Wriggling onto Kickstarter: Team17 and Mantic Games Announce “Worms: The Board Game”
With shouts of “Incoming!” and the unmistakable “baa” of an exploding sheep, fans of Team17 Digital’s iconic Worms franchise are in for a treat. In collaboration with Mantic Games, the two companies are set to transform the renowned video game into a board game, marking the first time these delightful annelids make their way to tabletop gaming.
Announced today, the collaboration between Team17 Digital and Mantic Games indicates a new frontier for the beloved franchise and a continuation of the trend of gme franchises launching tabletop games. The two companies are renowned within their respective fields – Team17 for developing engaging video games, and Mantic Games for crafting immersive tabletop experiences. With the partnership, fans can expect an amalgamation of creative brilliance that should provide an exciting new way to experience Worms.
Mantic Games was founded in 2009 and has made a name for itself in the world of tabletop gaming. The company has turned numerous popular brands into captivating board games, including Hellboy, Mars Attacks, The Walking Dead, and soon, The Umbrella Academy. With their extensive experience and creative prowess, they seem the ideal choice to bring Worms to the tabletop gaming world.
The Kickstarter campaign for Worms: The Board Game is set to kick off in August 2023, with an expected retail launch in 2024. This launch is part of the build-up to the Worms video game series’ 30th anniversary in 2025, and what better way to celebrate than by introducing a fresh, new way to enjoy the franchise?
This project marks another exciting chapter in the history of Worms. From video game screens to kitchen tables, these endearing invertebrates are ready to worm their way into a whole new realm of entertainment. The only question that remains is – are you ready for the “incoming” fun?
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this thrilling announcement. What aspects of the video game are you excited to see translated into the board game format? Are you ready to wage war on your dining table? Drop your thoughts in the comments below or join the discussion on the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord. Your voice matters, and we’d love to hear your take on this exciting new development.