IDW Breaks Into The Board Game Arena With Shakespeare And Vampires

IDW_gameslogo_FINAL-300x200Two things I love are comics and board games. Now one of my favourite comic publishers IDW is entering the board games market with two really cool themes for the first releases.

IDW is a comics publishers with some of the best licenses out there including Star Trek and Transformers. Board games based on existing property’s has been going on for years but one’s that are based on comics is still a growing concept.

This news that IDW is joining forces with a already established game company bodes well for the types of games we want to see. Already we have news of the first two games being released next year and both have excellent themes and ideas behind them.

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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.

“We’re well known for diversity at IDW, in the world of entertainment and comics,” said CEO & Publisher Ted Adams. “With all of the great properties we publish, it seemed natural that a lot of them would make fantastic games. We’ve found the perfect partner in Pandasaurus Games to help us make that happen.”

“We at Pandasaurus Games are thrilled to be working with the talented team at IDW to develop incredible games built on the amazing worlds of their comics. The wealth of creative talent that IDW has worked with is unmatched. More than that, their comic books create living breathing worlds that drip theme and beg readers to dive into headfirst. We can’t wait to help bring these worlds to life for gamers everywhere. Pandasaurus and IDW are committed to working hand in hand with world class designers and artists to build original experiences from the ground up based on the living worlds created in the pages of IDW comics,” said Pandasaurus President/Founder Nathan McNair.

IDW Games will specialize in high-quality big-box games developed around several of IDW’s key properties, beginning in the late spring of 2014 with Kill Shakespeare and 30 Days of Night. Readers and gamers alike will now be given the chance to battle the Bard or the vampires of Barrow, Alaska in these tabletop games developed by the same game designers that brought us the critically acclaimed fan-favorite, Yedo.

“We’re incredibly excited to move into tabletop gaming and give fans a way to spend even more time with their favorite titles. This is a very strong pair of games to launch right out of the gate, and over the next few months we’ll be making more major announcements that should have the gaming community buzzing,” said IDW New Business Development Director Jerry Bennington.

Pandasaurus Games is an award winning hobby board and card game publisher hailing from Austin, TX.  We’re known for such hit games as Tammany Hall, Yedo, Firenze, Great Fire of London and Lost Valley.

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Source: IDW GAMES
Reporter: Montoya

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