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New King of Tokyo Monster: The Draccus

Worldbuilders and IELLO are proud to introduce the newest King of Tokyo Monster: The Draccus, from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles! Visit the Worldbuilders booth (#663) at GenCon 2015 to grab a new monster for the rompin’-est, stompin’-est game this side of our favorite giant monster movies!

IELLO’s multi-award-winning King of Tokyo, designed by Richard Garfield (designer of Magic: the Gathering), lets you and your friends vie to be the last monster in Tokyo by collecting power, glory, and genetic modifications while attacking each other and flattening the city. Strategy and luck are your best friends and worst enemies in this family-friendly game that’s won the hearts of both casual and hardcore gamers in the past four years.

Since the game’s debut, IELLO has released expansion packs and a monster movie sequel, King of New York. The folks at IELLO are also big fans of New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss, and were tickled to find out that Pat loved playing King of Tokyo. They hung out a bit during Gen Con 2013, and a plan was hatched to bring the coal-chomping, resin-addicted Draccus out of his novel The Name of the Wind and into Tokyo Bay.  IELLO couldn’t wait to share their love for Rothfuss’s books with the boardgame community, and vice-versa.

The new Draccus monster was designed by King of New York artist Régis Torres, and is fully playable in the original King of Tokyo game as well as King of New York. It will debut at Gen Con 2015, and will be available at the Worldbuilders booth for $20.00 during the con. Afterward, you’ll be able to grab one via Patrick Rothfuss’s online store, The Tinker’s Packs (www.thetinkerspacks.com), where all proceeds go to charity.

In Rothfuss’s book The Name of the Wind, the narrator, Kvothe, finds himself face-to-face with the Draccus, a very real beast on which the legends of dragons were based. Kvothe is shocked that not only does it actually exist, but he suddenly finds himself having to survive an encounter with one, and save an entire city from its drug-crazed rampage. Kvothe needs to use all his wits and tricks to come out alive, let alone triumphant.

As a bonus, 100% of the sales of the new Draccus card will go to support Rothfuss’s charity Worldbuilders, which has to date raised over $3.5 million for Heifer International to help end hunger and bring families and communities out of poverty. So you’ll be able to destroy Tokyo with a clear conscience! The Worldbuilders staff are also a bit crazy for tabletop and role-playing games, and one of their favorites is King of Tokyo (not even kidding: visit www.worldbuilders.org/news/jeff-is-king-of-tokyo for the latest saga). There may be fights over who gets to be the Draccus.

For information on King of Tokyo and the other awesome games IELLO makes, visit www.iellogames.com. For information on Pat’s charity Worldbuilders, visit www.worldbuilders.org. To see what sort of geeky goodness The Tinker’s Packs carries, head over to www.thetinkerspacks.com. And finally, if you’d like to see how Heifer International helps impoverished families and communities, visit www.heifer.org.

Happy Bunny Day!

We have some great games in the pipeline and thought today was the perfect day to give you a sneak peek of one of them! This piece of art designed by Paul Mafayon for Richard Garfield’s next game with IELLO!

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We’ll be releasing more info about this game soon but for now, enjoy the art work!

We also have some other great games with cute fluffy rodents. Set up a thematic game night with your friends and family tonight and enjoy these great games!


Hare and the Tortoise

This one is pretty obvious! Break out this wonderful racing game tonight or at least watch the TableTop episode! Also, make sure to stop by your local Friendly Game Store next weekend for International TableTop Day. There may even be some extra special promos from the Hare and the Tortoise floating around.

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Piña Pirata

Pirate Rabbits! Make sure you start out with at least one Rabbit Adventure Tile when you start this game tonight! I love this game because it is part of our series that matches famous designers with familiar mechanics to give them a new twist. Donald X Vaccarino created Piña Pirata,   The Dwarf King is from Bruno Faidutti, and Ghooost was created by Richard Garfield. Make sure to check our Piña Pirata tonight!

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King of Tokyo

When talking about rabbits in our games, we’ve got to include the most famous one of all, Cyber Bunny! He’s one of the favorite characters in this dice-rolling monster-smashing super hit! As another TableTop favorite, you can watch the video here! The player wearing the most pink gets to play as Cyber Bunny today!

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Have a beautiful day and make sure to check back soon for more fun articles!


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King of Tokyo/NY National Qualifier Invitations

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Hello everyone!

Time is going by fast, and we’re getting closer and closer to GenCon 2015! Just like last year, we will be hosting a King of Tokyo/King of New York National Qualifier Tournament during the convention. Since we now have King of New York in the mix, the tournament structure will be different from last year’s. The first few qualifying rounds will be played with King of Tokyo and then we will move on to King of New York for the final round before crowning an ultimate winner.

Everyone who won a KoT/KoNY tournament at their local store or convention will be invited to participate and will have the chance to be named the 2015 National King of the Universe Champion. If you have already won a tournament, CHECK HERE to make sure your name is on our list. If it’s not – contact your local game store and make sure they fill out their After Action Report! It’s how we keep track of our winners and their contact info.

If you haven’t won a tournament, but are excited about the chance to be invited, show your local game store this link and ask them to host a tournament! There’s still time!

Otherwise, we will contact all the winners a month before the event with additional, more precise information.

Of course, if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us at sara@iellogames.com or danni@iellogames.com for clarification and help!

 

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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