There’s a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game up on Kickstarter. It’s already been funded, so don’t sweat, it’s getting made. Which is cool, because it sounds like the perfect TMNT game.
Firstly, because of that art! Both original artist Kevin Eastman and current comics property owners IDW are helping out on the game, so from the box art to the figure design, everything looks exactly as it should.
But more importantly, because of the designer involved (Kevin Wilson) and the style of game it’s using. Over a decade ago, Wilson created a board game version of Doom, which blended 40K’s style of tabletop combat with D&D’s dungeon-crawling and stats.
That game led to the excellent Descent, and then to the even better Star Wars: Imperial Assault, which has been destroying my spare time for the past few months.