Torres

IDW Games and Huch! Partner for Torres Tabletop Game Global Re-release

IDW Games and Huch! have announced a global re-release for the celebrated abstract tabletop game Torres, the 2000 Spiel des Jahres and Games Magazine Game of the Year winner.  Torres will arrive in a big box format for $49.99 in August of 2017.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this amazing Eurogame to market,” says Jerry Bennington, IDW’s VP of New Product Development, “and we are honored to represent such a prestigious title.”

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On boardgamegeek.com, the 1999 version of Torres currently ranks a 7.2 from c.6900 voters, and a thread of 2000 comments, including such threads as “how to win at Torres without getting a headache.”  In BGG.com’s abstract games  listings, Torres ranks very well, at #12 compared to all other abstract games.  In comparison, the classic abstract games Go and Chess currently rank at #6 and #38. respectively.  7.2 is a fairly high ranking on boardgamegeek.com, an aggregate site where the highest rankws product, currently, is at 8.7 (Pandemic Legacy: Season 1).

Torres is described by IDW as:

…the compelling tale of a city in need of hope. Following a massive destruction, the King has entrusted his successors to rebuild the city, one castle at a time, to reclaim its prior majesty. That’s where you must act, as a prince in control of 6 knights, stacking castle pieces on top of one another to rebuild the city. Where you place your knights influences how many victory points you earn for the turn.

Torres presents beautifully on the table. With fully updated art and pieces, Torres comes with over 90 sculpted plastic castle pieces that stack on top of one another, 28 beautiful knight figures, 1 King figure, cards, and more. In terms of gameplay, it has the cut and crunch of a Eurogame, with the beauty and elegance of an abstract.

As thematic as it is strategic, this game will force you to make careful moves with your trusted knights, build towers to not only help you score in the short-term, but to set yourself up for your next consecutive turns. Torres provides players with the opportunity to strategize and think ahead for massive long-term pay-offs.

Pre-orders of Torres can be taken through this link to Amazon:

Torres Board Game

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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game Announced by Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press have announced the summer release of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, a two to six player tabletop deck-building game designed by Keith Baker.

“Invite your friends! Throw a pizza party! But don’t get the cards greasy,” said Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan O’Malley.

Scott Pilgrim is an incredibly popular graphic novel series because it is so relatable,” says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. “Renting your first apartment, falling in love, and getting a job are things everyone’s gone through. Keith Baker has done an incredible job recreating these life choices in a deck-building format while incorporating the video game style button-mashing combo moves that we loved in the graphic novel fight scenes.”

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game will have a MSRP of $45, run 45-60 minutes per game, and is described as:

…a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.

Beyond the video-game-style combo moves unique to each character, fans will also appreciate the innovative double-sided cards. Players will be faced to make hard choices about whether to fight or upgrade their life with each card placed into the Plot line. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.

While pre-orders have not opened, you can bookmark the official Renegade Game Studios page through this hyperlink.

Cross posted on NerdSpan.com.