IDW Games has revealed it’s May releases. Coming to shelves for the first time is Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. The game is designed by Adam Wyse with art by Gris Grimly.
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s sinister story, Masque of the Red Death pits you and up to six of your friends against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight. You must balance your actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering which rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, having the highest social standing only matters if you survive…
The game is for 4-7 players ages 14+ and should take 60-90 minutes. The retail price is $59.99.
Also offered again is Torres, a game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, retailing for $49.99 and also Planet of the Apes which is for 1-4 players, ages 14+, and retails for $59.99.
Torres, the Spiel des Jahres award-winning game, is coming back to North America. IDW Games has partnered with Huch! to bring the tower-building abstract game all the way across the ocean to your tabletop.
Torres tells the compelling tale of a city in need of hope. Following a massive destruction, the King has entrusted his successors to rebuild the city, one castle at a time, to reclaim its prior majesty. That’s where you must act, as a prince in control of 6 knights, stacking castle pieces on top of one another to rebuild the city. Where you place your knights influences how many victory points you earn for the turn.
Torres presents beautifully on the table. With fully updated art and pieces, Torres comes with over 90 sculpted plastic castle pieces that stack on top of one another, 28 beautiful knight figures, 1 King figure, cards, and more. In terms of gameplay, it has the cut and crunch of a Eurogame, with the beauty and elegance of an abstract.
As thematic as it is strategic, this game will force you to make careful moves with your trusted knights, build towers to not only help you score in the short-term, but to set yourself up for your next consecutive turns. Torres provides players with the opportunity to strategize and think ahead for massive long-term pay-offs.
Reclaim the glory of this Spiel des Jahres winner. The cost to build this castle is $49.99. Releasing in August 2017.