Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A fiendishly fowl game in the wacky world of Random Encounter!

Monday February 13, 2017
‘Arrrrrrrrm yourself with a whole new set of powerful encounters in this new expansion brought to you by Jamie Keddie, designer of the original Random Encounter card game. This time around, the incredible retro-pixelrific art is nautically themed with favorites like giant man-eating clams, sirens, a clan of Vikings, and a baby on a seahorse, to name a few. And what would the game be without a progressively fatter series of sea chickens? The question is… what do sea chickens eat? And how do they get so big??

Any fan accustomed to the original Random Encounter will have no problem picking this stand-alone expansion up and playing. Games are lightning-fast and play in 15 – 20 minutes. Players will each take a set of 9 Encounter cards, each featuring one of the outrageous creatures described above, and strategically create 5 piles of facedown Encounters. Each Encounter is placed facedown so swindling deck swabbies can’t peek. Place your Loot die (which indicates your victory points) behind one of these Encounters to protect it, and let the random encounters begin.
Random Encounters occur as players take turns flipping over one of their respective card-piles and declaring another opponent’s Encounter to duel against. Every card in the Encounter has a number inside a colored skull-icon which indicates its combat strength. The color of the skull indicates any special powers. Defeating an Encounter that protects an opponent’s Loot die allows you to steal a loot from them. The first to six Loot wins!

Random Encounter: Sea of the Sea Chicken brings 4 new special powers to the Encounter cards. With a black skulled card, you can double the combat strength of any Encounter that card is placed in, which can create an overwhelming advantage. Any Encounter card with a purple skull may flee to another one of your Encounters if the Encounter it is included in is attacked. Salty swashbuckler-scuttled swimwear swept sideways! Or something like that…

This is a complete stand-alone product which can be combined with the original Random Encounter: Plains of the Troll King, to create some hilarious off-the-wall land and sea mash ups.

Shell out $19.99 clams and this booty be ‘yerrrrrrs!
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About IDW Games
IDW Games publishes both creator-owned and licensed tabletop games. The division was launched in 2014 and has quickly found success with one of the top-selling card games of the year with the Japanese import card game Machi Koro. IDW Games offers a mix of popular licensed games such as The X-Files and CHEW as well as strategic hobby games such as Tammany Hall and Yedo.

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control.

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