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IDW GAMES ANNOUNCES ATARI® PARTNERSHIP

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San Diego, CA (March 7, 2017) Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®, Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.
 
Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.
 

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"Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation," says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. "We're honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop."   

 

“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.

 

The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.

 

For future details on the Atari tabletop games, follow IDW Games on Facebook: 


Stop by the IDW Games Booth (#222) at GAMA for an exclusive first look!

 

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Its funny how they keep using the phrase "tabletop games" above. They want you to think they are making something similar to the Bridge Direct handhelds (of today) or the Coleco Tabletop Arcade machines (from early 80's), but in fact they are referring to "board games"...... LOL  B)  Nice try!

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Its funny how they keep using the phrase "tabletop games" above. They want you to think they are making something similar to the Bridge Direct handhelds (of today) or the Coleco Tabletop Arcade machines (from early 80's), but in fact they are referring to "board games"...... LOL  B)  Nice try!

 

 

I get what you're saying, but that's what they're commonly called though. If you go into a store that sells Magic or D&D, everybody there will call them "Tabletop Games" and board games can fall into this name too. Games like Magic or D&D aren't necessarily board games in the traditional sense, so they call them "Tabletop Games". Our area in the forums for this is called "Tabletop Games" and is subtitled "Board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames, tile-based games and other games. Discuss Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and more!"

 

From Wikipedia:

 

Tabletop game is a general term used to refer to board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames, tile-based games and other games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface. The term is used to distinguish these types of games from sports and video games. The term is also used to distinguish role-playing games from role-playing video games and LARPs, although role-playing games may not necessarily require a wide playing surface. Another related term is a hobby game.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabletop_game

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