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A Gentle Rain is a relaxing puzzle of a game

Take a deep breath, and relax… we’ve done unboxing and “how to play” videos for A Gentle Rain and now it’s time for the review!

A Gentle Rain is a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. It’s a beautiful game that’s simple to learn, quick to play, and as relaxing as it intends to be.

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

How to Play: A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We show off how to play the game… and of course, do our worst while doing so (we swear we’ve scored higher!).

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.

You can watch our unboxing video now.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We open up and show off this simple but beautiful game from Kevin Wilson and published by Mondo Games.

A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Unwind Your Mind with A Gentle Rain from Mondo Games and Kevin Wilson

A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

First created as a holiday gift for friends and family, A Gentle Rain was designed by acclaimed game designer Kevin Wilson to create a feeling of calm during the often stressful holiday season. The game was a hit, with many recipients still playing the game years later due to its simplicity, portability, and the soothing and compelling game ritual.

A contemplative solo or cooperative game, the goal of A Gentle Rain is to place game tiles in such a way that reveals eight types of blooming lilies before your tiles run out. Each new tile drawn is placed next to a tile already in play, making sure to match the colors of all the tile edges touching the newly played tile. With each complete square of four touching tiles, a blossom appears between them and a point is scored.

A Gentle Rain includes 28 tiles and 8 wooden tokens featuring art by Chris Bilheimer and is conveniently sized to travel anywhere. A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning next month.

Learn how to play below and check out more of the game.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Miniature Game: City Fall From IDW Games

IDW Games has announced that they’re following up their board game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shadows of the Past with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Miniature Game: City Fall.

Continuing the adventure from TMNT: Shadows of the Past, the tabletop miniatures game launches on Kickstarter in October and will be an action-packed stand-alone expansion with new miniatures, tiles, and Adventure Comics for TMNT fans and miniature game players.

TMNT: City Fall will be a stand-alone co-operative game, but it can also be combined with TMNT: Shadows of the Past to create an expanded game experience. Kevin Wilson returns to oversee development of the game, while Pete Walsh and Dan Lansdown, founders and admins of the Shadows of the Past Community, will join the team to take the lead on design, including the oft-asked-for A.I. rules to allow for fully cooperative game play.

The Kickstarter will be packed with new miniatures, characters, tiles, adventures, and more!

IDW Games’ November Releases

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa

Nate Weisman (d) • Gunship Studios (a) • Marconi Torres (c)

As feuding noble houses vying for control, players in Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa will recruit Crews of mercenaries to complete Contracts that range from noble deeds to sinister sabotage. Collect and complete the most lucrative Contracts to seize control of the Empire.

A game of secret information, Subrosa is playable out of the box, or can be supported by the Daemon Trilogy App that guides gameplay by scanning cards and revealing Character actions, leaving players completely blind to those who are behind their misfortune.

Begin the Daemon Trilogy with Subrosa, then continue your story as the events that unravel will affect the rest of the series!

2-5 players Ÿ Playable from ages 12+ Ÿ 30-45 minutes Ÿ MSRP $29.99 Ÿ UPC: 8-27714-01281-1

Bullet points:

  • Game design from Nate Weisman!
  • Smart phone App feature that guides gameplay!
  • First in a trilogy of legacy-style card games!

Jungle Joust

Daryl Andrews & Adrian Adamescu  (d) • Joshua Cappel (a & c)

In the far tropical reaches of the kingdom, a new twist on a classic competition has emerged… brave warriors compete in jousting competitions while mounted on mighty rhinos, making even the strongest warhorse seem weak in comparison! With clever cardplay do your best to influence the riders as you wager on different aspects of their performance.  Try to pick the winner before one rider ends up clattering into the dust… and at the end of the day, walk away richest!

2-6 players Ÿ Playable from ages 12+ Ÿ 30-45 minutes Ÿ MSRP $29.99 Ÿ UPC: 8-27714-01275-0

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter Hero Pack

Kevin Wilson (d) • Diego Rodriguez (c & a)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter Hero Pack is the latest expansion to the smash success Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past board game. The Splinter Hero Pack will allow players to take control of Master Splinter in any scenario and rule the foot with age and experience. Designer Kevin Wilson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past; Escape from 100 Million B.C.) has brought the sage-like leader of the Ninja Turtles from the comic series to the home table with 4 new scenarios of heart pumping action. The Splinter Hero Pack also features the introduction of the mechanized terrors of the Turtleverse: MOUSERS. These automaton terrors will continue to chase the turtle players, never giving a moment of peace. The forces of evil only grow stronger and it’s up to you to protect New York.

3-5 players Ÿ Playable from ages 14+ Ÿ 60-90 minutes Ÿ MSRP $17.99 Ÿ UPC: 8-27714-01261-3

Bullet points:

  • Each Hero pack contains 1 Splinter plastic miniature, 3 custom dice, 1 character sheet, 15 Mouser tokens and an adventure comic!
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Pastbase game is required to play this pack.

SDCC 2015: IDW Games Launches Turtles Adventure Board Game

TMNT Board GameAt San Diego Comic-Con, IDW Games announced a big box Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure game complete with sculpted miniatures that is going to shell shock gamers. Debuting in early 2016, the game will let players step into the roles of their favorite Turtle or ultimate villain, Shredder. Designed by Kevin Wilson with input from IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creative team, franchise co-creator Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, the game will be available in a standard and special limited-edition format, featuring artwork by Eastman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past will be a scenario-driven campaign game that features story content from the hit ongoing IDW comic. Two to five players will battle their way through a series of 60-90 minute missions where players develop their characters strengths, fighting styles, and equipment along the way to create a lasting story arc. Fan-favorite characters like Casey Jones and Alopex will appear throughout the missions, as the Turtles call on their closest allies for help in battling their deadliest foes.

Expect to see plenty of overlap between the ongoing comic and the board game as game previews and exclusive content begin to show up in the back of the hit ongoing series. Contributions from the creative staff of IDW’s hit TMNT comic will make this board game come alive in ways not seen in past adventuring games. From expansions based on different micro-series and ongoing events, to character expansions featuring IDW’s awesome line-up of heroes, mutants, and miscreants, the turtles have never been more ready for adventure!

IDW Games Gets Awesome With Kevin Wilson

AWESOME KINGDOM THE TOWER OF HATESKULLReady your steed, sharpen your blade, and crank the tunes to eleven, as you prepare to enter IDW Games‘ first entry into fantasy gaming. Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull, from legendary game designer Kevin Wilson is an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, sword-in-hand dungeon-crawling card game due out later this summer.

Awesome Kingdom is a lightweight, fast and funny dungeon-crawling card game for two to four players in which they compete to be the most awesome hero after three days of adventuring. Players enter the dungeon as one of eight epic characters, such as the Ragebarian, Prestidigimancer, or Paladude, each bestowed with an appropriately amazing ability. Over the course of play, players have to outmaneuver each other while battling ferocious beasts and avoiding enticing traps, all in the hope of emerging from the tower with the biggest haul and most spectacular trophies.

Look for Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull to hit stores in July 2015.

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.