attack_on_titanA few years ago, an action adventure manga won the hearts of genre fans in a story called Attack on Titan. The book series spawned an international hit anime television show, more than half-a-dozen video games, two feature-length films, and a myriad of merchandise.

Thanks to a collaboration between Cryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games, Attack on Titan will soon have a line of board games, too.

According to a press release, the first Attack on Titan board game, which is designed by award-wining game designer Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, will be available internationally in 2016. It will be a cooperative style game with one person playing the roll of Titan and the others playing the heroes. ” The game features a revolutionary game mechanic, the Titan piece is a vertical game board element and the hero game pieces climb in an effort to take him down.”

Look out for a number of different Attack on Titan board games to launch over the next few years. Hopefully, the anime fan base won’t be as fickle with board games as they are with television shows.

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Toy Fair 2013—Goliath Games

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It seems that Goliath Games’ Doggie Doo was such a hit (6 million copies sold!) that the company was inspired to bring back another gross activity game from 15 years ago. Gooey Louie includes a large plastic head and players are supposed to stick their fingers up its nose to pull out a long green booger! One of these gooeys, though, is attached. Pulling on it triggers the scalp to open and brain to pop out!

Goliath’s other new game for 2013 is considerably less disgusting. Don’t Panic is a party trivia game where the goal is to name as many items as one can in a particular category before the timer runs out. The number of items named by the player—or team— is the number of space that the player moves forward on the board. The first to the end of the board wins.

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