iello have announced 3 upcoming titles for 2017:
The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossomed Every Ten Years – A 2-4 player card game with about 20 minutes of play time. This mouthful of a name is a working title only, and the original Japanese game went by the more manageable “Hirohita“. Designed by Hinata Origuchi, iello’s new release of the press-your-luck, set collection game will feature stunning artwork from Sylvain Sarrailh. Estimated for Q3 2017.
Sticky Chameleon – A family weight game designed by Théo Rivière (Sea of Clouds). Not a lot of details on this one yet, but it’s aimed for ages 6 and up, accommodates 2-6 players and takes about 15 minutes. Also planned for release in Q3.
Ninja Taisen – Another port of a Japanese game, this one designed by Katsumasa Tomioka. Ninja Taisen is a 2 player game that will be part of iello’s mini games line (Welcome to the Dungeon, Schotten Totten, etc.). From iello:
“Each player controls 10 Ninjas recruited to defend their village. These Ninjas have a strength (between 1 and 3) and a color-coded category. Following the famous rock/paper/scissors logic, players have to defeat the enemies at the other side of their path to conquer the opposing village, but only the roll of the dice will decide how far your Ninjas can go…”
Ninja Taisen is scheduled for release on April 20th to brick-and-mortar stores, and hitting online retailers a couple weeks later on May 4th.