There’s a saying, “Strike while the fire’s hot”, and it seems Zenescope is doing just that. First, their comics sold out and went into second printings. Then they decided to make figures out of their popular Alice and Jurassic Strike Force 5 series’. Not to mention the Kickstarter campaign they have running right now in order to launch an animated series on Adult Swim. But the icing on the cake is that Zenescope has decided to follow suit with a few other companies and tap into the board game market, putting Zenescope into the ring with the “big guys” and holding their own!
Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to release a board game based on its Wonderland series. The game play was designed by Matthew Wang and Brian David-Marshall, the team who worked on The Walking Dead boardgame (based on the comic book) and the award-winning Twilight board games (based on the movies). Art/graphic design was handled by Zenescope’s in-house graphic designer, Christopher Cote. The game is planned for a late summer 2012 release. The comic book series was created by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Raven Gregory (whom we also interviewed!) and is one of the company’s most popular series.
Now fans can experience Wonderland in a way no one has ever experienced before as the Wonderland series comes to life in this exciting, strategy filled game. Experience a vibrant, twisted world, full of surprises! Players can choose to play as one of their favorite characters including Calie, the Mad Hatter, Brandon, the Queen of Hearts, the White Knight and a number of others.
The board game features two separate realms, Earth and Wonderland. The realms are artfully depicted on the double-sided board and switching between them adds a unique twist and an added level of complexity to the game that few other board games offer. Players compete against each other, each player trying to complete goals specific goals while the other players try to foil their attempts at progressing.
“Fans of the comic series and anything Wonderland related are going to love this game. We’re so happy that we were able to expand on our Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Talesuniverse and branch out into the world of board games at the same time,” states Zenescope president Joe Brusha. “Zenescope and To Be Continued have designed a very unique and fun game that will not only appeal to Wonderland fans but also to anyone who loves board games.”
The Wonderland Board Game will be available for pre-orderthrough the April Diamond Previews and Alliance Game Trade Magazine. Go to Zenescope’s website at www.zenescope.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Zenescope for more information.
It seems like every week Zenescope adds something new to their roster, but I’m not complaining! Now if we can just help them get this cartoon made through Kickstarter… Every donation helps, plus it’s going to be on Adult Swim, a place some of my own favorite cartoons call home. So please contribute if you can. That’s the latest from Zenescope come back in a week when I’m sure we’ll have news on some new adventure they’re embarking on next. Maybe a Zenescope ride at a major theme park based on Grimm Fairy Tales but done like It’s a Small World? I’d go on it! Just remember who gave you guys that idea Zenescope. This guy. How about your ideas for Zenescope’s next venture? Seriously, check back in with us here at Comic Booked and we’ll keep you up to date on any and all Zenescope news along with news from all of your favorite publishers, big or small. Get Comic Booked today!