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Looking Back On 2017 – IDW Games

As this year comes to a close, it is always nice to look back on the games the team created with talented game designers and artists to bring some very exciting games to the tabletop. 2017 was full of gaming and we were excited to be a part of those moments. We enjoyed seeing everyone at conventions, talking to you online during Kickstarters and on social media. We have some fun games in the works for 2018, with great licenses and great mechanics, but here is a look at the games we released here at IDW. Did these make it to your game night? Be sure to check them out! Thanks for playing and see you next year!

– IDW Games Team

Mine all Mines


Designer: Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu

Keep your friends close and your pickaxe closer!

Mine the caves of the rocky highlands and forge the materials you find into glorious jewelry to please the Dwarf King. Mine All Mines puts you in control of a . clan of dwarves that you’ll send deep into the mountain to mine precious minerals.

Each round, you’ll go deeper into the mines to reap bigger rewards, benefiting from the work of players who’ve gone before you. Will you choose to keep the game friendly or will you profit by picking their pockets instead?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past Hero Expansion Pack- April O’Neil

Designer: Kevin Wilson

The April O’Neil Hero Pack for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is here! The Hero Pack allows you to use April O’Neil as a playable character in any base game scenario and also contains an additional Adventure Comic with new content.

Escape from 100 Million B.C.


Designer: Kevin Wilson

Your team of intrepid adventurers has embarked on history’s first time-traveling expedition; only for the Professor’s Time Machine to malfunction, crashing into the lip of an active volcano and stranding you 100 million years in the past! Your supplies, along with several critical components of the Time Machine, have been scattered around the area. Worse, your presence in the past is causing the space-time continuum to unravel, further destabilizing the volcano that the Time Machine is perched atop! You must retrieve enough Time Machine parts for the Professor to repair the machine for the time jaunt back to the future before a paradox erases you all from history!

Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail


Designer: Stephen Sauer

Furriarty is terrorizing London and it is up to Purrrlock Holmes to stop him before he completes his plans and escapes! However, Purrrlock cannot do it alone and it is up to you, as a newly inducted Inspector at Scotland Pound, to bust members of Furriarty’s gang in order to help Purrrlock get closer to the bewhiskered baddie that’s been bullying all of Baker Street. Get ready Inspector, the game is officially afoot (or a-paw, if you will).

King of Creepies



Designer: Jon Cohn

After a vicious battle, only two gladiators remain standing in the arena. You hear the crowd chant your name. Today, everyone will remember the name Hanniball the Cannonball. Even though your health is low, you are confident, you are a fearless ball of sharp-toothed rage.

Your opponent plays Spikes, Spikes Everywhere to try and eliminate you in one shot. Unfortunately for them, you have I’m Rubber, You’re Glue already set as a trap. In one fell blow, you crush their last hope for victory.

The crowd begins to roar but you can barely hear it, all you care about is the Victory Crystal. “One more” you think… One more is all you can think about, and you can finally call yourself “The King of the Creepies.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past Expansion Hero Pack-Casey Jones


Designer: Kevin Wilson

The Casey Jones Hero Pack for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is here! The Hero Pack allows you to use Casey Jones as a playable character in any base game scenario and also contains an additional Adventure Comic with new content.

Orphan Black: Clone Club



Designer: Daryl Andrews and Bryce Hunter

The secrets to your past are locked away in your DNA. Unravel your genes faster than your sister clones or risk becoming a lab rat. Study your genetic code in order to understand your origin and liberate your future in this fast-paced, tactical card game. Control the longest DNA chains to survive! Welcome to the Clone Club!

Rayguns & Rocketships



Designer: Scott Rogers

You are a PLANETEER, fighting for the fate of the galaxy! Which side will you choose? The brash ASTRO-RANGERS? The powerful STAR PIRATES? The brutal ZARD? Or the alien BLAARG? Use COMMAND CARDS to manuever your rocketship and ROLL dice to fire your rayguns! Strap on your jetpack and take the battle into space as you BOARD your enemy’s rocketship! Which side will WIN? That’s up for YOU to decide!



Designer: Matt Loomis and Isaac Shalev

In the game of Seikatsu – a word that means “life” in Japanese – players plant a shared garden between each of their pagodas, and compete to have the most breathtaking view of the finished garden. Take turns drawing and playing Garden tiles that feature both a bird and a flower to create flocks of birds and rows of flowers, as seen from your pagoda. Who has the best view of the garden? It’s all a matter of perspective!

Planet of the Apes


Designer: Richard Launius

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!



Designer: Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer

Rebuild a City, Rebuild an Empire.

Disaster has come to the land as the king’s reign nears its end. The kingdom has fallen into disrepair. To ensure continued peace, the king must choose a successor. With a single hopeful decree, the king announces that his successors have 3 years to rebuild the once majestic kingdom. The successor who builds the most impressive castle may yet have a chance to repair the prestige of the shattered kingdom.

In 2000, Torres was awarded the Game of the Year prize from the prestigious Spiel des Jahres: the highest honor a board game can receive.

Atari’s Centipede



Designer: Jon Gilmour, Nicole Kline and Anthony Amato

In Atari’s Centipede, 2 or 4 players venture into the world of the classic Atari arcade game. On one side, a Player controls the Gnome, exploring the forest and trying to defeat the Centipede.

Outpost: Siberia


Designer: Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour

Welcome to Outpost 1, an observatory in the isolated frozen tundra of Siberia! You and your team have been studying the area, but last night, a massive storm set in, bringing with it a pack of nightmarishly strange creatures. Now, trapped by the weather and these beasts, your crew’s only hope is to use your meager resources to defend yourself and wait out the storm. Ration carefully and you may see the sun again.

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa


Designer: Nathan Weisman

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a card-drafting skirmish game in which players compete to fulfill contracts and gain the most influence in the Empire.

This title is the first in a series of app-enhanced card games. Subrosa takes you along the story of power, control, and double-dealings in a battle of supremacy between the five great houses.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past Hero Expansion Pack – Splinter


Designer: Kevin Wilson

The Splinter Hero Pack for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is here! The Hero Pack allows you to use Splinter as a playable character in any base game scenario and also contains an additional Adventure Comic with new content.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Showdown: Bebop & Rocksteady Madness


Designer: Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu

TMNT Showdown: Bebop & Rocksteady Madness! places the Turtles in their most precarious situation yet! This tile-laying smash ’em up has players racing to the finish as either the Turtles or two of their deadliest foes: Bebop and Rocksteady.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything is Connected



Designer: Matt Fantastic

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the first in a series of Everything’s Connected storytelling games where the mysteries are only as loony as the players. Game designer Matt Fantastic’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything’s Connected card game has a detective and a holistic detective putting together the clues, accusing a person of interest, and telling their assistants the story of the crime.

Jungle Joust


Designer: Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu

Jungle Joust 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.