The Hare & the Tortoise on TableTop!

IELLO™ is proud to announce that The Hare & The Tortoise has been chosen for Geek & Sundry’s TableTop™ Season 3 with Wil Wheaton!

Filming of Season 3 began last week with airing expected between November 2014 and August 2015. Wil Wheaton and his celebrity guests will enjoy a fabled race to the finish line in this clever and simple game.

About The Hare & The Tortoise:

The Hare & the Tortoise is the third game in IELLO’s Tales & Games series and was designed by Gary Kim.  Players must bet on the outcome of a race between five different animals, each with a different running style.

The game is based on Aesop’s fable in which the Hare races ahead quickly, but then naps while the Tortoise plods along consistently. In this game, players can read the enclosed IELLO version of the fable, and the proceed to race the Tortoise and the Hare, along with Fox, Wolf, and Lamb; each animal with its own movement style! Players must play cards from their hands each turn to influence the number of spaces that an animal will move. But the total of all cards played will determine the final outcome.

About TableTop:

TableTop is a webseries on Geek & Sundry created and hosted by Wil Wheaton. During the show, Wil plays his favorite board games with an array of fun friends! Season 3 was funded through Indiegogo earlier this year with a phenomenal $1,413, 154 in campaign contributions from dedicated fans.

About IELLO:

IELLO is an international game and toy publisher and distributor founded in 2004 in Nancy, France. IELLO prides itself in bringing beautiful, fun, and profound games to a new generation of game players. Games you will want to play again and again.

IELLO USA opened in May 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, in order to increase our worldwide presence.


© 2014. IELLO, The Hare and the Tortoise and their logos are Trade Mark of IELLO USA, LLC. All right reseved.

© 2014. Geek & Sundry and TableTop are Trade Mark of Geek & Sundry

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King of New York Arrives Oct. 23rd!

IELLO is proud to announce the official release date for King of New York on Oct. 23rd, 2014. Conquering the Big Apple will require strategy, strength, military prowess, and a little bit of luck!

NEW CITY. NEW RULES. NEW MONSTERS. SAME FIGHT… TO BE THE KING! 

Make sure to check with your local hobby store to find out if there will be a King of New York release event near you! Need help finding a store? Click here for our store locator!


About King of New York:

There’s always something happening in the city that never sleeps. Maybe it’s the lights, maybe it’s the energy, or maybe it’s the giant monsters trying to demolish the place!

Get ready for Richard Garfield’s follow up to the best-selling King of Tokyo! Who will be the King of New York?

King of New York introduces lots of new ways to play, while still keeping the core ideas of King of Tokyo. There are buildings to stomp! Vengeful military units to destroy! Six brand new Monsters! Every roll of the dice might mean that your monster feels the OUCH, as military units open fire. Will you grab the spotlight, and become a celebrity Superstar?

Each of New York’s boroughs has its own charms, but to truly rule the Big Apple, you have to control Manhattan. Defeat the other monsters and rule the city…. Become the King of New York!

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FEATURES:

  • The new game by Richard Garfield, designer of King of Tokyo and Magic: the Gathering®
  • Simple, fast-paced and lively as King of Tokyo, with more depth and decisions to be made
  • Enthralling theme
  • Great for 2 to 6 players
  • Incredible artwork by Régis Torres

CONTENTS:

  • 8 dice
  • 1 game board
  • 66 cards
  • 46 effect tokens
  • 6 monster boards
  • 6 monster cardboard figures and their plastic stands
  • 45 Building/Unit tiles
  • Approx. 50 Energy cubes
  • 1 rulebook

Release: Oct. 23rd 2014

Are you a hobby store owner? For more information about our King of New York Release Celebrations or to be listed on our store locator, contact us at organizedplay@iellogames.com

 

Gen Con 2014 Tournaments

My name is Sara Erickson and I recently joined IELLO as the Retail Sales and Organized Play Manager. This means that I will be working directly with hobby stores to make sure they have everything they need to create an amazing experience for our fans. During my first week on the job, I traveled from my hometown in Bozeman, MT to Indianapolis, IN for the Best Four Days of Gaming, GenCon. It was incredible to spend these first few days of my new job meeting so many of our enthusiastic players.

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In just four days, we held 116 events with over 1400 entries.  We hosted a ton of “Learn to Play” events for our current games as well as tournaments for players who wanted a more competitive experience.  It seems that everyone loves King of Tokyo and were very eager to win a Space Penguin and secure a spot in our National Championship by winning one of our qualifying events over the weekend.  I was so impressed to see helpful players teaching newcomers how to play even in our competitive events. We are so thankful for our awesome community!

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While King of Tokyo tournaments were our biggest, we also held a variety of smaller events designed to give the players a more intimate experience learning a game. Our younger players really enjoyed learning Tales and Games Series including the Three Little Pigs, the Hare and the Tortoise, and Baba Yaga. These simple yet interesting games are each packed in a book-shaped box and have an endearing quality befitting the fairy tales they were based on.  Heroes of Normandie and Mythic Battles were hits with our more military minded fans. Shinobi WAT-AAH! drew a crowd for both of our scheduled events due to the beautiful artwork and unique game play.

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Along with our planned events, our rock-star demo team also ran demos on the fly at every open opportunity. We had three very busy copies of The King of New York, our latest edition to the King of Tokyo line.  After checking out the demo, our players seem to agree that this new version is similar to King of Tokyo but better in many ways.  If you didn’t get a chance to play it during the convention, make sure to watch The Dice Tower review.  Steam Park was also near the top of our most played game over the weekend. The three dimensional amusement park rides enjoyed by robot meeples is something that I, personally, love about this game. It’s beautiful, fast, and unique.  Players were rolling dice and building rides from the moment we opened the doors in the morning to the last call at night with our demo staff helping along the way.

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For players who planned ahead, we had a few spots every hour for either Giant King of Tokyo or Giant Zombie 15’.  These sold out events were a huge hit. The Giant King of Tokyo monsters have been traveling around the country for the past year and we were very happy to have them at Gencon. This was also the debut of our hand crafted Giant Zombie 15’ set that allowed fans to move their characters through a 3D city while listening to the booming soundtrack and narrowly escaping the horde of zombies… sometimes…

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The final event of the weekend was our King of Tokyo National Championship. Winners from conventions and hobby store events traveled long and far to join us for this epic event. After two single elimination rounds, we were down to just five very happy players in the finals. With a trophy and a copy of every game in the IELLO library on the line, the finalists were competitive but still incredibly friendly. Dice were rolled, monsters were destroyed, and eventually, David Hicks was crowned National Champion of King of Tokyo!

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To everyone who joined us at GenCon this year, thank you so much for your excitement and joy that you shared with our team. If you were not able to join us, we missed you! We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

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