IDW Games brings Machi Koro to the United States this summer

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oday IDW Games announced the publication of Machi Koro, the first of many small box games to be released in partnership with Pandasaurus Games. This July, gamers can look forward to adding the international hit card game Machi Koro to their weekly game sessions.

MachiKoroGAME_boxMock_flat.1This will be the first North American printing of the fast-paced, dice-rolling city builder, Machi Koro. In the game, players compete to be the first person to build up their simple village into a sprawling metropolis. Originally designed and released in Japan, Machi Koro has developed a dedicated fan-base around the world. Excited fans have been eagerly anticipating an English translation, and the game has already garnered a “seal of excellence” from The Dice Tower among many other accolades.

“This is absolutely one of the most addictive games I’ve ever played,” said Molly Wardlaw of Pandasaurus Games “Machi Koro is a table top gamer’s dream. Machi Koro is so infectiously fun because it combines strategy in a small fast-paced experience. This is a game that could easily be played with non-gamers, but has enough depth and strategy to satiate the most dedicated table top fanatics. This is the epitome of the ‘let’s play just one more round’ experience.”

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments and build public works, and steal from your neighbors coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you! Machi Koro is a fast-paced light-hearted game for you and up to 3 friends. They say you can’t build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will can be built in under 30 minutes!

“Machi Koro is a game that’s been whispered about in gaming halls for a long time,” said IDW Director of Business Development Jerry Bennington. “Any convention it’s been at, players have swarmed booths, snapping up copies, even if they had to translate rules and cards. We’re excited to be introducing ourselves at GAMA with a game and giveaway this prestigious.”

Machi Koro will be on display at the GAMA trade show March 17-21, 2014. The first 100 attendees to participate in a demo at the IDW Games booth will walk away with a promo copy of Machi Koro. The game will retail for $29.99 and an expansion is already being planned for release for this holiday season.

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About Pandasaurus Games
Pandasaurus Games is an award winning hobby board and card game publisher hailing from Austin, TX, known for such hit games as Tammany Hall, Yedo, Firenze, Great Fire of London and Lost Valley.
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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

via IDW Games