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.
From the preview:
Fifty years ago today, on February 8th, 1968, The Planet of the Apes was released in theaters, changing science fiction forever. We at WYSIWYGames grew up on the Planet of the Apes—not literally (mostly)—and followed the stories of Taylor, Cornelius, and Dr. Zaius, and then, as adults, we encountered a whole new cast of characters like Caesar, Maurice, and Koba. It’s our privilege now to play a small part in the ongoing saga of these beloved characters, films, and novels.
In honor of this fifty year anniversary we’d like to share some exciting previews of what we have planned for Planet of the Apes: The Miniatures Boardgame.
Below, you’ll see the first 3D renders of our plastic trees, close-up shots of our all-new human soldiers, and a first look at some examples of what you’ll be able to do with our boardgame figures and a little paint.
We hope to see some of you at upcoming events this winter and spring, including the International Games Festival in Cannes, France, this February 23-25th, and then at Adepticon outside of Chicago, Illinois, March 22-25th. We’ll have painted figures and a new surprise for attendees at these shows, but you might get a sneak peek via our mailing list first…
But without further adieu, feast your eyes upon the future of the Apes!