February 3, 2016 by brennon
It seems like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren’t just fighting back on game consoles in the digital realm but also on the tabletop. IDW Games have taken to Kickstarter to fund their Shadows Of The Past Board Game featuring the pizza-loving foursome…
Kevin Wilson is behind this game so that’s a good sign to begin with. He’s worked on Game of Thrones, Civilization and Descent to name a few of his projects under Fantasy Flight Games’ label. Here he has produced a 2-5 player story driven adventure game where you take on the forces of the evil Master Shredder.
The game is based on the ongoing comic book world of TMNT and features artwork and therefore models based on that design. The Turtles are looking great, you can see Leonardo above and Shredder below.
I’m not so impressed with the Shredder model here but otherwise they look good. As well as these key characters you’ll get a mass of Foot Clan Ninjas to battle as the Turtles plus additional villains and allies. It looks like future stretch goals might replace the card counters for some characters with proper models too.
A gameplay video is coming soon so I will be looking out for that to see how it plays. Mechanically I’m sure that Wilson will be quite sound but it’s always good to check when it comes to games like this. It appears as a lot of the co-operative action is dice driven with the ability to share dice between players at the beginning of a round. Sounds like there will be plenty of teamwork involved.
It’s known that this is a one versus many type game though so I don’t you’ll have much in the way of an A.I deck to play with which could be a shame. Although, getting to play as Shredder should be fun. Sometime’s its good to be bad…
What do you think as this campaign gathers motion?
"Although, getting to play as Shredder should be fun. Sometime's its good to be bad..."