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IELLO Games Announces Six Upcoming Board Games

IELLO Games has announced six upcoming releases:  Friday the 13th, Zombie Kidz, The World of Yo-Ho, Eat Me If You Can!, Steam Torpedo,  and 8 Masters’ Revenge, according to popular hobby industry news website


First up, IELLO is partnering with Le Scorpion Masque to release Reiner Knizia’s Friday the 13th card game (picture not available), which has also been previously released as Poisonand Bakers Dozen.  Based around symbols of bad luck, players attempt to avoid evil omen cards, or conversely, gather them to pass on to oponents and ruin their hands.  The game is for 3-6 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 30 minutes. The box contains 50 bad luck cards and 3 rule cards.


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Next, Zombie Kidz is a cooperative children’s game also to be released in September by IELLO and Le Scorpion Masque. Designed by Annick Lobet (Home Sweet Home, Stratopolis), players take the role of children out to stop the zombies moving into the cemetery near their home, because none of the parents believe them.   Players must work together to lock the cemetery gates or eliminate the zombies themselves.  There are rule adaptations to make the game more challenging for older players.   The game is for 2-4 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in 15 minutes. 


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IELLO is partnering with Volumique for The World of Yo-Ho, a pirate sea adventure that is a hybrid board game partnered with a digital app.  After purchasing the physical map, players download the free app to a smartphone, and use their smartphone as their ship.  Then players captain their ship through a fantasy world adventure, where animals are intelligent, and sea monsters and magic exist.  Players decide what types of missions they take as they explore:  peaceful merchant voyages, battling sea monsters, challenging other players to naval battles, or plundering the seas like a true pirate.  The game is for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 40-60 minutes.  The game will be launched via a Kickstarter campaign in October. 


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IELLO and Purple Brain Creations will release an English edition of Jun’ichi Sato’s Eat Me If You Can!  Players take the role of storybook characters (Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs), who are suddenly threatened by a very hungry wolf in search of dinner.  The simple, family-friendly game uses bluffing and deduction to thwart the wolf.  The game is for 3-6 players, ages 6 and up, and plays in 10 minutes.  Release is planned for November.


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IELLO and Serious Poulp plan to release Steam Torpedo, a two player underwater battle game designed by Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter (8 Masters’ Revenge).  Set in 1924, players take control of advanced combat submarines during WWI.  Players build their custom subs from hundreds of possibilities and fight their underwater opponent in a battle to destroy the enemy control room or eliminate the entire enemy crew.  The game is for two players, age 13 and up, and plays in 30 minutes.


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Finally, also from IELLO and Serious Poulp is Roudy and Sautter’s martial arts fight game 8 Masters’ Revenge.  Players duel with their fists (represented by two cards that deal various damages), and attempt to deal enough damage to opponents that their health marker is reduced enough to eliminate them.  The last player standing wins.  The game is for 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 30 minutes. 


What do you think of these exciting new board games? Are you excited? Should Battleground Games & Hobbies carry them? Please let us know in the comments!






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