Co-operative tabletop board game has been created by Modiphius Entertainment.

TOY FAIR 2015: Esdevium to showcase Thunderbirds board game

Esdevium Games will be presenting a new Thunderbirds Co-operative game on its Toy Fair stand at Olympia this week (January 20th to 22nd).

The game is the brainchild of Modiphius Entertainment, which secured a licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to develop the co-operative tabletop board game based on the classic TV series Thunderbirds

To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt Leacock, designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island.

“I’ve had a great time immersing myself in the world of Thunderbirds, learning all about the Tracy family, Lady Penelope, and all their wonderful gear," Leacock commented. "This game will give players the chance to see how they would perform in the role of the Tracys. Will they be able to anticipate global disasters and complete impossible rescue missions? This game will test each player’s nerve, logistical sense, and mettle.

“It’ll tell you if you could be a Tracy.”

Due to roll out in the autumn and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show, the game will feature the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. The Thunderbirds co-operative game will have the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.

Chris Birch, publishing director at Modiphius, added: “Thunderbirds has always been the geek dad brand of choice as people introduce models of Thunderbird 2 or the original TV show to their kids.

“From collecting the models and avidly watching the shows as a kid, it has been a dream of mine to create an awesome game with Thunderbirds. With Matt Leacock on board, I know we’ll be able to create the ideal co-operative gaming experience for whole families to enjoy the Tracys’ world. F-A-B!”

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