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New releases – King of Tokyo & Monster Chase

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Today’s the big day! If your FLGS preordered the new edition of King of Tokyo, you can now go pick up your very own copy! As we said in a previous post (announcement), the new edition replaces Cyber Bunny and Kraken with Cyber Kitty and Space Penguin. It also features reworked, clearer rules and all-new art done by Regis Torres! Check out the comparison of the two editions by Game Boy Geek here or an overview by The Dice Tower here!

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Both this edition and the Target exclusive edition with Baby Gigazaur will be available for purchase through online and mass market retailers on July 14.

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Monster Chase, by Antoine Bauza, is also widely available, through both brick and mortar and online retailers. Our new version of the game features new artwork and a handful of variants that increase and decrease the game’s difficulty, making it enjoyable for young and old gamers alike! Watch the video rules here or an overview by The Dice Tower here!

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On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by Régis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York.

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In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: the ever-so-popular Space Penguin (the original version, highly sought-after by players, was only available through tournaments) and Cyber Kitty.

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The King, Gigazaur, Meka Dragon, and Alienoid, still defending their territory, have also benefitted from a makeover. The changes are purely aesthetic changes: the rules of the game and Power cards remain unchanged.

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These new illustrations will also be used the the digital version of the game, currently in the development stages, whose requirements were the main reason behind the makeover.

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Initially published by IELLO in 2011, King of Tokyo has today been translated into 30 languages, and has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide!

This new version will be available on July 14 in English**, and by the end of the year in the 14 following languages: German, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, and Swedish.

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Along with the release of this new version, IELLO and TARGET are also offering a special edition in which Gigazaur is replaced by Baby Gigazaur. This monster will be exclusive to Target for 1 year, then will be available to the owners of the other versions of the game.

* by Régis Torres, Igor Polouchine, Anthony Wolf, Djib, Gabriel Butik, Jonathan Silvertre, and Romain Gaschet

** release date in North America, pre-release date is June 30; the game will be available in other English-speaking regions in the following weeks.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten owners of the original edition, without whom the game’s success wouldn’t be possible. This new version will certainly inspire questions about compatibility and content, and we’ve tried to answer these questions so no one feels slighted.

Compatibility with the expansions

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to keep the same card backs on the Power cards (they hosted the old box cover, which is different in this new version). To make sure the original version is compatible with future expansions, or the existing cards (promos or cards in the Halloween expansion pack) with the new version, we’ll soon offer, at a reasonable price, card sleeves that fit the game’s theme.

The existing Evolution cards are completely compatible with the new version (by giving the new monsters the Evolutions of the monsters they replaced, or by using a dealing variant for the Evolutions – drafting or random distribution). A new version of Power Up! is already planned, with Evolutions for the new monsters, as well as Evolutions that let you use the King of Tokyo monsters in King of New York.

All the other contents, and notably the monsters, is and will remain entirely compatible between both versions and all expansions.

New and old monsters

We’re talking with our partners right now about the pertinence and possibility of offering Cyber Kitty and Space Penguin as a mini-expansion, so that owners of the original version can also enjoy them!

An additional monster that resembles Kraken will soon be available… Cyber Bunny is no longer available.

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Soon:

Level up and cross the Pacific with the King of New York: Power Up! expansion for monsters in King of New York, compatible with King of Tokyo (old and new versions)! It will include a new contestant and 112 Evolution cards to make your monsters mutate in New York and in Tokyo!

New releases – World of Yo-Ho & Mexica

We’re excited to announce two BIG (seriously, these boxes are heavy) games that are joining the IELLO family today: World of Yo-Ho and Mexica!

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World of Yo-Ho is a fantasy game of adventure and piracy on the high seas. It’s a new type of game, for 2 to 4 players, that combines the tangible and social pleasure of a board game with the interactive mechanics of a video game. Become the most famous pirate of this parallel world full of intelligent animals, lost islands, and wild magic. The app is free and brings hilarious animations and sound effects to your battles and explorations. Though gameplay is more dynamic with a phone, the game includes material to allow you to play with four phones, or even just one phone. Tom Vasel from The Dice Tower picked it as his top game of December and also put out a fun review that shows gameplay! Check out our World of Yo-Ho youtube playlist for more gameplay and review videos!

Mexica is the third installment of the legendary “Masks” trilogy designed by W. Kramer & Mr. Kiesling. Tikal and Java were the first two games in this series, but we’ve redone the art to modernize it. Mexica is an investment game, requiring players to successful block their opponents while vying for majority with simple and subtle rules. Judiciously use your action points to build neighborhoods, dig navigation canals, build bridges … and counter the plans of your opponents! The game comes with sturdy resin temples to place and beautiful artwork on the map. Check out our Mexica youtube playlist for gameplay and review videos!

New releases – The Big Book of Madness & HON: Gazette #4

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Today has been long-awaited by many gamers across the world (especially those of you who didn’t make it out to Essen)… The Big Book of Madness is now available for purchase! We’re really proud of this game since our French team has been working hard on this game all year long! The Big Book of Madness is a cooperative deck-builder from 2 to 5 players where each player is a magic student working together to imprison terrible monsters in the tome from which they were mistakenly released. Each player has their own element deck that they use to cast spells, heal curses, and improve their decks further. If you manage to turn six pages of the book and defeat all the monsters,  you win the game! For a closer look, you can Watch it Played by our very own Sara here, or watch a Dice Tower review here.

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The Heroes Tactical System is also getting a new family member with the Heroes of Normandie: Gazette #4 releasing today. This is the fourth issue of the quarterly release by Devil Pig Games. The Gazettes bring new scenarios, new punchboards, and historical content to bring new life to your games! This issue in particular introduces the Fallschirmjägers and Skorzeny commando and pits armies against each other in Italy. For more info and scenarios, visit the Devil Pig website.

New releases – Heroes and Shadows

Today is a big day for the Heroes Tactical System! We have some expansions for Heroes of Normandie and also the release of a Lovecraftian stand-alone game in the same universe, and its first expansion.

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Civilians under Fire contains four punchboards (two large and two medium) with members of the FFI, vehicles, buildings, and make-shift weapons to bring more life to the battlefield! Recruit Bernard, the Armoured Priest, Alexandre, the Happy Mayor, Ilda, the She Wolf of the SS, and more in this expansion! Visit Devil Pig Games’ website to download the rules and scenarios for this expansion.

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The Guardians’ Chronicles Expansion Pack introduces members of the Meta Squadron found in Guardians’ Chronicles to the battlefield with this two-punchboard pack. Pit Captain Justice and Lady Britain against Evil Anja and her werewolf pack! Super powers and super villains will add a new level to your battles! Visit Devil Pig Games’ website to download the rules and scenarios for this expansion.

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Pegasus Bridge is a bigger expansion that includes new recruits (infantry, paratroopers, and commanders), new terrain tiles, and new rules for night combat, drops, slipping units, and Gliders. This expansion is sure to help you recreate the paratrooper drops of June 6 onto the infamous bridge with 6 exciting scenarios and loads of content. It’s recommended you have the Commonwealth Army Box as well, but if you don’t, read this forum at Devil Pig Games’ website.

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Shadows over Normandie introduces Lovecraftian forces to the Heroes of Normandie universe with the Deep Ones and Black Sun factions. Now you’ll be able to face dark magic and terrifying monsters with your troops. This stand-alone game comes with 6 double-sided map tiles, new heroes, buildings, and vehicles, and best of all, new rules! In addition to new attacks and spells, you can play with two or three players over the 10 scenarios. Order now and receive a double-sided poster and two promos!

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Cthulhu Mythos Call One is already available with more characters, villains, and artefacts! This expansion offers you many new and chilling occult gaming experiences, including recruiting H. P. Lovecraft himself into your army! Visit Devil Pig Games’ website to download the rules and scenarios for this expansion.

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