You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, “Whoah! It’s already 7pm!! How’d that happen!?!” Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head… Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn’t get your reviews yesterday. So I’m making up for it by posting them early today. Don’t worry, this won’t become a regular thing.
Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.
I’m guessing most of you weren’t around when the original Planet of the Apes movie came out. I mean, it was 50 years ago, as of yesterday. But even if you didn’t see Charlton Heston screaming, “You blew it up! You maniacs!” on the silver screen during its initial release, you can still get pumped about the setting, as well as the games based on it. In this case, it’s WYSIWYGames with their upcoming Planet of the Apes miniatures board game. They’ve got a preview showing off what you can expect to see in terms of minis.
The Apes are revolting! (Well, maybe if they’d wash up and stop flinging that poo around…)
No, I mean that they’re rising up against humanity and a war for dominance over the planet is starting! (Oh, that’s pretty bad).
Well, I mean, it’s on the tabletop, as a new game from WYSIWYGames. (Oh, that’s good, then. Tell me more.)
That’s just what they’re doing, as they’ve got a new website with a new preview of the game up. (Perfect!)
Planet of the Apes is a fairly iconic movie. Even if you’ve not seen it, yourself, I can all-but guarantee you’ve seen countless things that were spin-offs or parodies of it. You’ve heard Charlton Heston talking about stinking paws and where they should or should not be, and maniacs blowing things up. Soon, you’ll be bringing the classic to your tabletop, courtesy of IDW Games and designer Richard Launius. In this preview article, Richard talks about some of the design process behind the game.
You maniacs! You blew it up!
Another classic line from the original Planet of the Apes movie. With the film’s 50th anniversary coming up, IDW Games has teamed up with 20th Century Fox and game designer Richard Launius (creator of Arkham Horror, among others) to bring you a series of board games. The first one is a cooperative game taking place in the original movie’s world.
Get your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn, dirty ape!
That’s just one of the classic lines in movie history. Hard to believe the movie is going to be 50 years old. To commemorate it, WYSIWSYGames is coming out with a Planet of the Apes board game. It will be headed to Kickstarter at the start of next year.