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IDW Games and March Hare announce Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa Box Top

San Diego, CA (August 11, 2017) –  The first in a trilogy of games, Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a drafting card game of ambition and deception. Subrosa uses App-enhanced gameplay, bringing a modern flair to the traditional card game, and making it easier than ever to deceive your opponents and get the upper-hand.

The Daemon Trilogy is in a world of Noble Houses who have captured Daemons and used their abilities and power to grow their own renown and wealth. Using notable characters, assassins, mercenaries and other devious tactics, players will continue growing the riches of their house, or fall to the power of another.

Designed by Nathan Weisman of March Hare, with oversight by Jordan Weisman, Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa uses App-enhanced gameplay, allowing 2-5 players to perform secret actions and abilities giving everyone the shadow of secrecy to best play cards and collect their contracts. Using image recognition software that scans each card, players can utilize a single device, or login with multiple devices to play.


In the Daemon Trilogy, game results from Subrosa will affect gameplay during the next game in the set. At the end of each game, the results will let players know what changes and updates will need to take place to characters, households, and other rules. The Daemon Trilogy is designed so all three games can be played in a single game session, with game length to be around the same time as a larger box game of 60-90 minutes.

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said, “We are excited for Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa and its unique gameplay. Nathan Wesiman has been able to create an experience that combines the app with card gameplay to really capture the deception and strategy that makes for an exciting game. Having these games build into a series of games that can all be played in one sitting, is something we are really looking forward to people playing.”

IDW Games will unleash Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa this November. Come by Booth #154 at Gen Con for an early look at this new card game.

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IDW Games attending Gen Con 50!

We are excited for GenCon’s 50th Anniversary and looking forward to showing off and demoing a lot of anticipated games at our Booth #154. We have been working with some great designers and artists to bring an excellent line-up of tabletop games to the show. Along with that, multiple game designers will be running events of their games, giveaways at the booth and early previews of our new games too. Here is a look at what IDW Games and partners will be showing this year at GenCon 50.

Gencon_SociaImageNew Releases at IDW Games Booth #154:

Outpost: Siberia


Outpost: Siberia is a fully cooperative, survival game that plays with a single deck of cards. Using an inventive dual-facing system, a single card in Outpost can be anything from life-saving supplies to cataclysmic catastrophes. By enduring relentless weather and defeating untamable beasts, players are rewarded with the much-needed tools and food to continually resupply their resources.

Outpost: Siberia keeps the tension high, as players will need to collect their wits and ration their supplies in order to make through the perpetual perils that lie ahead!



Torres is an abstract game of resource management and tactical pawn movement. Players are attempting to build up castles and position their knights to score the most points each turn. Players have a limited supply of knights and action cards that allow special actions to be taken. Efficient use of pieces and cards, along with a thoughtful awareness of future possibilities, is the heart of this game.



In Seikatsu, players take turns placing tiles into a shared garden area, with each tile showing a colored flower and colored bird. Players score for groups of birds as they place them, but they score for rows of flowers only at the end of the game and only for the rows of flowers that exist from their perspective, i.e., that are viewable as lines from where they sit at the game board.

Early Previews:

Atari: Centipede


In Atari: 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.

On the other side, the Centipede player, eager to destroy the Gnome, must wiggle their way to the other end of the board.

The Gnome Player rolls and spends their daice to perform actions, while the Centipede Player uses a deck of cards to spawn Fleas, Spiders and Mushrooms, trying to control the game board.

The first Player to eliminate their opponent wins the game!

We are excited to announce that we will have a limited number available of 100 copies of Atari: Centipede at our booth at Gen Con. Come by the booth to get an early copy!

Legend of Korra: Pro-bending arena Board Game


Based on the fan-favorite Nickelodeon animated series, The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena is a two-player competition of wits, tricks, and speed as players take control of Republic City’s favorite sport.

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 taking control of a team, drafting card decks for their benders, then playing 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 an objective toward being the team that has either advanced the farthest forward, or completely knocked their competitors out of the ring.

Planet of the Apes


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!

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, 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.

Rayguns & Rocketships


Welcome to a galaxy of adventure!

In the frozen heart of space lies a fantastic galaxy of planets populated by space-faring factions called Planeteers, who wage a never-ending battle of Rayguns & Rocketships. Some seek action like the brash Astro-Rangers, others desire riches like the fearsome Star Pirates. Some planeteers will to conquer like the horrible alien Blaarg or hunger for honor like the reptilian Zard. Which Planeteers will be the master of the galaxy? That’s up to you!

Rayguns & Rocketships is an action strategy game inspired by the sci-fi classics of the pulp era. The game features fast-paced strategy, pulse-pounding action and over 32 original miniatures!

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa


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-driven, legacy-style card games. Subrosa takes you along the story of power, control, and double-dealings in a battle of supremacy between the five great houses. Recruit mercenaries from your hand to take on and fulfill contracts. These contracts collect you influence and (perhaps eventually) control of the Empire. Team up with allies for mutual protection or stealthily egg on your opponent’s quarrel. How to win is up to you, but remember to keep your enemies close, and your friends even closer.

Atari: Centipede Meeple Giveaway!


Congratulations Player! Come by the IDW Games Booth #154 to receive a convention exclusive Gnome Meeple. These Gnome Meeples are additional player tokens for the Atari: Centipede game. There will be a limited amount given out each day! Come by the booth and check out this highly anticipated tabletop game based on the 80’s classic Atari: Centipede.

We are excited to announce that we will have a limited number available of 100 copies of Atari: Centipede at our booth at Gen Con. Come by the booth to get an early copy!

Dungeons & Dragons Comics will be Available!


We are excited to be bringing the IDW Publishing line of Dungeons & Dragons comics to the show as well! Want to catch up on the latest adventures with your favorite role-playing game? Be sure to come by Booth #154.

IDW Games Designer Events at GenCon!

We have events during the convention with our game designers. Play Rayguns & Rocketships with Designer Scott Rogers and King of the Creepies with Designer Jon Cohn. Check out the descriptions below!

Rayguns & Rocketships Events with Designer Scott Rogers! Play the upcoming pulp sci-fi action miniatures game from designer Scott Rogers. Who will be the master of the galaxy? That’s for you to decide!

King of the Creepies Event with Designer Jon Cohn! Based gladiatorial battles. Build the perfect hand of hilarious punny monsters and duke it out with friends to become King of the Creepies!

  • Saturday – 1:00pm

Our Partners at GenCon 50!

Th3rd World Studios Booth #1459 will be have Arcane Academy at their booth along with a special Arcane Academy release at GenCon 50 which includes additional components to the game.

Check out the full link here for more details!

They are also holding the first Arcane Academy Tournament. This 16-player tournament will be happening on Friday from 8pm to Midnight.

From their website:

“Another first for us. We will be co-sponsoring with IDW Games, a 16 player tournament on Friday from 8pm to 12am. Players will compete against each other to show who has what it takes to earn the most Prestige and become the very first Arcane Academy valedictorian. Prizes range from games published by IDW Games, graphic novels from Th3rd World Studios, to original artwork from Arcane Academy and the winner on next year’s GenCon exclusive assignment card.”

We are excited for this special GenCon 50 and are looking forward to seeing you there and playing lots of games! Be sure to come by IDW Games Booth #154!

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IDW Games and Nickelodeon Announce “Nickelodeon Splat Attack!”

An all-out food fight featuring your favorite Nick ’90s characters


San Diego, Ca (July 18, 2017) IDW Games announced today 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!’

Sponge_Bob“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. Attendees of San Diego Comic Con can be the first to learn more about the game at the IDW Games panel:

Introducing Nickelodeon Splat Attack! From IDW Games

Sunday, July 23, 2017. 2pm – 3pm

Room: 4

For more information about Nickelodeon Splat Attack!, like the IDW Games Facebook page and follow on Twitter. IDW Games will be revealing details about the game as it gets closer to release.


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IDW Games Announces Planet Of The Apes Partnership With 20th Century FOX Consumer Products

First Game to Follow the Original Film, Designed By Richard Launius


San Diego, CA (June 27, 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.