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IDW Games and Nickelodeon have joined forces to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Pizza Party, a fast, fun card game for 2-6 players.

You’re the chef of honor at the party but you have your work cut out for you. These turtles are pizza-scarfing machines and they like their pizza extreme! Players race to create non-traditional pizzas for the Turtles and their friends. Work fast and be creative. Satisfying these heroes means using crazy ingredients like toasted marshmallows, banana slices, cheese puffs, popcorn and more.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Pizza Party is delivered in a collector’s tin and includes 60 pizza slices with a wide range of crazy topping choices. Designed by Prospero Hall (Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Hullabaloo) for fans of all ages, get ready for action in the kitchen and make a pizza for your favorite Turtle! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Pizza Party will available in March 2019.

IDW Games are publishing Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim Doomsday Dice Game. Invader Zim is an American, animated TV series which centres around an extra-terrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk. Zim, along with his malfunctioning, robot servant GIR, is determined to conquer the earth and is constantly thwarted by Dib, a young paranormal investigator.

In Invader Zim Doomsday Dice Game, 2-4 players play either as Zim or GIR working for the Almighty Tallest Irkin Lords, or as Dib or Agent Darkbootie working to protect the earth through The Swollen Eyeball Network. Players will draw cards to build a krazy machine to either destroy the earth (as ZIM or GIR) or save it (as Dib or Agent Darkbootie). Matching cards can be connected to earn power surges that let players roll a big Power Surge die. The more rolls they make the more power they can generate. There is also a tiny Special Die with its own abilities. However, rolling either die can end in a fizzle or malfunction which costs the players all the energy they’ve earned or can even break the machine. The first player to 100 energy wins.

Invader Zim Doomsday Dice Game comes in collectible, tin packaging and plays in 20-30 minutes. It’s designed by Spencer Reeve, caters for players aged 14+ and is expected to release September 26th, 2018.

IDW Games has started a Kickstarter Campaign for Nickelodeon Splat Attack, an all out food fight board game for 2-4 players, designed by Jonathan Ying (Doom: The Board Game, Star Wars: Imperial Assault). Players control a team of 4 characters from one of Nick’s well known shows, including Hey Arnold!, Invader ZIM, Spongebob Squarepants and Rugrats. Each team has 4 beautifully detailed miniatures, which move around the arena collecting food to throw. Characters get two actions, defined on their player card, and attacking involves rolling a number of dice equal to the character’s aim rating plus the food’s splat value. When a character is hit with food, they must draw a pentomino (think Tetris) “Splatter Tile”, and fit it on the grid on that character’s player board. If the piece doesn’t fit or the board fills up, that character is out, and the attacker gains a SUPER COOL point. Players gain and lose cool points by achieving objectives or getting hit, and the most cool points at the end of the game, when all the SUPER COOL points are gone, wins. As of this writing, Splat Attack contains 5 character teams (including a special TMNT team), 40 food cards, 4 player boards, 45 splatter tiles, dice and tokens. A special 5-8 player version is also available as its own pledge level.

The Kickstarter Campaign for Nickelodeon Splat Attack continues through June 7, and the game should hit backers’ doorsteps by November 2018.

From Nickelodeon, IDW, and Steve Jackson Games, Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the newest edition of the popular take-that card game that allows players to compete as the heroes in a half shell while kicking down doors. Now on Kickstarter, 3-to-6 players can tread old territory of two fan-favorite franchises for a fresh product that aims to please. Featuring excellent art from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, now the classic Munchkin formula looks and feels better than ever. As described on the campaign page:

     “Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles puts you right into the roles of the Turtles to team up and fight evil! This game takes the butt-kicking, backflipping ninja stylings of the TMNT and combines it with the dungeon-exploring, loot-hoarding gameplay of Munchkin! Play as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael along with April O’Neil and Casey Jones to take on Shredder, Krang and even more as you race to level 10.”

It cannot be understated that this game is using excellent art. For a series as weathered as Munchkin, this is absolutely the best these cards have ever looked and I’m sure fans of the turtles will agree. There’s also alternate art for player boards and the box itself available, all of which takes advantage of the classic comic-style that launched the TMNT franchise into what we know and love today. If you are interested in Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, be sure to check out it’s Kickstarter campaign page to learn more!

IDW Games, Steve Jackson Games, and Nickelodeon Consumer Products announce a new addition to the long running Munchkin series of card games: Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, players will play the roles of the Turtles and their friends. The card game features all-new art from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator, Kevin Eastman, along with artist Tadd Galusha, and gameplay developed by designer Jon Cohn.

Munchkin TMNT will come in three versions: standard, deluxe, and deluxe ultimate. All three will be supported by a Kickstarter campaign set to start on March 7th.  The deluxe and deluxe ultimate will be Kickstarter exclusives available only during the Kickstarter campaign.  The deluxe version will feature character standees and a fully illustrated mounted Level tracker. The deluxe ultimate version will feature variant, retro-style coloring reminiscent of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. The standard version will be available in retail stores.

All versions of Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are expected to be available in June 2018.

Another week, another batch of Kickstarters worth a second look.

First up is a game designed specifically for the visually impaired in mind, and that is Megateh.  This Japanese designed game is essentially a tactile version of the classic game Quarto, where you need to get 4 in a row of all the same shape, all the same height, or in a descending height.  Players are blindfolded when playing the game so you will have to feel for the pieces, which consist of solid disks and discs with a hole in the middle, in order to place them.  But you also have to feel for where to place them, figuring out where the other pieces have been placed already and trying to set yourself up to win, while not setting up your opponent to win.  First person to get four in a row as described above wins!  There are several pledge levels to get different versions of the game that range from a mini ceramic $18 model, up to a fully customized $88 wood model.  So if this kind of game interests you, or want to support games designed for visually impaired players, then check out the Kickstarter page.

Next is the latest game from the Nickelodeon and IDW Games partnership, and that is Legend of Korra: Pro Bending Arena.  This is a two player arena game where each player controls a pro bending team like the Fire Ferrets, White Falls Wolfbats, or the Red Sands Rabaroos.  Each team has their own unique set of minis, team ability, and technique cards that will be used in the game.  But before you start the game you have the option of creating your custom strategy deck, which is the deck of technique cards you will be pulling from during the game to play against your opponents.  However, the deck doesn’t have to be static, as during the game you will have the ability to purchase more technique cards from your supply with chi that you have built up.  Your players also will come equipped with trick card that give them powerful special abilities, but some of which cause you to roll the referee die, risking the possibility of your team member being ejected from the game.  In the end it’s last man standing as you fight to knock the opposing team out of the ring, whoever is left is the winner.  So if this sounds like an interesting game to you, check out the Kickstarter page.

After that is another arena combat game called Zero Gravity, that utilizes a unique gimmick in it’s gameplay.  On it’s surface, Zero Gravity looks to be your normal arena battle game with each player controlling a team of combatants.  You are racing to get thirty points which is done through taking out your opponents troops, capturing objectives, or completing achievements.  First person to 30 points will be the winner.  Now as for what makes this game unique, that comes in the board that you play on, a 3D board which has playing surfaces on every interior surface.  Also each miniature comes equipped with a magnet, allowing them to stick to the walls and ceiling, bringing a typically 2D game into the 3rd dimension.  This mean that sight and range lines are no longer just drawn on the board, now you will be drawing them in the area to see if your troop on the floor can hit the troop on the wall.  Overall it looks to be an interesting game, and if you find it interesting to then head on over to the Kickstarter page.

For this project we have the ubiquitous Cards Against Humanity clone, but this time done by well known game company Steve Jackson Games.  Conspiracy Theory is you typical draw a black card to get your prompt, and play white cards to complete the phrase in the most hilarious way possible.  One major difference is that this game is all about conspiracy theories, like the title suggests, and so the cards being played are well withing the PG-13 realm.  So if you are looking for a party, card game that isn’t so offensive, and has the typical Steve Jackson flair, check out it’s Kickstarter page.

Next is another party game called News@11, where you try to come up with the best news segment that you can.  During the game you will have a producer, a lead anchor, and news anchors.  The lead anchor will be the one who hands out the segment cards, telling you what kind of news report you will be giving.  The different options include things like sports, weather, health & beauty, traffic and more.  Each news anchor will have three of these segment cards for their morning, afternoon, and evening news segments.  To populate these segments you will draw cue cards that have you fill in a word mad lib style, and you will use one cue for your morning segment, then add a second for afternoon, and finally a third for the evening.  It’s these crazy combinations of words and segments that will generate a lot of the laughter in the game, and the best news caster will be selected as the winner.  As for the producer, they will be handing out producer cards that keep things moving, but can also cause some chaos.  So if you are looking for a new party game with a news feel to it, check out the Kickstarter page.

Following that we have another board game based on a television IP, and that is Warehouse 13 the Board Game.  In Warehouse 13 the game you are playing as agents to either help or hurt the warehouse and to collect the artifacts that have been scattered around the world.  In there game you will have several agents and one traitor, with the agents working to capture three artifacts, and the traitor working to have three artifacts lost, and then win the finale.  Gameplay is a mix of dice and card play with dice being rolled to set the difficulty of retrieving the artifact, or used to pass attribute tests that have been placed on different locations.  The cards are what you will be playing to acquire clues and eventually acquire the artifact.  However, the traitor has many ways to affect these endeavors, and if any of several conditions are met, then the artifact is lost to the Adversary and they move one step closer to winning.  Each game is called an episode and if the villains get three artifacts, the finale happens where has the agents trying to foil his final plan before he wins.  Each character is pulled straight from the show and each has their own special abilities that can be used once an episode or season, or is always available.  So if you enjoy these puzzle type games with a traitor, or are looking for a Warehouse 13 themed game, check out this Kickstarter.

And finally we have the latest from Mindclash Games, makers of Anachrony and Trickerion, a new area control style game called Cerebria.  In Cerebria you are playing the role of either Bliss or Gloom, trying to spread your influence to all the denizens of the town.  You will does this through various area control aspects such as allies in different locations, a scoring tower in the middle of the board, and your allies presence.  After you pick a side you will play the game by carrying out actions on your spirit board.  You have many actions to choose from and you will be playing cards from your hand as well to move around the board, affect emotions on the board, put out new emotions, and other actions.  As you do these things you will begin to use up resources from different spheres on the board, when one is empty there is a scoring round where you check to see if you achieved varying aspirations.  Achieving these aspirations gets you pieces of a tower placed in the center, of which their height and facing affect different actions on the board.  At the end, whoever has more of their color in the tower at the end is the winner of the game.  This is just a brief overview and there is much more to the game, so if you want to find out more then head on over to the Kickstarter page.

IDW Games has announced the first board game from it’s new partnership with Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Splat Attack will be an all-out food fight brawl between teams, using all of the classic 90’s Nickelodeon characters. Expect to see Rugrats, Invader Zim, Spongebob, The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold, CatDog, Angry Beavers, Rocket Power, Aaahh Real Monsters, Ren & Simpy, and Rocko in this food filled splat fest. IDW will host a panel about the partnership at the San Diego ComicCon on Sunday 7/23/17, and expect Splat Attack! to come to stores in Spring 2018.

You can read IDW Games’ official press release here.

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.

At the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this week, WizKids announced that they will be partnering with Nickelodeon to create two new games set to release later in 2015–and they will be themed with the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

The two games that are planned will be a TMNT version of the HeroClix collectible figure-battling game, and a TMNT version of the Dice Masters Dice Building game.  Representatives from both WizKids and Nickelodeon both have shared their excitement over this new venture.  These two new games will be released to the public later this year.

You can read the entire announcement here.