Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows

March 30, 2017

Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows is a cooperative dice based battle game from Japanime Games, Arclight Games, and Kadokawa.  You can order it through Kickstarter right now.

The game has each player chooses one of six characters from the series and team up with others to face challenges of <<Aincrad>>.  You roll dice and use your character’s “Sword Skills” together to win.  The game is very short and easy to learn.

There are only two reward levels for this project, Standard Game and Deluxe Game.  The Standard Game (for $25 pledge) is the basic game.  The Deluxe Game (for $35 pledge) is the game but with upgraded foil cards and a special edition box.  Add-Ons are available to buy extra copies of the game, both standard and deluxe.

The game has already reached its $10,000 goal (in a few hours) and now is over $30,000.  There are no stretch goals listed, but if they do want to add them might I suggest more character cards, more scenarios, and maybe some fancy new dice.  Just what I would like.

This is one for Sword Art Online fans, and I do believe there are a few of those.

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s our goal to import and translate the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. We are committed to great customer service and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers.

Arclight Games publishes excellent Japanese Games including Barbarossa (2010), El Alamein (2010), Dynamite Nurse Returns (2011), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition (2014), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Jaeger (2015), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Commander (2015)

KADOKAWA is publishing a wide range of books and content, including but not limited to novels, light novels, comics, business books, practical books, and children’s books.As one of the leading publishers of light novels and comics in Japan. Also as a pioneer of the media mix method of making films and animations based on books and comics, we will accelerate the development of high quality content through various medias.

Press Release: Seiji Kanai’s ‘Gods’ Gambit’ From Japanime Games

August 13, 2016

Gods’ Gambit, a new game from renowned game designer Seiji Kanai (Love Letter, Cheaty Mages!, Lost Legacy), is coming to stores this November from Japanime Games.

In the game, players take on the roles of Fallen Gods who must perform good acts in order to return to the High Heavens. Cards in hand take on the role of quests needing completion, and only by emptying their hand can a player find absolution. Various plays help a player empty their hand or cause trouble for another player. Bad Karma accumulates when a god uses its servants to sabotage and manipulate another player, but Bad Karma can be ignored if a God completes all of its good works by finishing all of their quests. Time is of the essence, though, because at some point judgment will be called for by the turn of the card, and each player’s works will be counted.

The game was initially funded on Kickstarter in 2014, receiving backing of $25,421 from 550 backers (roughly $46.22/backer).

Press Release: Anime Robot Fighting Game ‘A.E.G.I.S.’

July 31, 2016

Greenbrier Games has announced a deal with Zephyr Workshop to produce A.E.G.I.S. – Combining Robot Strategy Game

Inspired by robot manga and anime, A.E.G.I.S. is a strategy game of battles between teams of robots.  The robots can fight individually, or they can combine together Voltron-style into gigantic fighting robots.  Players can put together their own custom teams using combinations of five different robot classes.  Robots that combine together become more powerful and open up new tactical options, but they must share a pool of energy, forcing players to carefully manage their resources to get the maximum benefit.

Zephyr Workshop has produced a small run of the game and has been presenting it at conventions for a while as well as offering offered a print-and-play version.  Now Greenbrier will put it into full production and handle distribution, following a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which it plans to launch soon.

A.E.G.I.S. is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in about half an hour.  MSRP is $49.95.

Japanime Games publish Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics in August 2016

April 29, 2016

Japanime Games is pleased to announce they have partnered with game designer and manga expert Jason Bradley Thompson (Mock Man Press) to publish his hit game Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics in August 2016. Mangaka is a fast-paced, creative card game where players draw hilarious comics in four short rounds. The game can be played by one to eight players in 30-90 minutes.

In development since 2011, Mangaka is a new twist on storytelling games, combining anime and manga themes and trends for endless story ideas so you’ll never play the same game twice! Designed by Jason Bradley Thompson, produced by Jumana Al Hashal, it features art by Ike (Golden Sky Stories) and Eric Muentes (Blue Revolver). Mangaka was funded on Kickstarter in 2015 where it was featured as a Staff Pick and was reviewed by prominent publications such as io9, Geekdad, The Escapist Magazine, Anime News Network, and Comics Alliance.

Japanime Games is proud to include this excellent and unique game in its portfolio of anime-themed tabletop games. It will be available in August 2016 through Japanime Games’ retail and distribution partners, as well as JapanimeGames.com and summer conventions such as Gen Con and PAX Prime. Mangaka is sure to appeal to fans of comics, manga and tabletop games.

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging game play and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see .

Jason Thompson is an artist, author, and game designer. He wrote the Random House book Manga the Complete Guide (nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award) and the graphic novels H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and King of RPGs I & II. Jason is the Manga Editor of Otaku USA Magazine and a former editor of Viz Manga and Shonen Jump magazine. He draws the popular D&D walkthrough maps for Wizards of the Coast, and his artwork has also appeared in other tabletop games and comic anthologies.

 

Naruto Shippuden Board Game Pre-Order and Tanto Cuore International Kickstarter

April 10, 2016

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game from Japanime Games and Yoka Games is on its way to America and is available for pre-order.  You can get the game before they are shipped out to stores.  They have a special pre-order special going on right on.  If you order with in the next 27 days you will receive two free packs of Matte Black Players Choice Premium Card Sleeves ($10 value), enough for all 104 cards in the game, plus free shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.

The game is selling for $50.  Game and card sleeves will ship together.  Shipment is expected by the end of May.

The Naruto Shippuden Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends. Players play one of the main characters fighting against the incursion of the Akatsuki to save the world from its menace!

There are 3 levels of play and a large variety of enemies, making each game a unique experience.

Featuring high quality components, solid game play, and the number one anime property, this game will be a great addition to any anime or board game collection!

 

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Also from Japanime Games, Tanto Cuore will run a Kickstarter in May for international versions of the game.  The Kickstarter will be to translate the game into French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  It will feature pledge levels in every language, promo cards, and exclusive accessories plus friendly shipping prices to Europe and Asian.  A pledge level of English will be available too.

They are looking for anyone who speaks any of the above languages to help spread the word about the campaign.  Those who help out will get rewarded with product.  If you or someone you know can speak any of the languages let them know at info@japanimegames.com

A launch date will published weeks before the start of the campaign.

Press Release: Naruto Shippuden the Board Game Coming Soon!

March 14, 2016

Japanime Games and Yoka Games join to bring Naruto Shippuden the Board Game to the English-speaking world in the Spring of 2016.  The Naruto Shippuden Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends.  It features high-quality art, 3 levels of play and high-quality components.

Pre-Orders will be available soon!

Partnering with Yoka Games, a division of Tsume Art, Japanime Games will bring their quality products to a whole new audience.  Naruto Shippuden the Board Game captures the events of the series in a unique style combined with the quality art and packaging that Tsume Art is known for.  Players play one of the main characters from the series fighting against the incursion of the Akatsuki and to save the world from its menace!  There are 3 levels of play and a large variety of enemies, making each game a unique experience.  Featuring high quality components, solid game play, and the number one anime property, this game is going to be a winner.

Eric Price had this to say: “We are proud to work with our new partners in bringing Naruto to our fans.  We are sure they will love the game as much as we do.  We look forward to future collaborations with Yoka and to help them take advantage of the licenses they have.”

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging game play and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com.

Yoka Games is the new games division of Tsume.  Tsume is a company specialized in design of high quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition. Tsume works with very famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as: Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece and Assassin’s Creed for Ubi Soft.

Heart of Crown Kickstarter Last Call

March 9, 2016

Heart of Crown is the latest game that Japanime is bring over from Japan.  It has less than 19 hours to go and has passed its $10,000 goal and is currently over $132,000.  This one is going to happen and going to happen big.

It is a deck building game where you choose a princess to succeed the recently deceased emperor and use your power, resources, influence to meet victory conditions before your opponents.  It uses a basic market and random market to buy cards from.

They are also going to produce the English edition of the PC Game of Heart of Crown on Steam and Manga Gamer with the first expansion included.  The PC game is a recreation of the card game in computer form with online ranked play, campaign play, and free play.

Rewards for the campaign are playmat at $25, the game and all stretch goals at $50, both of those and more at $75, and then a $200 and $300 levels that include more accessories to the game.  For $20 you can get the PC game and one of the expansions.

Available add-ons include a second base game, the PC game (with one expansion) and a second expansion for, two expansions for the board game, card sleeves, metal pin set, playmats, or t-shirt.

Almost all the stretch goals for the campaign have been met.  Everyone who pledges at least at the $50 level will get cardboard counters for the game (that were not in the Japanese game), one metal collectors pin, various alternative art promo cards, dividers, a base game box with room for both expansions, and randomizer decks.  One last alternative art promo card at $140,000.

Fans of deck building games should give this one a try.  Or if you are just a fan of cute art work.  You have until 2pm EST to pledge to this one.

Press Release: Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Games of Drawing Comics Now on Kickstarter

April 2, 2015

Jason Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal are proud to announce the Kickstarter launch of Mangaka, a creative fast-paced card game where players draw stories combining wild Themes and an ever-growing number of fleeting Trends!

In development since 2011, Mangaka is a new twist on creative games with an anime & manga theme. Designed by former VIZ Shonen Jump editor Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide, King of RPGs), produced by Jumana Al Hashal, and playtested at anime conventions, comic conventions, libraries and game stores, Mangaka lets you challenge your friends and your creativity in a battle against time.

Start by drawing three Theme Cards to determine the subject of your comic. With 180,000 possible combinations of Themes, each game is different. Then, you and the other players must draw comics and express your Themes before time runs out. Fleeting Trend Cards add another dimension of strategy: your fickle audience may demand Science Fiction, Fantasy, Shojo Manga, Sports, Destruction or any one of 52 Trends. Each round the number of Panels and Trends goes up, forcing you to make tough decisions under deadline to get it all done…if you can! When the final round ends, every player has a comic of their own creation…but only the person with the most Fame tokens earns the coveted title of Mangaka!

“Our goal was to make a game that combines the fun of making comics with your friends with the strategies of a great card game,” Thompson said. “The fact that you only have a few minutes to draw levels the playing field between people who draw a lot and people who don’t. The point is to get the idea across and have fun exercising your creativity…and devising strategies to get the most Fame. Each round has more Fame in play than the round before, so the outcome is up in the air till the very end!”

Mangaka features beautiful art by Ike (manga artist of Nekomusume Michikusa Nikki and illustrator of the tabletop RPG Golden Sky Stories) and Eric “Woof” Muentes (@woofycakes; illustrator and lead artist of the Steam game Blue Revolver). The Mangaka logo kanji was drawn by sumi-e artist Masaharu Eguchi.

The Kickstarter intends to raise $25,000 which will fund the remaining art and production costs for a complete game in box: 52 Trends, 104 Theme Cards, 200 Fame Tokens, 4 Pens and 64 pre-printed Comic Pages (or download and print more from the Mangaka web site). Stretch goals include customized timers, additional Theme Cards and more. In addition to the game, backer rewards include stickers, buttons, posters, a specially printed hachimaki (headband) reading “MANGA,” custom comics and sketches by Eric and Jason, and a set of 5 beautiful “Manga Trophies” sculpted by US Shonen Jump illustrator Adam Burns.

Mangaka is a game for 1-8 players. For more information, contact Jason Thompson atjason@mockman.com or on Twitter at @mockman.

Press Release: Seven Seas Launches Tabletop Games Division/Kickstarts its First Game: Space Dandy

March 8, 2015

Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the launch of its all-new tabletop games division, Seven Seas Games. Combining its passion and expertise in the manga and anime fields with the ability to create high quality original products, Seven Seas Games will meld the anime aesthetic with strategic card and board games, introducing fans to a whole new way of experiencing their favorite titles.

From deck-building card games to strategic board games, to games incorporating miniature figures, Seven Seas Games will offer a wide variety of exciting new games based on popular anime properties, and original titles as well.

“Both manga and board games are cited as two areas of growth in the publishing industry,” says Seven Seas President Jason DeAngelis, “We’ve decided to combine both, appealing to manga and anime fans as well as gamers in a whole new way.”

Upcoming games released by Seven Seas Games will be available for purchase through a variety of retailers and distribution outlets starting in late 2015.

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Seven Seas Games, the newly-formed gaming division of Seven Seas Entertainment, is thrilled to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for their first game title – Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. As seen on TOONAMI™ on ADULT SWIM™, Space Dandy is a hit anime series created by legendary director, Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for his work on the series Cowboy Bebop. For its millions of viewers, this Space Dandy card game brings the show’s zany space-faring antics straight from their screens to the gaming table.

Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game is a strategic card game in the same vein as other deck-builders like Dominion and Ascension. The game contains over two hundred cards, forty star tokens, four player boards, one “orbit” board, and a full-color rulebook. The Kickstarter campaign will offer fans the opportunity to purchase the game early at discounted prices prior to its retail release. A premium limited edition of the game is also available, exclusive to Kickstarter, that includes a foil-stamped box sleeve, a series guide-book, stickers, posters, and other bonus swag.

“This is a really exciting project that I’m thrilled to be a part of,” said Clay Gardner, the designer of Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. “Space Dandy is a unique series with outrageously fun characters that deserves an equally unique game. Through this Kickstarter campaign, we are going to bring fans an out-of-this-world experience.”

The Kickstarter campaign launches on March 4 and ends on April 8.

About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. Seven Seas is distributed by Tor/Macmillan.