Editor’s Note: Hello readers! We have been getting a few press releases from game companies leading up to Gen Con. This one from IELLO is the first one we’ve ran. Do you want to see more of these? Or should we just leave them in our inbox?
IELLO’s New Games
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
AN EASY AND FUN FAMILY GAME WITH A CLASSIC TALE!
As a little pig, your dearest wish is to build a strong and beautiful house in which you can spend your long winter evenings. Throwing the special dice will allow you to construct your dream home. But if you bring the wolf out of the wood, just take a deep breath and shatter other players’ buildings by blowing on the wheel!
This original game comes in a book-shaped box, along with an illustrated version of the famous tale it is based on.
2-5 players | 7+ | 20 min.
published by IELLO & Purple Brain | MSRP: $29.99
design: Laurent Pouchain | artwork: Xavier Colette
THE PHANTOM SOCIETY
A SMART, INNOVATIVE GAME OF DEDUCTION AND GHOST-HUNTING!
Play as sly spirits seeking to ruin a Scottish manor hotel or, if you prefer, intrepid ectoplasm hunters who never falter in the pursuit of their prey. While the ghosts have to be cunning and use psychology in order to remain concealed, the hunters use observation and deduction to flush out their sneaky targets.
From award-winning author Hervé Marly (The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow, Skull & Roses…) and new talent Frédéric Colombier, with dazzling artworks from Naïade (Tokaido) and Vincent Dutrait!
2-4 players | 8+ | 20 min.
published by IELLO & Funforge | MSRP: $39.99
design: H. Marly & F. Colombier | artwork: Naïade & Vincent Dutrait
A SPACE OPERA CARD GAME OF ARMS RACE AND DIPLOMACY
Humankind’s greatest factions fight over Titanium, a new, super-powerful form of energy. Purchase buildings to master new technologies and increase your earnings. Buy units to expand your fleet and enhance your spaceships with powerful equipment. Explore the edge of the galaxy and adjust your tactics to seize control of new planets rich in Titanium.
Titanium Wars offers countless possibilities to build your own fleet, a fast and smooth gameplay with no downtime, and impressive artwork!
3-4 players | 12+ | 60-90 min.
published by IELLO & Euphoria Games | MSRP: $39.99
design: Frédéric Guérard
artwork: C. Hirbec, I. Polouchine, M. Rebuffat & A. Yakovlev
Previews of IELLO’s Future Releases
IELLO will show several playable, almost-final prototypes at their booth, some of them being demoed by their own designers!
In a world where everyone above 18 has turn into a blood-thirsty, flesh-hungry zombie, most youngsters served as meat to quell their elder’s appetite…
As a little group of survivors, you must unite to escape the relentless horde of undead.
Run across town to find shelter or food, hold a strategic position, meet with new survivors and discover the truth about this terrible and mysterious disease!
Zombie 15’ is a new, innovative, frantic game in which players try to defeat zombies… and time!
Easy rules but real choices, to be made as quick as possible if you don’t want to get overwhelmed by zombies!
A team of 15-year-old teenagers, a 15-minute soundtrack to give each game its tempo, a 15-scenario, progressive campaign, and much more than just 15 zombies…
2-4 players | 14+ | 15 min. per scenario
published by IELLO | Kickstarter pre-orders in September, available Q4 2013
design: Guillaume Lemery & Nicolas Schlewitz | artwork: Biboun, Alexey Yakovlec, Anthony Wolff & Igor Polouchine | soundtrack: Eros Cartechimi
Guardians Chronicles is an epic semi-cooperative board game of superheroes and villains, in which the four brave heroes of the Liberty Patrol try to stop the dark schemes of one of their worst enemy: evil Pr. Skarov. While one player plays the villain, safely retreated in his lair, the other players have to cooperate if they want to enter his base and evade all his minions and traps. Only by joining their forces will they succeed in stopping Pr. Skarov’s madness.
An intense, immersive game experience, thanks to its abundant material (including miniatures of heroes, villains and minions!) and simple yet comprehensive game system. The rules focused on bringing life to the superhero in each player, by making them work as a team and combine together their own, unique superpowers in order to defeat Evil in several, different scenarios.
DESIGNER FRÉDÉRIC CONDETTE AND SUPER NOVA COSPLAYER LEXI FARRON STRIFE WILL ATTEND GEN CON AND DEMO THE GAME AT BOOTH (#559).
2-5 players | 14+ | 60-90 min.
published by IELLO & The Red Joker | available Q4 2013
design: Frédéric Condette | artwork: Louis, Sébastien Lamirand, Sylvain Guinebaud, Julien Carette, Anne Rouvin and Nicolas Fructus.
HEROES OF NORMANDIE
The time is summer 1944. The Sun shines on Normandie hedgerows. Gentle wind, fields of bright flowers, and in the background, the romantic staccato of a machine gun fire in the morning. In these typical French countryside landscapes, thousands of men are about to fight. And die. Bravely like heroes, or cowardly like wussies. But only heroes really matters. Those you see in Hollywood Golden Age war movies. Here lies Heroes of Normandy’s inspiration; here is what the game has to offer: explosive and fast-paced battles; the pleasure to butcher your enemies through MG42 walls of lead, and to crush nazi bastards under tons of shells; basically, blood and guts.
Heroes of Normandie is a new, fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. A tactical scale board-game opposing 2 players, and 2 armies: the German on one side, the American on the other. Secretly plan your attacks and ouwit your opponent. Block the opposing strategy and surprise the enemies. Deploy your units to and don’t turn back!
DESIGNERS YANN & CLEM WILL ATTEND GEN CON AND DEMO THE GAME AT BOOTH (#559).
2 players | 10+ | 60 min.
Published by IELLO & Devil Pig Games | available Q4 2013
design: Yann & Clem | artwork: Alexandre Bonvalot.
As owners of a fantastic steam park, you’re to build gigantic, coal-powered rides to attract as much visitors as you can… But building attractions won’t be enough: you’ll also need to manage your employees, invest in advertising in order to attract and please the different kinds of guests visiting your park, and, above all, keep the dirt you park produces under strict control!
Steam Park is an easy to learn game, with two difficulty levels, one for the less experienced gamers and a more strategic one for those who want a more exciting challenge. In this management game you’ll have to build your own amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the region. By constructing the three-dimensional, wonderful rides designed by Marie Cardouat (Dixit 1 & 2), you will see your park grow right before your eyes. Choose your strategy! Build Stands to attract more Visitors, or Toilets to keep the Dirt under control. Whatever decision you take, take it quickly: the less time you spend planning, the more time you’ll have to maintain you Park. Thanks to a clever, original action-choosing mechanic, winning in Steam Park is as much a matter of being the best… as of being the fastest!
2-4 players | 10+ | 60 min.
Published by IELLO & Cranio Creations
design: Aureliano Buonfino, Lorenzo Silva & Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino | artwork: Marie Cardouat.
IELLO’s Indy Gen Con Schedule
KING OF TOKYO TOURNAMENTS
IELLO will host hourly King of Tokyo tournaments during all Indy Gen Con (yes – 8 a day!). That’s 34 free opportunities to win an awesome Space Penguin promo monster!
Attendants can register to enter the tournaments by using the Indy Gen Con event schedule.
KING OF TOKYO US NATIONAL
The King of Tokyo US National finale is planned Sunday August 18th , at 11 AM, on IELLO’s booth (#559).
32 state champions will represent their home state and their FLGS as they battle over the ultimate title. The winner will get a special trophy and a full collection of IELLO games!
GIANT-SIZED KING OF TOKYO
Twice a day, attendants will be offered a chance to play a giant-sized version of their favorite kaiju board-game!
Attendants will soon be able to register for giant-sized games by using the Indy Gen Con event schedule.
IELLO’s INDY GEN CON SPECIALS
KING OF TOKYO PROMO CARDS (coupon)
All attendants to the Indy Gen Con will receive a coupon to redeem at our booth and get a free set of 11 promo cards for King of Tokyo.
We have prepared a lot of them, but it will certainly not be enough if everyone decide to come and grab one, so KoT fans may want to come as soon as they have the chance.
KING OF TOKYO BUTTONS (for every customer)
A few months back, we bought a machine to make buttons. Since then, attendants of last Essen SPIEL have been seen wearing campaign buttons for their favorite KOT monsters.
We know how the American can be jealous of those lucky European people, so we decided to create new, fun KOT buttons: one for each monster (inc. Pandakai from the first expansion and the Space Penguin promo), each with its own quote.
Every IELLO customer on the Indy Gen Con will get to choose his or her favorite one!
KING OF TOKYO STICKERS (wear something yellow!)
We do also care for those fans who just can’t afford to buy other games from us on the fair, so while they won’t be able to get a button, they have an easy way to come and claim free KOT stickers!
Any attendant wearing something yellow will be given a free set of 8 stickers picturing KOT monsters (same as the buttons). It’s as simple as wearing yellow pants! Or just a yellow shirt, if you prefer…
PROMO CARDS (for Uchronia, Mythic Battles and Titanium Wars)
3 other promo items will be available at the store on our booth: the 5 promo buildings for Uchronia; the Bloody Jane promo leader for Titanium Wars; and the Heracles promo hero for Mythic Battles Expansion #1.