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Chew: Cases of the FDA Out in May 2015. A Chew Card Game!

chew card gameToday, IDW Games announced the official release date for the first in a series of Chew tabletop games. Chew: Cases of the FDA will be available in May of 2015. This fast-paced, high-laughs card game features art by Rob Guillory, including a brand-new box cover, as well as text by Chew creator and writer, John Layman. IDW Games tapped designer Kevin Wilson to create an appropriately over-the-top card game worthy of the CHEW name.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning comic series, Chew: Cases of the FDA card game seats 2-5 players and is playable in about 30 minutes. Players compete to close cases pulled directly from the pages of the ongoing comic book. They’ll enlist partners like John Colby, Amelia Minz, and even Buttercup the lion, while simultaneously sending fiendish villains and cultists out to sabotage their rivals’ investigations. As an added bonus, all pre-ordered copies of the game will include an exclusive variant edition of Chew #1 featuring Guillory’s homage to Dogs Playing Poker packaging artwork, as well as 20 pink CHOG plastic minis that will change color in future printings.

CHEW Comes to IDW Games

chew gameAt the Diamond Retailer Summit, IDW Games announced a deal with John Layman and Rob Guillory that will create a new line of CHEW tabletop games for fans to sink their teeth into. The smash-hit comic series is already on its way to an animated adaptation, and starting in early 2015 fans hungry for more CHEW will have yet another way to devour their favorite title.

The CHEW game line will feature a smorgasbord of play options from board to card to dice games, each title being a stand-alone experience designed to whet fans’ appetites, whether they be a gaming novice or a connoisseur. IDW Games will be tapping top game designing talent to develop each game in the series, and Layman and Guillory will stay involved on the creative side to ensure the look and feel of each game is in line with the highly stylized, quirky world they’ve created.

Look for Chew to hit stores in early 2015, and in the meantime IDW Games will dole out bite-sized teasers on www.idwgames.com.