Kill Shakespeare Board Game Officially Launches (with a Party)


Greetings Kill Shakespeare fans (and those who will become fans). We just got a notice from Conor Mccreery and Anthony Del Col, creators of Kill Shakspeare announcing the launch of the new Kill Shakespeare Game. As they write:

We hope all of you are having a great start to your holiday season. And what are the holidays for if not a chance to compete against friends?

Kill Shakespeare IDW Game

We are excited to announce that the KILL SHAKESPEARE BOARD GAME is now out at stores across North America and the UK!  And we will be celebrating with an official LAUNCH PARTY at Snakes & Lagers in Toronto next week (Tuesday, December 9th).

The first game released by IDW Games, Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game is designed by Tomas Vande Giste and Wolf Plancke, the creators of the cult classic strategy game Yedo.  It is a semi-co-operative game in which you and up to three friends each play as one of Shakespeare’s legendary heroes: Hamlet, Juliet Falstaff, Othello or Viola. Together you must overthrow the oppressive duo of Richard III and Lady Macbeth.

But – as in real life—only one of you can be the hero of the revolution… and the ultimate winner of the game. This forces each player to constantly balance their actions between what’s good for the rebellion with their own desire to be crowned the new King or Queen of Illyria.

On December 9th at Toronto’s Snakes & Lagers we’ll officially launch Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game.  Ajay Fry of television’s SPACE will host and parts of the event will be shown on SPACE’s journal of all things ‘geek’, Hyperspace.

You are all invited to join us. There will be offering deals on delicious Canadian craft beer, some finger foods to snack on and the chance to BEAT THE CREATORS AT THEIR OWN GAME! Yes, two lucky winners will get a chance to play Kill Shakespeare against co-creator Conor McCreery as well as Ajay!

Follow our Twitter (@KillShakespeare) or like our Facebook page (Kill Shakespeare) in order to get in on the contest.

We’d love you to come down and play. If you have a copy of the game bring it so you can get it signed!

The board games are available at most major gaming stores, some comic shops and online (Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK) and retails for $59.99 USD.

We’d love any feedback from those of you who have already played the game. If you have ANY questions about gameplay contact Nate Murray ([email protected], @IDWGames) and he’ll make you a video SHOWING you the answer. A revised instruction manual is also on its way.

WHAT: Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game Launch

WHEN: December 9th, from 5 pm until the awesome gaming makes your eyes bleed.

WHERE: Snakes & Lagers – 488 College Street.

WHY: Because beer, board games and the Bard are a winning combination!


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