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  • An In-depth Preview of Kill Shakespeare
  • CHEW: CASES OF THE FDA DUE TO HIT STORES IN MAY 2015
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    ALL PRE-ORDER COPIES OF THE GAME TO INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE CHEW #1 VARIANT COMIC!

  • Exclusive Kickstarter Original Art & Cards

    news-140311-killshakeAcclaimed artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek / Doctor Who) has prepared something special for the backers of our inaugural Kickstarter campaign. This three-card set will be used as an exclusive expansion, available only to our Kickstarter backers!

  • Hobby Market To Receive An Exclusive Machi Koro Game Card

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    Today, IDW Games announced a pre-order exclusive bonus card for the hotly anticipated Machi Koro card game set for release this July. The card will be exclusive to hobby and gaming stores and will only be inserted in pre-ordered, first-edition copies of the game. While Machi Koro isn’t due out until July, retailers hoping to participate

  • IDW ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO PUBLISH THE GODFATHER TABLETOP GAMES
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    3e2138bc-d74f-47d8-88cd-a8dc08329347Today, IDW announced it would release a line of The Godfather tabletop games ranging from quick-to-play card and dice games to big box strategic board games. Paramount Pictures’ The Godfather is widely recognized among the most revered films of all-time.

    “The Godfather is more than a movie, it’s an icon,” says IDW’s Director of Business Development, Jerry Bennington. “We plan to give players as many options as possible when it comes to gaming in this rich environment. From quick dice fun to intense big box strategy this will be a line of games truly worthy of the name The Godfather.”

    The Godfather game line will start with a card game due out this summer, and continue to branch out from there. The games will range in length and complexity, and take place in a variety of locations and timelines spanning the trilogy of films. Gamers can look forward to rising to power and doing everything they can to stay on top in a cutthroat world. These games will truly be an offer The Godfather fans can’t refuse.

    The Godfather Card Game will hit stores August 2015. In the meantime, IDW Games will unveil more details about both the card and upcoming big box tabletop game on www.idwgames.com. For up-to-the-minute information, be sure to “like” facebook.com/idwgames and follow @idwgames on twitter.

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  • IDW Games And Pandasaurus Expand Relationship

    news_thumb-20140227IDW Games launched in a big way with recently announced games like Kill Shakespeare and 30 Days of Night. To help bolster a board game line already hotly anticipated by fans around the world, IDW is growing its games division by expanding its partnership with Pandasaurus Games.

  • IDW GAMES BRINGING TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BOARD GAME TO KICKSTARTER!
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    IDW Games is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign of radical proportions!

  • IDW GAMES GETS AWESOME WITH KEVIN WILSON
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    dd99cba6-10d9-4d0e-a6dd-ee035ffd34c2AWESOME KINGDOM: THE TOWER OF HATESKULL TO RELEASE THIS SUMMER!

    Ready your steed, sharpen your blade, and crank the tunes to eleven, as you prepare to enter IDW Games’ first entry into fantasy gaming. Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull, from legendary game designer Kevin Wilson (Descent, Arkham Horror, X-Files) is an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, sword-in-hand dungeon-crawling card game due out later this summer.

    Awesome Kingdom is inspired by my youngest experiences with roleplaying games. It’s the sort of thing I dreamed up while eating sugar-frosted cereal and watching Saturday-morning cartoons in the ’80s.” says game designer Kevin Wilson. “I tried to channel that sense of unrestrained fun, and Tower of Hateskull is the result.”

    Awesome Kingdom is a lightweight, fast and funny dungeon-crawling card game for two to four players in which they compete to be the most awesome hero after three days of adventuring. Players enter the dungeon as one of eight epic characters, such as the Ragebarian, Prestidigimancer, or Paladude, each bestowed with an appropriately amazing ability. Over the course of play, players have to outmaneuver each other while battling ferocious beasts and avoiding enticing traps, all in the hope of emerging from the tower with the biggest haul and most spectacular trophies.

    Look for Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull to hit stores in July 2015.

  • IDW GAMES SET TO ADAPT POWERS INTO A SERIES OF TABLETOP GAMES
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    IDW Games is on the case! Get ready to hunt down the city’s super-powered serial killers in a new line of tabletop games based off the Powers graphic novels. Powers, by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, is an Eisner Award winning super hero noir series that was recently adapted for television by PlayStation network. The Powers game line will include card, board, and dice games each focusing on different situations and characters from the series.

  • IDW Games Signs Multi-Game Deal To Bring Chew To Your Tabletop

    chew_splashLast night at the Diamond Retailer Summit, IDW Games announced a deal with John Layman and Rob Guillory that will create a new line of CHEW tabletop games for fans to sink their teeth into. The smash-hit comic series is already on its way to an animated adaptation, and starting in early 2015 fans hungry for more CHEW will have

  • IDW GAMES TO ADAPT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES INTO BIG BOX ADVENTURE BOARD GAME!
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    Today, IDW Games announced a big box Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure game complete with sculpted miniatures that is going to shell shock gamers. Debuting in early 2016, the game will let players step into the roles of their favorite Turtle or ultimate villain, Shredder.

  • IDW Games to Publish String Safari , To Hit Shelves in Spring of 2015

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    75489e5e-5f20-473f-affa-74084159fdf0Today, IDW Games announced it would be bringing its latest imported title to market in April of 2015. String Safari, a game of tile placement and string manipulation has players competing to complete research projects by roping in the most exotic animals. Designed by Hisashi Hayashi (Trains, Lost Legacy: Binbo Tantei to Inbo no Shiro) and featuring all-new artwork by Fico Ossio (Skylanders) this all-ages adventure will rope in gamers from all walks of life.

    “We can’t wait for people to see this game,” said Pandasaurus Managing Director, Molly Wardlaw. “To get a chance to publish something from one of our favorite game designers is thrilling. Fans of his other hits will love the fact that they can play a well-designed game with their kids. Strap on your pith helmet, and get ready for Safari.”

    String Safari is designed for three to five players and is playable in about thirty minutes. The game features both an advanced and basic set of rules, so there’s plenty of fun for both younger gamers and the more experienced. This is the latest import from Japon Brand games, the publisher behind the mega-hits Love Letter and Machi Koro. String Safari will retail for $24.99 and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2015.


     

  • IDW Games To Release The X-Files Big Box Board Game

    _X-Files_Page_SplashThis summer, fans of The X-Files will have a brand-new way to search for the truth, with the release of a brand-new big box board game! Players will get the chance to take on the role of Mulder, Scully, and the X-Files team as they work to uncover global conspiracies and threats while going up against various members of the Syndicate.

  • IDW Opens New Division: Introducing IDWGames!

    As IDW Publishing looks forward to celebrating its 15th year as a leader in the comic-book industry, they are proud to announce a partnership with board-game giant, Pandasaurus Games, for the launch of a new division, IDW Games.

  • IDW TO RELEASE ORPHAN BLACK TABLETOP GAMES
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    On the heels of Orphan Black #1 being announced as February’s top-selling comic, today IDW announced it would release a series of Orphan Black tabletop games. Up first will be a deductive card game scheduled to be in stores this summer. The games will feature characters from the hit show and will further enrich the tension and unpredictability fans have experienced through the first two seasons. Orphan Black returns to BBC AMERICA for a highly anticipated third season on April 18th at 9:00pm ET, with the season premiere also airing across all AMC networks channels – AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv in the U.S. and across Bell Media’s Space, Bravo, CTV, and MTV channels in Canada.

  • IDW Welcomes Veteran Gaming Talent

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    IDW Games is very pleased to announce that gaming industry veteran Kurt Nelson will be joining as Sales Manager.  Kurt’s primary role will be sales management for IDW Games as well as for mass-market initiatives such as IDW’s Micro-Comic Fun Pack brand.

  • Infectiously Fun Rattus Cartus To Be Published By IDW Games

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    This fall, IDW Games will bring a pox upon the house of any gamer brave enough to pick up a copy of their new card game, Rattus CartusRattus Cartus is a card game based off the International best selling Rattus series of board games.

  • Kill Shakespeare Board Game Enlists Two Murderously Talented Artists

     

    news_splash-20131120Today, IDW Games announced it had signed J.K. Woodwardand Dave Dorman to be the art team for their launch title, Kill ShakespeareWoodward’s work has been a mainstay at IDW since 2005, where he helped relaunch Fallen Angel before moving on to various Star Trek series, including last-year’s best-selling Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Whomaxi-series. Dave Dorman is an Eisner Award-winning artist known for his extensive work in the fantasy genre, including Star WarsIndiana Jones, and much more.

  • Kill Shakespeare Designers Announced

     

    news-splash-20131212IDW Games has selected game designers Thomas Vande Ginste and Wolf Plancke as the creative team that will bring Kill Shakespeare to tabletops in 2014. The design team, best known for the sold-out critically acclaimed Yedo, will deliver a co-operative board game that pits several of the Bard’s most popular characters together in a struggle to protect the land from King Richard and Lady Macbeth.

  • Kill Shakespeare Game Heads To Kickstarter

    news_thumb-20140219Today, IDW Games in cooperation Pandasaurus Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first joint venture, Kill Shakespeare. The campaign’s goal is $25,000, and there will be a series of stretch goals in place that will make incremental improvements to the game for each milestone hit. With an amazing creative team in place and two world-class artists delivering the box and game art, this campaign is poised to be a huge success!

  • Learn Machi Koro

    Watch It Played is a series designed to teach and play games. They recently featured Machi Korro.

  • MACHI GIVE AWAY! Give Yourself Some Fun This Holiday Season
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    With the game selling quickly, there’s been reports of some fans not being able to find a copy. Not to worry, IDW Games is doing everything they can to grant your holiday wishes! Here is your chance to write a letter to Santa Koro!

  • Machi Koro Keeps On Rolling!
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    Machi Koro adds another award to its growing list of accolades, as it was officially announced as the Geekie Award’s Best Tabletop Game of 2015!

  • Machi Koro to make its North American debut this summer

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    Today IDW Games announced the publication of Machi Koro, the first of many small box games to be released in partnership with Pandasaurus Games. This July, gamers can look forward to adding the international hit card game Machi Koro to their weekly game sessions.

  • The Holiday Gift Guide To Fun And Games

    It’s the holidays, and that means it’s time for some fun!

3 Responses to “News”

  1. Nick Huston October 26, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Hello. I can’t seem to find a customer support link, so I think this is my next best option.

    Recently, I purchased a copy of Machi Koro and found one of the Wheat Field cards (one of the ones from the supply, not that players start with) to be crumpled. Not bent or curled, but like it had been crushed and then flattened back out. (I have a picture available if necessary.)
    As I use this game for demos (including one at a game convention in a few weeks), is there anyway I could get a replacement?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. Dustin October 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Hi I just received my copy of machi koro I bought on amazon. The print on several of the coins is very poor. Is there a way you could send me replacements?

  3. Hussain Zaman October 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi – I first saw Machi Koro at Essen in 2013 but just missed getting a copy – they sold out in the first 15mins of the show! I’ve waited a year and at last IDW published the game – sincere thanks for this. However, although I pre-ordered at my games shop, the bonus cards weren’t included. Is there any chance at all that I might get a set? I’d be more than happy to pay postage costs.