta, Goku Black, or Zamasu tokens into their opponents to deal damage and gain power. Players can power up and unleash special flick attacks that can send their enemies bouncing off of each other, or into ‘destructible’ 3D terrain.

Both games will be packaged in collectible tins and available this holiday season at hobby and specialty gaming stores each with a $19.99 SRP.

Also in development is a Dragon Ball Z miniatures game that will feature all new, uniquely sculpted miniatures. Players will take on the role of their favorite Z-Fighter as they battle iconic Dragon Ball Z characters, using familiar moves and items while creating epic moments in the Dragon Ball Z universe. The Dragon Ball Z miniatures game is planned to release in 2019 and will be supported with an extensive Kickstarter campaign.

This agreement comes ahead of the Dragon Ball Z anime franchise celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. With three remastered classic Dragon Ball Z movies from the 90’s set for theatrical debuts in September and November 2018, fans of both Dragon Ball series can prepare for many ways to celebrate the legendary anime series on the tabletop.

Want to know more about the upcoming Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super games from IDW Games? Sign-up on their website at www.idwgames.com to stay up to date on the latest tabletop gaming news.

 

About IDW:

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the critically acclaimed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past miniatures game as well as some of the iconic entertainment brands, including The Legend of Korra, Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, Sonic The Hedgehog, Atari brands, and Batman The Animated Series.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

 

About Toei Animation Inc.

Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei’s top properties, including Dragon Ball all series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Digimon series, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation’s Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories.

For more information, please visit www.toei-animation-usa.com

 

Ross Thompson

Games Marketing & Events Manager for IDW Publishing

858-270-1315

ross@idwpublishing.com

 

David Syatt

SSA Public Relations for Toei Animation Inc.

818-222-4000

david@ssapr.com

 

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Tabletop Spotlight – Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege is a cooperative game where each player takes on the role of a powerful hero and must battle against the multitude of villains threatening Gotham City. Each hero has their own skills and abilities in defense of the ever increasing threats to corrupt and leave Gotham City in ruins. The players must work together as they move through the four Acts of the game, with each Act introducing new and more villainous threats to the city!

Designed by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano, and Batman – The Animated Series: Gotham City Under Siege is a cooperative game for 1-5 players. Each player takes on the role of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon or the Gotham City Police Department, along with the unlikely aid of Catwoman. They must defend the city over the course of four acts, with each act inspired by episodes from the first season of the show. Players will need to work together to find the right balance between completing challenging story cards, or taking down the villains and masterminds running rampant in the streets.

With Box Top cover art by Matt Ferguson, card art from TableTaffy and Leonardo Ito and miniatures sculpted by Brian Dugas, this Batman: The Animated Series game celebrates the classic cartoon series on the tabletop. Releasing in September 2018.

Gearing up for our first public showing of the board game at the IDW Publishing Booth #2743 at San Diego Comic-Con in just a few weeks, here is a first look at an early pre-production copy of Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege.

 

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IDW Games To Publish Premium Collector Jigsaw Puzzles

New series of licensed premium puzzles featuring Sonic The Hedgehog and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, illustrated by fan-favorite artists.

San Diego, (June 26th, 2018) IDW Games is excited to announce its new line of licensed jigsaw puzzles for the holiday season featuring artwork from fan-favorite artists. These 1000-piece puzzles are manufactured in the USA from 100% recycled materials and built for puzzle hobbyists and fans alike. The first two puzzles in the IDW Games line will be Sonic The Hedgehog and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, both slated for release in September 2018.

 

Sonic The Hedgehog: Too Slow! Premium Puzzle features artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog animator and comic artist Tyson Hesse. The 1000-piece puzzle includes Sonic, Blaze, and Tangle, an all-new character from IDW Publishing’s new comic line.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe Premium Puzzle features artwork from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman. This challenging puzzle includes your favorite Turtles along their friends and foes.

Both of these collector jigsaw puzzles will be available in retail stores September 5th 2018.

 

About IDW:

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson. IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Dragonball Z, Atari Series, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett. 

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Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! Is LIVE On Kickstarter!

Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! is a fast and frantic food fighting board game for 2 to 4 players, designed by Jonathan Ying and art by Troy Little. Featuring characters from SpongeBob SquarepantsInvader ZimHey Arnold!, and Rugrats! is LIVE on Kickstarter now!

In Splat Attack, players will take control of a team of 4 characters, grab a hand of food cards, and load up their team with Cool Points. Cool Points range in value from 0 to 3 points, and can be stolen from your characters when they get hit with food! However, additional Cool Points can be collected by reaching key locations on the game board.

When hit with food, splat tokens must be placed on the defending character. Placing these tokens strategically will be key to your success, as your character’s grid space is limited. Once a character’s grid is fill, the character is splatted and out of the game.

Players that are able to get the last hit in and splat a character, earn a golden Cool Point. Once the last golden Cool Point is taken, the game ends, and all players add up their Cool Points to determine a winner.

Every Pledge in this campaign includes the Reptar Rampage Expansion and the classic cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Be a part of the Kickstarter and become King of the food-court and lunch your way into battle with Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! 

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Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege Board Game Coming August 2018

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege, from IDW Games is the first in a series of tabletop games based on the legendary cartoon franchise.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege is game for 1-5 players who take on the role of the caped crusader and his allies as they protect Gotham from the full range of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. Designed by Richard Launius (Elder Sign, Planet of the Apes) known for creating thematic and challenging tabletop games and co-designed by Michael Guigliano, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege puts players in the role of Gotham’s heroes as they use dice allocation and threat management to defend the city against henchmen and bosses, and fight to save the city from being destroyed.

This game features all new artwork, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and other board game elements, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege captures the action and adventures of the animated series right on the tabletop. The Box Top art is by Matt Ferguson and miniatures are sculpted by Brian Dugas.

Subsequent releases in the series will capture and celebrate the Batman Animated universe, packed with heroes and villains, featuring them in settings new and still familiar to fans and gamers. Developed with renowned artists and designers, IDW Games is excited to bring these beloved characters to the tabletop for fans of Batman: The Animated Series to enjoy for years to come.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege will be available in August 2018, with a preview at Origins Game Fair 2018.

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Outpost: Amazon Is Available Now!

We have been talking about Outpost: Amazon, the next game in our co-op survival card game series from Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour and now it is available on store shelves. You may have already seen it there and we are looking forward to you checking it out to see if you can survive the Outpost!

Welcome to Outpost 2, located deep in the heart of the Amazon. Congratulations! Being appointed to this Outpost means you are one of the finest minds in your field of study. While you are here, it is your team’s job to collect and report on the various exotic plants and creatures native to the area.

Unfortunately, you’ve arrived during troubled times…A recent report shows that the locals have been moving away from the riverbanks over the last few weeks, and night vision surveillance has captured photos that seem too strange to be true. Now, you must make your own way down the river to the coast, where a rescue ship is waiting. Along the way, you must investigate and verify these images.

Take your crew and head down the river, making sure to capture as many specimens as possible. But be careful: the locals have been leaving this area for a reason. The trip will be long, and you’ll need to make sure you balance your scientific curiosity against the need for safety. Good luck to you and your team. You’ll need it!

Summary Of Play

You and the rest of your team of scientists have been sent on an expedition into the heart of the Amazon jungle. As a team, you must ration your supplied wisely while dealing with the mysteries of the wilderness. Can your expedition make it through the unexplored wilderness?

During the game, you will assume the role of one of the unlucky scientists trapped in the Outpost. Your character card will show you two important things, your health points and your ability. Each character has their own unique ability which you can use to help your team survive. Using these abilities effectively is a key to winning the game! As you travel with your fellow scientists down the Amazon, you will occasionally face off against unbelievable creatures. These creatures are known as Threats.

Outside of Threats, you and your fellow scientists will also endure unexpected Events. Event cards can be either Good or Bad events. Regardless of where an Event is harmful or helpful, it will always require a resource to be paid; either Food or Water.

Playing The Game

Outpost: Amazon is a cooperative game: all of the Players either win or lose the game as a team! In order to win, all of the Players must survive until you reach the end of the Expedition deck. If a single Player is knocked out, everyone loses! If you are already familiar with Outpost games, you will notice something new about this edition. Now Players can score points based on the number of creatures they can capture during the game!

 

The  game is played over a number of Rounds. In each Round, every player takes 1 Turn. Each Round, you choose the order that Players take their Turns. At the end of the Round, any Threats with End of Round abilities will act against the Players, increasing the danger to the outpost…

Designed by Daryl Andrews and Jon GilmourOutpost: Amazon is available in stores now! Are you up for the challenge? #IsurvivedOutpostAmazon

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Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! Kickstarter Launching May 16th!

We are excited to announce the Kickstarter campaign for Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! Featuring Rugrats, Invader Zim, SpongeBob SquarePants and Hey Arnold!, in an all-out food fight for control of the food court! Coming to Kickstarter on May 16th, this campaign brings your favorite Nickelodeon cartoon characters to the tabletop!

Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! is a 2-4 player game which puts players in control of teams from different brands as they fling food, fight for control of areas, use special abilities to come out the cleanest and avoid getting knocked out! The base game includes 16 highly detailed miniatures of your favorite characters and a whole plate filled with game components and card board elements. Designed by Jonathan Ying (Doom and Imperial Assault) this game is made for miniature games fans and new gamers. SpongeBob and Patrick taking on Tommy and Angelica for control of the food court is what this game is all about!

 

What characters do you want to see in this epic food-fight miniatures game?

Nickelodeon’s Splat Attack! will be coming to Kickstarter May 16th followed by a retail release in September 2018.