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IDW Games Announces X-Files: Conspiracy Theory with 20th Century FOX Consumer Products

San Diego, CA (January 11th) IDW Games and 20th Century FOX Consumer Products to announce a story telling party game for the X-Files. One of the longest-running science fiction series in network TV history, FBI special agents investigate unexplained and mind-bending cases known as “X-Files.” This story telling, social party game with light deduction puts players in the role to creating plausible theories using evidence at the scene to convince the other players of their case.

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.

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development said “Matt Fantastic has done a great job with EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED and adapting that system for X-Files is going to create a fun experience for X-Files fans who love the show. We are happy that we can make a game that puts players right in the role of Mulder and Jose Chung for this X-Files game.”

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.

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Tabletop Spotlight: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected

Mysteries don’t solve themselves…or do they? Sometimes a good detective can make a mystery unravel itself in the most peculiar way. Coincidence or Clue? Perhaps both?

In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything is Connected, players create solutions to otherwise vexing mysteries using an ever-changing set of clues, suspects and person of interest cards. But you’d best be on your toes, or else the police detective might crack the case in a wildly different yet more enticing way, and be the one to earn the accolades of holistic detectives everywhere…

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Agency: Everything is Connected, is played over a series of Rounds. In each Round, 2 players – the Holistic Detective and the Police Detective – must both solve a Mystery by explaining which suspect was responsible, using Clues provided by the Assistants. The Detective that best solves the Mystery, according to the Assistants, wins a point. Rounds continue until every Player has solved two Mysteries as the Holistic Detective.

The game ends at the end of the Round after all Players have been the Holistic Detective twice. The Player with the most points (Mystery Cards) wins the game! If there is a tie, the tied Players must compete to solve a final mystery. If they receive the same number of votes for this final mystery, a time paradox opens and somehow they are both right and they both win!

Do you have what it takes to solve the case? Check out Dirk Gently’s Holistic Agency: Everything is Connected, designed by Matt Fantastic, Available in stores now!

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

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, 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!