In Other News - IELLO America, Battleworld, YAK, SPAM, and Exceed
IELLO is a board game publisher based in Heillecourt, France, who recently ended a business agreement which left IELLO with no distribution in the North American market. IELLO has entrusted Flat River Group LLC (FRG) as its exclusive distributor for English versions of their games in the United States and Canada as of January 1, 2022. We can look forward to new releases such as King of Tokyo Monster Box, Get on Board, Distant Suns, Animals of Baker Street, and King of Monster Island (a new stand alone game in the King of Tokyo universe) through 2022.
Season 3 of Marvel Battleworld will be released from Funko Games in the form of battle balls and a battle pack. Marvel Battleworld: Series 3 Ultimate Armory is a cooperative, expandable, collectible adventure game for 1-4 players, aged 6+, that features characters from all over the Marvel universe. This season features new locations, characters, and gameplay elements such as armor tokens.
YAK is a new board game designed by Michael Luu, with art by Chris Quilliams, to be released by Pretzel Games. Players are proud mountain inhabitants who construct inspiring stone towers on behalf of their village and are assisted by yaks. Stones are used to build the towers, but they can only be acquired after exchanging food for them, which is accomplished using action cards. The game will support 2-4 players, aged 8+, and lasts 30-60 minutes. Expect its release in the first half of 2022.
Level 99 Games have announced the 6th season of Exceed which features the original cast of French Bread’s fighting game, Under Night In-Birth. Every month a phenomenon called the Hollow Night brings invisible, immortal creatures called voids who feed on a power called EXS found in humans. After being attacked, these humans either die or are transformed into an In-Birth and have the ability to control EXS. This season will feature 19 fighters, 8 new products, and will be available on February 1st, 2022.
Yahtzee: SPAM features realistic packaging which doubles as a SPAM can dice cup. It includes 6 custom dice, notepad, and a pencil, with the same mechanisms and rules from the original game of Yahtzee. Each die features a SPAM sushi roll, SPAM and noodles, SPAM musubi, fried SPAM sandwich, SPAM kabobs, and SPAM fries. The game is designed for 1 or more players, aged 6+, and was recently released from The Op. Expect play times of around 30 minutes.