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IDW Games Announces Rayguns and Rocketships

There's just something classic about the look of science fiction as dreamed up by the 50s and 60s. Rocketships with big fins on them. Fishbowl-style helmets on your spacesuit. Rings around basically everything. Well, IDW Games is bringing all that nostalgia to your tabletops with Rayguns and Rocketships, a new board game.

From the announcement:

Blast off on an adventure that’s out of this world. Strap on your jetpack, and man your raygun, because it’s going to take all of your wits and courage to pilot your rocketship to victory in this competitive, 2-4 player miniatures board game!

Designed by Scott Rogers, Rayguns and Rocketships uses an innovative dual-scale system that keeps players thinking big, while still sweating the small stuff. Preprogram your rocketship to navigate around your opponents while lining up the broad side to unleash a barrage of raygun fire! Meanwhile, quickly command your crew to overpower your engines, help aim your rayguns, and put out fires. You can even bring the fight to your enemies by jetting your crew off into space and boarding their ships.

“Rayguns and Rocketships is one of those few games that captures your attention with its gameplay and sparks your imagination with its world,” says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development.