Iello Builds a Console for Board Games in 8Bit Box

Everything about 8Bit Box hearkens back to the golden age of video game consoles.  8Bit Box is not just a game, it is a game system.  Included in 8Bit Box are six Controllers, or player action boards where players will select their movement and action choices in secret. A bag of generic universal components come with the Controller box and they are used in all the other games. Like a video game console, 8Bit Box comes with three games (Pixoid, Outspeed, and Stadium) that can be played using the player controllers and universal components.  Each game provides its own game board and additional components needed for the game.  In Pixoid, one player is Pixoid navigating a maze to collect cubes while the other players are bugs seeking to capture Pixoid. In Outspeed, players are futuristic cars racing to the finish line.  Each part of the course has special rules that affect player movement along the track.  The first racer to reach the finish, or the last surviving racer, is the winner.  In Stadium, players compete in teams in a variety of track and field events.  Teams determine which player to compete in each event to gain the most points. Each event does exhaust the player’s energy, so teams need to work together to ensure they do not exhaust their athletes before the events conclude.  The team with the highest score wins. While Iello has provided three games with 8Bit Box, there is room in the box for one more game and there is certainly room in the game console system for many more games.  8Bit Box players 3-6 players, ages 6+.  Game length varies from 15 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on which game within the console is being played.  8Bit Box is available for pre-order now.  Look for 8Bit Box in stores near you on 25 October.

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