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Kickstarter: THE ART OF TOKAIDO, Monday 22 of January

Kickstarter: THE ART OF TOKAIDO, Monday 22 of January

Paris (France) – January 18, 2018

 

PRESS RELEASE
Announcing THE ART OF TOKAIDO Kickstarter campaign

 

About the campaign
This Monday (22 of January, 05:00pm CET/ 11:00am East Coast), Funforge will launch a Kickstarter campaign called « THE ART OF TOKAIDO ».

After having released a PDF file of THE ART OF TOKAIDO to the backers of the first Tokaido Collector’s edition campaign, we received so many demands for a physical edition of the book that we decided to create this campaign to help this project to come to life.

>> Announcement: FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn.
>> LAUNCHING: Funforge will share the direct link on Facebook once it’s live.

 

A great collaboration
Antoine Bauza (Tokaido designer) and Naïade (Tokaido illustrator) worked with Funforge to make THE ART OF TOKAIDO as interesting as possible. Therefore, the book includes unseen sketches by Naïade and unpublished texts presenting Tokaido and its peaceful atmosphere.

Gathered in a single work for the very first time, all of the original graphical creations and all of the illustrations that make the singular universe of Tokaido. With THE ART OF TOKAIDO, you will slip behind the scenes of the creation of the cards, the characters, the expansions, and even the video game. Also discover the “rejects” of Tokaido, all those ideas that never progressed beyond a rough state, but just as easily could have walked the magical road along the East Sea.

 

Overview
The mockup pictures below show you an overview of the physical version. If you love beautiful books, you will be rewarded here 🙂 All Tokaido fans, Japan fans and books lovers will travel through 240 pages of exclusive content.

The art book presents the WHOLE Tokaido™ product line:

Tokaido (original edition of the game),
Crossroads (1st expansion),
Matsuri (2nd expansion),
Tokaido Collector’s Edition (Kickstarter),
-Tokaido Digital (iOS AppStore, Google Play, Steam),
Tokaido 5th anniversary edition (new regular edition of the game).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With your support
The digital artbook is already far greater and documented than originally thought, and it would be even better with this edition. At first, we just wanted Tokaido to have its own background book and now there will probably be a physical edition, thanks to this Kickstarter campaign. Be sure not to miss it! 🙂

 

 

 

IMPORTANT PRECISIONS
The physical copy will be ENGLISH ONLY but Funforge will also provide a French pdf file for the French speaking readers (no other languages are part of this campaign).

There will be several STRETCH GOALS (to discover on Monday). Stay tuned and spread the word if you want to hold the art book in your hands 🙂

 

About Funforge
Created in 2008, Funforge is a privately held company with office located in Paris – France, which publishes and distributes fun and beautiful card and board games for a wide audience, with great replayability. Since its creation, Funforge became a recognized publisher in the boardgame industry, being distributed worldwide (France, US & North America, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Japan, China…).

The publishing of the Tokaido™ product line and its 350,000 units sold worldwide (at the present day) achieved to establish Funforge as one of the world’s leading boardgame publisher. The quality of its products and the prestige of internationally renown authors gave the publisher several prices in jury and international press.

Press contact:
Charlotte NOAILLES
Marketing & PR Manager
charlotte@funforge.fr

Funforge Community:
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram,
LinkedIn.

 

 

 


Press release: Tokaido available on Steam

Press release: Tokaido available on Steam

Paris (France) – December 4, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
Tokaido is now available on Steam !

 

About the game
Discover the digital adaptation of Tokaido, the boardgame phenomenon that has already sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages!
>> Now available on Steam.

 

A magnificent voyage
In Tokaido (both boardgame and video game), you are a traveler, in the heart of ancient Japan, walking the legendary East Sea road from Kyoto to Edo, trying to make the trek as fulfilling as possible.

Discover the most magnificent landscapes, taste numerous culinary specialties, acquire rare and precious souvenirs, bathe in hot springs, visit the temples, and meet other travelers….

Tokaido is a rite of passage for the heart, walking in serenity and contemplation. But do not be fooled by the peaceful appearance of the voyage, because you will have to demonstrate stronger strategy than your opponents if you want to win!

Whether you sneak along as a messenger, a geisha, or even a ronin, you must discover as many hidden marvels as you can along the road, so your journey is the most satisfying of all!

 

Discover characters and scenery in a new light!
Developed by Funforge, original publisher of the boardgame, the video game offers an entirely new graphical experience! Whether you are a first-time fan, in love with Japan, or merely a curious newbie, the digital version allows each player to discover the celebrated Tokaido road in a new form.

While Tokaido retains the famous clean graphic design of the boardgame, it offers unprecedented immersive 3D, realtime graphics, all accompanied by a superb and unprecedented soundtrack, composed specifically for the game.

 

Tokaido offers several play modes
– Solo against the AI,
– Pass & play,
– Online multiplayer.

Editor : Funforge
Developer : Funforge
Available on Steam, Google Play, App Store

 

 

 

About Funforge
Created in 2008, Funforge is a privately held company with office located in Paris – France, which publishes and distributes fun and beautiful card and board games for a wide audience, with great replayability. Since its creation, Funforge became a recognized publisher in the boardgame industry, being distributed worldwide (France, US & North America, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Japan, China…).

The publishing of the Tokaido™ product line and its 350,000 units sold worldwide (at the present day) achieved to establish Funforge as one of the world’s leading boardgame publisher. The quality of its products and the prestige of internationally renown authors gave the publisher several prices in jury and international press.

Press contact:
Charlotte NOAILLES
Marketing & PR Manager
charlotte@funforge.fr

Funforge Community:
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram,
LinkedIn.

 

 


Press release: Arclight to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time

Press release: Arclight to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time

Paris (France) – November 29, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
Arclight to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time


 

Today, Funforge is very pleased to announce that Arclight is now the distributor of the Japanese version of Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time.

Category: Board Game
Number of players: 2 – 4
Authors: Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan
Illustrator: Biboun
Playing time: 30/45 minutes
Age: 8+

 

About the game
Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time is a cooperative game: team up with your fellow adventurers to sneak into the mansion and recover the treasures! Plan carefully and use your unique skills to unlock doors. Deactivate the traps, distract the Professor and stay out of his way. You’ll have to work together if you want to beat him!

Can you grab the Mona Lisa, The Rosetta Stone and Excalibur before time runs out, or will these priceless artefacts be lost forever? The race is on!

Access the rules.
Access the press review. 

 

About Arclight
Formed in 1998, Arclight is now one of the biggest board game publishers in Japan, and the biggest board game distributor. Arclight Inc. also houses over 30 TCG shops all over Japan aswell as a board game store in Tokyo, and hosts the biannual board game marketplace “Game Market” that is held twice a year in Tokyo and once per yer in Osaka, now being the home for over 10,000 attendees daily.

Having a huge success with the Call of Cthulhu role playing game, with over 400,000 copies sold in Japan, Arclight profiles itself with releases of everything from beginner board games to heavier games. Arclight also boasts a line of in-house anime-esque card games such as the Tanto Cuore and Barbarossa line, and also does re-issuing of Japanese indie board games, giving them a much wanted facelift.

 

 

About Funforge
Created in 2008, Funforge is a privately held company with office located in Paris – France, which publishes and distributes fun and beautiful card and board games for a wide audience, with great replayability. Since its creation, Funforge became a recognized publisher in the boardgame industry, being distributed worldwide (France, US & North America, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Japan, China…).

The publishing of the Tokaido™ product line, and its 350,000 units sold worldwide (at the present day) achieved to establish Funforge as one of the world’s leading boardgame publisher. The quality of its products and the prestige of internationally renown authors gave the publisher several prices in jury and international press.

Press contact:
Charlotte NOAILLES
Marketing & PR Manager
charlotte@funforge.fr

Funforge Community:
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram,
LinkedIn.


Press release: Gemklub to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time

Press release: Gemklub to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time

Paris (France) – November 24, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
Gémklub to publish and distribute Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time


 

Today, Funforge is very pleased to announce that Gémklub is now the distributor of the Hungarian version of Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time.

Category: Board Game
Number of players: 2 – 4
Authors: Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan
Illustrator: Biboun
Playing time: 30/45 minutes
Age: 8+

 

About the game
Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time is a cooperative game: team up with your fellow adventurers to sneak into the mansion and recover the treasures! Plan carefully and use your unique skills to unlock doors. Deactivate the traps, distract the Professor and stay out of his way. You’ll have to work together if you want to beat him!

Can you grab the Mona Lisa, The Rosetta Stone and Excalibur before time runs out, or will these priceless artefacts be lost forever? The race is on!

Access the rules.
Access the press review. 

 

About Gémklub
Gémklub, the leading board game publisher of Hungary was founded as a gaming club 31 years ago and became an actual publisher and distributor 15 years afterwards. Our mission is to help the board game culture spread through the country, and show the people, that “playing board games is good”. In order to do this, we select, publish, distribute and promote a wide range of board games from the easiest casual games to the hardest strategy games.
We, as gamers and true fans of the board game world hold player mentality and game-knowledge as main principles, in order to always be capable of selecting and advising the best games to the Hungarian people.

 

 

About Funforge
Created in 2008, Funforge is a privately held company with office located in Paris – France, which publishes and distributes fun and beautiful card and board games for a wide audience, with great replayability. Since its creation, Funforge became a recognized publisher in the boardgame industry, being distributed worldwide (France, US & North America, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Japan, China…). The publishing of the Tokaido™ product line, and its 300.000 units sold worldwide (at the present day) achieved to establish Funforge as one of the world’s leading boardgame publisher. The quality of its products and the prestige of internationally renown authors gave the publisher several prices in jury and international press.

Press contact:
Charlotte NOAILLES
Marketing & PR Manager
charlotte@funforge.fr

Funforge Community:
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram.


Press release: Professor Evil available in US stores

Press release: Professor Evil available in US stores

Paris (France) – November 22, 2017.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time is now AVAILABLE in US stores!

 


The release date in the US is 22nd of November, 2017. Check with your favorite shop 🙂

>> Access videos and articles.

 


Authors: Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan
Illustrator: Biboun
Category: Board Games
Nbr of players: 2 – 4
Gametime: 30 to 45minutes
Age: 8+

 

About the game
Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time is a cooperative game: team up with your fellow adventurers to sneak into the mansion and recover the treasures! Plan carefully and use your unique skills to unlock doors. Deactivate the traps, distract the Professor and stay out of his way. You’ll have to work together if you want to beat him!

Can you grab the Mona Lisa, The Rosetta Stone and Excalibur before time runs out, or will these priceless artefacts be lost forever? The race is on!

>> Access the rules.

 

Game components
1 game board showing the castle and the main clock
5 character tiles
5 character standees: Nathan Godspeed (Master of Movements), Edward Wyre (Lord of the Gears), Irene Edler (Queen of Time), Leroy Johnson (Ruler of Switches), Destiny Bradshaw (Mistress of Randomness).
30 action cards (5 decks of 6 cards)
12 room cards
1 black Professor Evil standee
7 markers: 6 treasure markers (2 red, 2 green, 2 blue) and 1 clock marker
18 locked doors
18 treasures tiles
12 switch tiles
3 dices (Professor, Color and Clock dice)

 

 

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
You can share your pictures and videos about Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time with:
#ProfessorEvil #PrEvil @funforge

Community: Professor Evil Facebook album.

 

About Funforge
Created in 2008, Funforge is a privately held company with office located in Paris – France, which publishes and distributes fun and beautiful card and board games for a wide audience, with great replayability.

Since its creation, Funforge became a recognized publisher in the boardgame industry, being distributed worldwide (France, US and North America, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Japan, China…). The publishing of the Tokaido™ product line, and its 350.000 units sold worldwide (at the present day) achieved to establish Funforge as one of the world’s leading boardgame publisher. The quality of its products and the prestige of internationally renown authors gave the publisher several prices in jury and international press.

Press contact:
Charlotte NOAILLES, Marketing & PR Manager
charlotte@funforge.fr +33 (0) 9 84 27 96 40

Funforge community:
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram.

 

 

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