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Easter Eggs: Night of the Grand Octopus pt.1

Hi Everyone ! This is Danni from IELLO Customer Service!

I thought I’d introduce you all to some possibly unnoticed Easter Eggs in a few of our games. These were a surprise to even me, and I spend most of my day handling all the little pieces of the games!

The first game I’m featuring is Night of the Grand Octopus – a Lovecraftian-themed game where everyone is a cultist trying to successfully awaken the Grand Octopus.

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We’ll start off sweet and simple. On the (English & French) box cover of the game, some may have noticed the loving homage to the Grand Octopus’s Mum on its chest.

I know, not very difficult, but hey! We’re still warming up our Easter Egg-finding skills.

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The rest of this post will focus on the seventh Location boards and their fun hidden gems. The Location above is the Colony of the Moon Men, and among them you may recognize some familiar faces. In the center, there is a Teletubby waiting to be dissected, and, on the upper-left side, an Alien half-hidden behind a piller.

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In the Agoba Marsh, there are more than a few Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back references. The name already should give you a hint; in French this tile is called le Marais d’Agoba. The reference doesn’t translate 100% into English, but some may still make the oral connection to Yoda’s home planet of Daghoba! The hut’s name on the sign reads Yogurt, which, for those of you have seen Spaceballs, should remind you of the Yoda parody played by Mel Brooks. In the water, there is very clearly some sort of monster (might it be the snake-like monster who ate R2D2?). You can also see the periscope of R2D2 poking out of the water on the right side. Finally, on the grass by the hut, there is a stack of rocks floating under the effect of the Force while Luke is in training.

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In our last feature of the post, we explore the Lost City. You can very clearly see Nemo floating around the waters, and also the robot-camera from The Abyss. On the left side, Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid also makes an appearance.

That’s all for this post, but there are still more Easter Eggs to find on the main board of THE NIGHT OF THE GRAND OCTOPUS.

 

Updated Monster Bowl Bracket!

The Monsters have started to brawl and fans around the world have been cheering them on through our Facebook page. I’ll be updating the Monster Bowl bracket as we receive information. Check back often for the most up-to-date Monster Bowl Battle Results!

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Final Battle:

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Make sure to cast your votes by visiting our Facebook page!

Monster Bowl!

The “King Of” Monsters have gathered and are ready to brawl! It’s time to determine who the top creature is once and for all. Welcome to the Monster Bowl!

During January, we’ll be posting Monster Bowl competition polls on our Facebook page. Prizes will be given away to random participating fans and to those who can correctly guess the final pairing.

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Want to participate?

  • Jan 4th-9th, visit our Facebook page to enter your guess for monsters that will be in the Final Showdown on Feb. 1st.
  • Jan. 11th-31st, we’ll be asking our fans to vote for their favorite monster in each match up. The winning monster of each popularity vote will go on the the next battle.  Fans who help us out by voting will be entered into a random drawing for a fun prize.
  • On Feb 1st the final battle will occur between the two top Monsters. We’ll announce the winner of the Final Showdown on Feb 2nd and pick a winner from the fans who correctly guessed the final monsters earlier in the month.

It’s going to be an exciting month of Monster Battles!

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Holiday Game Giveaway!

Over the last 12 months, IELLO USA has released a ton of exciting new games. As we get closer to the new year, we wanted to reflect on these releases. Therefore, we will be giving away one game every few days until the end of the year.

Want a chance to win? It’s easy, just go to our Facebook Page and clock on the “Games Giveaway” tab at the top. Enter up to 5 times and check back the next day to find out if you won!

We hope you enjoy learning about all our 2014 games as much as we’ve enjoyed publishing them. Happy Holidays!

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IELLO shipping news

You will find below the most recent updates about our containers on the sea or upcoming. Please take our ETAs with caution: international freight is often subject to unpredictable events. Those dates are out best estimate, pending any surprise:

In transit inland USA:

  • King of Tokyo – ETA Dec 12th
  • King of New York – ETA Dec. 12th
  • Heroes of Normandie – ETA Dec. 12th
  • Kobayakawa – ETA Dec. 12th
  • Zombie 15′ – Dec. 8th

In transit on ships on the sea:

  • Nothing

Finished products ready to ship from China:

  • Nothing

Recently arrived at our warehouse:

  • Biblios
  • Friday the 13th
  • Ghooost!
  • Eat Me if You Can!
  • King of Tokyo: Power Up!

 

 

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