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IDW Games Announces Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death

The first board game featuring captivating art from Gris Grimly

San Diego, CA (December 7th, 2017) IDW Games announces the social deduction board game, Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death. Coming to Kickstarter on January 10th 2018, Masque of the Red Death features distinctive art and is fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse, this game of deduction places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.

With art from Gris Grimly, this marks his first tabletop game, allowing his art to cover the cards, boards and game pieces all incorporating his unique style which captures the tone of this sinister story.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story and Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, Masque of the Red Death pits you and 4 to 7 players against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight! Players have to balance their actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering what rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, the highest social standing only matters if you survive.

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said “Gris Grimly has done an incredible job of creating the tone with his fascinating art style and understanding of the story being told. Partnered with Adam Wyse’s thematic game design, this game is sure to give players a wonderful experience fitting right into Edgar Allan Poe’s world.”

Planned as a Kickstarter, this social deduction game of popularity and danger, Masque of the Red Death will be launching on January 10th 2018 and will be available in stores soon after fulfillment.

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IDW Games Announces Dragon Ball Z Partnership With Toei Animation

First Board Game in Series, Designed By Chris Bryan

San Diego, CA (November 1st, 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.

Media Contact: Ross Thompson

ross@idwpublishing.com