IDW Games Announces Planet of the Apes Board Games

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Jun 28th, 2017
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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.

From the announcement:

Ahead of the original film’s 50th anniversary, IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce plans to bring the Planet of the Apes franchise to tabletops as a series of immersive board games. Starting with the classic film, Planet of the Apes follows the plot of the original movie and promises players a thrilling adventure in an unknown land!

Designed by Richard Launius, the creator of Arkham Horror, Planet of the Apes puts 1-4 players on a crash course with feral foes, deadly environments, and unbridled psychological horror! In an innovative twist on the cooperative board game genre, each player takes control of one aspect of Colonel George Taylor’s psyche, and must work together to survive the Planet of the Apes!

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said, “Richard Launius has done an incredible job of realizing the richness and originality of the Planet of the Apes universe as a cooperative board game experience, perfect for players who love games, or just want a new way to enjoy the films.”

Planned as the first in a series of games based on the classic series of films, Planet of the Apes will be available October 2017 for $59.99. In celebration of this tremendous partnership and product, a FREE UPGRADE of 4 plastic figure markers will be packaged with every copy of Planet of the Apes, limited to just the first printing of the game.

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