Prepare for an ‘INCOMING!’ barrage of holy hand grenades, exploding sheep, and rocket launchers that will destroy kitchen, dining, and café tables around the world: Team17 Digital and Mantic Games have today announced a partnership to develop Worms: The Board Game, which will see the iconic invertebrates star in their debut tabletop game.
Mantic Games has a distinguished track record of licensing and adapting popular brands into tabletop games, including Hellboy, Mars Attacks, The Walking Dead, and new partnerships coming soon. A Kickstarter campaign for Worms: The Board Game is set to launch in August 2023, with a planned 2024 retail launch forming part of the countdown towards the Worms series’ 30th anniversary in 2025.
Michael Pattison, CEO, Team17 Digital, said: “The Worms brand has played a huge part in Team17 Digital’s success for nearly 30 years, and we’re really excited that our wriggly critters will be shortly battling away on tables around the world. We’ve worked closely with Mantic Games for some time to ensure the Worms experience is wholly encapsulated as a tabletop game, and we’re looking forward to the crowdfunding campaign starting in a few months’ time!”
Ronnie Renton, CEO, Mantic Games, said: “Worms: The Board Game is shaping up to offer all of the addictive, tactical gameplay and laugh-out-loud moments that you’d expect! We love the videogame series, and it’s an absolute joy to bring this feel-good experience to the tabletop for Worms fans everywhere to enjoy with their family and friends.”
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