Jessey Wright

“Mutants is an innovative deck-builder where players lead a team of genetically modified gladiators. Starting with a fully symmetric hand of cards, players have 5 rounds to breed the best possible gladiators from their assymetric, uniquely crafted, gene pool and impose their strategy on the arena!”

Mutants – the Card Game is a successful November 2018 Kickstarter Project from producer Lucky Duck Games and designers Sen-Foong Lim (Belfort) and Jessey Wright (Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time). In this 2-4 player deck builder, players mix and match genetics starting with the same cards, but shopping within an asymmetric “gene pool” market. Each player’s gene pool can be pre-constructed or drafted, and the 4 included pre-constructed sets allow easy start to play. Players each get a hand of 6 cards, and the round ends when players run out of cards. Cards can have deploy effects which activate when the card is played, and leave effects for when a card is pushed out of the player board. On a turn players get one of 3 actions: Breed allows players to gain a new card for battle this round. Incubate saves a card for battle next round. Deploy plays a card from a player’s hand to their active mutant slot. Games last 5 rounds, after which players score points for mutants “frozen” into their archives.

For more details about Mutants, check out the completed Kickstarter page here. Mutants is scheduled to hit retail stores this October.

Lucky Duck Games are bringing the popular mobile game, Kingdom Rush, to the table top in Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time. Kingdom Rush is a fully co-operative, campaign driven, tower defense game for 1-4 players, aged 10+. Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time is designed by Helana HopeSen-Foong Lim, and Jessey Wright, with art by Mateusz Komada, and Katarzyna Kosobucka.

“Welcome to Kingdom Rush, where you and your allies must work together to fend off the furious onslaught of the mysterious Time Mage! Command Heroes and build Towers to defend the realm by placing damage tiles to attack your enemies and deploying soldiers to hold back the ever-advancing horde. Be careful, though! The Time Mage’s portals are wreaking havoc, causing all of the Towers to warp in and out of existence! Will you play your Towers to defend the Kingdom, or will you pass them to your compatriots so that the Towers can be upgraded? The decision is yours!” [source]

To win each game, players need to close all of the Time Mage’s portals while in combat with waves of their minions. Each player controls a hero who has asymmetric abilities. The heroes have different basic attacks, damage types, and special abilities that are acquired during a scenario. Players can choose between a ranger, a mage, a fire elemental, and a hammer-wielding brute. In the campaign, the Time Mage needs to be stopped before he achieves world domination. Campaign scenarios increase in difficulty as progress is made by adding new types of enemies and bosses. Estimated play time is 45-90 mins.

The Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time Kickstarter project has a Knight Pledge which includes the core game but the King Pledge includes the Deluxe Edition. The campaign has already handily surpassed its funding goal with over 3600 backers and the campaign is set to end on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. Estimated delivery for this project is in April of 2020.

IDW Games gives players a chance to play their favorite villain in Gotham City in Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery. Each player then goes on crime sprees, steal powerful upgrades and recruit nefarious accomplices to accomplish their master plan and be the first to defeat Batman.

Designed  by Sen-Foong Lim (Belfort and Junk Art) and Jessey Wright, Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery is a push your luck game, which is certainly the case anytime you go up against the Batman.  Artwork by comic artists Chris Fenoglio, Jack Lawrence, Dario Brizuela, and Marcelo Ferreira will delight fans of the original Batman The Animated Series cartoon.

Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery plays 3-5 players, ages 12+, in 30-45 minutes.  Contents include a Bat Signal board, 11 Villain player sheets, 7 Common dice, 4 Power dice, 3 Batman cards, 8 Advanced Hero cards, 16 Basic Hero cards, 29 Upgrade cards, 37 Accomplice cards, 35 Scheme tokens, 18 Lucky Coin tokens, 5 Power tokens, a Bat Signal token, and Rulebook. Pre-orders are not available until the end of March.  Look for Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery in stores on 5 June 2019.

IDW Games has secured the rights to publish board games based on the popular Nickelodeon show The Legend of Korra, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first game under the new agreement will be The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena, designed by Sen-Foong Lim (Belfort, Akrotiri) and Jessey Wright (Pocket Adventure). Pro-bending Arena will try to encapsulate the pro-bending sport found in season one of the television show, focusing on the rivalry between the Future Industry Fire Ferrets and the White Falls Wolfbats. Two players will each choose a team, draft cards and construct elemental tokens around the board to overwhelm their opponent.

The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena is due to hit Kickstarter Summer 2017.